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 2020

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Comparison of Upper Extremity Function in Women With and Women Without a History of Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher, Gilson Capilouto, Terry Malone, Heather Bush, and Timothy L. Uhl

A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Screening and Assessment of Cancer-related Fatigue, Mary Insana Fisher, Joy C. Cohn, Shana Harrington, Jeannette Que Lee, and Daniel Joseph Malone

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A Quantitative Comparison of Arm Activity between Women with Breast Cancer and Healthy, Mary Insana Fisher, Claire Davies, and Timothy L. Uhl

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Validity of the Body Scan Scanner® and Structure Sensor to Measure Limb Volume in Healthy Adults, Mary Insana Fisher, Michaela Claire Viola, Noah James Brueckner, Madison Elizabeth Wolfe, and Rachel Lynn Kremer

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Cancer Rehabilitation Publications (2008–2018) With a Focus on Physical Function: A Scoping Review, Shana Harrington, Nicole L. Stout, Elizabeth Hile, Mary Insana Fisher, Melissa Eden, Victoria Marchese, and Lucinda Pfalzer

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Validity and Reliability of Three-dimensional Imaging to Measure Limb Volume: A Systematic Review, Rachel Kramer, Madison Elizabeth Wolfe, Noah James Brueckner, Michaela Claire Viola, and Mary Insana Fisher

Submissions from 2019

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The Effects of Therapeutic Riding on Social Skills and Sensory Functioning in Children with Autism, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Mary Insana Fisher, Christy Lee, Jordan Bevins, Cristin Carter, Stephanie Dailey, Kelsey Haynes, Allison Richard, and Sarah Soboslay

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Joint Mobility and Stability Strategies for the Shoulder, Mary Insana Fisher and Joseph M. Day

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Creating an Interprofessional Collaborative Research Opportunity for Physical and Occupational Therapy Students, Anne Fleischer, Mary Insana Fisher, and Shirley P. O'Brien

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Response Letter to ‘The Role of Proprioception of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy’, Ann M. Lucado, Joshua Vincent, and Joseph M. Day

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Test-Retest Reliability and Minimum Detectable Change for Various Frontal Plane Projection Angles during Dynamic Tasks, David M. Werner, Stephanie Di Stasi, Cara L. Lewis, and Joaquin Alberto Barrios

Submissions from 2018

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Home Exercises Versus On-Site Rehabilitation in the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: A Critically Appraised Topic, Joseph M. Day, Robert Barry Dale, and Elizabeth Kennedy

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Mixed Methods Study: A One-Week International Service Project Enhances Healthcare Competencies, Dennis W. Fell, Elizabeth Kennedy, and Joseph M. Day

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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

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Do Joint Mobilizations Assist in the Recovery of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Ann M. Lucado, Robert Barry Dale, Joshua Vincent, and Joseph M. Day

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, Anne Fleischer, Lynn Hendricks, Megan McClure, Kim Parent, and Renee Roberts

Utilization of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as a Guide in Treating a Patient at Risk for Chronic Pain Syndrome, J. Fletcher and Joseph M. Day

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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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Arm Dominance Does Not Affect Scapular Muscle Strength and Endurance, Joseph M. Day, Heather M. Bush, Arthur J. Nitz, and Timothy L. Uhl

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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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Home Exercise Adherence in an Underserved Ecuadorian Community, Joseph M. Day, Jean Irion, Meridith Anile, Jared Henson, Ben Roussel, Christina Shepherd, and Huybrechts Bindele

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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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Outcomes Following the Conservative Management of Patients with Non-radicular Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, Joseph M. Day, Jason Willoughby, Donald G. Pitts, Michelle McCallum, Ryan Foister, and Timothy L. Uhl

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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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The Efficacy of Cervical/Thoracic Active Range of Motion for Detecting Changes Associated with Individuals Receiving Muscle Energy Techniques, Joseph M. Day, Patrick McKeon, and Arthur J. Nitz