Clinical Research Showcase

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Each spring, the Department holds a night to showcase our graduating D.P.T. students and their research from our capstone course Advanced Clinical Reasoning. In the course, students use evidence-based practices to identify and address gaps in patient care, clinical intervention or specific patient populations. Below is a sample of case report titles that were presented this past year. 

Graduating 2019 Cohort

This is a group of about 90 students, some sitting and some standing, taken under the seal of Ithaca College.
  • Alyssa Friedman, "Maximizing Physical Therapy Functional Training in a Patient with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in the Acute Care Setting: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Megan Hotchkiss, PT, DPT 
  • Mackenzie Kiefer, "Influence of Dialysis in a Patient With Late Onset Myasthenia Graves, Renal Failure, and Multiple Organ Involvement: A Case Report" Dr. Charles Ciccone DPT, PhD, FAPTA 
  • Alyssa Pizzolongo, "The Significance of Family Support on Rehabilitation Adherence Following a Fall in a Patient with Alzheimer’s disease: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Karen Lomond, PhD 
  • Veronica (Nickie) Griesemer, "Early Prosthetic Gait Training in an Individual with Poorly Controlled Diabetes: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Mike Costello, PT, DSc, OCS, MTC 
  • Juliana Strelec, "Rehabilitation Progression Using Training Prostheses After Bilateral AKA: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Laura Gras, PT, DPT, DSc, GCS 
  • Melissa Hersch, "The use of a Controlled Stimulation Protocol to Decrease Agitation in a Patient Following a Hemorrhagic Stroke: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Fishel, PT, DPT, NCS 
  • Alyssa Lam, "The Use of Alternative Communication Strategies in Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Global Aphasia: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Mirabito, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC 
  • Ross Obertean, "Importance of a Strong Patient-Therapist Relationship with an Individual Post Multi Trauma MVA: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Jill Mayer, PT, DPT, NCS 
  • Jared Schiffer, "Conservative Physical Therapy Intervention in the Treatment of Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke Following Non-Adherence to a Post-Discharge Walking Program: A Case Report" Dr. Margaret Vence, PT, DPT
  • Marisa Asta, "Intervention Strategies for a 47 Year Old Patient Presenting With Idiopathic Lower Extremity Deficits and an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Rumit Singh Kakar, PT, PhD 
  • Tyler Beauchesne, "Effects of Mirror Therapy, Pain Exposure, and Pain Science Education on a Patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Chris McNamara, PT, DPT 
  • Maya Drummond, "The Utility of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) on the Physical Therapy Management of Chronic Pain: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Barbara Belyea, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Lea McMahon, "A Graded Loading Approach to Treat Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Jason Cherry, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Margaret Olsen, "Utilization of Smartphone Video for Gait Analysis as Feedback to Supplement Traditional Gait Retraining Following Multiple Foot Fractures: A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Karen Lomond, PhD  
  • Rachel Bush, "Physical Manifestations of Selective Mutism in School-Aged Children: A Case Series" Research Mentor: Dr. Dana Tischler, PT, DPT 
  • Taylor Baranowsky, "The Effects of Nutrition, Socioeconomic Status and Mental Health on Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD): A Case Report" Research Mentor: Dr. Samantha Brown, PT, DPT, GCS 

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