Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physical Therapy Faculty.


Submissions from 2020

Current and Emerging Trends in the Management of Fall Risk in People with Lower Limb Amputation, Sheila Clemens, Charissa Doerger, and Szu-Ping Lee

Factors Associated With Home Visits in a 5-Year Study of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Survivors, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Daniel L. Young, Archana Nelliot, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Pedro A. Mendez-Tellez, Dale M. Needham, and Victor D. Dinglas

Physical Activity and Peak Oxygen Consumption Are Associated With Walking in Multiple Sclerosis, Brooks A. Hibner, Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp, Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Robert W. Motl, Rachel E. Bollaert, Garett Griffith, Georgios Grigoriadis, Tracy Barynard, and Bo Fernhall

Acute Systemic Inflammation Reduces Both Carotid and Aortic Wave Reflection in Healthy Adults, Thessa Hilgenkamp, Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Wesley L. Lefferts, and Bo Fernhall

Comparisons of Patellar Bone Mineral Density Between Individuals With and Without Patellofemoral Pain, Kai-Ya Ho, Allina Cummins, Chris Khuu, Shane Parker, and Steven Shepherd

Financial Difficulty in Community-Dwelling Persons With Lower Limb Loss Is Associated With Reduced Self-Perceived Health and Wellbeing, Szu-Ping Lee, Lung-Chang Chien, Tyler Chin, Heather Fox, and Juan Gutierrez

Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior Affects the Inter-Relationship Between Vision Impairment and Diminished Mobility in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Szu-Ping Lee, Ya-Wen Hsu, Lauren Andrew, Talia Davis, and Christian Johnson


Sound Effects on Standing Postural Strategies in the Elderly via Frequency Analysis Approach, Yun-Ju Lee, Chang-Hsu Chen, Chao-Che Wu, Yu-Jung Chen, and Jing-Nong Liang


Characterizing Intersection Variability of Butterfly Diagram in Post-stroke Gait Using Kernel Density Estimation, Yun Ju Lee and Jing Nong Liang

Altered Achilles Tendon Morphology in an Individual with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis: A Case Report, Jing Nong Liang and Kai-Yu Ho


Altered Achilles Tendon Morphology in Individuals With Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis: A Case Report, Jing Nong Liang and Kai-Yu Ho


Immediate Effects of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Postural Stability Using Computerized Dynamic Posturography in People With Chronic Post-stroke Hemiparesis, Jing Nong Liang, Leonard Ubalde, Jordon Jacklin, Peyton Hobson, Sara Wright-Avila, and Yun-Ju Lee

The Association Between Medication Use and Gait in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities, S. Maas, D. A.M. Festen, Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp, and A. Oppewal

Small Steps in Fitness, Major Leaps in Health for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities, Alyt Oppewal, Dederieke Maes-Festen, and Thessa Irena Maria Hilgenkamp

Participant Retention in Trauma Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Follow-Up Studies: A Post-Hoc Analysis of a Previous Scoping Review, Himanshu Rawal, Daniel L. Young, Roozbeh Nikooie, Awsse H. Al Ani, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Sumana Vasishta, Elliott R. Haut, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Dale M. Needham, and Victor D. Dinglas

Hypertension in Adults With Intellectual Disability: Prevalence and Risk Factors, Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Lindsay DuBois, Molly Sadowsky, and Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp

Corticomotor Excitability of Gluteus Maximus Is Associated with Hip Biomechanics During a Single-Leg Drop-Jump, Yo Shih, Beth E. Fisher, Jo Armour Smith, and Christopher M. Powers


Improving Environmental Capacities for Health Promotion in Support Settings for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Inclusive Design of the DIHASID Tool, Kristel Vlot-van Anrooij, Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp, Geraline L. Leusink, Anneke van der Cruijsen, Henk Jansen, Jenneken Naaldenberg, and Koos van der Velden

How Can Care Settings for People with Intellectual Disabilities Embed Health Promotion?, Kristel Vlot-van Anrooij, Monique C. J. Kiks-Leensen, Anneke van der Cruijsen, Henk Jansen, Koos van der Velden, Geraline Leusink, Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp, and Jenneken Naaldenberg

