Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Integrated Health Sciences.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Follow

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

PDF

Perceived Value of Acute Care Physical Therapy, Juliana Amenta, Andrew Falcinelli, Erin Heenan, and Hannah Kendall

PDF

Increasing Utilization of Otago Fall Prevention Program by Nevada Physical Therapists: A Service-Learning Project, Jared Apostol, Erica Mooy Brown, and Danielle Uptain

PDF

The Effects of a Telehealth Exercise Intervention on Balance in Adults with Down Syndrome, Mark Barton, Kristina Guerrero, Andrew Martinez, and Alexandria Umagat

PDF

Efficacy and Benefits of Providing a Screening Clinic for Performing Arts Students, Shaun Bean, Joanna Centeno, and Elizabeth Williams

PDF

Direction of Attentional Focus in Prosthetic Training: Current Practice and Potential for Improving Motor Learning in Individuals with Lower Limb Loss, Alexander Bonczyk, Maria Katrina Tillada Dimapilis, Sarah Partridge, and Samantha Ruiz

PDF

Essential Tools For Sustainability of a Student-led, Pro-Bono Back School, Cory Brown, Rosalie Gutierrez, Jennifer Montes, and Rondale Scruggs

PDF

Factors Predicting Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinsonisms, Kameron Eckard, Franjo Vukojevic, and Ryan Hammar

PDF

Walking With Poles Improves Step Length of Simulated Prosthetic Gait, Marissa Elquist, Daniel Perez, Jonathan Garcia, and Brady Owens

PDF

Quality Assurance Procedures Implementation for Varian TrueBeam, Yongquan Jiang

PDF

Investigation of Swimming Physiology and Swimming Kinematics while Wearing Different Triathlon Wetsuit Styles at Submaximal Front Crawl Swimming in Recreational Population, Boram Lim

PDF

Effects of a 12-Week Telehealth Exercise Intervention on Gait Speed and Gait Deviations in Adults with Down Syndrome, Robert Lum, Taylor Souza, Christopher Roys, and Daniel Stopka

PDF

Time-of-Day and Chronotype Dependent Effects of Exercise on Migraine Load in People with Chronic Migraines: A Cross-Over Randomized Clinical Trial, Elias M. Malek

PDF

Brain and Spinal Cord Adaptations Associated with Patellofemoral Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Kara Meske, Savanna Budge Huerta, Austin Madriaga, and Derrick Nguyenton

PDF

Effects of a Remote Exercise Intervention on Aerobic Endurance in Individuals with Down Syndrome, Andrew Murata, Elena Wolf, Jonathan Crimm, and Benjamin Lee

PDF

The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Motor Learning in Complex Motor Tasks, Milan Pantovic

PDF

Characterization of Physical and Dosimetric Aspects of SRS HyperArc Treatment Technique, Emma S. Rickels

PDF

Physical Therapy Alumni Rural Employment Assessment, Karen Aleyda Santos and Nikkita Jacob Crozier

PDF

Diagnostic Ultrasound as a Reliable Tool to Measure Multifidus Thickness, Katherine Shigemoto, Valeria Garcia Arteaga, Jessie Peterson, and Nathan Gentry

PDF

Food Insecurity and Dietary Intake in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Southern Nevada, Elizabeth Torres

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

PDF

Description, Reliability and Validation of a Novel Ground-Reaction-Force-Triggered Protocol for Simulation of Tripping Perturbations During Gait, James Anderson, Samuel Hadley, Denise Ng, and Catrina Fabian

PDF

The Influence of Sports-Related Concussion on Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Adolescent and Collegiate Athletes, Jason M. Avedesian

PDF

Investigation of Algorithms to Assess Validity of Wearable Technology During Field Testing, Brenna Barrios

PDF

Quality Assurance of Service Learning Back School, Eric Bashaw, Vu Pham, Tyler Parvin, and Ryan Pauly

PDF

Healthy Aging and Locomotion: How Running Affects the Aging Process, Brianne Borgia

PDF

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Several Heart Rate Monitors in Wearable Technology While Mountain Biking, Bryson Carrier

PDF

Recruitment and Advocacy for Clinician Involvement in Pro Bono Physical Therapy Service-Learning Program, Gilberto Carrillo, Gavin Brady, Felicia Doblado, and Alyssa Woo Hatch

PDF

The Influence of Resistance Training on Post Surgical Outcomes in Individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Kevin H. Choe

PDF

Physiological and Mechanical Comparisons between Clipless and Flat Pedals, Katelyn Conroy

PDF

Relationship of Shoe Wetness to Mechanical Performance, Sara Lyn Crawford

PDF

Is Decreased Trunk Flexion Angle a Contributing Factor to Patellofemoral Joint Loading in Runners with Patellofemoral Pain?, Christine DuVall, Zachary Clark, Tavin Fox, and Caitlin Howden

PDF

Stepping On Fall Prevention Project, James P. Gaddi, Jordan T. Bowers, and Lea M. K. Fung

