Look for some familiar faces at CSM this week

Washington’s physical therapy schools will be representing PTWA at CSM this week! Stop by the following presentations and see what students and faculty at the Washington schools are up to.
Thursday Feb. 18

Platform presentation

12:30-2:30 p.m.
Cahalin L, LaPier TK, Shaw DK. Sternal Precautions – What Do They Mean?  (EWU)

Friday Feb. 19

Platform presentations

Cleary KK, LaPier TK, Jamison A, Beadle C. A novel approach to a typical cardiac rehabilitation program: For Your Heart, an exercise DVD. (EWU)

4 p.m.
Mike Walker, Bob Boyles, Brian Young, Joe Strunce, Gail Deyle, JulieWhitman, Matt Garber M, Rob Wainner RS. The efficacy of manual therapy versus placebo ultrasound for mechanical neck disorders, a randomized clinical trial. (UPS)


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Yvette Griffiths, Christina Hamilton, Hillary Robins, Jennifer Hastings. The differences in self-efficacy, function, and participation between adults with C6 or C7 motor tetraplegia who use power or manual wheelchairs. (UPS)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Roger Allen, Nick Siewert, Lars Kellow, Matt Kirchoff, James Evans. Effects on episodic vertigo intensity of plantar somatosensory input via direct pressure vs. TENS in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. (UPS)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Carol Ann Davidson, Cheryl Fong, Jeremiah Griffith, Jeff Holdener, Melissa Newcombe. A qualitative analysis of patient approach to post-stroke physical therapy intervention. (UPS)

Saturday, Feb. 20


Kranenburg M, Cleary KK. Gait and balance deficits in a patient hospitalized with bipolar schizoaffective disorder: a case report.  (EWU)

LaPier TK, Cleary KK, Gefroh J, Graham R, Hedgecock K.  Physical function, age and mental status are related to physical activity and exercise self-efficacy 3, 6 and 12 months following coronary artery bypass surgery. (EWU)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Laura Murahashi, Tanya Sena T, Bobby Yarnall, Bob Boyles, Cindy Benson-McGregor. Immediate effects of thoracic transverse mobilization in patients with the primary complaint of mechanical neck pain:  A pilot study. (UPS)

Platform presentations

8:45 – 9 a.m.
Roger Allen, Amy Moe, Casey Pyle, Chelsea Athing,  Elizabeth Luppino, Mauri Terao, Jeffrey Kline. Temporal relationship between stress and episodic pain flares in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. (UPS)

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Roger Allen, Kelsey Wallin, Anna K. Smith, Caryn Bittenbender. Quantitative pain topography assessment: Reliability and functional correlations for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. (UPS)

Goldrick SB, Anton D, Mizner R, Hess J, Kincl L.
“Analysis of Two Ergonomic Interventions for Lifting Concrete Blocks Over Rebar Wall Supports in the Masonry Trade” (EWU)

Plus check the conference schedule to see platform presentations from Eastern’s Drs. Kimberly Cleary and Tanya LaPier on their research labs at Eastern.

Have a great time in San Diego — your chapter staff is jealous.


Look for some familiar faces at CSM next week. UPS students and faculty will present posters and a platform presentation at the annual APTA conference.

Poster Presentations:

Megan Hoover, SPT; Holly Collins, SPT; Brett Neilson, SPT; Roger Allen, PhD, PT. Comparison of hand acupressure and plantar somatosensation on intensity and duration of calorically induced vertigo. (Neurology)

Roger Allen, PhD, PT; Chad McCann, DPT; Sanat Hazra, PhD. Relationship between delayed episodic pain flares and release of the stress-related hormone thyroxine in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome. (Orthopaedics)

Roger Allen, PhD, PT; Caryn Bittenbender, SPT; Sara Blankenship, SPT; Katy Smith, SPT; Karin Townson, SPT. Delayed onset changes in pain topography due to psychogenic stress in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. (Orthopaedics)

Karina Hatch, SPT; Elizabeth Barnes, SPT; Nolan Kellow, SPT,; Sarah Westcott McCoy, PhD, PT. Test-retest reliability of the timed obstacle ambulation test in children with and without cerebral palsy. (Pediatrics)

Melissa Mercogliano, DPT, OCS; Amber Beardslee, SPT; Julie DuPont, SPT; Kendall Jeffries, SPT. Intrarater and interrater reliability of chest girth measurements for patients following radical and modified radical mastectomy. (Oncology)

Ann Wilson, PT, GCS, Cassandra Amouak, SPT, Stephanie Wong, SPT, Rachel Yoshizu, SPT. Effects of exercise on restless leg syndrome symptom severity in patients with end-stage renal disease: A pilot study. (Acute Care)

Platform Presentation:

Roger Allen, PhD, PT. Orchialgia due to genitofemoral nerve impingement treated with psoas major stretching: Case series. (Orthopaedics)