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Scholarship & Achievements

 

Congrats to Dr. Cook for this publication. Learman K, Ellis A, Goode A, Showalter C, Cook C. Physical Therapists’ Clinical Knowledge of Multidisciplinary Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines. Phys Ther. (accepted) 2014. 

Congrats to Dr. Cook and Dr. Donaldson and Walsh Students for another publication. Cook C, Lawrence J, Michalak K, Dhiraprasiddhi S, Donaldson M, Petersen S, Learman K. Is there preliminary value to a within and/or between-session change for determining short-term outcomes of manual therapy on mechanical neck pain? J Man Manip Ther. 2014 (accepted). 

Dr. Cook, Dr. Donaldson and Dr. Hassen were part of the research team that won the top platform presentation and the Dick Erhard Excellence in Research Award at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013. Petersen SM, Cook C, Donaldson MB, Hassen AL, Ellis AL, Learman KE. Augmented exercises and manual therapy: Effects on clinical outcomes and quantitative sensory testing. AAOMPT, 2013

Dr. Christine McCallum was accepted into the 2014-2015 cohort of APTA’s Educational Leadership Institute Fellowship program. 

Dr. Toni Doty will be presenting a CEU course on Transition to Adulthood for 180 PTs & OTs in the New York City public school system on January 27-28, 2014 

Congrats to Dr. Cook and another student publication for Walsh University. Cook C, Paul M, Wyatt V. Potential Caveats in the Use of Interpretability of Outcomes Measures. Physiother Reviews. 2014 (accepted)

A student project headed by Dr. Toni Doty has been accepted for the PT NOW webpage. A Clinical Summary titled, Cerebral Palsy: Continuum of Care in Adulthood will be a reference for physical therapists on this APTA webpage. The student group includes Jenna Bartsokas, Stacey Boni and Kristi Yoder.

Dr. Cook and colleagues have a poster accepted for CSM. TITLE: "Lower Trapezius Strength Following Manual Therapy and Augmented Exercise for Neck Pain" AUTHORS: Nathan Domino; Matthew Sidesinger; Shannon Petersen; Chad Cook

Dr. Cook will be presenting a 3 day education workshop in Seoul, Korea in June 5-7, 2014. 

Dr. Cook will be presenting a 6 day education workshop in Santiago, Chile in May 7-12, 2014 

Dr. Cook has been invited to present a 4 day workshop in Spain in early February, 2015

Dr. Paz has been invited by the Cardiopulmonary Section of APTA to serve on a committee that will work towards the development of clinical guidelines for patients with heart failure.

Dr. Cook has a manuscript accepted. Taylor J, Goode A, George SZ, Cook C. Incidence and Risk Factors for First-Time Incident Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (accepted) 2014. Spine.

Congrats to Dr. Cook for another Poster presentation: Mehta P, Claydon L, Hendrick P, Cook C, Ramakrishnan M, Baxter GD. Patient-reported outcome measures (pain and physical functioning) used in neuropathic pain population. A systematic review of psychometric properties. (poster) European Federation of IASP Chapters (ERIF) Conference. Florence, Italy, Oct 8-11, 2013.

Dr. Cook has been invited as a speaker to the Iowa State Chapter of Physical Therapy for Fall of 2014.

Dr. Cook has been invited as a speaker for the Nebraska State Chapter of Physical Therapy for Spring of 2015.

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum and Dr. Amy Hassen for the acceptance for their research project ”Scholarship production of content related to entry-level physical therapist clinical education: review of CSM proceedings 2009-2013” at the APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 11 - 14, 2014. It was accepted as a Poster in the professional issues category.

Congratulations to Dr. Riegger-Krugh for a publication: C Riegger-Krugh C, D Millis D, JP Weigel. Canine Anatomy, In: Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, 2nd Ed, St. Louis. Elsevier, 2014 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook for a publication. Cook C, Taylor J, Wright A, Milosavljevic S, Goode A, Whitford M. Risk Factors for First Time Incidence Sciatica: A Systematic Review. Physiother Research International. (accepted 2013). 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook and Dr. Donaldson for an upcoming publication: Learman KE, Showalter C, O’Halloran B, Donaldson MB, Cook CE. No differences in outcomes in subjects with low back pain who met the clinical prediction rule for lumbar spine manipulation when a pragmatic non-thrust manipulation was used as the comparator. Physiotherapy Canada. 2013 (accepted 11/13/2013)

Congrats to the Walsh Students and faculty mentor for another accepted paper. Kristi Yoder, Jenna Bartsokas, Kristina Averell, Erin McBride, Chris Pamer, Chad Cook. Risk Factors Associated with Sacral Stress Fractures: A Systematic Review. J Man Manip Ther. (accepted, 2013)

Dr. Paz has been invited to be an Associate Editor for the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy and has accepted this position.

The 4th edition of Dr. Paz’s textbook, Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, was officially released this week.

Congratulations to Rachel Reed, third year student and faculty mentors Dr. Leigh Murray, and Dr. Christine McCallum, for their accepted platform presentation at CSM 2014 titled: “Clinical Instructor Demographics/Traits and the Impact on Students’ Clinical Education Experience: A Systematic Review”

Congratulations to recent graduates Sarah E. Zuch, Amy M. Derck, Kayla R. Stewart, and faculty mentor, Dr. Christine McCallum for their accepted poster presentation at CSM 2014 titled: “Student perceptions of and intention to work with the elderly following a skilled nursing clinical education experience.”  This was a collaborative study with the national rehab company, RehabCare, that helped collect data over the past 9 months on students completing clinical education experiences within their organization. 

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum and colleagues, for her recent publication in The Physical Therapy Journal.  McCallum CA, Mosher PD, Jacobson PJ, Gallivan SP, Giuffre SM. Quality in physical therapist clinical education: A systematic review. Physical Therapy October 2013 vol. 93 no. 10 1298-1311.

Jennifer Reneker was contacted for interview for a website targeting the geriatric community (EdlerBranch) to provide a lay language summary of the findings in the recently published student SR on the Effectiveness of Group Exercise (published in the Journal of Geriatric PT 2/2013 with former students A. Wolf; J. Martin, A. DiNinno, E. Rolenz, and J. Moore).

Dr. Murray has received a $50,000 grant in collaboration with The Gathering Place in Cleveland, Ohio from The Leonard Kreiger Foundation.  This grant will fund her sabbatical project investigating the short and long-term impact of exercise training on body composition, strength, quality of life, fatigue, and adherence in prostate cancer survivors. 

