Departmental Student Research Projects


  • 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009  - 2008  - 2007  - 2006  - 2005  - 2004 - 2003 - 2002


    2014

    Title:  Validation of the King Devick Test in Preseason Training Among Collegiate Football Players:  A Pilot Study
    Student Investigators:  
    Davis K., Omess B., Phillips S., and Witkowski, D.
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014, 1st Place Winner

    Title:  Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging of Abdominal Musculature During an Abdominal Stabilization Exercise Progression in Young, Healthy Subjects:  A Pilot Study
    Student Investigators:  
    Dean, E., and Mak, J.
    Advisor:  Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014

    Title:  The Effect of Dynamic Stretching on the X-Factor and Golf Performance:  A Case Series
    Student Investigators:  
    Sullivan, G., Whaley, M., Tsymbalau, S., Jan, N., and Vredeveld, J.
    Advisor:  Michael Rabel, PT, DScPT, OCS
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014

    Title:  Performance and Balance Confidence Among Nonagenarians
    Student Investigators:  
    Knowles R., Foor, K., and Martin, K.
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, NCS, GCS
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014

    Title:  Parkinson's Disease:  An Exercise Intervention Program
    Student Investigators:  Fitzsimmons, K., Hoyt, J., Lolila-Ramin, N., Ogundipe, F., and Swann, S.
    Advisor:  Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014

    Title:  Muscle Activation During Common Knee Strengthening Exercises:  An Electromyographic Study
    Student Investigators:  Silvestri, J., Radwani, S., O'Brien, M., Hannan, M., Dosunmu, S.
    Advisor:  Michael Rabel, PT, DScPT, OCS
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014

    Title:  Building Better Bones Now!  The Effects of an Osteoporosis and Bone Health Education Program on the Knowledge, Beliefs, Behavior, and Self-Efficacy of Middle School Girls 
     
    Student Investigators:  Davis, L., McLellan, C., Oni, F., and Summers, K.
    Advisor:  Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd
    Poster Presentation:  UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2014
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Pediatric Section, February, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, Blue Ribbon Winner

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    2013

    Title: Informed Consent & Patients’ Understanding of the Physical Therapy Process
    Student Investigators: Lindsay Duryea and Katie Moreland
    Advisors: Margarita Treuth, PhD and Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DScPT, OCS
    Oral Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2013 

    Title:  Evaluation of the Change in Supraspinatus and Upper Trapezius Muscle Thickness in Response to Varying Upper Extremity Positioning Using Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging
    Student Investigators: Heather Mascetti, Mike Palmer, George Bassey, and James Hicks
    Advisor: Cindy Holder Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd
    Oral Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2013
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Orthopaedic Section, February, 2014, Las Vegas, NV 

    Title: Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging of Hip Abductor Thickness and the Relationship to Strength and Function in Young, Healthy Individuals: A Pilot Study
    Student Investigators: Mike Elban, Bobby Hammond III, Dan Ontiveros, and Jennifer Scheifer
    Advisors: Cindy Holder Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd and Margarita Treuth, PhD
    Oral Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2013

    Title: Dual Task Cost Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults
    Student Investigators:
    Stephanie Pollitt, D. Blake Mills, Heather Taylor, Erin Seigel, Levi Custis, and  Alexandra Urban
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GSC, NCS

    Title: Temporal and Spatial Gait Characteristics, Body Composition, and Frontal Plane Hip Strength in Collegiate Women
    Student Investigators:  Sofia Camacho, Sasha King, and Vanessa Noss
    Advisors: Margarita Treuth, PhD and Cindy Holder Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2013

    Title: Parkinson's Disease: Stepping Towards a More Practical Assessment
    Student Investigators: Timothy Caprio, Rachel Slusher, and Sharese Smith
    Advisors: Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD and Margarita Treuth, PhD

    Title: Measures of the X-Factor and Club-Head Speed Among Young and Middle-Aged Amateur Male Golfers: A Pilot Study
    Student Investigators:
    Randi Clary, Samuel Herbst, Gregg Inocencio, Shannon Robinson
    Advisors: Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DScPT, OCS and Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD

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    2012

    Title: EFFECT of PULMONARY REHABILITATION on PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE in ADULTS 
    Student Investigators:  Julia Chalmers, Monica Goodwin, Mary E Layshock, and Celia Martins
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS and Margarita Treuth, PhD

