Congdon School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Ongoing Research

We are involved in a variety of impactful, interdisciplinary scientific studies. We are dedicated to injury prevention, rehabilitation and the improved performance of active individuals.


Overview of our faculty research interest

  • Identification of injury risk factors
    • Lower extremity overuse injuries
    • Role of growth and development
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
    • Role of footwear design
    • Overhead athlete
    • Female athlete
  • Development, implementation and optimization of injury prevention protocols
    • Distance runners (elite, recreational, adolescent)
    • ACL injury prevention
    • Biofeedback techniques
    • Overhead athlete
    • Female athlete
  • Development, implementation and optimization of clinical and rehabilitation techniques
    • Diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination
    • Advanced exercise prescription
    • Improve outcomes specifically at the knee, hip, shoulder
    • Spinal and extremity mobilization and manipulation
    • Femoroacetabular impingement rehabilitation and prevention of the need for surgery
    • Prognosis in response to physical therapy treatment
    • Self-reported outcome measures
  • Development, implementation and optimization of athletic performance protocols
    • Golf specific performance
    • Overhead athlete
    • Female athlete
    • Distance runners
    • Determine relationship among neuromuscular, biomechanical, and physiological contributors for optimal performance
    • Evaluate physiological effects of ergogenic aids
  • Basic and applied human health research
    • Role of physical activity on obesity
    • Examining the effects of resveratrol and other nutraceuticals on human health

For More Information

For information about your application,
or to inquire about a visit,
please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
(336) 841-9198
(336) 841-9024 (Fax)

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