Dr. Murray and Dr. McCallum have had their project titled "The Integration of Team Based Learning into the "Flipped" classroom, the Impact on Students' Short-Term Knowledge Retention" accepted by the Education section for a platform presentation at CSM in Las Vegas in 2014. 

Previous faculty member, Dr. Whitford, and Dr. Murray had their project titled "Arm and Hand Use During Functional Tasks in Healthy Elderly Adults" accepted by the Neurology section for a poster presentation at CSM in Las Vegas in 2014. 

Recent graduates Deni Haas, Brittany Farber, Kelley Mohn, Vana Morgan, and Sarah Zuch and Dr. Murray had a poster accepted by the Orthopaedic section titled "The Effectiveness of the Addition of Hip Strengthening on Pain and Function in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature" at CSM in Las Vegas in 2014. 

Congratulations to our students who have had posters accepted for APTA combined sections: 

Susan Shultz; Amanda Olszweski; Olivia Richardson; Michelle Schmitz; Verrelle Wyatt; Chad Cook. How is recovery from lower limb conditions measured? A systematic review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 3 – 6, 2014: Poster. 

Alison Dain; Ashton Mullett; Sidra Dhiraprasiddhi; Colleen McBee; Stacy Border; Jaime Paz. Potential Prognostic Indicators for Physical Therapy Management for Patients with Cardio-Renal Syndromes: a Systematic Review. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 3 – 6, 2014: Poster. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook who was part of a series of accepted platform and poster presentations at Combined Sections in Las Vegas. 

Platform

  • Thomas Denninger; Chad Cook; Robert Reimer; James Bruder; Timothy McHenry; Charles Thigpen. Financial Comparison of Patients in and out of an Accountable Care Organization Back and Neck Program. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 3 – 6, 2014:
  • Robert Reimer; Thomas Denninger; Charles Thigpen; James Bruder; Timothy McHenry; Chad Cook. Are There Differences in Patient Self Report Outcomes in Patients with Neck Dysfunction who were Referred by a Physician versus Self Referred/Direct Access? APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 3 – 6, 2014:
  • James Bruder; Thomas Denninger; Chad Cook; Robert Reimer; Timothy McHenry; Charles Thigpen. Are There Differences in Patient Self Report Outcomes in Patients with Low Back Dysfunction who were Referred by a Physician versus Self Referred/Direct Access? APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 3 – 6, 2014:

 Poster

  1. Thomas Denninger; Chad Cook; Robert Reimer; James Bruder; Timothy McHenry; Charles Thigpen. Clinical Outcomes and Physical Therapy Utilization for a Novel Back and Neck Accountable Care Organization Program"  APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 3 – 6, 2014:

Congratulations to former Walsh students and former faculty member Dr. Whitford for their pending publication in Stroke Rehab: Wolf A, Scheiderer R, Napolitan N, Belden C, Shaub L, Whitford M. Efficacy & Task Structure of Bimanual Training Post-Stroke: A Systematic Review. (accepted pending revisions for Topics in Stroke Rehab)

Dr. Cheryl Riegger-Krugh has been invited to speak at the 27th Physical Therapy Congress of Japan, Central Region from October 25th to 26th, 2014. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook who will receive the Cardon AAOMPT grant for his study titled: The Investigation of a Prescriptively Prescribed Non-Thrust Manipulation versus a Pragmatically Prescribed Non-Thrust Manipulation for Treatment of Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Dr. Donaldson is also an investigator on this grant as are Dr. Learman from Youngstown State and Dr. Petersen from Des Moines University.

Congratulations on another student-led publication: Schwieterman B, Haas D, Columber K, Knupp D, Cook C. Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Examination Tests of the Ankle/Lower Leg: a Systematic Review. International J Sports Phys Ther (accepted, August 2013). 

Dr. Paz was invited to present a CEU course at Lake West Medical Center in September. The course is titled: Evidence Based Guidelines for Mobilizing Patients in the Acute and Critical Care Settings. 

Dr. Toni Doty presented two workshops on July 13th and 14th in Philadelphia at the APTAs Innovations in School-based PT Practice Conference.

Sat: Session 1: Preparing Adolescents & Young Adults for Transition from School to Adulthood.

Sun: Session 2: Moving Secondary Students to Postsecondary Roles: Evidence-Based PT Evaluation & Intervention

Dr. Cook has been invited to give the Jack Allison Lecture for the University of Minnesota in the Fall of 2014. The topic will be on clinical decision making. 

Dr. Cook has been invited to give a two day lecture on differential diagnosis to the Cleveland VA in August of 2013. 

Dr. Cook and Dr. Mike Reiman from Duke University will be presenting a breakout session at the 2014 APTA combined sections meeting in Las Vegas, NV on screening for red flags of the spine. 

Congrats to Dr. Cook and his colleagues from Duke for another publication: Reiman MP, Mather III RC, Hash II T, Cook CE. Examination of Acetabular Labral Tear: A Continued Diagnostic Challenge. Br J Sports Med. (accepted 2013) 

Another publication for Dr. Cook: Kavchak AE, Cook C, Hegedus E, Wright A. Identification of cut points in commonly used hip osteoarthritis related outcomes measures that define the Patient Acceptable Symptom State (PASS). Rheumatology International (accepted 2013)

Dr. McCallum was notified by the Academic Council that the proposal submitted for the development of a Shared Vision in Clinical Education was accepted.  The team of authors, which includes Dr. Cook, will write a paper on the Development of a Regional Core Network for Administration of Physical Therapist Education. 

Congrats to Dr. Cook for another publication. Cook C, Learman K, Houghton S, Showalter C, O'Halloran B. The addition of cervical Unilateral Posterior Anterior Mobilization in the treatment of patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomized clinical trial. Man Ther. (in press, 2013). 

Dr. Cook has been invited to give a general breakout session on cervical manual therapy and exercise at the Annual Orthopaedic Section meeting for 2014 in St. Louis, MO May 15-17.  

Dr. Cook has an invited editorial titled “Key Issues for Manual Therapy Clinical Practice and Research in North America”, which will be published in “Manual Therapy”.  Cook C. Key issues for manual therapy clinical practice and research in North America.  Man Ther. 2013 May 22. doi:pii: S1356-689X(13)00081-7.  10.1016/j.math.2013.05.003. 

