Faculty Scholarship & Publications

Browse the titles below to review selected scholarship produced by the Department of Physical Therapy faculty:


Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Ph.D., D.P.T.

Department of Physical Therapy

Barrios JA, Willson JD (2016).  Minimum detectable change in medial tibiofemoral contact force parameters: derivation and application to a load-altering intervention. J Appl Biomech (in press).

Werner D, Willson J, Willy R, Barrios J.  Validity, reliability and normative values for clinically-assessed frontal tibial orientation as a measure of varus-valgus knee alignment.  Int J Athl Ther Train (in press).

Bjelopetrovich A, Barrios JA (2016).  Effects of incremental ambulatory-range loading on arch height index parameters. J Biomech 49:3555-3558.

Rodrigues C, Jackson K, Barrios J, Laubach L, Edginton-Bigelow K (2016). Task-oriented ankle and foot training for improving gait, balance, and strength in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. JEMonline 1:1-13.

Barrios JA, Heitkamp CA, Smith BP, Sturgeon MM, Suckow DW, Sutton SC (2016). Three-dimensional hip and knee kinematics during walking, running and single-limb drop landing in females with and without genu valgum. Clin Biomech 31:7-11.

Tipnis RA, Anloague PA, Laubach LL, Barrios JA (2014). The dose-response relationship between lateral foot wedging and the reduction of knee adduction moment. Clin Biomech29:984-989.

Barrios JA, Strotman DE (2014).  A sex comparison of ambulatory mechanics relevant to osteoarthritis in individuals with and without asymptomatic varus knee alignment.  J Appl Biomech 30:632-636.

Petit DJ, Willson JD, Barrios JA (2014).  Comparison of stance phase knee joint angles and moments using two different surface marker representations of the proximal shank in walkers and runners.  J Appl Biomech 30:173-178.

Caldwell LK, Laubach LL, Barrios JA (2013).  Effect of specific gait modifications on medial knee loading, metabolic cost and perception of task difficulty.  Clin Biomech 28:649-654.

Barrios JA, Butler RJ, Crenshaw JR, Royer TD, Davis IS (2013).  Mechanical effectiveness of lateral foot wedging in medial knee osteoarthritis after one year of wear. J Orthop Res31:659-664.

Boldt AR, Willson JD, Barrios JA, Kernozek RW (2013).  Effects of medially wedged foot orthoses on knee and hip running mechanics in females with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome.  J Appl Biomech 29:68-77.

Barrios JA, Royer TD, Davis IS (2012).  Dynamic versus radiographic alignment in relation to medial knee loading in symptomatic osteoarthritis.  J Appl Biomech 28:551-559.

For items from 2011 and older, visit Joaquin Alberto Barrios' directory profile page.

Back to top>>


C. Jayne Brahler, Ph.D.

Office of the Dean, Department of Physical Therapy

Carmosino, K., Grzeszczak, A., McMurray, K., Olivo, A., Slutz, B., Zoll, B., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., & Brahler, C. J. (2014). Test items in the complete and short forms of the BOT-2 that contribute substantially to motor performance assessments in typically developing children 6-10 years of age. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research, 7(2), 32-43.

Garrity C, Merriman H, Brahler CJ. Whole-body vibration improves functional mobility, flexibility, and relative risk for falling in the assisted living elderly: a case series. (2013). J Stud Phys Ther Res. 6(1):28-37.

Brahler, C.J., Donahoe-Fillmore, B.,  Mrowzinski, S., Aebker, S., Kreill, M. (2012) Numerous Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 Do Not Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children 6–10 Years of Age. WJOT Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2012. View article >>

For items from 2011 and older, visit C. Jayne Brahler's directory profile page.

Back to top>>


Matt Day, Ph.D.

Department of Physical Therapy

Day, JM.; Nitz, Arthur; The Effect of Muscle Energy Techniques on Disability and Pain Scores in Individuals with Low Back Pain. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2012 May; 21 (2): 194-98.