    Title: STATIN THERAPY and SKELETAL MUSCLE PARAMETERS in OLDER ADULTS 
    Student Investigators:  Shannon Arnie, Maggie Gise, Jillian Lipton, Kiesha Montanez, and Jenna Wagner
    Advisors:  Margarita Treuth, PhD, Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS and Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

    Title: LOWER EXTREMITY LIMB LOSS: Physical and Functional Characteristics and Health Related Quality of Life   
    Student Investigators:  Nakedra Gavin, Rachel Neuenschwander, Yevgeniya Stewart, and Mobolaji Shoyinka
    Advisor:  Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD

    Title: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH to SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT
    Student Investigators: Teresa Iannucci, Benjamin Pierce, Stephanie Shin, Rachel Vecchio, and Matthew Waters
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS

    Title: ELECTROMYOGRAPHY TIMING ANALYSIS of SELECTED MOVEMENT TASKS in SUBJECTS with LOW BACK PAIN  
    Student Investigators:  Ryan Chase, Mike Lominac, and Chin Yoon
    Advisor:  Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

    Title: PHYSIQUE, FITNESS and PERFORMANCE in TRI-ATHLETES 
    Student Investigators:  Lisa Lee and Michelle Gee
    Advisors:  Margarita Treuth, PhD and Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT, MEd

    Title: THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS of 2 DIFFERENT WARM-UP ROUTINES on the GOLF SWING 
    Student Investigators:  Conor Cox, Nicole Miller, Martin Hsieh, and Mike Miller
    Advisors:  Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS and Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD

    Title:  TRUNK STRENGTH, ROM, and STICK VELOCITY in FEMALE COLLEGIATE LACROSSE PLAYERS
    Student Investigators:  Erica Ell, Amanda Pizzillo, and Kristin Distad
    Advisors:  Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS and Margarita Treuth, PhD

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    2011

    Title: SYMPTOMS OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY IN WOMEN TREATED FOR BREAST CANCER
    Student Investigators:  Sarah Anderson, Jessica Edwards, Maureen Hirsch, and Barbara Wise
    Advisors:  Cindy Gill, PT, MEd, and Margarita Treuth, PhD
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Women's Health Section, February, 2012, Chicago, IL

    Title:
     UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE HIP AND TRUNK IN AMATEUR MALE GOLF PERFORMANCE
    Student Investigators:  Josh Ferguson, Isaac Kloch, and Edmund Scarborough
    Advisor:  Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

    Title:  A HIP ANALYSIS AND THE EFFECTS OF TWO INTERVENTIONS ON STRENGTH AND RANGE OF MOTION
    Student Investigators:  Samuel Singleton and Calice Warlock
    Advisor:  Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

    Title:  PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL MOTOR DISORDERS: CASE SERIES 
    Student Investigators:  Tanya Dickson, Ashley Landskroener, and Jessica Ofano
    Advisors:  Margarita Treuth, PhD and Janet Mutschler, PT, DPT, MHS
    Poster Presentation: APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2011, National Harbor, DC

    Title: KEEPING THE COMMUITY DWELLING ELDERLY MOVING: WHAT'S DANCE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
    Student Investigators:  Danielle Ethier, Kristen Fiackos, Ellen Kuhn, and Rupa Patel
    Advisors:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS and Margarita Treuth, PhD
    Poster Presentation: UMES University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2011;

    Title: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF PROGRESSIVE HARNESSED TREADMILL TRAINING IN PATIENTS POST-STROKE
    Student Investigators:  Quentin Campbell, Kathleen Diffily, and Elizabeth Mason
    Advisors:  Margarita Treuth, PhD and Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD

    Title: BALANCE PERFORMANCE FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: WHEN IS "GOOD" ENOUGH?
    Student Investigators:  Lindsay Ettinger, Cordia Reilly, and Michelle Thompson
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2011; 1st Place Winner
    Poster Presentation: Higher Level Balance Examination Among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2011, National Harbor, DC

    Title: THE EFFECTS of a HEALTHY-WORK PROGRAM on PAIN, RANGE of MOTION, DISABILITY and WORKSTATION PERCEPTION in SEDENTARY WORKERS
    Student Investigators:  Christopher Gardner, Elliot Moore, Brian Lee, and Chidube Okechukwu
    Advisor:  Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