Dr. Cook was involved in a Podcast on Thursday May 30, with Dr. Steven George and Dr. Leo Costa. The topic of the material was orthopedic manual therapy and the participants discussed recent advances and changes in concepts of manual therapy.

Congrats to Dr. Riegger-Krugh:  Riegger-Krugh, Cheryl L. University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine with ToLTech, Inc. and the Center for Human Simulation, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, CO.  80445. Human anatomy for clinical application: memorization is not enough.   Accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Denver, CO. July, 2013 

Another publication by Dr. Riegger-Krugh: Caroline P. Adrian, PT, PhD; Kevin K. Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, DACVSMR; Christopher Kawcak, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR; Raoul F. Reiser, II, MA, PhD, CSCS, FACSM; Cheryl Riegger-Krugh, PT, MS, ScD; Ross H. Palmer, DVM, DACVS; C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, DACVS, DACVSMR; Robert A. Taylor, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR The Role of Muscle Activation in Cruciate Disease (Accepted) Veterinary Surgery 

Dr. Cook has been invited to write a case report for the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Intouch Magazine. 

Dr. Murray will be presenting a CEU course on Therapeutic Exercise on October 19th, 2013 for the Cleveland Clinic with Liz Narducci, a Walsh Graduate. 

Dr. Murray and two graduates, Dr. Gregory Roskovensky and Dr. Carli Braun, have an article accepted for publication in the July issue of Rehabilitation Oncology titled “Concurrent Validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F): A Study of Individuals with a Variety of Cancer Diagnoses”.  This was accepted without any requested revisions. 

Dr. McCallum was selected for a summer 2013 Walsh University Faculty Scholar Award. She will be working with Dr. Chalee Engelhard from the University of Cincinnati and Dr. Chad Cook on a study exploring the relationship between education models and PT program outcomes. 

Congrats to Dr. Cook for an accepted platform presentation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chad Cook, Ken Learman, Steve Houghton, Chris Showalter, Bryan O’Halloran.  The addition of cervical unilateral posterior anterior mobilization in the treatment of patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomized controlled trial.  

Jennifer Reneker had 2 abstracts accepted for presentation at the Society of Epidemiological Researchers (SER) Annual Meeting to be held in Boston, MA in June 2013: “Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults with Depression” and “The Role of Sex and Symptom Severity in Sports-Related Concussion: A Survival Analysis.”

Congrats to the Walsh DPT students who have secured another publication: Stewart K, Derck A, Long K, Learman K, Cook C. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests for the Detection of Splenomegaly: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther Reviews. (Accepted 2013). 

Congratulations to JJ Kuczynski for being awarded the APTA Mary McMillian Scholarship for 2013. J.J. is the first Mary McMillian Scholar from Walsh University. 

Learman K, O’Halleran B, Showalter C, Cook C. Manual therapy in the elderly. J Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. Accepted for publication 2013.

Reiman MP, Mather III, RC, Cook CE. Physical examination tests for hip dysfunction and injury, British Journal of Sports Medicine. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook for acceptance of his 150th peer reviewed publication. Cook C, Cleland J, Hegedus E, Wright A, Hancock M. The Creation of the Diagnostic Accuracy Quality Scale (DAQS). J Man Manip Ther. 2013.

Cook C, Sizer PS, Isaacs R, Wright A. Clinical identifiers for detecting underlying closed cervical fractures (accepted) Pain Practice. 2013. 

Dr. Cook has been invited to teach a day long presentation at the California Physical Therapy Association meeting titled “Clinical Decision Making for Orthopedics: Evidence Based Examination, Clinical Prediction Rules, and Pragmatic Treatment.

Dr. Whitford’s course for the OPTA titled Key Principles of Neuroplasticity & Motor Learning: A Framework for treatment currently has 85 scheduled attendees.  The course is February 19, 2013 – 6:00-8:30 pm.

Viens NA, Hug KT, Marchant MH, Cook C, Vail TP, Bolognesi MP. Role of diabetes type in perioperative outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012;21(4):253-60. 

Dr. Cook is serving as an External PhD reviewer for Geoff Schneider, PT, DSc, PhD candidate at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Medical Sciences, in Calgary Canada. 

Dr. Cook has been invited to present a 1 day Peripheral Manipulation course at High Point University in North Carolina on November 8-9, 2013.

Jennifer Reneker has been invited by the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry (PSCI) in Tampa, Florida to serve on the National Falls Toolkit Advisory Council. 

Dr. Cook has been invited as the keynote for the 2013 Australian Physiotherapy Association in Melbourne Australia. 

Dr. Cook has accepted a position as an Advisory Editor for J of Physiotherapy (Australian Journal of Physiotherapy).

Dr. Cook has been invited and he has accepted an editor position with Manual Therapy.  Dr. Cook, Dr. Gwen Jull, Dr. Deborah Falla, and Dr. Tim McClune will handle all MT submissions. 

Dr. Cook has a platform accepted for the Canadian Orthopedics Association in Winnipeg, Canada. Titled “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty” Review of Complications According to Surgical Pathology. 

Dr. Cook has a platform accepted for the Canadian Orthopedics Association in Winnipeg, Canada. Titled Arthroscopic Suture Bridge Transosseus Equivalent Fixation of Rotator Cuff Tendon Preserves Intratendinous Blood Flow at the Time of Initial Fixation. 

Yet another student driven publication for Walsh: Schwind J, Learman K, O’Halloran B, Showalter C, Cook C. Different Minimally Important Clinical Difference (MCID) Scores Lead to Different Clinical Prediction Rules for the Oswestry Disability Index when Using the Same Sample of Patients. J Man Manip Ther. 2013 (accepted). 

Congrats to Dr. Donaldson for yet another publication within her research focus area: Donaldson M, Learman K, O’Halloran B, Showalter C, Cook C. The Role of Patients' Expectation of Appropriate Initial Manual Therapy Treatment in Outcomes for Patients with Low Back Pain.  J Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. Accepted for publication 2013.

Current DPT students (Class of 2013) Jackie Martin, Angela Wolf, Elyse Rolenz, Jen Moore, Andrea DiNinno and faculty mentor, Jen Reneker have a manuscript accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy: "The effectiveness of physical therapist-administered group-based exercise on falls prevention: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials." FYI, this is the 18th student-led publication at Walsh University in the last 2 years. 

