The University of Dayton's Department of Physical Therapy (DPT) offers a doctoral program that will prepare you to be a knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective practitioner.

Our faculty and graduates contribute to society and the physical therapy profession through practice, teaching, administration and research. The need for highly trained physical therapists continues to rise, and the DPT program will put you at the front of the curve.

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Submissions from 2018

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Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Cancer: Measures of Cancer-Related Fatigue—A Systematic Review, Mary Insana Fisher, Claire Davies, Hannah Lacy, and Deborah Doherty

Submissions from 2017

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Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Urogenital Cancer Outcomes: Clinical Measures of Lymphedema—A Systematic Review, Joy C. Cohn, Hannah Geyer, Jeannette Lee, and Mary Insana Fisher

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Effect of Exercise Position on Percent Changes in Serratus Anterior Muscle Thickness, Joseph M. Day

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Perceived Stress Levels May Impact Upper Extremity Function Among Women Treated for Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher, Ann Fleischer, Lynn Hendricks, Megan McClure, Kim Parent, and Renee Roberts

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Toward a Research Agenda for Oncology Physical Therapy, Lucinda Pfalzer, Nicole L. Stout, Shana Harrington, and Mary Insana Fisher

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Validity, Reliability, and Normative Values for Clinically-Assessed Frontal Tibial Orientation as a Measure of Varus-Valgus Knee Alignment, David Werner, John Wilson, Richard Willy, and Joaquin Alberto Barrios

Submissions from 2016

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Three-dimensional Hip and Knee Kinematics During Walking, Running, and Single-limb Drop Landing in Females With and Without Genu Valgum, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Cera A. Heitkamp, Barbara P. Smith, Morgan M. Sturgeon, Daniel W. Suckow, and Chelsea R. Sutton

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Effects of Incremental Ambulatory-range Loading on Arch Height Index Parameters, Anastasia Bjelopetrovich and Joaquin Alberto Barrios

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Oncology EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measures for Functional Mobility, Claire Davies, Genevieve Colon, Hannah Geyer, Lucinda Pfalzer, and Mary Insana Fisher

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Task-Oriented Ankle and Foot Training for Improving Gait, Balance, and Strength in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study, Cizelle Rodriques, Kurt Jackson, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Lloyd L. Laubach, and Kimberly Edginton Bigelow

Submissions from 2015

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Technology Paved the Road for Students in a High-School Dropout Recovery Program to an Online College Class, C. Jayne Brahler

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Scapular Muscle Performance in Individuals With Lateral Epicondylalgia, Joseph M. Day, Heather Bush, Arthur J. Nitz, and Tim L. Uhl

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The Effects of Home-based Pilates in Healthy College-Age Females, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Mary Insana Fisher, and C. Jayne Brahler

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Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Prostate Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures of Strength and Muscular Endurance, Mary Insana Fisher, Claire Davies, Genevieve Colon, Hannah Geyer, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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Research Roundup from the Research Committee, Mary Insana Fisher and Shana Harrington

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Research Round-up: Manual Muscle Testing, Mary Insana Fisher and Shana Harrington

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Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measures for Functional Mobility, Mary Insana Fisher, Jeannette Lee, Claire Davies, Hannah Geyer, Genevieve Colon, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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A Comparison of the Scapular Flip Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Controls, Mary Insana Fisher, Lucinda Pfalzer, Ellen W. Levy, Shana Harrington, Lynn H. Gerber, and Nicole L. Stout

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A Comparison of the Upper Limb Lift Test between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy Control Subjects, Mary Insana Fisher, Lucinda Pfalzer, Ellen W. Levy, Shana Harrington, Lynn H. Gerber, and Nicole L. Stout

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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Clinical Examination and Outcomes Assessment, Nicole L. Stout, Shana Harrington, Lucinda Pfalzer, and Mary Insana Fisher

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The Association between Critical Thinking and Scholastic Aptitude on First-time Pass Rate of the National Physical Therapy Examination, Daniel W. Suckow, C. Jayne Brahler, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Mary Insana Fisher, and Philip A. Anloague

Submissions from 2014

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A Sex Comparison of Ambulatory Mechanics Relevant to Osteoarthritis in Individuals With and Without Asymptomatic Varus Knee Alignment, Joaquin Alberto Barrios and Danielle E. Strotman

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Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 that Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children 6-10 Years of Age, Kadi Carmosino, Ashley Grzeszczak, Kaylie McMurray, Ali Olivo, Bo Slutz, Brittany Zoll, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, and C. Jayne Brahler

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Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes - Clinical Measures of Strength and Muscular Endurance: A Systematic Review, Mary Insana Fisher, Claire Davies, Christine Beuthin, Genevieve Colon, Brittany Zoll, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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Effects of Yoga on Arm Volume among Women with Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, and Harold L. Merriman

