Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 Capstone Research Presentations

Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students recently presented their Capstone Research Presentations in a virtual event on July 24, 2020.

Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students recently presented their Capstone Research Presentations in a virtual event on July 24, 2020.

 

Springfield College Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students recently presented their Capstone Research Presentations in a virtual event on July 24, 2020. The presentations are part of the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy. The students will now get ready for their clinical placements.

 

Platform Session 1  

“What mode and dosage of exercise improves function and pain level in middle-aged adults with knee osteoarthritis?"

Presenters: Olivia Otter, Hayley Serpa, Allison Tupaj

Faculty Advisor: Amy Veres, PT, DPT

Reader: Shellane Shattuck, PT, DPT

"In English-speaking adults, is Kolb's LSI, the ATLAS, the VARK, or Gregorc's Style Delineator, the best assessment tool to determine learning style in order to effectively educate a patient?"

Presenters: Taylor Field, Kelsey Orpin

Faculty Advisor: Deborah Pelletier, PT, MS

Reader: Abigail Mulligan, PT, DPT

"Does blood flow restriction training improve functional outcomes in physically active young adults with anterior knee pain?"

Presenters: Sydney Fournier, Macayla LaChance, Melissa Parrish

Faculty Advisor: Erin Futrell, PT, MPT, PhD

Reader: Andrew S. Millett, PT, MSPT

"Evidence-Based Recommendations for Return to Running for Women Postpartum”

Presenters: Fletcher Comment, Marisa Woitkoski

Faculty Advisor: Erin Futrell, PT, MPT, PhD

Reader: Anna Burns, PT, DPT

Platform Session 2

"In adult long distance runners, can varying foot strike pattern reduce risk for repetitive stress injuries?"

Presenters: Ryan Harty, Ashlyn Gallo, Zachary Varnauskas

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Montemagni, PT, DPT

Reader: Timothy Swenson, PT, DPT

“In athletes with unspecified anterior hip pain, how does a multimodal eccentric based treatment compare to stretch and strengthening to decrease pain?”

Presenters: Haley Arbour, Robert Gaston, Morgan Lempke

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Montemagni, PT, DPT

Reader: Timothy Swenson, PT, DPT

Does respiratory muscle training increase pulmonary function in children with spastic cerebral palsy?”
Presenters: Andrew Hanks, Isabella Inglese, Daryl Jent
Faculty Advisor: Dawn Roberts, PT, PhD
Reader: Samantha Rockwood, PT, DPT

“In adult males, are vestibular compensation exercises an effective treatment for relieving symptoms of vestibular neuritis?”

Presenters: Griffin Bennett, Tayla Foulkrod, Marissa Moquin

Faculty Advisor: Linda Tsoumas, PT, EdD

Reader: Katherine Fitzgerald, PT, DPT

Platform Session 3 

"Is blood flow restriction training as effective as standard strength training for increasing quadriceps strength in older adults?”

Presenters: Bailey Handzel, Hope MacDonald, Emma Peters

Faculty Advisor: Brittany Soda, PT, DPT

Reader: Nicholas Almonte, PT, DPT

“In an ambulatory physical therapy clinic what tool is both valid and most efficient to screen for pain catastrophizing among adults with chronic musculoskeletal symptoms?”

Presenters: Joshua Cappello, Kelsey Kreminec, Allison Skinner

Faculty Advisor: Julia Chevan, PT, DPT, PhD

Reader: Monica Stefanowicz, PT, DPT

"For patients in the ICU on mechanical ventilation, which outcome measure has the best clinimetric properties for measuring physical function?"

Presenters: Geoffrey Hulse, Alaina Murphy, Olivia Seely

Faculty Advisor: Angela Abeyta Campbell, PT, DPT

Reader: James Cody, PT, DPT

“In older women, does respiratory muscle training improve functional mobility?”

Presenters: Jennifer Bergeron, Benjamin Gatlin, Danielle Levine

Faculty Advisor: Angela Abeyta Campbell, PT, DPT

Reader: Abigail Fagerholm, PT, DPT