Dr. Christine McCallum and her colleagues have a paper accepted: McCallum, C, Mosher, P, Jacobson, P, Gallivan, S, Giuffree, S.  Quality in Physical Therapist Clinical Education - A Systematic Review, has been accepted to the Physical Therapy Journal (PTJ) (pending revisions). 

Jennifer Reneker has been asked to contribute within the curricula for the Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education (a funded project for innovative education between Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland VA).  She will be teaching first and second year Physician Residents and NP Fellows on a Physical Therapist’s role on an inter-professional team, providing coordinated longitudinal care.  Dates TBA.     

Congratulations to Dr. Cook who has a platform accepted at the Canadian Physiotherapy Conference of 2013 in Montreal Canada titled. “No Differences in Outcomes in Subjects with Low Back Pain who met the Clinical Prediction Rule for Lumbar Spine Manipulation when Non-thrust Manipulation was used as the Comparator.”

Congrats to Dr. Maureen Whitford who was accepted as a member of the course development team on the Neurology Section Regional Program Committee for development of the Acute Stroke Management course. 

Dr. Whitford was selected as an item writer for the SACE item writing committee for NCS. 

Jen Reneker has been asked to do a nationwide presentation at on Live-Meeting to Veteran Administration’s PT’s, OT’s, KT’s and PM&R physicians on the topic of Mobility Dogs.  

Dr. Donaldson was asked to present at Aultman Hospital for their Spirit of Inquiry day in November, 2012.

Congrats to Dr. Cook who was part of an authorship team that created an online paper for physical examination tests with the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Reiman MP, Mather RC, Cook CE. Hip physical examination testing. Br J Sports Med. In Print. 

Dr. Cook has been invited to give 3 differential diagnosis presentations in Chile in 2014

Congratulations to the following Walsh DPT Students and faculty mentor who had a publication accepted in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (official journal of the sports section). Kuczynski JJ, Schwieterman B, Columber K, Knupp D, Shaub L, Cook C. Effectiveness of Physical Therapist Administered Spinal Manipulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature. (accepted) IJSPT. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook who is an invited speaker at the Canadian Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Symposium in May 24th, 2013 in Montreal Canada. His topic will be Differential Diagnosis of Red Flags. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook who is an invited speaker at the Canadian Physical Therapy Association’s National Meeting on May 26th, 2013 in Montreal Canada. His topic will be Errors in Using Imaging for Diagnosis of Low Back Pain. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook for another publication acceptance, this one in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic. Cherian K, Kaltenbach J, Cook C, Cherian N. Improving Tinnitus with Mechanical treatment of the cervical spine and jaw: a case report. (accepted) J American Acad Audiology 

Dr. Cook was invited as the “author in the room” by Evidence in Motion’s residency program on November 12, 2012. Dr. Cook will discuss the results of his RCT published recently in Manual Therapy. 

Dr. Cook has been invited to be the speaker of for the sigma zeta society of Walsh which is the honors math and science club of Walsh. His topic will be the perils and pearls of a career researcher.

Congratulations to program Alumni Dr. Mark Wilhelm, Dr. David Hardwick and Dr. Dan Tierney for their publication titled “Fast Frugal Decision Making” in Physiotherapy Practice and Theory. These three are former students in the division and this project was one of their scholarly assignments. This is the 6th scholarly publication by a student or former student group in 2012. 

Walsh University’s DPT program has joined the Research-Intensive Physical Therapy Programs (RIPPs) Consortium within the Academic Council (AC) Board of Directors.  

Congratulations to Dr. Riegger-Krugh, who was accepted into the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum and our former students for another publication, Gawel J., Brown S., Collins J, McCallum C.  Does pre-operative physical therapy improve post-surgical outcomes of patients undergoing a total knee and/or total hip arthroplasty?-A systematic review.  Accepted for publication in Physiotherapy Practice and Research. 

Dr. Cook was awarded the “Distinguished Editor Award” from Maney Publishing for his work at the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 

Dr. Cook was selected to sit on the Editorial Board of Manual Therapy, the journal from Elsevier. 

Dr. Cook has two platform presentations accepted for Combined Sections in APTA. 

  1. Cook C. Differences in outcomes in subjects with low back pain who met the clinical prediction rule for lumbar spine manipulation when non-thrust manipulation was used as the comparator. Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013.
  2. Cook C. What factors are associated with a successful outcome in patients with low back pain who receive a manual therapy approach. Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013.

 Dr. Cook was honoured for his 7 years of service and commitment as the editor in chief of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists at IFOMPT in Quebec City. 

Congrats to Dr. Cook for another publication. Wright A, Cook C. Criterion validation of the rate of recovery, single alphanumeric measure, in patients with low back pain. (accepted) Physiother Research International. 

Congratulations to Dr. Cook for 2 additional platform presentations at IFOMPT in Quebec City. 

1.     Emerson Kavchak A, Wright AA. Evaluation of patient acceptable symptom state estimates amongst self-report and physical performance outcome measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Oral Presentation. IFOMPT 2012, the World Congress of Manual/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. September/October, 2012. Quebec City, Canada.

2.     Wright AA, Cook C. Predictors of response to physical therapy intervention in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis: a comparison of predictive modeling based on varying response criterion. Oral Presentation. IFOMPT 2012, the World Congress of Manual/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. September/October, 2012. Quebec City,

Congrats to Dr. Cook for the publication acceptance of his randomized controlled trial. Cook C, Learman K, Showalter C, Kabbaz V, O’Halloran B. Early Use of Thrust Manipulation versus Non-Thrust Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Man Ther. Accepted (2012). This will be the largest thrust vs. non-thrust publication every published and the study was coordinated here at Walsh university

Dr. Cook will be a keynote presenter at the 2013 Mediserve Software Conference on June 12. His topic will be “Now you have the outcomes, what do they mean and what can you do?”. 

Dr. Cook has been asked to be a grant reviewer for 2013’s Arthritis Research UK Foundation. http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/research.aspx 

Dr. Cook was invited to participate in a workshop at the 2013 International McKenzie Conference in Denver, Colorado. The focus of the workshop is teaching people how to get published. 

