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.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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.

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C. Jayne Brahler, Ph.D.

Office of the Dean, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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.

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Betsy K. Donahoe-Fillmore, Ph.D.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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.

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Mary Insana Fisher, Ph.D.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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.

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Sean Gallivan

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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 >>

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Kurt Jackson, Ph.D.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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.

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Harold L. Merriman, Ph.D.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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.

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