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    2010

    Title: THE EFFECTS OF A WII FIT EXERCISE PROGRAM ON BALANCE, MOTIVATION, QUALITY OF LIFE AND MOOD IN OLDER COMMUNITY DWELLING ADULTS
    Student Investigators: Derek Fogle, Matt Van Sickle, and Scott Yanus
    Advisors: Cindy Gill, PT, MEd, and Margarita Treuth, PhD
    Poster Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2010, Baltimore, MD

    Title: NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL EFFECTS OF STATIN THERAPY ON STRENGTH AND BALANCE IN OLDER ADULTS
    Student Investigators: David Hartwig, Richard Mathews, and George Olayinka
    Student Investigators: Miguel Laygo, Tiffany Shreve, and Alice Wong
    Advisors: Margarita Treuth, PhD, Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GSC, NCS, and Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES Inaugural University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2010; 1st Place Winner

    Title: FRAILTY in OLDER ADULTS: WHO RISES to STAND?
    Student Investigators: Catherine Gilbert, Dina Hamad, and Dipal Patel
    Advisor: Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GSC, NCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES Inaugural University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2010
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Section on Geriatrics, Feb., 2010, San Diego, CA
    Poster Presentation: THE SUPINE TO STAND TRANSITION IN OLDER ADULTS. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Section on Geriatrics, Feb., 2011, New Orleans, LA

    Title:
    THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STRENGTH, AGILITY, RANGE OF MOTION AND 40-YARD SPRINT SPEED IN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS
    Student Investigators: Rosalea Acap, Amanda Eller, and Genevieve Olds
    Advisor: Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES Inaugural University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2010

    Title: A CLINCAL ASSESSMENT OF THE TRUNK IN WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGES AND ACTIVITY LEVELS
    Student Investigators: Shannon Davis, Stephanie Shore, and Jessica Stauty
    Advisor: Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

    Title: HIP AND TRUNK MUSCLE RECRUITMENT DURING SELECTED MOVEMENT TASKS: AN ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC STUDY
    Student Investigators: Jaclyn Aylor, Heather Bennett, and Frank Rosenthal
    Advisor: Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS
    Oral Presentation: UMES Inaugural University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2010

    Title: RISK FACTORS, PERCEIVED STATUS, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH IN YOUNG, AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN
    Student Investigators: Jaquay Powell and Carla Taylor
    Advisor: Margarita Treuth, PhD
    Oral Presentation: UMES Inaugural University-Wide Research Symposium, May 2010
    Poster Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2010, Baltimore, MD

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    2009

    Title: PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND FALLS EFFICACY IN THE HISPANIC AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN ELDERLY 
    Student Investigators:
    Tamara Adkins, Jesse Fernandez, and Gilberto DeLeon
    Advisor: Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GSC, NCS
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Section on Geriatrics, Feb., 2009, Las Vegas, NV. Physical Performance in African American Older Adults: The Four Square Step Test. 

    Title: THE EFFECTS OF PULMONARY REHABILITATION ON PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE, BALANCE, AND BALANCE CONFIDENCE
    Student Investigators:
    Melissa McGinnis and Ashley Rowbottom
    Advisors: Margarita Treuth, PhD, Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GSC, NCS, and Jeanne Ruff, MS

    Title: THE EFFECTS OF AN ACTIVITY INTERVENTION ON FUNCTIONAL GAIT, BALANCE, AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN INDIVIDUALS WITH HEMIPARESIS SECONDARY TO STROKE 
    Student Investigators:
    Colleen Bechtel, Megan Darr, and Stacey Evans
    Advisors: Margarita Treuth, PhD  (Collaboration with Kathleen Michaels, PhD, Richard Macko, MD)
    Poster Presentation: APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, Baltimore, MD, June, 2009. 

    Title: THE EFFECTS OF LOW LEVEL LASER ON SUBJECTS WITH ACUTE ANKLE INJURIES: A CASE SERIES
    Student Investigators:
    Ben Stewart and Ray Moore 
    Advisor:
    Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS

    Title: SCREENING FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS IN OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MARYLAND 
    Student Investigators:
    Shawn O’Neill, SPT, and Matt Evans, SPT 
    Advisors:
    Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS and Margarita Treuth, PhD
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Orthopaedic Section, Feb., 2009, Las Vegas, NV. A Survey of Psychosocial Screening Use by Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinics in the State of Maryland.

