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Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Research

RESEARCH MISSION

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences' research mission is to build the evidence for best practices to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the local, national, and global community members.  

In September of 2013, Shaw Bronner PT, PhD, OCS, joined the Department as an Associate Professor. Dr. Bronner directs the Analysis of Dance and Movement (ADAM, http://www.adamcenter.net/) research laboratory, which is dedicated to the study of human movement and dance, examining human movement from many perspectives including biomechanics, neuroscience, ergonomics, epidemiology, injury, and prevention and rehabilitation.

OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS:

Assistant/Associate Professor – Neurorehabilitation and Neurologic Physical Therapy
https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27234

Associate/Full Professor - Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences
https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27273

Associate/Full Professor - Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Injury Prevention and Epidemiology
https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27233 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS:

RESEARCH LABORATORIES:

Analysis of Dance and Movement
PI: Shaw Bronner

Neuromotor Systems Laboratory
PI: C.J. Hasson

Laboratory for Locomotion Research
PI: Sheng-Che Yen

Cancer Survivorship Center
PI: Ann Marie Flores

Biomotion Research Laboratory
PI: Amee Seitz

Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
PI: Maureen K. Holden

Rehabilitation and Epidemiology Trainee Program
PI: Maura D. Iversen

Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory
PI: Jack Dennerlein

Neurophysiology Laboratory
PI: Robert Sikes

Teaching and Learning Innovation Laboratory
PI: Lorna Hayward

RESEARCH PRODUCTIVTY

In 2012, the faculty published over 45 peer reviewed journal manuscripts and over 33 peer reviewed conference abstracts and presentations.  The published works of the faculty were cited over 400 times in 2012.  In addition, faculty members submitted over $4.7 million in grants to external agencies as principal investigators.  

SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN 2012 AND 2013

Bronner S, Pinsker R, Noah JA. Energy cost and game flow of 5 exer-games in trained players. Am J Health Behav. 2013 May;37(3):369-80. PMID: 23985184 [PubMed - in process]

Eijckelhof BH, Bruno Garza JL, Huysmans MA, Blatter BM, Johnson PW, van Dieen JH, van der Beek AJ, Dennerlein JT. The effect of overcommitment and reward on muscle activity, posture, and forces in the arm-wrist-hand region - a field study among computer workers. Scand J Work Environ Health  2013;39(4):379-389. PMID: 23377125.  http://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=3346

Esbjörnsson AC, Rozumalski A, Iversen M, Schwartz M, Wretenberg P, Broström E. Quantifying gait deviations in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis using the Gait Deviation Index. Scand J Rheumatol. 2013 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24090053

Ferris CF, Johnson M, Sikes RW, Stolberg T, Prendergast R, Nedelman M, Paskavitz J. 2012, Neural circuits involved in capsaicin-induced pain in awake rats: Imaging temporal changes in activation and deactivation, Soc for Neurosci Abstr.

Flores AM, Nelson J, McCarthy M, Bienenstock K, Caravana C, McCarthy S, Smith B, Blot WJ. Late effects after breast cancer among low income women in the southern United States. 6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, “Cancer Survivorship Research: Translating Science to Care," NCI/CDC/ACS/LiveStrong.Arlington,VA, June 14-16, 2012. 

Hasson CJ, Caldwell GE. Effects of age on mechanical properties of dorsiflexor and plantarflexor muscles. Ann Biomed Eng. May 2012;40(5):1088-1101.  PMID: 22187136.

Hasson CJ, Shen T, Sternad D. Energy margins in dynamic object manipulation. J Neurophysiol. Sep 2012;108(5):1349-1365.  PMID: 22592302.

Hayward LM, Black LL, Mostrom E, Jensen GM, Ritzline PD, Perkins J. The first two years of practice: a longitudinal perspective on the learning and professional development of promising novice physical therapists. Phys Ther. Mar 2013;93(3):369-383.  PMID: 23064736.

Hayward LM, Charrette A.  Global Education: Preparation for Study Abroad and the Provision of Physical Therapy Services to Ecuadorian Orphans Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2012. 26(1):78-89.

Iversen MD. Rehabilitation interventions for pain and disability in osteoarthritis: a review of interventions including exercise, manual techniques, and assistive devices. Orthopaedic nursing / National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Mar-Apr 2012;31(2):103-108.  PMID: 22446803.

Kardouni JR, Seitz AL, Walsworth MK, Michener LA.Neovascularization prevalence in the supraspinatus of patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy.Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Nov;23(6):444-9. PMID: 23732364

Michener LA, Subasi Yesilyaprak SS, Seitz AL, Timmons MK, Walsworth MK. Supraspinatus tendon and subacromial space parameters measured on ultrasonographic imaging in subacromial impingement syndrome. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23736252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Ono Y, Nomoto Y, Tanaka S, Sato K, Shimada S, Tachibana A, Bronner S, Noah JA. Frontotemporal oxyhemoglobin dynamics predict performance accuracy of dance simulation gameplay: Temporal characteristics of top-down and bottom-up cortical activities. Neuroimage. 2013 May 24. doi:pii: S1053-8119(13)00571-5. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.071. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23707582

Örtqvist M, Roos EM, Brostrom E, Janarv P, Iversen MD. Development of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score for Children (KOOS-Child): Comprehensibility and Content Validity. Acta Orthopaedica 2012;83(6):666-73

Seitz AL, Michener LA, McClure PW, Lynch SS, McKinney JL. Effects of Scapular Dyskinesis and Scapular Assistance Test on Subacromial Space during Static Arm Elevation.Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.2012; 21(5):631-40. PMID: 21444218.

Tanaka T, Aria H, Sugihara S, Ito R, Izumi T, Holden MK (2012). A study of upper extremity training using a virtual environment system as a computer therapy. Accepted for Publication, Journal of Physical Therapy Science.

Timmons MK, Thigpen CA, Seitz AL, Karduna A, Michener LA. Scapular Kinematics and Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2012;21(4):354-70. PMID:22388171 

Trudeau M, Catalano PJ, Jindrich Dl, Dennerlein JT.  Tablet keyboard configuration affects performance, discomfort and task difficulty for thumb typing in a two-handed grip. PLoS One. 2013;8(6):e67525. Print 2013.PMID: 23840730.  Open Access

Yen SC, Gutierrez GM, Ling W, Magill R, McDonough A. Coordination variability during load carriage walking: can it contribute to low back pain? Hum Mov Sci. Oct 2012;31(5):1286-1301.  PMID: 22698836.

Yen SC, Schmit BD, Landry JM, Roth H, Wu M. Locomotor adaptation to resistance during treadmill training transfers to overground walking in human SCI. Exp Brain Res. Feb 2012;216(3):473-482.  PMID: 22108702.

Contact Info

Jack Dennerlein, PhD
Director of Research, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
308 Robinson Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.373.5428
Fax: 617.373.3161

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