Dr. Paz along with his students, have 1 platform and 2 posters accepted for the OPTA Fall Conference

1. Hinkle C, Buchanan A, Paz J. Physical Therapy Management of Bariatric Patients in Acute Care: A Systematic Review.  Platform

2. Scheiderer R, Belden C, Haney C, Schwab D, Paz J. Exercise Guidelines for Inpatients Status Post VAD Placement: A Systematic Review of the Literature.  Poster

3. Vengrow D, Paz J. A Review of Pain Assessment Tools Utilized within Acute Physical Therapy.  Poster

 Dr. Paz has a platform presentation at CSM in San Diego: Hinkle C, Buchanan A, Paz J. Physical Therapy Management of Bariatric Patients in Acute Care: A Systematic Review Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego 2013. Platform Presentation.

Dr. Donaldson was invited to the North Dakota State PT conference to provide breakout session on Manual Therapy with Pediatric Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy with Geriatric Orthopaedic patients May 2013.

Congrats to Dr. Donaldson for her and her students accepted posters at the OPTA Fall Scientific Symposium

  • Snyder L, Froman L, McKenzi V, Jadwisiak A,  Donaldson M. Predictors of Adherence to Physical Therapy Exercise Prescription in Patients with Musculoskeletal Diagnoses: A Systematic Review. Ohio Physical Therapy Association Research Symposium. Oct. 2012.                             
  • Racicki S, Gerwin S, DiClaudio S, Reinmann S, Donaldson M. Physical therapy management for the treatment of cervicogenic headache: A Systematic Review.  Ohio Physical Therapy Association Research Symposium. Oct. 2012 
  • Baker T, Haines S, Donaldson M. Development of a Physical Performance Assessment Instrument for Patients Who Sustained a Lower Extremity Injury in Preparation for Return to Sport: A Delphi Study. Ohio Physical Therapy Association Research Symposium. Oct. 2012

Jennifer Reneker has one student-led poster accepted for the OPTA Fall Conference: Jacqueline T. Martin, Angela Wolf, Jennifer L. Moore, Andrea DiNinno, MBA; Elyse Rolenz, Jennifer Reneker, MSPT, NCS. The effectiveness of falls prevention in physical therapist-administered group exercise: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Jennifer Reneker along with Chris Wood, PT (Akron VA) and Jackie Martin, SPT were invited to speak to the Stark County Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting on September 22, 2012.  The topic is “Advances in exercise intervention for patients with PD”

Dr. Cook has been invited to be a promotion and tenure external reviewer for Dr. Kari Dunning from the University Of Cincinnati. 

Congrats to Dr. Cook for the following 4 platform presentations accepted for Combined Sections in San Diego, in 2013.

  1. Cook C, Learman K, Showalter C, O’Halloran B. Differences in Outcomes in Subjects with Low Back Pain who met the Clinical Prediction Rule for Lumbar Spine Manipulation when Non-thrust Manipulation was used as the Comparator . (Platform) Combined Sections, San Diego, February, 2013.
  2. Cook C, Learman K, Showalter C, O’Halloran B, Wright A. What Factors are associated with a successful outcome in patients with low back pain who receive a manual therapy approach? (Platform) Combined Sections, San Diego, February, 2013.
  3. Reiman M, Goode A, Hegedus E, Cook C, Wright A. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests of the Hip: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. (Platform) Combined Sections, San Diego, February, 2013.
  4. Goode A, Cook C, Carey T, Jordan J. Modifiable risk factors for low back symptoms in a U.S community-based population: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.  (Platform) Combined Sections, San Diego, February, 2013.

 Congrats to Dr. Cook for another publication: Nathan D. Hart, Matthew K. Wallace, J. Field Scovell, Ryan J Krupp, Chad Cook, Douglas J Wyland.  Quadriceps Tendon Rupture:  A biomechanical comparison of transosseous equivalent double-row suture anchor versus tranosseous tunnel repair.  J Knee Surg. 3May2012.  DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1299656   

Congrats to Dr. Donaldson for the following publication: Sara Haines, Tricia Baker, Donaldson M. Development of a Physical Performance Assessment Instrument for Patients Who Sustained a Lower Extremity Injury in Preparation for Return to Sport: A Delphi Study. IJSPT. (Accepted) 2012.

3 Posters for CSM were also accepted for Dr. Donaldson:

1.)  Sara Haines, Tricia Baker, Donaldson M. Development of a Physical Performance Assessment Instrument for Patients Who Sustained a Lower Extremity Injury in Preparation for Return to Sport: A Delphi Study. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting: San Diego 2013.

2.)  Yost J. Valek K. Emery K. Manno C. Donaldson M. Identification and Effect of Behavior Modifiers to Enhance Adherence and Outcomes of Physical Therapy Home Exercise Programs: A Systematic Review. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting: San Diego January 2013.

3.)  Racicki S. Gerwin S. DiClaudio S. Reinmann S. Donaldson M. Physical therapy management for the treatment of cervicogenic headache: a systematic review. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting: San Diego 2013.

 Dr. Murray has two student-led poster presentations at OPTA Fall conference:

-         Roskovensky, G, Braun, C, Roth, E, Galvin, D, Fisher-Bornstein, M, Heyman, E, Murray, L; Concurrent Validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F): A Study of Individuals with a Variety of Cancer Diagnoses. 

-      Haas, D, Farber, B, Mohn, K, Morgan, V, Zuch, S, Murray, L. The effectiveness of physical therapy intervention targeting hip strengthening alone versus hip and knee strengthening performed concurrently on pain and function in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review of the literature

Dr. Murray has one student led presentations accepted for CSM – 2013:

-         Poster: Concurrent Validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F): A Study of Individuals with a Variety of Cancer Diagnoses.  Gregory Roskovensky DPT CSCS1, Carli Braun DPT1, Elizabeth Roth PT MA RD/LD2, Diane Galvin PT3, Mary Fisher-Bornstein LISW-S MSSA2, Ellen Heyman MSN RN CS2, Leigh Murray PT PhD1

Dr. Murray and Dr. McCallum have a platform presentation accepted for CSM – 2013.

-      Platform: Murray, L and McCallum, C. “Flipping” - a comparison of web-based learning to traditional lecture. 

Dr. Cook has been invited as the keynote lecturer for the Kaiser Hayward Residency and Fellowship annual meeting in Los Angeles California in May of 2013. He will be presenting multiple topics and will be describing why research is interpreted differently among different researchers. 

Dr. Cook has a 1 poster presentation accepted at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Adam P. Goode, Duke University, Durham, NC, Janet K. Freburger, University of NC CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC, Timothy S. Carey, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Chad E. Cook, Walsh University, OH, Jordan Renner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Sean D. Rundell, University of Washington, Seatle, WA and Joanne M. Jordan, University of North Carolina Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC. The Relationship Between Lumbar Spine Individual Radiographic Features and Low Back Symptoms with and without Associated Leg Symptoms: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project" has been accepted as a poster presentation at ACR this November. 