    Title: THE EFFECTS OF A WELLNESS/PREVENTION PROGRAM ON RANGE OF MOTION AND PERFORMANCE IN AMATEUR FEMALE GOLFERS
    Student Investigators: Lorraine Lacoppola, Katherine James, and Erin Ruest
    Advisors: Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS
    Poster Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May, 2009, Seattle, WA. The Relationships Between Range of Motion, Performance, and Club-Head Speed in Older Female Golfers

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    2008

    Title: Quality of Life, Abdominal Muscle Strength, and Endurance of Women Following Breast Reconstruction
    Student Investigators: Jamila S. Dalton and Tai A. Dial
    Advisor: Cindy Holder Gill, PT, MEd
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Section on Women's Health, Feb., 2009, Las Vegas, NV, 1st Place Winner

    Title: Functional Outcomes in Patients Following Acute Cerebrovascular Accident
    Student Investigators: Jessica L. Denny and Stephanie R. Miller
    Advisors:  Dennis Klima, PT, MS, NCS, GCS, Sarah W. Sharpe, PT, DPT and Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD

    Title: Life Changes Associated with Amputation: A Case Report
    Student Investigators: Russel Underwood and Nicole R. Garner
    Advisors: Janet L. Mutschler, PT, MHS and Nancy Vinroot, PT

    Title: Factors Related to Bat Velocity in Collegiate Female Softball Players
    Student Investigators: Ashley H. Christenson and Leslie A. White
    Advisor: Michael C. Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS
    Poster Presentation:  APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Orthopaedic Section, Feb., 2009, Las Vegas, NV. Trunk Strength and Rotation Range of Motion in Female Collegiate Softball Players. Mike Rabel, PT, DSc, OCS, Leslie White, DPT & Ashley Christenson, DPT

    Title: The Relationship between Muscle Strength, Balance, Physical Performance and Fear of Falling in Older Adult Men
    Student Investigators: Matthew B. Greene, Peter A. Tam, Philip G. Smith, and Joshua C. Bigelow
    Advisors: Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GCS, NCS and Michael Rabel, PT, MPT, DSc, OCS
    Poster Presentation:  APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Nashville, TN, Feb. 2008

    Title: The Effects of Anxiety, Physical Fitness, and Anthropometric Factors on Heart Rate Variability
    Student Investigators:Angela N. Moore, Satta Y. Kanneh, and Megan E. Nestlerode 
    Student Investigators: Margarita Treuth, PhD, Vernon Bond, PhD and Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD

    Title: The Role of the Physical Therapist in the Improvement of Quality of Life and Sexual Function for Women with Urinary Incontinence
    Student Investigators: Stephanie J. McAllister and Sarah H. Oleksak
    Advisors: Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD, Jennifer O'Neill, PT, MPT and Kristin Serinis, PT, DPT
    Poster Presentation: Accepted for presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2010

    Title: The Effects of Aquatic and Land Plyometric Training on Performance in Collegiate Basketball Players
    Student Investigators:Sabrina Altema, Brendan J. Cassidy, John A. Jowers, and Imani R. Mack
    Advisor: Cindy Holder Gill, PT, MEd

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    2007

    Title: The Effects of Static vs Dynamic Stretching of the Lower Extremity on Balance and Agility in Healthy Young Subjects
    Student Investigators: Jennifer Dixon, Cristen Harris, and Crystal Young
    Advisor: Cynthia H. Gill, P.T., M.Ed.

    Title: The Relationship between Body Composition, Cardiovascular Fitness, Familial Hypertension, and Heart Rate Variability in Young African American Men and Women
    Student Investigators: Courtney Bauer and Lamont Thompson
    Advisors: Greg Martel, Ph.D., Vernon Bond, Ph.D., and Joseph Beatus, P.T., Ph.D.

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    2006

    Title: The Effects of Sprint-Induced Lower Extremity Fatigue on Measures of Stability
    Student Investigator:   Heather Hipp
    Advisor:  Derrick Briddell, PT, DScPT, SCS

    Title:The Relationship Between Trunk Control, Functional Independence, and Stroke Severity in Patients Following Acute Cerebrovascular Accident
    Student Investigators:   Shawn Carter, Jr. and Sarah Williams
    Advisors: Joe Beatus, PT, PhD, Dennis Klima, PT, MS, GCS, NCS, and Rossella Todd, PT
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Feb., 2007, Boston, MA
    Platform Presentation: APTA of Maryland State Meeting

