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


Submissions from 2021

Anthropometry Does Not Fully Explain Low Fitness Among Adults With Down Syndrome, V. D.Y. Beck, T. Baynard, E. C. Lefferts, B. A. Hibner, B. Fernhall, and Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp

Determining Frailty in People With Intellectual Disabilities in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dederieke A.M. Festen, Josje D. Schoufour, Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp, and Alyt Oppewal

Selective Atrophy of the Vastus Medialis: Does It Exist in Women With Nontraumatic Patellofemoral Pain?, Kai Yu Ho, Yu Jen Chen, Shawn Farrokhi, Liang Ching Tsai, Tzu Chieh Liao, Nicole Haas, and Christopher M. Powers

Better Position for the Wearable Sensor To Monitor Badminton Sport Training Loads, Tsung-Han Liu, Wei-Han Chen, Yo Shih, Yi-Chih Lin, and Chien Yu

Hemodynamic Response to Isometric Handgrip Exercise in Adults with Intellectual Disability, Sara R. Sherman, Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Tracy Baynard, B. O. Fernhall, and Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp

Submissions from 2020

Intra- and Inter-Rater Reliability of a Ballet-Based Dance Technique Screening Instrument, Shaw Bronner, Ivetta Lassey, Jessie R. Lesar, Zachary G. Shaver, and Catherine Turner

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

Financial Difficulty in Community-Dwelling Persons with Lower Limb Loss is Associated with 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

Using Systematic Functional Measurements in the Acute Hospital Setting to Combat the Immobility Harm, Daniel Young, Sapna R. Kudchadkar, Michael Friedman, Annette Lavezza, Sowmya Kumble, Kelly Daley, Eleni Flanagan, and Erik Hoyer

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

Towards Healthy Settings for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Kristel Vlot-Van Anrooij, J. Naaldenberg, T. I.M. Hilgenkamp, L. Vaandrager, K. van der Velden, and G. L. Leusink

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

Patterns of Objectively Measured Sedentary Behaviour in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities, Leanne Harris, Arlene M. McGarty, Thessa Hilgenkamp, Fiona Mitchell, and Craig A. Melville

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

Measurement of Anterior Translation of the Mandibular Condyle Using Sonography, Kai-Yu Ho, Brooke Laskowski, Danielle Garcia, Christensen J. Hardy, and Emilio Puentedura

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

Pre-Diagnosis Physical Activity Habits Are Associated With Age of Diagnosis in Parkinson's Disease, Merrill R. Landers, Kyle N. Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Tyler Ormsby, Danielle C. Salgo, Jessica B. Zorn, James Lyle, Andrew S. Murtishaw, Arnold M. Salazar, and Jefferson W. Kinney

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

Physical Fitness Is Predictive for 5-Year Survival in Older Adults With Intellectual Disabilities, Alyt Oppewal and Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp

No Effect of Fitness on Brachial or Forearm Vascular Function During Acute Inflammation in Young Adults, Elizabeth C. Schroeder, Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp, Wesley K. Lefferts, Nadia Robinson, Tracy Baynard, and Bo Fernhall

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

Physical Fitness of Children and Adolescents With Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities, Marieke Wouters, Heleen M. Evenhuis, 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, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Jason Seltzer, Kelly Daley, Bingqing Ye, 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

Exploration of Suitable Behaviour Change Techniques for Lifestyle Change in Individuals with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: A Delphi Study, Thessa Hilgenkamp, Mariel Willems, Aly Waninge, Johan de Jong, and Cees P. van der Schans


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

Routine Inpatient Mobility Assessment and Hospital Discharge Planning, Erik H. Hoyer, Daniel L. Young, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Daniel J. Brotman, Lisa M. Klein, Michael Friedman, and Dale 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

Physical Activity Levels of Children and Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe Intellectual Disability, Marieke Wouters, Heleen M. Evenhuis, and Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp


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 Dual Task Effect on Gait in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Is it Predictive for Falls?, Alyt Oppewal and Thessa I.M. Hilgenkamp


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