PDF

Effects of Bimodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Modulation of Spinal Circuitry in People with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, John Patrick Gan, Rafael Cabrera, Lana Laudermilch, and Benjamin Wolkenhauer

PDF

The Investigation of the Influence of Long-Distance Running on Foot Volume in Healthy Female Collegiate Distance Athletes, Mufaro M. Hungwe

PDF

A Vicious Cycle of Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease: A Path Analysis, Kameron Jacobson, Nicole Matsunami, Hannah McCarl, and Michelle Regis

PDF

Development of a Novel Cognitive-Motor Dual Task Assessment Battery in Neurodegenerative Disease, Jason Longhurst

PDF

Dancer Screening Clinic, Kristen Manaloto, John Lencioni, and Laura Nguyen

PDF

A Process for ADM-300 Radiation Detector Modernization for Military Applications, Caesar R. Pereira

PDF

Patient Engagement in Cosmetic Designing of Prostheses: Current Practice and Potential Outcome Benefits, Kenneth Repayo, Cailin Mitchell, Matthew Tillitt, and Collin Weber

PDF

Relationship between Jump Performance and Asymmetry, Cordero Roche

PDF

The Effects of Green Exercise on Perception and Connectedness to Nature, Robert W. Salatto

PDF

Effects of Altered Somatosensory Input on Lower Limb Mechanics via Different Shoes and Barefoot Walking in Individuals with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Aaron Abraham Simon, Jynelle Marie Guerrero Arches, Megan Leigh Keohane, and Wee Jin Jed Lee

PDF

Inter and Intra-Rater Reliability of Dance Screening Tool, Kathleen Stone and Braden Waters

PDF

AM-PAC Basic Mobility Inpatient Short Form (Low Function) Psychometrics/Clinimetrics, Meghan Wonderling, David Miller, and Selena Soria

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

PDF

Dosage, Mode, and Timing of Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Scoping Review, Brendan Acosta and Bradley Goins

PDF

Patient and Facility Perceptions on the Feasibility of a Student-Run Pro-Bono Back-School for Uninsured Patients with Low Back Pain, Javier Ascanio-Pellon, Sofia Cruz, Lauren Liebert, and Trevor Pacuk

PDF

Brain Volumes and Dual-Task Performance Correlates Among Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Jon Basterrechea, Daniel Krist, Caitlin Moreland, and Morgan Wise

PDF

Utilizing Breathing Techniques to Maximize Training Performance, Peyton Cater

PDF

Partnering with the Nevada Physical Therapy Association to Improve PT/PTA Engagement, Rachel Cooklin, Joshua Cooper, and Madison Luna

PDF

Do Compression Garments Work? The Effect of Compression Garments on Biomechanical and Physiological Factors, Andrew Craig-Jones

PDF

The Effect of Body Armor on Pulmonary Function and Repeated Sprint Performance, Dustin Dunnick

PDF

Physical Therapy after Amputation in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Quantitative and Qualitative Interview Study, Amanda Ferraro, Jennifer Gorton, Lindsey Horn, and Michaela Kubo

PDF

Reliability of the Lateral Reach Test in People with Unilateral Transfemoral Amputations, Stephen Hill, Samantha Leonard, and Elizabeth Vianey Trujillo

PDF

The Effects of Somatosensory Input on Gait in Individuals Post-Stroke, Victor Hung, Amanda Reilly, Rachel Wood, and Nikita Yuskov

PDF

Comparisons of Patellar Bone Mineral Density Between Individuals with and without Patellofemoral Pain, Chris Khuu, Allina Cummins, and Steven Shepherd

PDF

Association between White Matter Hyperintensities, Cortical Thinning, and Clinical Outcomes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Thomas Helmut Knoblauch

PDF

The Influence of Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease, Lidio Lima De Albuquerque

PDF

Fall Prevention Service-Learning Project, Alexis Mansoor, Kendra Morrison, Jeremy Nordfelt, and Cheng Yang Tu

PDF

Investigation of Acute Response to Carbohydrate in Subsequent Resistance Training, Damon Mccune

PDF

Does Wearing Multiple Pairs of Shoes Influence Injury Rates?, Julien Mihy

PDF

Factors Affecting Esophageal Tissue Radiation Response, Latisha T. Pryor

PDF

Association Between Patient Ability in Activities of Daily Living at Hospital Admission and Key Indicators, Stephanie Rosen and Amber Steele

PDF

Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults, Nicholas Andrew Ross

PDF

The Influence of Motivational and Attentional Focus Factors on Throwing Accuracy in Elite Softball Athletes, Jacquelyn Sertic

PDF

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Implementation at Utah Valley Hospital, Ryan Sharp

PDF

HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer Using H.A.M. Applicator, Timothy Richard Thatcher

PDF

Patient, Student, and Faculty Perceptions of a Student Led Pro-Bono Education and Treatment Based Back School for Uninsured Nevadans, James Tingey, Daniel Tiano, Rebecca Templeton, and Meagan Duncan

PDF

Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Gait and Balance Post-Stroke, Leonard Ubalde, Jordon Jacklin, Peyton Hobson, and Sara Wright-Avila

