For two years, professors and students work collaboratively on a research project, culminating in a presentation to our community-wide research symposium.

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Projects from 2020

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Screening and Addressing Fatigue Symptoms in Patients with Orthopedic Problems Using the PROMIS Fatigue Scale, Breanna Becker, Karina Kreider, Hannah Lawrence, Kayla Winter, Caleb Zimmerman, Jeff Houck, and Li-Zandre Philbrook

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Falls Risk Screening in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Austyn Byasse, Kevin Joines, Rachel Cundy, Carlos Navia, Virginia Edwards, Rachel Lineback, Cindy Zablotny, and Theresa Raudsepp

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Validity of the Paper Pull Test for Strength in Patients with Hallux Valgus, Taylor Eckel, Alex Hughes, Jaymee Kau, Jessica Lumba, Kristen Omohundro, Kara Oshiro, Jeff Houck, and Marcey Keefer Hutchison

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Changes in Tendon Thickness only Occurs in Patients with Achilles Tendinopathy, Sarah Garner, Kelsey Harnar, Jesus Soltero Plaza, Kevin Coriano, and Tyler Cuddeford

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Qualitative Analysis of Reflective Narratives of Physical Therapy Students Attempting to Implement Biopsychosocial Approaches to Care, Ricardo Gonzalez, Sari Harris, Justin Lee, Patrick McMahon, Rebecca Wezensky, Jeff Houck, Daniel Kang, and Kevin Sellars

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Blood Flow Restriction Training for the Rotator Cuff: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Zach Klemmer, Mike Stroud, Edward Cheng, Neil Cayanan, Sheldon Shishido, Jason Brumitt, Marcey Keefer Hutchison, and Daniel Kang

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Can Cue Location Influence Postural Sway Control in a Post-Concussion Syndrome Case?, Andrew J. Meszaros, Alyssa Carey, Robin Dorociak, Erik Cronrath, Farah Makani, and Monica Martinez

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Do Generic Health and Population Norm Based Outcomes Adequately Detect Change in Patients Attending Outpatient Physical Therapy?, Li-Zandre Philbrook, Jeff Houck, Jonah Koski, Kyle Johnston, Kyle Sumida, and Ben Wagar

Projects from 2019

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Patellar Tendonopathy in Collegiate Volleyball Athletes, Justine Benner, Heidi Cooke, Colby Critchfield, Samantha Dunn, Sarah Eddy, and Linda Foremming

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Can Preseason Performance Tests Discriminate Injury Risk in Female Collegiate Volleyball Players, Justine Benner, Heidi Cooke, Colby Critchfield, Samantha Dunn, Sarah Eddy, and Linda Froemming

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Effect of a One-Time Cognitive Functional Therapy Intervention in Patients with Moderate to High Risk of Chronic Low Back Pain: Case Series Study, Tracy Broyles, Emily Stein, Talisa Swanson, Rusne Kuzmickas, Jeff Houck, Daniel Kang, and Li-Zandre Philbrook

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Changes in Achilles Tendon Thickness Following a 10 – Week Heavy Load Eccentric Exercise Program, M. Carlson, B. Criswell, D. Dean, M. Gabourel, N. Merchen, Tyler Cuddeford, and Marcey Keefer Hutchison

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Fall Risk Classification in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Validation of PROMIS-PF and Performance-Based Outcomes, Courtney Hanks, Elizabeth Pacol, Becca Tinker, Makenzi Wagner, Liz Weideman, Hannah Williamson, Cindy Zablotny, Theresa Raudsepp, and Jeff Houck

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Validation of the Paper Pull Test for 1st Metatarsophalangeal Strength in Patients with Hallux Valgus and Healthy Controls, Jeff Houck, Marcey Keefer Hutchison, Ian Hockett, Cody Cataldo-Gillman, Jamie Kahn, and Geoffrey Kunita

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The Effects of Haptic Feedback on Postural Sway, Andrew J. Meszaros, Brandon Crumpacker, Marc Gendelman, Peter Martin, Levi vanTol, and Pierre Zook

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Sit-to-Stand Symmetry, Andrew J. Meszaros, Nick Gammie, April Nichols, Warren Ocano, Mitchell Prunk, Montana Rhoden, and Bill Walters

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What Constitutes a Successful Result from a Patient Perspective? A Qualitative Analysis, Kelsey Riley, Matthew Roth, Oscar Rave, Will Lawrence, Chris Koch, and Jeff Houck

Projects from 2018

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Changes in Achilles Tendon Thickness Following a 10-Week Heavy Load Eccentric Exercise Program, Tyler Cuddeford, Marcey Keefer Hutchison, Annika Piros, Jessica London, Andi Maleike, Tiffany Schoonover, and Madison Eymann

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Kinetic and Kinematic Analysis of Male Collegiate Basketball Players with Patella Tendinosis, Dacia Heckendorf, Luke Hammer, Matthew Jeppson, Nicole Jones, and Katherine Porter

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Community-Based Exercise & Wellness Program for Chronic Stroke - A Pilot Study, Christen Johnson, Daniel DeBates, Meggie Dallas, Morgan Johansen, Morgan Kilgore, Cindy Zablotny, and Theresa Raudsepp