Day JM, Uhl TL. Thickness of the Lower Trapezius and Serratus Anterior Using Ultrasound Imaging during a Repeated Arm Lifting Task. Manual Therapy, 2013 Dec; 18(6):588-93

Day JM, Uhl TL, G. Pitts, J. Willoughby, M. McCallum, R. Foister. Outcomes Following the Conservative Management of Patients with Non-radicular Peripheral Neuropathic Pain. Journal of Hand Therapy, 2014.

Day JM, Uhl TL, Nitz AJ Stemple JC, Bush HM Scapular Muscle Performance in Patients with Lateral Epicondylalgia. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 2015: 45(5) 414-424

Day JM, Uhl TL; Nitz Arthur; Bush Heather. Arm Dominance Does Not Affect Scapular Muscle Strength and Endurance. Physiotherapy Research and Theory, June 2015.

Day JM, Irion J, Bindele L.  Home Exercise Adherence in an Underserved Spanish Speaking Community. Journal of Physical Therapy and Health Promotion 09/2015; 3(3):39-46.

Day, JM.; Dale, BD, Kennedy E. Home Exercises Versus On-Site Rehabilitation in the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: A Critically Appraised Topic. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2016.

Day, JM, Effect of Exercise Position on Percent Changes in Serratus Anterior Muscle Thickness. Journal of Exercise, Sports, and Orthopedics. Accepted for publication Nov 16, 2016.

Fletcher, J, Day, JM, Utilization of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as a Guide in Treating a Patient at Risk for Chronic Pain Syndrome. PT Now. Accepted for publication Dec 21, 2016.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy – APTA orthopedic and hand section. Expected date of submission March 2018.

Systematic Review on Interventions for the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy. Journal of Hand Therapy Special Addition. Expected date of submission December 2017.

For items from 2011 and older, visit Matt Day's directory profile page.

Back to top>>


Betsy K. Donahoe-Fillmore, Ph.D.

Department of Physical Therapy

Suckow D, Brahler CJ, Donahoe-Fillmore B, Fisher MI, Anloague, PA The Association Between Critical Thinking and Scholastic Aptitude on First-time Pass Rate of the National Physical Therapy Examination. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research. 2015: 8(3);71-77.

Donahoe-Fillmore B, Fisher MI, Brahler CJ. The Effects of Home-Based Pilates in Healthy College-Aged Women. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2015; 39(2):83-94.

Carmosino K, Grzeszczak A, McMurray K, Olivo A, Slutz B, Zoll B, Donahoe-Fillmore B, Brahler CJ. Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 that Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children 6-10 Years of Age. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research. 2014: 7(2);32-43.

Fisher, M.I., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Leach, L., O'Malley, C., Paeplow, C., & Merriman, H. (2014). Effects of Yoga on Arm Volume among Women with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.02.006. View article >>

For items from 2011 and older, visit Betsy K. Donahoe-Fillmore's directory profile page.

Back to top>>


Mary Insana Fisher, Ph.D.

Department of Physical Therapy

Fisher, M.I.; Pfalzer, Lucinda; Levy, Ellen W.; Harrington, Shana; Gerber, Lynn H.; and Stout, Nicole L., "A Comparison of the Scapular Flip Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Controls" (2015). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. Paper 25. View article >>

Daniel W. Suckow, C. Jayne Brahler, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, M.I. Fisher, and Philip A. Anloague. "The Association between Critical Thinking and Scholastic Aptitude on First-time Pass Rate of the National Physical Therapy Examination"Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research 8.1 (2015). View article >>

Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, M.I. Fisher, and C. Jayne Brahler. "The Effects of Home-based Pilates in Healthy College-Age Females" Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy 39.2 (2015).   View article >>

Fisher, M.I.; Davies, Claire; Colon, Genevieve; Geyer, Hannah; and Pfalzer, Lucinda, "Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures of Strength and Muscular Endurance" (2015). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. Paper 29. View article >>

For a complete list of her works, visit Mary Insana Fisher's directory profile page.

