Recent Submissions

  • Effects of plantar flexion stretching on flutter kicking time in competitive age group swimmers 

    Beason, Ricki; Murphy, Sarah; Musch, Abbey; Pham, Ly; Sanders, Dana (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    This investigation examined the effects of plantar flexion (PF) stretching on flutter kicking time in competitive swimmers. A single blind randomized control study was performed with 19 male and female Wichita Swim Club ...
  • The effects of cryotherapy and hot-pack treatments on quadriceps femoris strength measured by an isokinetic machine 

    Axman, Tyler; Esfeld, Shane; Jackson, Corey; Moore, Ashley; Quillin, Daniel (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    The purpose of this investigation was to test the assumption that the application of heat will produce a greater increase in muscle strength as compared to the application of ice. Thirty-five male and female university ...
  • Examining the mechanisms of phantom limb pain 

    Clark, Benjamin; Austin, Anne; Denman, Rachelle; McCuistion, Kent; Smith, Stacey (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Phantom limb pain (PLP) is pain (shooting, stabbing) emanating from the missing limb(s) and is the most prevalent amputee-related pain. Therefore, it is important for clinicians who treat amputees to understand the underlying ...
  • Test-retest reliability of various measures for limits of stability using the balance master 6.1 

    Peterson, Christine M.; Carreño, Leah M.; O'Sullivan, Susan D.; Young, Danielle A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Objective— Determine test-retest reliability of dynamic measures of balance using Balance Master 6.1 (BM6.1) with adults.Setting— University Campus.Participants— 15 adults, ages 18-30 years without balance deficits. ...
  • Hip flexibility and strength immediately following manual therapy interventions 

    Morse, Courtney; Cheatham, Sam; Greiner, Christina; Cook, Ryan A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Our study examined hip internal, external, abduction, and extension strength, as well as hip internal and external ROM both before and immediately after manual intervention. Our goal was to determine if manipulation and ...
  • Benefits of the Wii Fit as an exercise program for older adults 

    Hermes, D.; Hitch, S.; Honea, A.; Stephenson, J.; Bauer, J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    To determine if Wii Fit is an effective older adult exercise program compared to a traditional exercise program (TRAD) with respect to functional fitness (FF) and balance. Wii Fit women (n=4) were matched on multiple ...
  • Ankle range of motion and vertical jump height are not affected by six weeks of static Gastrocnemius stretching 

    Hall, Ashley C.; Russell, Amber M.; Sharp, Jerod A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The purpose of our research study was to examine the effects of a 6 week chronic static stretching program on gastrocnemius flexibility and vertical jump height. Twenty-five students participated in this study. Subjects ...
  • Impact of lower extremity muscle fatigue on performance of the star excursion balance test in healthy volunteers 

    Borchers, Tina; Bruey, Callie; Crotts, Cassandra; Pauly, Kassie (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Examining the effects of lower extremity muscle fatigue in regards to performance on the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is the purpose of this study. The SEBT requires participants to reach in eight directions. An ...
  • The effect of hippotherapy on children with developmental delay 

    Belcher, A.A.; Methvin, K.L.; Wiebe, A.S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect(s) hippotherapy has on children diagnosed with developmental delay as measured by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). Although researchers have ...
  • Contextual characteristics of physical activity in children with intellectual disability through accelerometry and time diaries, weekday vs. weekend MVPA 

    Barry, Kenny; Hagenmaier, Matt; Miller, Brian; Smith, Victoria (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during childhood is vital for development. Youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) are suggested to be less active, and no measure of intensity and time spent in MVPA has ...
  • The effects of hamstring stretching on vertical jump in healthy young adults 

    Craig, Karson L.; Goman, Donya M.; Shields, Maria L.; Stewart, Jamie L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    In physical therapy, a large portion of the patient population consists of non-athletic individuals. The purpose of the study was to achieve a better understanding about the use of a stretching program prior to activities ...
  • Shoulder muscle EMG activity in women during push up on varying surfaces 

    Bair, Christina; Buckley, Brandi; Pralle, Rayanne; Schroeter, Melanie; Smith, Barbara S.; Jorgensen, Michael J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The unstable surfaces of a BOSU® ball and Swiss ball typically have a greater impact on EMG muscle activity during a push up compared to a normal push up done on a flat stable surface. This study's purpose was to determine ...
  • Measuring the physical activity level of two children with combined cerebral palsy and intellectual disability. 

    Bengtson, Megan; Blake, Stephanie; Chamberlain, Laurie; Runge, Jodi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Current guidelines recommend that school-age children accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on most days of the week. Research has established a valid methodology in measuring the ...
  • Effects of Lower Trapezius Muscle Strengthening Exercises 

    Haag, Rachel; Voegele, Barbara; Cook, Staci; Carlgren, Jennie; Manske, Robert C.; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The lower trapezius (LT) muscle is important for normal shoulder function. Evidence for optimal strengthening exercises and dosage for a weak LT muscle does not exists. Our goal was to determine if purported LT strengthening ...
  • Effects of dynamic warm-up with and without a weighted vest on lower extremity power performance of high school male athletes 

    Carter, John W.; Boehner, Amber L.; Cameron, Cori N.; Murphy, Jessica R.; Peintner, Ashley (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The purpose of this study was to compare lower extremity power performance utilizing the Margaria-Kalamen Power Test after a dynamic warm-up with and without a weighted vest. Sixteen (n = 16) high school male football ...
  • The relationship of plantar flexor strength to functional balance in older adults 

    Droegemeier, Amber N.; Ensz, Kirsten A.; Hildebrand, Danielle M.; Moore, Kelly S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The incidence of falls in older adults increases with a decline in lower extremity strength, functional balance, and multi-tasking while walking. This study examined the relationship between plantar flexor muscle strength ...
  • Physical Therapist Clinical Instructor perceived benefits and reservations of the clinical instructor role. 

    Greenwood, Debra; Ha, Hy-Vong; Harris, Danette; Knabe, Toni; Bahner, Candace (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    During clinical internships, physical therapy students must be supervised by clinical instructors (CIs) who are practicing physical therapists (PTs). The willingness of CIs to take on student PTs is imperative, as approximately ...
  • Trunk stability with abdominal draw-in (hollowing) exercise versus abdominal bracing exercise. 

    Karim, L.; Marotta, M.; Rands, J.; Thrush, A.; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Trunk stabilization training has grown in popularity. There are generally two accepted methods of implementing trunk stabilization training: abdominal bracing and abdominal hollowing. The purpose of this research study is ...
  • Static and dynamic warm-up in upper extremity functional activities. 

    Katz, Shane; Jabara, Jeremy; Sumler, Afton; Swanson, Tim; Manske, Robert C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Considerable research has explored stretching the lower extremity prior to activities; limited literature examined the upper extremity (UE). The purpose of this study is to determine whether a static or dynamic stretch ...
  • Heart rate changes comparing free weight vs elastic resisted tubing 

    Robertson, Mark; Odgers, Jarvis; Young, Jon; Wilson, Camilla; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    During lifting, heart rate and blood pressure have been shown to rise because of an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. This increase in pressure is known as a Valsalva maneuver. However, little research has been conducted ...

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