Measuring Mobility in Low Functioning Hospital Patients: An AM-PAC Replenishment Project, Daniel L. Young, Sowmya Kumble, Carmen Capo-Lugo, Heather Littier, Annette Lavezza, Erik Hoyer, Michael Friedman, Dale M. Needham, Debra Rogers, Susan C. Martin, Tami Minnier, Beth A. Matcho, Tracy Euloth, Pengsheng Ni, and Alan Jette

Submissions from 2019

Association Between Ambulatory Status and Call Bell Use in Hospitalized Patients—A Retrospective Cohort Study, Carmen E. Capo-Lugo, Kara Shumock, Daniel L. Young, Lisa Klein, Andre Cassell, Maria Cvach, Annette Lavezza, Michael Friedman, Elys Bhatia, Daniel J. Brotman, and Erik H. Hoyer

Bilateral Assessment of the Corticospinal Pathways of the Ankle Muscles Using Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation., Charalambous C. Charalambous, Jing Nong Liang, Steve A. Kautz, Mark S. George, and Mark G. Bowsen

Varieties of the Highly Dispersible and Hypervariable Tree, Metrosideros Polymorpha, Differ in Response to Mechanical Stress and Light Across A Sharp Ecotone, Jill M. Ekar, Donald K. Price, Melissa A. Johnson, and Elizabeth A. Stacy

Cardiopulmonary Profile of Individuals with Intellectual Disability, Thessa Hilgenkamp, Anne J. M. Boonman, Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Maria T. E. Hopman, and Bo Fernhall

Altered Central Hemodynamics in Individuals with Down Syndrome, Thessa Irena Maria Hilgenkamp, Elizabeth Cornellia Schroeder, Sang Ouk Wee, Georgios Grigoriadis, Alexander Jacob Rosenberg, Tracy Baynard, and Bo Fernhall

Adding Meaning to Physical Fitness Test Results in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Thessa Hilgenkamp and Alyt Oppewal


Factors Related to Intra-Tendinous Morphology of Achilles Tendon in Runners, Kai-Yu Ho, Ari Baquet, Yu-Jen Chang, Lung-Chan Chien, Michelle Harty, Gregory Bashford, and Kornelia Kulig

Using a Mobile Application to Assess Knee Valgus in Healthy and Post-Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Participants, Kai-Yu Ho, Brenda Benson Deaver, Tyrel Nelson, and Catherine Turner


Patellar Tendon Morphology in Trans-tibial Amputees Utilizing a Prosthesis with a Patellar-tendon- Bearing Feature, Kai-Yu Ho, Michelle Harty, Jessica Kellogg, Kelly Teter, Szu-Ping Lee, Yu-Jen Chang, and Gregory Bashford

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease in the Achilles Tendon, Kai-Yu Ho and Jing Nong Liang

Asymmetric Crying Facies Syndrome, Kai-Yu Ho PT, PhD and Jing Nong Liang PT, PhD

Heel-Raised Foot Posture Does Not Affect Trunk and Lower Extremity Biomechanics During a Barbell Back Squat in Recreational Weight lifters, Szu-ping Lee, Carrie B. Gillis, Javier Ibarra, and Derek F. Oldroyd

A Comparison of Multiple Wearable Technology Devices Heart Rate and Step Count Measurements During Free Motion and Treadmill Based Measurements, Szu-Ping Lee, Jeffrey Montes, Richard Tandy, John Young, and James Navalta


Characteristics of Medial-Lateral Postural Control While Exposed to the External Perturbation in Step Initiation, Yun-Ju Lee, Jing Nong Liang, Bing Chen, and Alexander S. Aruin


Characteristics of Postural Muscle Activity in Response to A Motor-Motor Task in Elderly, Yun-Ju Lee, Jing Nong Liang, and Yu-Tang Wen


Impaired H-Reflex Adaptations Following Slope Walking in Individuals With Post-stroke Hemiparesis, Jing Nong Liang, Yun Ju Lee, Eric Akoopie, Brooke Conway Kleven, Trisha Koch, and Kai-Yu Ho

Impaired H-Reflex Adaptations Following Slope Walking in Individuals With Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Jing Nong Liang, Yun-Ju Lee, Eric Akoopie, Brooke Conway Kleven, Trisha Koch, and Kai-Yu Ho