Dr. Cook has 3 posters accepted at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Fall meeting

  1. Wright A, Cook C. PREDICTORS OF RESPONSE TO PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY HIP OSTEOARTHRISITS: A COMPARISON OF PREDICTIVE MODELING BASED ON VARYING RESPONSE CRITERION
  2. Wright A, Cook C, Hegedus E, Emerson-Kavchak A. IDENTIFICATION OF CUT-POINTS IN COMMONLY USED HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS RELATED OUTCOMES MEASURES THAT DEFINE THE PATIENT ACCEPTABLE SYMPTOM STATE (PASS)
  3. Wright A, Cook C. CRITERION VALIDATION OF THE RATE OF RECOVERY, SINGLE ALPHANUMERIC MEASURE, IN PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN

 Dr Cook has 8 posters accepted for the OPTA Fall Scientific Symposium.

    1. Kuczynski JJ, Knupp D, Schwieterman B, Columber K. Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Spinal Manipulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
    1. Chad CookPT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT; Megan Donaldson PT, PhD; Christine McCallum PT, PhD; Leigh Murray PT, PhD; Jaime Paz PT, DPT; Jennifer Reneker PT, MS; Cheryl Riegger-Krugh PT, ScD; Maureen Whitford PT, PhD, NCS. Teaching Scholarship to Physical Therapy Students: The Use of an Applied Research Method. Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.

Chad Cook PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, Jeffrey Taylor PT, DPT; Adam Goode PT, DPT, PhD. Risk Factors for First Incident Low Back Pain. Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio, High Point University, North Carolina and Duke University, North Carolina.

Chad Cook, Steve Houghton, Bryan O’Halloran. Change Score Characteristics in Subjects with Acute Shoulder Impingement who Report an Acceptable Symptom State: A Case Series of 21 Subjects. Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.

Kayla R. Stewart BS; Amy M. Derck BS; Katherine L. Long BA; Ken Learman PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT; Chad Cook PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests for the Detection of Splenomegaly: A Systematic Review of the Literature: Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio; Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Chad Cook, Jeffrey Taylor, Alexis Wright, Maureen Whitford. Risk Factors for First Time Incidence Sciatica. Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio and High Point University, North Carolina.

  1. Chad Cook PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, Malinda Bragg, PT, MS, Joseph Congeni MD, FAAP, Megan Donaldson PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Jeffrey Peiffer DO. Association of Goutallier Classification Findings and Presence of Fat Content in the Multifidus Muscles with Delayed or Poor Recovery after Physiotherapy in Adolescents with Spondylolysis. Walsh University, North Canton, OH; Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Chad Cook PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, Ken Learman PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT. No Differences in Outcomes in Subjects with Low Back Pain who met the Clinical Prediction Rule for Lumbar Spine Manipulation when Non-thrust Manipulation was used as the Comparator. Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio and Youngstown State University, Ohio.

Dr. Chad Cook will be presenting a workshop at the IFOMPT Conference in Quebec City Canada this October. The workshop is titled: "Help! How Do I Evaluate and Apply the Numerous Guidelines for Low Back Pain?".

Jennifer Reneker PT, MS, NCS will be presenting a platform at APTA Combined Sessions 2013 in San Diego on, "The Development and Implementation of a Clinical Practice Recommendation for Service Dogs in the Veterans Administration System of Care" for the Federal Section of the APTA.

Dr.Chad Cook has the following publication acceptances.

  1. Scaia V, Baxter D, Cook C. The pain provocation-based straight leg raise test for diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, and/or sciatica: A systematic review of clinical utility “ for publication in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Vincent Scaia is a senior undergraduate student in the Biology Pre-Physical Therapy Program. This work is part of his honors thesis. Congratulations to Vinny!

  • Learman K, Showalter C, Cook C. Does the use of a prescriptive clinical prediction rule increase the likelihood of applying inappropriate treatments? A survey using clinical vignettes. Man Ther. (accepted 2012).
  • Nathan D. Hart, Matthew K. Wallace, J. Field Scovell, Ryan J. Krupp, Chad Cook, Douglas J. Wyland. Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Biomechanical Comparison of Transosseous Equivalent Double-Row Suture Anchor Versus Transosseous Tunnel Repair. J Knee Surg; online publication date May 3, 2012; DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1299656
  • Cook C, Bragg M, Congeni J, Donaldson M, Pieffer J. Association of Goutallier Classification Findings and Presence of Fat Content in the Multifidi with Delayed Recovery during Physical Therapy in Adolescents with Spondylolysis. Physiother Pract Res. 2012 (accepted).
  • Reiman M, Good A, Cook C, Hegedus E, Wright L. Accuracy of Clinical Tests of the Hip: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2012 (accepted).

Dr. Cook and Dr. Adam Goode from Duke University will be presenting an educational breakout session at Combined Sessions 2013 in San Diego. The session is titled: FIRST TIME LOW BACK PAIN AND RECURRENT LOW BACK PAIN: RECOGNITION OF KEY FACTORS AND PREVENTION. 

Dr. Chad Cook has been selected as the 2013 Elam-Plowman Edowed Lecturer by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Christine McCallum and fellow Directors of Clinical Education from the Ohio-Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy programs will be presenting an educational session on:"Preparing for the Future of PT: Grassroots Initiatives in Clinical Education to Discover New Collaborative Strategies for Clinicians, Educators and Administrators" at APTA CSM 2013.

Dr. Chad Cook was part of the 2012 APTA Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for the paper titled: Wright AA, Cook CE, Flynn TW, Baxter GD, Abbott JH. Predictors of response to physical therapy intervention in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis. Phys Ther. 2011;91:510-24.

Dr. Christine McCallum and the Ohio Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs will be presenting a session entitled, "Preparing for the Future in PT Clinical Education: Grassroots Partnerships Between Academic Programs and Clinical Educator".

Dr. Chad Cook is presenting 2 research sessions at the 2012 Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference in Wellington NZ, May 2012. His presentations are: "Early use of thrust manipulation versus non-thrust manipulation: A randomized controlled trial" and "What factors are associated with a successful outcome in patients with low back pain who received a manual therapy approach?". 

