AAOMPT is proud to offer research grants each year with the help of our committed sponsors, CARDON and OPTP. Below is a list of not only some of our past Grant Recipients, but also a reference to the research article their grant helped fund.
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Excellence in Research Award
Altered Motor Control Strategies in Subjects With Sacroiliac Joint Pain During the Active Straight-Leg-Raise Test SPINE 2002;27:E1-E8
*Flynn T, Fritz J, Whitman J, Wainner R, Magel J, Rendeiro D, Butler B, Garber M and Allison S.
A clinical prediction rule for classifying patients with low back pain who demonstrate short-term improvement with spinal manipulation. Spine 2002; 27(24):2835-2843.
*Courtney CA, Witte PO, Chmell SJ, Hornby TG (2010)
Heightened flexor withdrawal response in individuals with knee osteoarthritis is modulated by joint compression and joint mobilization. Journal of Pain 11(2):179-85.
*Courtney CA, Lewek MD, Witte PO, Chmell SJ, Hornby TG (2009)
Heightened flexor withdrawal responses in subjects with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Pain 10(12):1242-9.
Steens Award Recipients
“Thoracic Spine Mobilization Versus Manipulation in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
Published: Cleland JA, Glynn P, Whitman JM, Eberhart SL, MacDonald C, Childs JD. Short-term effects of thrust versus non-thrust mobilization/manipulation directed at the thoracic spine in patients with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2007;87(4):431-440.
Cardon Award Recipients
“The Effectiveness of Thoracic Spine Manipulation on Success Rate, Disability, Function and Impairments in Patients with Neck Pain.”
Khoja SS, Browder D, Daliman D, and Piva SR. Benefits of Thoracic Thrust Manipulation when Applied with a Multi-Modal Treatment Approach in Individuals with Mechanical Neck Pain: A Pilot Randomized Trial. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 2015, 3:5. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-9096.1000306.
Shamsuddin Khoja, Samannaaz, Daliman, Daniel, Regina Sara, Piva; The Effectiveness of Thoracic Spine Manipulation on Pain and Disability in Patients with Neck Pain: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2010;62 Suppl 10 :2060 doi: 10.1002/art.29825
“The effectiveness of thoracic spine manipulation on success rate, disability, function, and impairments in patients with neck pain: A randomized clinical trial.”
Published: Cleland JA, Childs JD, McRae M, Palmer JA, Stowell T. Immediate effects of thoracic mobilization in patients with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Manual Therapy. 2005:(10);127-135.
“Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Manual Physical Therapy Techniques in a Subgroup of Patients with Low Back Pain Who Satisfy a Clinical Prediction Rule: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
Cleland JA, Fritz JM, Kulig, K, Davenport TE, Eberhart S, Magel J, Childs JD. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Manual Physical Therapy Techniques in a Subgroup of Patients with Low Back Pain Who Satisfy a Clinical Prediction Rule: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Spine. 2009, 34(25):2720-2729.
Bishop MD, Bialosky JE, Cleland JA. Patient expectations of benefit from common interventions for low back pain and effects on outcome: secondary analysis of a clinical trial of manual therapy interventions. JMMT. 2011;19(1):20-25.
Cleland JA, Fritz JM, Childs JD, Kulig K. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Manual Physical Therapy Techniques in a Subgroup of Patients with Low Back Pain Who Satisfy a Clinical Prediction Rule: Study protocol of a randomized clinical trial (NCT00257998). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2006;7:11.
“Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from Cervicothoracic Manipulation.”
Mintken P, Cleland JA, Carpenter KJ, Bieniek ML, Keirns M, Whitman JM. Some factors predict successful short-term outcomes in individuals with shoulder pain receiving cervicothoracic manipulation: a single-arm trial. Phys Ther. 2010;90(1): 26-42.
Burns SA, Cleland JA, Mintken PE. Inter-Rater Reliability of the Cervicothoracic and Shoulder Physical Examination in Patients with a Primary Complaint of Shoulder Pain. In Press. Phys Ther in Sport.
Mintken P, Cleland JA, Whitman JM, George SZ. Psychometric Properties of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire and Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia in Patients with Shoulder Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010; 91(7). 1128-1136.
Comparison of the effectiveness of an impairment-based manual therapy and exercise approach versus traditional treatment in the management of heel pain: A randomized clinical trial.”
Published: Cleland JA, Abbott JH, Kidd MO, Stockwell S, Cheney S, Gerrard DF, Flynn TW. Manual physical therapy and exercise versus electrophysical agents and exercise in the management of plantar heel pain: A multicenter randomized clinical trial. JOSPT. 2009;39(8):573-585. doi:10.2519/jospt.209.3036
Mintken PE, Cleland J (Co-investigators).
Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from cervical spine manipulation.
Puentedura EJ, Landers MR, Cleland JA, Mintken P, Huijbregts P, Fernandez-de-las-Penas. Thoracic spine thrust manipulation versus cervical spine thrust manipulation in patients with acute neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. JOSPT. 2011;41(4):208-220. doi.10.2519/jospt.2011.3640.