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The Importance Of Managing Psychosocial Health: A Case Study, Mary Insana Fisher and Harold L. Merriman

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Comparison of Stance Phase Knee Joint Angles and Moments Using Two Different Surface Marker Representations of the Proximal Shank in Walkers and Runners, Daniel J. Petit, John D. Wilson, and Joaquin Alberto Barrios

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The Dose–Response Relationship Between Lateral Foot Wedging and the Reduction of Knee Adduction Moment, Rima A. Tipnis, Philip A. Anloague, Lloyd L. Laubach, and Joaquin Alberto Barrios

Submissions from 2013

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Mechanical Effectiveness of Lateral Foot Wedging in Medial Knee Osteoarthritis After 1 Year of Wear, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Robert J. Butler, Jeremy R. Crenshaw, Todd D. Royer, and Irene S. Davis

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Effects of Medially Wedged Foot Orthoses on Knee and Hip Joint Running Mechanics in Females With and Without Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Andrew R. Boldt, John D. Wilson, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, and Thomas W. Kernozek

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Effect of Specific Gait Modifications on Medial Knee Loading, Metabolic Cost and Perception of Task Difficulty, Lydia K. Caldwell, Lloyd L. Laubach, and Joaquin Alberto Barrios

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A Comparison of Upper Extremity Function between Female Breast Cancer Survivors and Healthy Controls: Typical Self-report of Function, Motion, Strength, and Muscular Endurance, Mary Insana Fisher

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Oncology Section Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: Scapular Assessment, Mary Insana Fisher and Pamela K. Levangie

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Whole-Body Vibration Improves Functional Mobility, Flexibility, and Relative Risk for Falling in the Assisted Living Elderly: A Case Series, Christina Garrity, Harold L. Merriman, and C. Jayne Brahler

Multiple Sclerosis, Kurt Jackson

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Oncology Section Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: An Introduction to the EDGE Task Force and Clinical Measures of Upper Extremity Function, Pamela K. Levangie and Mary Insana Fisher

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A Home-based Exercise Program for the Foot and Ankle to Improve Balance, Muscle Performance and Flexibility in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study, Laurel Long, Kurt Jackson, and Lloyd L. Laubach

Submissions from 2012

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Dynamic Versus Radiographic Alignment in Relation to Medial Knee Loading in Symptomatic Osteoarthritis, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Todd D. Royer, and Irene S. Davis

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Numerous Test Items in the Complete and Short Forms of the BOT-2 Do Not Contribute Substantially to Motor Performance Assessments in Typically Developing Children Six to Ten Years Old, C. Jayne Brahler, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Sara Mrowzinski, Susan Aebker, and Megan Kreill

Submissions from 2011

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Influence of Three Different Soccer Cleat Configurations on Knee Joint Loading and Running Performance, C. Jayne Brahler and Philip A. Anloague

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Investigating the Associations between Core Strength, Postural Control and Fine Motor Performance in Children, Rachel Burnett, Nicole Cornett, Gina Rekart, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, C. Jayne Brahler, Susan Aebker, and Megan Kreill

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Frontal-Plane Gait Mechanics in People With Medial Knee Osteoarthritis Are Different From Those in People With Lateral Knee Osteoarthritis, Robert J. Butler, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Todd D. Royer, and Irene S. Davis

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A Comparison of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs in Females with Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Wendy Chorny, C. Jayne Brahler, Ashley Ingley, Jennifer Kennedy, and Valerie Osterfeld

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Systematically Controlling for the Influence of Age, Sex, Hertz and Time Post-Whole-Body Vibration Exposure on Four Measures of Physical Performance in Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Cross-over Study, Harold L. Merriman, C. Jayne Brahler, and Kurt Jackson

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Knee Range of Motion: Reliability and Agreement of 3 Measurement Methods, Paul G. Peters, Michael A. Herbenick, Philip A. Anloague, Ronald J. Markert, and L. Joseph Rubino

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Load Carriage Distance Run and Pushups Tests: No Body Mass Bias and Occupationally Relevant, Paul M. Vanderburgh, Nicholas S. Mickley, Philip A. Anloague, and Kimber Lucius

Submissions from 2010

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Gait Retraining to Reduce the Knee Adduction Moment Through Real-time Visual Feedback of Dynamic Knee Alignment, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Kay M. Crossley, and Irene S. Davis

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The Effect of Yoga Postures on Balance, Flexibility, and Strength in Healthy High School Females, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, C. Jayne Brahler, Mary Insana Fisher, and Kelly Beasley

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The Power Of Empowerment: An ICF-Based Model to Improve Self-Efficacy and Upper Extremity Function of Survivors of Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher and Dana Howell

Submissions from 2009

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Walking Shoes and Laterally Wedged Orthoses in the Clinical Management of Medial Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis: A One-year Prospective Controlled Trial, Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Jeremy R. Crenshaw, Todd D. Royer, and Irene S. Davis