PDF

The Effectiveness of Implementing a Collegiate Dance Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Quinn Williams, Kristin Allman, Matthew McArthur, and Ryan Yim

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

PDF

Neurodynamics under Different Walking Speeds in Individuals with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Corey Ackley, Kiley Aki, Joshua Arias, and Jassie Trinh

PDF

The Effect of Physical Therapy on Patient Self-Reported Outcomes and Perceptions of Mobility After Lower Extremity Amputations, Gregory Amaya, Rosman Gante, Zachary Meinzer, and Abbas Sadrossadat

PDF

Triglyceride Metabolism Following Oral Fat Tolerance Tests of Varying Fat Content in Adults, Nathaniel Glen Bodell

PDF

Optimization of Motor Performance, Lee-Kuen Chua

PDF

Lumbopelvic Muscle Performance and Morphology Differences: Implications for Low Back Pain in Individuals with Unilateral Above-The-Knee Amputation, Melissa Damele, Rachel Gross, and Ronauldo Robina

PDF

Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability Using Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Improve Walking in Individuals with Chronic Post Stroke Hemiparesis, Neil Drobitch, Kylie Henry, Sage Lyons, and James Schomig

PDF

Rural Or Underserved Practice Interest Among Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students. Do Clinical Education Experiences Change Opinions?, Brandon Godin, Trenton Poulson, Mac Neil Moresca, and Tyler Satoshige

PDF

Optimizing Back Squat Performance, Arthur Hockwald

PDF

Physiotherapy is Associated with Improvements in Gait and Balance in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Steven Jackson, Elbert Chen, and Jason Phan

PDF

College Student Depression: An Examination of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity, and Help-Seeking Willingness, Sharon Jalene

PDF

The Moderation Effect of BDNF Genotype and Self-Reported Lifetime Physical Activity Habits on Postural Instability in Parkinson’s Disease, Samantha Johnson and Tyler Ormsby

PDF

Patellar Tendon Morphology in Trans-Tibial Amputees Utilizing a Prosthesis with a Patellar-Tendon-Bearing Feature, Jessica Kellogg, Kelly Teter, and Michelle Evers

PDF

Workload Position Evaluation to Determine Efficient Training Load for Optimal Competition Performance of Female Collegiate Soccer Players, Michaela Kelsey

PDF

Cultural Competence of Athletic Training Clinical Preceptors and Their Preparedness to Address those Concepts with Students, Elizabeth Leon

PDF

Intra- and Inter-rater Reliability of a Ballet-Based Dance Technique Screening Instrument, Jessie Lesar, Zachary Shaver, and Ivetta Lassey

PDF

Discovering Motor Phenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Cross-Syndrome Approach, Daniel Edwin Lidstone

PDF

ACR Accreditation for Utah Valley Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Center, Remy Manigold

PDF

Wearable Technology Devices: Heart Rate and Step Count Analysis, Jeffrey Montes

PDF

Optimizing Cycle Exercise Performance During Normobaric Hypoxia Exposure, Cierra Brittany Ugale

PDF

The Effects of Injury on Running Status and Gait Biomechanics, Kristyne Wiegand

PDF

Impact of Clinician Experience and Positive Language on Subject Expectation of Cervical Spine Manipulation Effects, Joshua Wood, Jonah Mawae, and Stephen Elmer

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

PDF

Effect of Exercise and Hypoxia on Plasma Telomerase, Charli D. Aguilar

PDF

Neuromuscular Adaptations Following Slope Walking in Individuals Post-Stroke, Eric Akoopie, Brooke Conway Kleven, and Trisha Koch

PDF

Immediate Effects of Cervical Spine Thrust Joint Manipulation on Gait Parameters in Individuals with Neck Pain, Marc Anthony D. Albano, Emily Blok, Beau Gronert, and Ryan Masuda

PDF

The Effect of Standardized Photodocumentation on Coding of Pressure Injuries, Brandon Bales, Alex Preciado, and Angela Sandoval

PDF

Biomechanical Analysis of Jumping: The Influence of External Load and Countermovement Depth on Deceleration Strategies and Performance, Leland Adam Barker

PDF

Reliability and Validity of using a Mobile Application to Asses Knee Valgus in Healthy and Post-Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Participants, Brenda Benson Deaver and Tyrel Nelson

PDF

The Effect of Choice on Throwing Speed in Baseball Players, Brooke Andrea Boyd

PDF

The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Fear of Falling and Mobility Outcomes after Lower Limb Loss: a Preliminary Study, Tyler Chin, Heather Fox, and Juan Gutierrez Jr.

PDF

Individuals with Recurrent Low Back Pain Exhibit Significant Changes of Paraspinal Muscle Performance after Lumbar Multifidus Intramuscular Fine Wire Electrode Insertion, Anthony Duong, Vincent Dinglasan, and Russell Totten

PDF

Motor Impairments in Children with Autism: Insight into the Complexity of the Disorder, Jeffrey Douglas Eggleston

PDF

Designing National Indoor Radon Surveys According to IAEA Guidance, Charles Fitzpatrick