Handgrip Fatigue and Forearm Girth in Intermediate Sport Rock Climbers, Grace MacDonald, Jacob W. Manning, Szu-Ping Lee, Charli Aguilar, Nathaniel G. Bodell, Jack Young, Brian Schilling, and James W. Navalta

Four Weeks of Training with Simple Postural Instructions Changes Trunk Posture and Foot Strike Pattern in Recreational Runners, Hui-Ting Shih, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Casey Gray, Matthew Poggemiller, Ian Tracy, and Szu-Ping Lee

The Feasibility of Vigorous Resistance Exercise Training in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities With Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Stijn Wetering, Alyt Oppewal, and Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp

Inpatient Mobility Technicians: One Step Forward?, Daniel L. Young, Daniel J. Brotman, and Erik H. Hoyer

Prediction of Disposition Within 48 Hours of Hospital Admission Using Patient Mobility Scores, Daniel L. Young PT, DPT, PhD; Elizabeth Colantuoni; Lisa Aronson Friedman; Jason Seltzer PT, DPT; Kelly Daley PT, MBA; Bingqing Ye; Daniel J. Brotman; and Erik H. Hoyer

Charged Compact Binary Coalescence Signal and Electromagnetic Counterpart of Plunging Black Hole–Neutron Star Mergers, Bing Zhang

Submissions from 2018

2D Ultrasound-Based Characterization of Achilles Tendon Micromorphology in Runners Using Spatial Frequency Parameters, Ari L. Baquet, Kai-Yu Ho, Yu-Jen Chang, Abbigail Fietzer, Michelle Evers, Caleb Strassberg, Greg Bashford, and Kornelia Kulig

Effects of Fatigue on Balance in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: Influence of Medication and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Genotype, Michael Bear, Bradley Klemetson, Diana Scott, Andrew S. Murtishaw, James Navalta, Jefferson Kinney, and Merrill R. Landers

The Influence of Long-Term Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Gait Function in Parkinson's Disease, Lidio De Albuquerque, Irwin Munoz, Ashley Mangahas, Merrill Landers, and Brach Poston

Examination Of Gait Parameters During Perturbed Over-ground Walking In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, J D. Eggleston, M R. Landers, Barry T. Bates, E Nagelhout, and J S. Dufek

A Resistance Exercise Set for a Total Body Workout for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, A Pilot Study, Thessa Hilgenkamp, Stijn Weterings, Alyt Oppewal, and Florien M. M. van Eeden


Effects of Patellofemoral Taping on Patellofemoral Joint Alignment and Contact Area During Weight Bearing, Kai-Yu Ho PT, PhD; Ryan Epstein DPT; Ron Garcia DPT, ATC; Nicole Riley DPT; Szu-Ping Lee PT, PhD; and Catherine Turner

Patellofemoral Joint Stress during Incline and Decline Running, Kai-Yu Ho, Theresa French, Brooks Klein, and Young Lee

Acute effects of walking on the deformation of femoral articular cartilage in older adults, Kai-Yu Ho, Jayson McClaren, and Skyler Sudweeks

Toward A Common Language For Measuring Patient Mobility In The Hospital: Reliability And Construct Validity Of Interprofessional Mobility Measures, E H. Hoyer, D L. Young, L M. Klein, J Kreif, K Shumock, S Hiser, M Friedman, A Lavezza, A Jette, K S. Chan, and D M. Needham


Increasing Patient Mobility Through an Individualized Goal-centered Hospital Mobility Program: A Quasi-experimental Quality Improvement Project, Lisa M. Klein MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CNRN; Daniel Young PT, DPT, PhD; Du Feng PhD; Annette Lavezza OTR/L; Stephanie Hiser ORT/L; Kelly N. Daley PT, MBA; and Erik H. Hoyer MD


Gender and Posture are Significant Risk Factors to Musculoskeletal Symptoms during Touchscreen Tablet Computer Use, Szu-Ping Lee, Ya-Ting Hsu, Betina Bair, Marissa Toberman, and Lung-Chang Chien

Insertion and Presence of Fine-Wire Intramuscular Electrodes to the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles Do Not Affect Muscle Performance and Activation During High-Exertion Spinal Extension Activities, Szu-Ping Lee PhD; Jo Armour Smith PT, PhD; Matthew Kimber PT, DPT; and Kelsey Houk BS