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Effect of Haptic Feedback on Static Standing Sway, Andrew J. Meszaros, Alyssa Carey, Jessica Hund, Morgan McCann, and Kindra McDougall

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Sit-to-Stand Symmetry in Individuals with Hip Pathology, Andrew J. Meszaros, Allie Thomas, Alyssa Ware, Craig Hawkinson, Jaydee Romick, and Michelle Thoreson

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Combined Exercise/Weight Bearing Program Influences of Foot Function in People with Asymptomatic Flat Feet, Alison Modafferi, Angela Foster, Brenden Thompson, Jean Jarbath, Shanna Howland, Tyler Whited, Jeff Houck, and Marcey Keefer Hutchison

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Predicting Patients Acceptable Symptom State at Short Term Follow Up of a Collaborative Primary Care PT/MD Service, Catherine Vandehaar, Kevin Morikawa, Andrea Mulligan, Amador Marcano, Ceci Gutierrez, Jeff Houck, Daniel Kang, Tyler Cuddeford, and Sarah Rahkola

Projects from 2017

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Are Preseason Functional and Biomechanical Measures Associated with Lower Quadrant Injury Risk in Division III Athletes?, Natalie Ellis, Jordan Petersen, Jordon Reyes, Victor WIlson, and CJ Zita

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Stroke Survivor and Physical Therapist Perceptions of Community-Based Exercise in Northwest Oregon: A Qualitative Pilot Study, Angela Grenier, Megan Hofstede, Matthew Hornback, Sara Mason, Breanne Myers, David Sjelin, and Cindy Zablotny

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Morphological Changes in Achilles Tendon Thickness Following an 8-week Heavy Load Eccentric Exercise Program, W. Howe, B. Telfer, J. Leung, M. Suzuki, C. Young, and Tyler Cuddeford

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Developing an Auditory and Visual Cross-Modal Continuous Performance Task for Evaluating Concussion, Chris Koch, Taylor Charbonnier, Kristin Dissinger, Steven Egeberg, Matthew Johnson, Lindsey Levanen, and Matthew Scott

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The Role of Balance and Neck Strength in Youth Concussion, Chris Koch, Jenny Neudorfer, Peter Heuberger, Tel Winegar, Calvin Lee, and Jarrett Fegel

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Sit-to-Stand Symmetry in Individuals with Hip Pathology, Andrew J. Meszaros

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Influence of 4-Week Exercise Program on Clinical and Biomechanical Measures of Foot Function, Lacey Seidl, Josh Keefer, Miranda Walker, Austin Montgomery, and Jeff Houck

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PROMIS Physical Function Scale Bookmarking and Validation, Luke Skerjanec, Amanda Tamanaha, Alex Wegner, Zane Wise, and Jeff Houck

Projects from 2016

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Sit-to-Stand Symmetry in Individuals with Hip Pathology, Natash Bui, Andrew Carlson, Caitie Hepner, Ashlyn Logan, Travis Munnell, Bret Reordan, and Andrew J. Meszaros

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The Use of the Modified Vestibular Activities of Daily Living Scale in the Examination of Older Adults, Lauren Calvert, Shane Durando, Bethany Nguyen, Gregory Schuft, Luke Snelling, Theresa Raudsepp, and Cindy Zablotny

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Validity of the PROMIS Physical Performance Scale in Determining Frailty and Physical Ability in Community-Dwelling Elderly, Jeff Houck, Tomoko Iwanaga, Christine Kieu, Keegan Lerma, Chelan Murasaki, and Tawny Souza

Projects from 2014

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The Asscociation of Habitual Shoe Wear with Ultrasound Defined Foot Muscle Morphology in Ugandan Participants, Lauren Bennett, Natalie Folkert, Alexander Grimsley, and Jessika McClune

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Pre- and Post-Season Physical and Cognitive Testing of College Athletes Susceptible to the Effects of Concussion, Audrey Berning, Elsa Klump, Hannah Burkhart, Jeneca Thomas, and Stephanie Cahill

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Reliability and Validity of the Modified Vestibular Disorders Activities of Daily Living Scale in Older Adult Balance Examination, Ashley Berry, Jammie Hoberg, Tiffany Stevens, Kayla Taylor, and Melissa Vetter

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Effects of Implicit vs. Explicit Cueing on Dynamic Balance and Injury: A Grant Proposal, Curtis Dodson and Ryan Baugus

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The Science of Running: Factors Contributing to Injury Rates in Shod and Unshod Populations, Ryan MacKenzie, Lene MacKenzie, Alicia Martinez, Marisol Cardoza, Tyler Cuddeford, and Jeff Houck

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What are the Effects of Wearing Shoes on Foot Pressure?, David Moran, Drew Stewart, Josh Farrester, and Ryan Wiser

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Effects of Eccentric Exercise on Tendon Loading and Ankle Power During a Single-leg Heel Rise and Lowering Tank, Derek Palmer, Jordan Visser, and Jason Beilstein