Congratulations to Dr. Chad Cook who is part of an industry grant, sponsored by Bio-Medical Research Limited, in the amount of $156,000. Dr. Cook functions as the statistician with prinicipal investigator Brian Burnikel MD and co-investigator Charles Thigpen PhD, PT, ATC. The title of their project is "A randomised controlled study to compare the effects of standard therapy protocol with a 12 week peri-operative program of Kneehab XP Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation compared to a control treatment in patients undergoing total knee replacement."

Dr. Cheryl Riegger-Krugh presented: "Capturing Your Best Teaching Materials: a Software Program in Human Anatomy and Surface Palpation" at the 3T: Teaching, Techniques and Technology conference hosted by the Teaching and Learning Committee at UC Clermont College, April 2012.

Dr. Cook has the following manuscripts accepted for publication:

    • "Can within/between session changes in pain during reassessment predict outcome using a manual therapy intervention in patients with mechanical low back pain?" to be published in the Manual Therapy Journal.
    • Phillips JC, Cook C, Beaty S, Kissenberth MJ, Siffri P, Hawkins RJ. Validity of noncontrast MRI in diagnosing SLAP tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2012.
    • Christoforetti JJ, Krup RJ, Singleton SB, Kissenberth MJ, Cook C, Hawkins RJ. Arthroscopic Suture Bridge Transosseus Equivalent Fixation of Rotator Cuff Tendon Preserves Intratendinous Blood Flow at the Time of Initial Fixation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012;21(4):523-530.

Jenna Bartsokas (DPT class 2014) was selected as the winner of the OPTA Federal Advocacy Essay Contest and will be attending the Federal Advocacy Forum in April 2012. Jenna is the 3rd Walsh DPT student to win this award in the past 3 years.

Dr.Cheryl Riegger-Krugh presented at the Conservative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis Symposium at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, March 2012. The title of her presentation was: Lower Limb Structure and Function in Patients with Knee OA: Theories of Onset and Progression.

Walsh DPT faculty and students were well represented at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association's Spring Conference held in Columbus Ohio.

  • Dr. Chad Cook gave the keynote address during the Student Symposium.
  • Dr. Cook also presented an educational session with Dr. Kari Dunning (University of Cincinnati)
  • Carolyn Fein (DPT class 2012) was selected as the OPTA Student of the Year Award winner
  • Dr. James Lee, a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty at Walsh DPT, won the Clinical Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Lee practices at Summa Rehabilitation in Akron, Ohio.
  • DPT class of 2014 members: Susan Shultz, Alison Dain, Jenna Bartsokas and Sidra Dhiraprasiddhi came in 3rd place overall out of 11 teams at the OPTA student challenge. This is an impressive achievement for these students who have only have 2 semesters of PT education and competed against upperclassmen from other PT schools in Ohio.
  • Dr. Cook and Dr. Deborah Givens, (Creighton University) were the winning team for the Oxford Debate focused on standardized care.

Dr. Christine McCallum has been elected the Research Chair of the Research Committee for the Health Policy and Administration Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. McCallum is also a member of this section's Board of Directors.

Adjunct faculty member, Dr. Tony Doty, will be presenting at the 7th Annual Conference on Providing School-Based Physical Therapy Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Her session is titled: Interventions for the Adolescent/Young Adult: Preparation for Transition from School to Adulthood and Adult Services.

Several Walsh Division of Physical Therapy faculty, students and alumni will have presentations at the American Physical Therapy Associations Combined Sections Meeting to be held in Chicago, IL this February:

  • Dr. Chad Cook will have an education session titled "A Critical Appraisal of Clinical Prediction Rules for Physical Therapists: Clinical Help or Hype?"
  • Narducci L, Waltz A, Leppla L, Gorski K, Donaldson M. The The Clinical Utility of Functional Performance Tests within One Year Post ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review  - Platform
  • McCallum C, Cole J. Outcomes of a Yearlong study - Selection of Clinical Education Opportunities, a Clinical Site Perspective - Platform
  • Cook C, Baxter D, Sizer P, Murray L, Wright A. The Utility of An Active Movement Examination of the Cervical Spine in Detecting Underlying Closed Cervical Fractures - Poster.

Congratulations to Dr. Chad Cook for receiving the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) 2011 Excellence in Research Award for his study "Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Clinical Tests for the Shoulder Labrum".

Congratulations to current DPT students, class of 2012, David Hardwick, Daniel Tierney, Carolyn Fein, Samuel Reinmann and faculty advisor Dr. Megan Donaldson for their publication: Exercise Approaches in the Treatment of Low-Grade Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy Reviews, Jan. 2012.

The 2nd edition of Dr. Cook's textbook, Orthopedic Clinical Tests: An Evidence Based Approach (co-authored by Dr. Eric Hegedus) has been released by Pearson Education.

Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCallum for her publication in the Physical Therapy Journal:McCallum CA, DiAngelis T. Direct access: factors that impact practice in the state of Ohio. Online release is January 2012 and print date is May 2012. 

2011

 

 Walsh University faculty, including Dr. Chad Cook, were selected by Ohio Magazine for Excellence in Education within the State of Ohio.

Dr. Christine McCallum was invited to be a member of the Mercy Medical Center's Rehabilitation Advisory Board.

Three Walsh Division of Physical Therapy faculty, Drs. Chad Cook, Megan Donaldson and Leigh Murray were awarded an Ohio Physical Therapy Association grant to help conduct the following study "The Effect of Augmented Exercises on a Temporal Neurophysiological Response from Manual Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial".

Congratulations Dr. Marla Weisend andDr. Tiffany Marulli (DPT class of 2011) along with faculty advisor Dr. Jaime Paz for their publication in the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy titled: Physical Therapists' Perceptions of Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department.

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Narducci, Dr. Amanda Waltz, Dr. Kate Gorski and Dr. Lucas Leppla (DPT class of 2011) along with faculty advisor Dr. Megan Donaldson for their publication: The Clinical Utility of Functional Performance Tests within One Year Post ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review in ISJPT, Dec. 2011.

Congratulations to current DPT students, class of 2012, Mark Wilhelm, Gregory Roskovensky, Karla Emery, Christina Manno, Katherine Valek and faculty advisor Dr. Cook for an accepted publication in Physiotherapy Canada titled: Effect of Resistance Exercises on Function for Older Adults with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia: A Systematic Review.

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Narducci (DPT class of 2011) for her publication titled, Importance of Specificity, Amount and Intensity of Locomotor Training to Improve Ambulatory Function in Patients Post Stroke. Journal Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2011:18(4)293-307.