    Title: Core Strengthening Program:  Effect on Overhand Throwing Velocity in Division III Collegiate Baseball Players
    Student Investigators:  William Hamilton and Jennifer Scott
    Advisor:  Cynthia Holder Gill, PT, MEd

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    2005

    Title:The Effect of Exercise on the 2nd Stage of Labor in Nulliparous Women
    Student Investigators:  Merthia Haynie and Colette Outten
    Advisor:  Cynthia Holder Gill, P.T., M.Ed.
    Poster Presentation: Women's Health Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Feb., 2006, San Diego, CA

    Title:The Acute Effects of Vitamin B12 Supplementation on Submaximal and Maximal Oxygen Consumption
    Student Investigators:   Ali El-Kerdi and Andrea Jacobson
    Advisor:  Greg Martel, Ph.D.

    Title:Cultural Competency Among Maryland Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
    Student Investigators:   Cristina Fontanez and Krystal Weimert
    Advisor:  Dennis Klima, P.T., M.S.
    Poster Presentation: APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Feb., 2007, Boston, MA

    Title:Do Flexibility and Breathing Exercises Affect Lung Function and Six Minute Walk Test Performance in Patients with COPD?
    Student Investigators:  Lauren Davis and Heather Donaldson
    Advisors:  Joe Beatus, P.T., Ph.D. and Jeanne Ruff, M.S. 

    Title: The Effects of Treadmill Exercise on Calf Muscle Oxygen Saturation in Patients with COPD
    Student Investigators:   Tim Garrison and Barak Kraus
    Advisor:  Greg Martel, Ph.D. and Jeanne Ruff, M.S.

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    2004

    Title: The Relationship Between Minority Representation in Physical Therapy and Patterns of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
    Student Investigators: Cecile Chenelle and Christine Zammett
    Advisors: Joseph Beatus, P.T., Ph.D. and Janet Mutschler, P.T., M.H.S.

    Title: An Analysis of Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation During Treadmill Walking in Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease
    Student Investigators: Ryan Fleming, E.J. Scofield, and Matthew Terrell
    Advisor: Greg Martel, Ph.D.
    Poster Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June, 2005, Nashville, TN

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    2003

    Title: A Case Study: Effects of Hippotherapy on a Child With Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
    Student Investigators: Jennifer Buchanan, Karen Mauck, and Samantha Morris
    Advisors: Joseph Beatus, P.T., Ph.D. and Janet Mutschler, P.T., M.H.S.

    Title: The Effects of Strength Training on Weight Loaded Walking and Body Composition in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Participants
    Student Investigators: Tashida Evelyn and Yvonne Graziosi
    Advisor: Greg Martel, Ph.D.
    Poster Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June, 2003, San Francisco, CA

    Title: Why Patients Pursue Complementary Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Physical Therapy
    Student Investigators: Robert Dawson, Angela Downs, and Amanda Leonard
    Advisors: Joseph Beatus, P.T., Ph.D. and Ann Marie Flores, P.T., Ph.D.

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    2002

    Title: Relationships Between Knee Function, Active Range of Motion, and Quadriceps EMG Activity in Patellar Tracking Syndrome.
    Student Investigators: Chigoz Nwamoh and Gerrod Mayo
    Advisors: Ann Marie Flores, P.T., Ph.D. and Joseph Beatus, P.T., Ph.D.

    Title:A Comparison of Physical Performance in Two Subjects with Postpolio Syndrome.
    Student Investigator Patricia Ayd-Boyd
    Advisor: Joseph Beatus, P.T., Ph.D.

    Title: Total Hip Replacement (THR) Versus Open Reduction With Internal Fixation (ORIF) of the Hip: Resulting Balance Deficits and Their Effect on Functional Ability
    Student Investigators: Jason Baynard and Angela Youmans
    Advisor: Ann Marie Flores, P.T, Ph.D.

    Title: Effects of Strength Training on Cardiovascular Responses to Weight Loaded Walking in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participants.
    Student Investigators: Janeth Cano de Clas, Angela M. Henson, and Renee M. Leach
    Advisor: Gregory F. Martel, Ph.D.
    Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, June, 2002, St. Louis, MO

    Title: Effects of Resistance Training on Muscle Fiber Capillarization in Young and Older Women
    Student Investigators: Michelle Newcomb Brill and Briana Aiken
    Advisor: Gregory F. Martel, Ph.D.
    Presentation: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, June, 2004, Indianapolis, IN

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