Control Of Vertical Posture While Standing On A Sliding Board And Pushing An Object, Y J. Lee, B Chen, J N. Liang, and A S. Aruin

Pushing Induced Sliding Perturbation Affects Postural Responses to Maintain Balance Standing, Yun-Ju Lee, Bing Chen, Jing-Nong Liang, and Alexander S. Aruin

Can beliefs change in middle school students? A study of the effectiveness of Pain Neuroscience Education, Adriaan Louw, Jessie Podolak, Kory Zimney, Stephen Schmidt, and Emilio J. Puentedura

Towards Improving Hospital Workflows: An Evaluation of Resources to Mobilize Patients, Brent C. Pottenger MD, MHA; Peter J. Pronovost MD, PhD; Julie Kreif PT, MBA; Lisa Klein MSN, RN; Deborah Hobson BSN, RN; Daniel Young PT, DPT, PhD; and Erik H. Hoyer

Risk Factors Associated With Low Back Pain in Golfers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Jo Armour Smith PT, PhD; Andrew Hawkins DPT; Marybeth Grant-Beuttler PT, PhD; Richard Beuttler PsyD; and Szu-Ping Lee PT, PhD

Effects of slope on backward locomotion, Song D. Vo, Julia Silvernail, Richard D. Tandy, Szu-ping Lee, and Janet S. Dufek


Identifying Barriers to Nurse-Facilitated Patient Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit, Daniel L. Young PT, DPT, PhD; Jason Seltzer PT, DPT; Mary Glover RN; Caroline Outten RN, BSN, CCRN; Annette Lavezza OTR/L; Earl Mantheiy; Ann M. Parker; and Dale M. Needham

Submissions from 2017

Adverse events associated with the use of cervical spine manipulation or mobilization and patient characteristics: A Systematic Review., H A. Kranenburg, M Schmitt, G J. Luijckx, Emilio J. Puentedura, and C P. Van der Schans

Evidence of dynamic visual acuity impairment in asymptomatic mixed martial arts fighters, Merrill R. Landers, Robert Donatelli, Jennifer Nash, and Randa Bascharon


A cross-sectional analysis of the characteristics of individuals with Parkinson disease who avoid activities and participation due to fear of falling, M R. Landers, M Lopker, M Newman, R Gourlie, S Sorensen, and R Vong


Authentication system for stateless RESTful Web service, S Lee, J Y. Jo, and Y Kim


Standing on wedges modifies side-specific postural control in the presence of lateral external perturbations, Y J. Lee, J N. Liang, B Chen, M Ganesan, and A S. Aruin


Sham Surgery in Orthopedics: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Adriaan Louw, Ina Diener, Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, and Emilio Puentedura

Assessing posture in the individual with fibromyalgia, what's the value?, Adriaan Louw, Kory Zimney, and Merrill R. Landers


The Compatibility of Chlorhexidine and a Skin Care Product Line: A Real-World Analysis of Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates, P L. Phillips, D Young, and D Chakravarthy

Efficacy of Androgen Deprivation Therapy and the Role of Oxidative Stress, Donald Price


Preventing Non-contact ACL Injuries in Female Athletes: What Can We Learn from Dancers?, Catherine Turner, Sarah Crow, Thomas Crowther, Brittany Keating, Trenton Saupan, Jason Pyfer, Kimberly Vialpando, and Szu-Ping Lee

The Development and Preliminary Validity Testing of the Healing Progression Rate Tool, D. L. Young, N. Estocado, Du Feng, and J. Black


Cross-sectional examination of patient and therapist factors affecting participation in physical therapy in acute care hospital settings, D L. Young, S Moonie, and T Bungum

Submissions from 2016

Evidence-based clinically-informed manual therapy clinical reasoning for headache management, Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Joshua Cleland, Carol A. Courtney, Toby M. Hall, and Emilio J. Puentedura


Changes in water content in response to an acute bout of eccentric loading in a patellar tendon with a history of tendinopathy: A case report, Kai Ho and K Kulig


Effects of fast walking on tibiofemoral bone water content in middle-aged adults, Kai Ho, A Standerfer, S Ngo, K Daun, and Scott Lee


Use of ultrasonography for assessing treatment efficacy in a case with ankylosis of the temoporomandibular joint, Kai-Yu Ho, Sally Ho, and Patrick Colletti


