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(Listed alphabetically by Project Title - Please see individual faculty home pages for listing by faculty member.)

CAN NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING ALTER MOVEMENT PATTERNS?


Principal Investigator:

Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, SCS, ATC, FAPTA

Collaborators:
University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas S. Buchanan, PhD, Kurt Manal, PhD
First State Orthopaedics
Michael J. Axe, MD

Currently Recruiting subjects ACL Flyer

Funding: NIH R01AR048212-01A1

COORDINATION OF REACHING IN HEALTHY ADULT AND STROKE


Principal Investigator:

John Scholz, PT, PhD University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy

Collaborators:
Institut für Neuroinformatik, Bochum, Germany
Gregor Schöner, PhD

Currently Recruiting subjects
Download Stroke Reaching Flyer

DYNAMIC STABILITY IN THE ACL INJURED KNEE

Principal Investigator:
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, SCS, ATC, FAPTA

Collaborators:
University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas S. Buchanan, PhD, Kurt Manal, PhD
First State Orthopaedics
Michael J. Axe, MD

No longer recruiting subjects

Funding: NIH R37HD037985-11

FastFES - Fast Treadmill Training/Functional Electrical Stimulation to Improve Walking


Project Director:
Stuart Binder-Macleod, PhD, PT
Co-Director:
Darcy Reisman, PhD, PT

Collaborators:
UD Department of Physical Therapy
Katherine S. Rudolph, PT, PhD
Ramu Perumal, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jill S. Higginson, PhD
Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
William Farquhar, PhD

Funding: NIH R01HD056374

Currently enrolling subjects, Click here for more information

FES AND BIOMECHANICS: TREATING MOVEMENT DISORDERS


Principal Investigator:

Thomas S. Buchanan, PhD University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Collaborators:
University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy
John Scholz, PhD, PT, Stuart Binder-Macleod, PhD, PT, Katherine Rudolph, PhD, PT
University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sunil Agrawal PhD, Abbas Fattah, PhD, Kurt Manal, PhD
University of California- Davis, Dept of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Anthony S. Wexler, PhD

FES Assisted cycling to improve fitness and strength in children with Cp


Principal Investigator:

Samuel C.K. Lee, PT, PhD

Collaborators:
Ann M. Tokay, PT, PhD
Therese Johnston, PT, PhD
Randal Betz, MD

Funding: NIH Grant #R01HD062588

Currently Enrolling Subjects: Click here for more information

FES to Improve Crouch Gait in CP


Principal Investigator:

Samuel C.K. Lee, PT, PhD

Collaborators:
Susan Marion, PhD
Stuart Binder-Macleod, PT, PhD
Nicole Zahradka, MS
Henry Wright, DPT
Melissa Torres
Anastasia Zarkou, PT, MS
Randal Betz, MD

Funding: Shriners Hospitals for Children Grant #71011-PHI

Currently Enrolling Subjects: Click here for more information

force optimization in skeletal muscle
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Binder-Macleod PT, PhD

Collaborators:
University of California- Davis, Dept of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Anthony S. Wexler, PhD

Funding: 2R01HD036797-10A1

Impairments and Altered Movement Patterns 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years following total knee arthroplasty


Principal Investigator:

Lynn Snyder-Mackler, ScD, PT

Collaborators:

First State Orthopaedics
Leo Raisis MD
Alex Bodenstab MD
William Newcomb MD

Funding: NIH COBRE II (S10RR022396)

Currently Recruiting subjects:
Download TKA Flyer

improving functions in elders with chronic low back pain


Principal Investigator:

Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD

Collaborators:

University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department:
Lynn Snyder-Mackler PT, ScD, Tara Jo Manal PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, Megan Sions PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, Teonette Velasco, PT, DPT, OCS, Peter Coyle, DPT, PT, Victoria Allen, RN, BSN

Christiana Care Health System

Bradley J. Sandella, DO

Currently enrolling subjects, click hereto link to the web-site for more information.

INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AFTER STROKE


Principal Investigator:
Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD
William Farquhar, PhD

Collaborators:
University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy
Katherine Rudolph, PT, PhD

Funding: NIH 1R21HD071042-01A1

Linking information about self-motion to multi-joint coordination of uprigh stance

 
Principal Investigator:

John Scholz, PT, PhD University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy

Funding: NSF Grant #0957920

Recruitment Flyer
Download Stroke Recruitment Flyer

Motor Learning after stroke


Principal Investigator:
Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD
Kathleen Matt, PhD

Funding: Delaware INBRE 5 P20 RR016472-12

MUSCLE MORPHOLOGY, STRENGTH AND COMPENSATORY STRATEGIES FOLLOWING STROKE


Principal Investigator:
Jill Higginson, PhD, University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Collaborators:
University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy
Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD
University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas S. Buchanan, PhD

Funding: NIH (pending)

ORGANIZATION OF A SIMPLE SYNERGY


Principal Investigator:
Mark Latash, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University

Collaborators:
John Scholz, PT, PhD University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy

Funding: NIH 1R01 NS-035032 National Institutes of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (1feb01 - 31jan06)

PT/PhD predoctoral Training Grant


Principal Investigator:
Stuart Binder-Macleod PT, PhD

PT Mentors:
University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy
Irene Davis, PT, PhD, John Scholz, PT, PhD, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ScD, FAPTA, Katherine Rudolph, PT, PhD, J. Cole Galloway, PT, PhD
University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Buchanan, PhD, John Novotny, PhD

Funding: 5T32HD007490-07

REHABILITATION FOR OLDER ADULTS AFTER TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY


Principal Investigator:
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, ScD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA

Collaborators:
University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy
Stuart Binder-Macleod, PhD, PT
University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas S. Buchanan, PhD

Funding: NIH R01HD041055

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