Back to top>>


Sean Gallivan

Department of Physical Therapy

Buccieri, K.M., Rodriguez, J., Smith, S.S., Robinson, R., Gallivan, S.P., & Frost, J.S. (2012). Director of Clinical Education Performance Assessment Surveys: A 360-Degree Assessment of the Unique Roles and Responsibilities of This Position in Physical Therapy Education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 26(3):13-24. View journal >>

Back to top>>


Kurt Jackson, Ph.D.

Department of Physical Therapy

Sample R, Jackson K, Kinney A, Bigelow K. Manual and cognitive dual-tasks contribute to Fall-Risk differentiation in posturography measures. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2016; 32(3): 541-547

Rodrigues C, Jackson K, Barrios J, Laubach L, Edginton-Bigelow K. Task-Oriented Ankle and Foot Training for Improving Gait, Balance, and Strength in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study. JEMonline 2016;1(1):1-13.

Ordway, J.D., Laubach, L.L., Vanderburgh, P.M., Jackson, K.J., The effects of backwards running training on forward running economy in trained males. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 2016;30(3): 763-7 .

Smith K, Jackson K, Bigelow K, Laubach L. A Multi-Directional Treadmill Training Program for Improving Gait, Balance, and Mobility in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Series. Int J of Exer Sci. 2015; 8(4): 372-384,

Bigelow K, Jackson K. Immediate Influence of Carbon Composite Ankle Foot Orthoses on Balance and Gait in Individuals with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pilot Study. J Prosth Orth. October 2014;4(26)

Smoot-Reinert S, Jackson K, Bigelow K. Using Posturography to Examine the Immediate Effects of Vestibular Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Feasibility Study. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 2014 Nov 6 [Epub ahead of print]

Trubee NW, Vanderburgh PM, Diestelkamp WS, Jackson KJ. Effects of heat stress and sex on pacing in marathon runners. J Strength Cond Res. Oct 2013 (Epub ahead of print).

Jackson KJ, Edginton-Bigelow K. Measures of balance performance are affected by a rested versus fatigued testing condition in people with multiple sclerosis. Phys Med Rehabil. November 2013;5(11): 949-946.

Long L, Jackson KJ, Laubach L. A Home-based Exercise Program for the Foot and Ankle to Improve Balance, Muscle Performance and Flexibility in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 2013, 1:3.

Jackson KJ, Edginton-Bigelow K. Kickboxing: A creative approach to improving balance in patients with multiple sclerosis. Lower Extremity Review. March 2013: 14-18.

Jackson, K.J. (2013). Multiple Sclerosis. In ACSM’s Guide to Exercise Testing and Prescription (9thEd). Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins. View book >>

For items from 2011 and older, visit Kurt Jackson's directory profile page.

Back to top>>


Harold L. Merriman, Ph.D.

Department of Physical Therapy

Merriman H. Infectious Diseases. (2014). In: Paz JC, West MP.  Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists. 4th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Saunders; 313-334.

Garrity C, Merriman H, Brahler CJ. Whole-body vibration improves functional mobility, flexibility, and relative risk for falling in the assisted living elderly: a case series. (2013). J Stud Phys Ther Res. 6(1):28-37.

Fisher, M.I., Donahoe-Fillmore, B., Leach, L., O'Malley, C., Paeplow, C., & Merriman, H. (2014). Effects of Yoga on Arm Volume among Women with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.02.006. View article >>

Merriman H. (2012). Is whole-body vibration an effective and safe treatment choice for older adults? (continuing education PT 44). Today in PT. 6(9):30-35. 

Jackson K., Edginton-Bigelow K., Cooper C., & Merriman, H. (2012). A group kickboxing program for balance, mobility, and quality of life in individuals with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. J Neuro Phys Ther. 36:131-137. View journal and download (pdf) >>

For items from 2011 and older, visit Harold L. Merriman's directory profile page.

Back to top>>