Use of Ultrasonography for Assessing Treatment Efficacy in a Case With Ankylosis of the Temporomandibular Joint, Kai-Yu Ho, Sally Ho, and Patrick Colletti


Does attentional focus during balance training in people with Parkinson's disease affect outcome? A randomised controlled clinical trial, Merrill Landers, R M. Hatlevig, A D. Davis, A R. Richards, and L E. Rosenlof


Performance improvement of mapreduce process by promoting deep data locality, Szu-Ping Lee, Juyeon Jo, and Y Kim


Three-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial comparing preoperative neuroscience education for patients undergoing surgery for lumbar radiculopathy, Adriaan Louw, Ina Diener, Merrill Landers, Kory Zimney, and Emilio J. Puentedura


Know Pain, Know Gain? A Perspective on Pain Neuroscience Education in Physical Therapy, Adriaan Louw, Emilio J. Puentedura, Kory Zimney, and Stephen Schmidt


A randomized controlled trial of “clockwise” ultrasound for low back pain, Adriaan Louw, Kory Zimney, Merrill Landers, Mark Luttrell, Bob Clair, and Joshua Mills


Retention of pain neuroscience knowledge: a multi-centre trial, Adriaan Louw, Kory Zimney, and Emilio J. Puentedura


The effect of manual therapy and neuroplasticity education on chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial, A Louw, K Farrell, Merrill Landers, M Barclay, E Goodman, J Gillund, S McCaffrey, and L Timmerman


Teaching patients about pain: It works, but what should we call it?, A Louw, E J. Puentedura, and K Zimney


A descriptive study of the utilization of physical therapy for postoperative rehabilitation in patients undergoing surgery for lumbar radiculopathy, A Louw, Emilio Puentedura, and I Diener


The efficacy of pain neuroscience education on musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review of the literature, A Louw, K Zimney, E J. Puentedura, and I Diener

Use of Neuroscience education, tactile discrimination, limb laterality and graded motor imagery in a patient with frozen shoulder, Paul E. Mintken, Amy McDevitt, Emilio J. Puentedura, and Adriaan Louw


Combining manual therapy with pain neuroscience education in the treatment of chronic low back pain: A narrative review of the literature, Emilio J Puentedura and T Flynn


Thrust joint manipulation utilization by U.S. physical therapists, Emilio J. Puentedura, Rebecca Slaughter, Sean Reilly, Erwin Ventura, and Daniel Young


Human placenta processed for encapsulation contains modest concentrations of 14 trace minerals and elements, S M. Young, L K. Gryder, W B. David, Y Teng, S Gerstenberger, and Daniel C. Benyshek

Submissions from 2015


The Acute Effect of Hip External Rotator Stretches on Hip Internal Rotation Range of Motion, Cody Bremner, Tedd J. Girouard, Michelle N. Samuel, Catherine L. Turner, Antonio S. Santo, and John A. Mercer


Improving Outcomes by Implementing a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (PUPP): Going beyond the Basics, Amparo Cano, Debbie Anglade, Hope Stamp, Fortunata Joaquin, Jennifer A. Lopez, Lori Lupe, Steven P. Schmidt, and Daniel L. Young


Feasibility of Using a Large Amplitude Movement Therapy to Improve Ambulatory Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy, Robbin Hickman, Janet S. Dufek, Szu-Ping Lee, Andrea Blahovec, Andrea Kuiken, Heather Riggins, and Jeffrey Ray McClellan


Does Attentional Focus During Balance Training in People with Parkinson’s Disease Affect Outcome? A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial, Merrill Landers, R. M. Hatlevig, A. D. Davis, A. R. Richards, and L. E. Rosenlof


Balance Confidence and Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior Are Most Predictive of Falling in Older Adults: Prospective Analysis, Merrill Landers, S. Oscar, J. Sasaoka, and K. Vaughn


Impaired H-Reflex Gain during Postural Loaded Locomotion in Individuals Post-Stroke, Jing Nong Liang and David A. Brown


Femur Rotation Increases Patella Cartilage Stress in Females with Patellofemoral Pain, Tzu-Chieh Liao, Nicoles Young, Kai-Yu Ho, Shawn Farrokhi, and Christopher M. Powers