Congratulations to current DPT student, class of 2013, Katherine Long for publishing her undergraduate research, Strength and Fitness Predict Perception of Looming Sounds in Evolution and Human Behavior journal.

Congratulations faculty member, Jennifer Reneker PT, MS, NCS who is the first Walsh recipient of the 2011 Florence Kendall Scholarship from the Foundation of Physical Therapy for her doctoral studies at Kent State University.

Congratulations to Dr. Chad Cook who was selected as the 2012 Williams Evans Research Fellowship with the University of Otago, New Zealand - the top research university in that country. This award goes to one researcher in the world and Dr. Cook is the first recipient with a rehabilitation background.

Dr. Christine McCallum has been elected as Chair of the Health Policy and Administration Research Committee of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Congratulations to Dr. Marla Weisend andDr. Tiffany Marulli (DPT class of 2011) along with faculty advisor Dr. Jaime Paz for winning the "Best Poster Abstract" at the OPTA Fall Scientific Symposium for their poster: Physical Therapists' Perceptions of Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Megan Donaldson has been elected as Nominating Committee member for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Congratulations to current DPT students (class of 2012) Baker T, Haines S, Yost J, DiClaudio S, Braun C,  for publishing their paper, The role of family centered therapy when used with physical and occupational therapy in children with congenital or acquired disorders: A systematic review of the literature in Physiotherapy Reviews. Sheryl Holt, former PT faculty, was their advisor on this project.

Dr. Chad Cook is keynote speaker for research day at the Societa' Italiana Fisoterapists, in Venice Italy, October 2011.

Congratulations to the Division of Physical Therapy Students* and Faculty** for having the following 12 out of 30 presentations accepted for the upcoming Ohio Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference to be held in Columbus Ohio.

Platform

Wilhelm M*, Roskovensky G*, Emergy K*, Manno C*, Valek K*, Cook C**.Effect of Strengthening Exercises on Function for Patients with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia: A Systematic Review.

Posters

Baker T*, Haines S*, Yost J*, DiClaudio S*, Braun C*, Holt S**. The role of family centered therapy when used with physical and occupational therapy in children with congenital or acquired disorders: A systematic review of the literature.

Hardwick D*, Tierney D*, Fein C*, Reinmann S*, Donaldson M**. Motor Control Versus General Strengthening in the Treatment of Low-Grade Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review.

Narducci E*, Waltz A*, Gorski K*, Leppla L*, Donaldson M**.The clinical utility of physical performance tests within one-year post ACL reconstruction: A systematic review.

Cook C**, Wilhelm M*, Cook A, Petrosino C**,Isaacs R. Clinical tests for screening and diagnosis of cervical spine myelopathy.

Cook C**, Baxter D, Sizer PS Jr.,Murray L**, Wright SA. Utility of an Active Movement Examination of the Cervical Spine in Detecting Underlying Closed Cervical Fractures.

Cook C**,Ross MD, Isaacs R, Hegedus EJ. Investigation of Non-Mechanical Findings During Movement Screening for Identifying/Ruling out Metastatic Cancer.

Raciki S*, Gerwin S*, Early S*, Vizmeg J*, Reneker J**. Unique and overlapping clinical signs and symptoms of PTSD and mild TBI in military personnel post-deployment to active combat: a systematic review.

Reneker J**, Paz J**, Petrosino C**, Cook C**. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests and Signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A systematic review.

Weisend M*, Linc T*, Paz J**. Physical Therapists' Perceptions of Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department.

Cook C**,Phillips JC, Hawkins RJ. A Magnetic Resonance Image Provides No Value in the Diagnosis of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions.

Cook C**,Mabry L, Reiman MP, Hegedus EJ. Best Tests for Screening and Diagnosis of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Cook C**, Beaty S, Kissenberth MJ, Siffri P, Pill S, Hawkins RJ. Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Orthopedic Tests for Diagnosis of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions.

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Barlowand Dr. Drew Schlabach(DPT class of 2011) for their publication: Barlow M, Schlabach D, Peiffer J, Cook C.Difference in changes scores and the predictive validity of three commonly used measures following concussion in the adolescent population. International J Sports Phys Ther. 2011:6:1-8.

Congratulations to current DPT students, class of 2012: Justina Gawel, Danika Vengrow, Jenna Collins, Sarah Brown, and Alice Buchanonfor their accepted publication: Gawel J, Vengrow D, Collins J, Buchanan A, Cook C. The short physical performance battery as a predictor for long term disability or institutionalization in the community dwelling population aged 65 years or older: A systematic review. Phys Ther Review.

Dr. Chad Cook has published the following article in the Italian Journal of Physiotherapy: Cook C, O'Halleran B, Showalter C. The use of non-thrust manipulation in a consecutive case series of patients who met the clinical prediction rule for thrust manipulation.

Dr. Chad Cook,along with a colleague Dr. Shannon Peterson from Des Moines University has been awarded an OPTP/AAOMPT grant for a project titled "The effect of an augmented home exercise program for facilitating manual therapy.

Dr. Jaime Paz has been invited to be a contributor to an upcoming textbook titled Case Files in Physical Therapy: Acute Care.

Dr. Chad Cookhas published a paper cited as, Cook C. Beaty S, Kissenberth M, Siffri P, Gill S, Hawkins RJ. Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Orthopedic Clinical Tests for Diagnosis of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011

Dr. Christine McCallum along with adjunct faculty and clinical partner, Jeanne Cole PT,will be presenting a platform titled "Selection of Clinical Education Opportunities: A Clinical Partner Perspective" at the upcoming Education Leadership Conference to be held in Clearwater Florida this October 2011

Congratulations to Mark Wilhelm, student physical therapist class of 2012, who has his 2nd publication as a student with co-authors Dr. Chad Cookand Dr. Chris Petrosino.The article will be published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics and the title of the article is "Clinical Tests for screening and diagnosis of cervical spine myelopathy".

Drs. Leigh Murray and Christine McCallumhave been accepted to present a platform at the Education Leadership Conference to be held in Clearwater Florida this October 2011. The title of their presentation is "The Impact of Implementing Geriatric and Pediatric Community Health Programs on the Perceptions of Didactic Application and Mentoring of First and Third Year Physical Therapy Students".

Dr. Chad Cookhas published an article in a top tier journal entitled: Mid to

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