Summer/Fall 2020University Updates

Summer/Fall 2020: Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT)

U.S. News and World Report ranked KSPT #42 out of 239 physical therapy programs. 

Dr. Bill Staples, associate professor, along with Adam Kays ’15 and Rachel Richman Menkedick ’13 ’15, published “Examination of the Correlation Between Physical and Psychological Measures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults” in the March 2020 issue of Clinical Interventions in Aging.

Dr. Kathy Martin, professor, received the G.E. “Bud” Haven Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy for sustained and extraordinary service to the Academy. 

Martin also co-authored “The Effect of Supramalleolar Orthotic Use on Activity and Participation Skills in Children with Down Syndrome” in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics

Assistant professors Dr. Paul Salamh and Dr. Ed Jones co-authored “Injuries and associated risk factors of the shoulder and elbow among adolescent baseball pitchers: A systematic review and meta-analysis” in Physical Therapy in Sport.

Several KSPT faculty presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Denver in February: 

Dr. Stephanie Kelly, professor and College of Health Sciences dean, conducted a panel discussion on academic careers, “Negotiating and advancing within the PT profession.”

Dr. Jim Bellew, professor, published “Changes in microvascular oxygenation and total hemoglobin the vastus lateralis with neuromuscular electrical stimulation.”

Dr. Stephanie Miller, chair of KSPT and professor of physical therapy, and Dr. Sharon Baggett, professor of interprofessional health and aging studies, presented “Long-term wellness services improve physical activity and quality of life in persons with neurologic disorders.”

Miller and Dr. Elizabeth Moore, professor of interprofessional health and aging studies, authored “Factors associated with improved walking speed over the first six months post-stroke.”

Jones, along with Moore and Dr. Emily Slaven, associate professor and director of the orthopedic residency program, co-authored with Michelle Schneider ’19 “Cervical proprioception in female collegiate soccer players compared to non-contact sport athletes.”

Jones and Dr. Jessica Jochum, professor, co-authored “High school athlete performance testing at return to play is lower compared to baseline.”

Dr. Connie Fiems, assistant professor, authored “Reliability of a recumbent stepper submaximal exercise test after traumatic brain injury.” 

Athletic Training

Dr. Jessica Jochum, interim MSAT program director, oversaw all aspects of the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association Annual Meeting and Symposium as the GLATA education coordinator. UIndy faculty hosted eight presentations at the conference.

Interprofessional Health & Aging Studies (IHAS)

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management program graduated its first students in May and was listed on as one of the most affordable programs offering a master’s degree in healthcare management.

Dr. Heidi Ewen, associate professor, published an article in SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine and Health titled, “Assessing stress in relocation using biopsychosocial mixed methods.”

Elizabeth Horrall Stith ’19 (Doctor of Health Science), Dr. Lisa Borrero, associate professor, and Dr. Laura Santurri, assistant professor, along with Dr. Lori Breeden, associate professor, published “Patient Perceptions of Acute Phases of Rehabilitation Following Shoulder Arthroplasty” in The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.