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SAVE THE DATE: Invitation to 10th Annual Grand Valley State University Doctorate in Physical Therapy Research Day ____________________________________________________________________________________

The GVSU Physical Therapy Faculty and DPT Graduating Class of 2016 cordially invite you to attend the 10th Annual DPT Research Day to be held on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 (8:30-3:15 pm) at Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU Downtown DeVos Campus.

Please join us as our DPT Graduating Class 2016 shares their research with the community and our clinical partners.

Below is a summary of the program schedule with times and titles of the presentations.   Feel free to come to all or just part of the day as your schedule allows. 

We appreciate your ongoing support for our students and our program.


Session Schedule

8:30 - 8:40         Opening Remarks: Cathy C. Harro, PT, MS, NCS

Platform Presentations - Session I  

8:40 - 9:00         Clinical Decision Making Abilities of Physical Therapists in Michigan to Determine the Need for Medical Referral

Presenters: Brittany Bilger, Danielle Hooker, Crystal Lamb

Faculty Mentors: Daniel Vaughn, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Michael J. Shoemaker, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS

9:00 - 9:20         An Investigation of the Clinical Reasoning Patterns of Physical Therapists for a Cervical Spine Case Presentation

Presenters: Anna J. Majeske, Michael D. Phillips, Jodi C. Rickfelder

Faculty Mentor: Corey Sobeck, PT, DScPT, OCS, OMPT

9:20 - 9:40         Rehabilitation Following a Complex Acetabular Labral Reconstruction and Revision Osteoplasty: A Case Report

Presenter: Emilee Van Hoven, AT, ATC                

Faculty Mentor:  Mary Green, PT, MS, JD

9:40 - 10:00       Exercise and Psychosocial-Based Interventions to Improve Daily Activity in Heart Failure          

Presenters: Travis Bowen, Lance Jongekrijg, Nicole Oberholtzer,

Faculty Mentor: Michael J. Shoemaker, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS

10:00 - 10:15                                                      Refreshment Break

10:15 - 11:10                                                      Poster Presentations - Atrium

Poster Presenters will be available to discuss their research and answer questions.

Poster #1:          The Immediate Effects of Neurodynamic Mobilizations on Chronic Headache               

Presenters:  Melissa Marek, Paige Maurer, Cory Troyer

Faculty Mentor: Daniel Vaughn, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Poster #2:          Predictive Validity of the Move2Perform Protocol in Collegiate Soccer Athletes

Presenters:  Micah W. Huegel, Joseph L. Robinson, AT, ATC, Christopher L. Wise

Faculty Mentor:  Jon Rose, PT, MS, SCS, ATC

Poster #3:          Division I Female Cross Country Runners Perception of Eating Behaviors and Attitudes Towards

Health: A Pilot Study

                        Presenters: Laura Kate Morse, Marissa Thomas, Shelby Waggoner

                        Faculty Mentors: Laurie Stickler, PT, DHS, OCS

Poster #4:          A Qualitative Synthesis of Pediatric Power Mobility Training Methods

                        Presenters: Abigail Clark, Melanie Koops, Lauren Smith, AT, ATC   

Faculty Mentors: Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, John Farris, PhD

Poster #5:          The Effects of Footwear on Postural Sway and Risk of Falls

                        Presenters: Nicole Bringer, PTA, Jacqueline Broders, Elisabeth Young
Faculty Mentor: Meri Goehring, PT, PhD, GCS

Poster #6           Balance and Gait Training in a Patient with Diabetes and Transtibial Amputation: A Case Report         

Presenter: Jaleesa M. O’Neal

Faculty Mentor: Karen Ozga, PT, MMSc

Poster #7           Low Back Pain and Osteoporosis Post-Lumbar Fusion and Thoracic Vertebroplasties: A Case Report

                        Presenter: Kristen M. Brinker, ATC

                        Faculty Mentor: John Peck, PT, PhD

Poster #8           Measuring the Impact of International Volunteer Service in Healthcare Professionals: A Survey

                        Presenters: Melissa N. Cody, CTRS, Timothy J. Houtz, Benjamin A. Smith

Faculty Mentor: Barbara Baker, PT, PhD, NCS

Faculty Collaborator: Claudia Leiras-Laubach PhD

Platform Presentations—Session II

11:10 - 11:30      Pediatric Power Mobility Training Methods: A Systematic Review

Presenters:  Courtney Brewis, Lisa Hostnik, Rachel McElroy

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

11:30 - 11:50      The Reliability and Validity of the Rapid Step Up Test (RST) in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and Healthy Adults

                        Presenters: Kelly Conley, Chelsea Garascia, Andrea Shefferly

                        Faculty Mentor:  Cathy C. Harro, PT, MS, NCS

11:50 - 12:10      Semont Maneuver Versus Epley Maneuver for Canalolithiasis of the Posterior Semicircular Canal: A Systematic Review

Presenters:  Melissa J. Perla, Damon T. Weber        

Faculty Mentor: Bonni L. Kinne, PT, DHSc

Lunch Break  (on your own)

Platform Presentations—Session III

1:30 - 1:50         3D Kinematics and Kinetics of the Overhead Deep Squat in Healthy Males and Females

Presenters:  Justin VanDyke, Zachary Waugh, Rhyan Wozniak,

Faculty Mentors:  Barbara J. Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC, Gordon Alderink, PT, PhD

1:50 - 2:10         EMG Analysis of Muscles in College-Level Clarinet Playing: A Descriptive Pilot Case Series     

Presenters: Denise Jongekrijg, Emily Pyrett, Emily Start

Faculty Mentors:  Barbara Baker, PT, PhD, NCS, Gordon Alderink, PT, PhD

                        Collaborators: Arthur Campbell, DM, MM, BM, Edmund Cramp, Motion Labs Systems

2:10 - 2:30         The Impact of Muscle Energy Technique on Pain, Functional Mobility, and Quality of Life in an Individual with Low Back Pain: A Case Report

                        Presenter: Ashley Nebel

                        Faculty Mentor:  Meri Goehring, PT, PhD, GCS

2:30 - 2:50         Measuring Rhomboid Muscle Thickness in Club and Intercollegiate Overhead Athletes Using Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging

                        Presenters: Jen Lund, Kara Romstadt, Sarah Roper

                        Faculty Mentor:  Mary Lomonaco-Harig, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT

2:50 - 3:10         Progressive Resistive Exercise Effect on Lower Trapezius Cross-Sectional Thickness and Strength

                        Presenters: Grant M. Fall, Josiah R. Griffore, Timothy J. Olthoff

                        Faculty Mentor: Jon Rose, PT, MS, SCS, ATC

3:10-3:15           Closing Remarks