Puentedura EJ, March J, Anders J, Perez A, Landers MR, Wallmann HW, Cleland JA. Safety of cervical spine manipulation: are adverse events preventable and are manipulations being performed appropriately? A review of 134 case reports. JMMT. 2012;20(2). doi 10.1179/20418611Y.0000000022
Puentedura EJ, Cleland, JA, Landers MR, Mintken, P, Louw A, Fernandez-de-las-Penas C. Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from thrust manipulation to the cervical spine. JOSPT. 2012;42(7):577-592. Doi.10/2519/jospt.2012.4243
Carol Jo Tichenor, Carol Courtney, Chad Cook, Eric Hegedus and William Boissonnault “Examining the role of fellowship education on clinical decision-making: a clinical vignette study” Project ongoing
Gwendolen Jull and Paul Hodges
"The interrelationship of movement subgroups, trunk motor control strategies, psychological features and altered sensory states in low back pain."
Karayannis NV, Jull GA, Hodges PW. Movement-based subgrouping in low back pain: synergy and divergence in approaches. Physiotherapy. 2015 Jun 3. pii: S0031-9406(15)03783-9. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.04.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26126426
Karayannis NV, Jull GA, Hodges PW. Response to Letter to the Editor re: 'Movement-based subgrouping in low back pain: synergy and divergence in approaches'.Physiotherapy. 2015 Aug 13. pii: S0031-9406(15)03809-2. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.07.003. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26443556
Karayannis NV, Jull GA, Hodges PW. Physiotherapy movement based classification approaches to low back pain: comparison of subgroups through review and developer/expert survey. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 Feb 20;13:24. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-24. Review. PubMed PMID: 22348236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3395852
Arch of Phys Med and Rehab: "Psychological Profiles and Their Relationship to Movement Based Subgroups in People with Low Back Pain" has been assigned manuscript number ARCHIVES-PMR-D-15-01644
2011 ($3,00 to each project)
Rhon D, Gill N, Hando B, Allison S.
“Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy versus Corticosteroid Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee.”
Published: Deyle G, Allen C, Allison S, Gill NW, Hando B, Petersen E, Dusenberry D, Rhon D. Physical Therapy versus Glucocorticoid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. New England J of Medicine 2020; 382: 1420-9.
Sillevis R, Cook C.
“The Use of a Home Exercise Program to Augment a Manual Therapy Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Cook C, Lawrence J, Michalak K, Dhiraprasiddhi S, Donaldson M, Petersen S, Learman K. Is there preliminary value to a within- and/or between-session change for determining short-term outcomes of manual therapy on mechanical neck pain? JMMT. 2014; 22(4):173-180.
Petersen S, Cook C, Donaldson M, Hassen A, Ellis A, Learman K. The effect of manual therapy with augmentative exercises for neck pain: a randomised clinical trial. JMMT. Online May 2015. 10.1179/2042618615Y.0000000011.
*Alexis A. Wright.
Craig Wassinger, Alicia Emerson-Kavchak
"Subacute Effects of Cervicothoracic Spinal Manipulation in Addition to Shoulder Manual Therapy Plus Exercise Intervention in Individuals with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Pilot Study." Project currently undergoing data analysis.
2013 ($3,00 to each project)
Joel Bialosky, Renata Salvatori, Raine Osborne, Mark Spatola,
“Mid-Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation for Individuals Status Post-Surgical Cervical Fusion.”
Megan Donaldson, Ken Learman, Shannon Petersen
“The Investigation of a Prescriptively Prescribed Non-Thrust Manipulation versus a Pragmatically Prescribed Non-Thrust Manipulation for Treatment of Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Accepted for publication in JOSPT (anticipated March 2016).
2014 ($3,00 to each project)
Donaldson, Hassen, Martin, Moughiman, Cook, Congeni
“A Feasibility Study for a Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Early Physical Therapy Intervention for Patients with Dizziness after a Sports-Related Concussion” Individuals with Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Project ongoing.
*Anthony “Toby” Kinney
“The Relationship Among Cervical Joint Mobility, Postural Sway and Cervical Spine Kinesthetic Awareness in Individuals Post-Concussion.” P Project ongoing.
2015 ($3,00 to each project)
“A pragmatically applied cervical and thoracic non-thrust mobilization versus thrust manipulation for patients with mechanical neck pain: A multicenter randomized controlled trial.” Project ongoing.
“Thoracic spine thrust manipulation for cervicogenic headaches: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.” Project ongoing.
OPTP Grant Recipients
“Reliability and Validity of Clinical Special Tests of Lumbar Mobility.”
Published as: Cook C, Brown C, Isaacs R, Roman M, Davis S, Richardson W. Clustered clinical findings for diagnosis of cervical spine myelopathy. JMMT. 2010;18(4):175-180. doi: 10.1179/106698110X12804993427045
Josh Cleland, Cathy Arnot
“Short-term effects of upper cervical and upper thoracic high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation versus mobilization on range of motion, motor performance, pain and disability in patients with chronic idiopathic neck pain: a multi-center randomized clinical trial.”
Published: Upper cervical and upper thoracic thrust manipulation versus nonthrust mobilization in patients with mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. JOSPT. 2012;42(1):5-18. doi10.2519/jospt.2012.3894
Robert Boyles, Joshua Cleland
"A manual physical therapy approach versus subacromial corticosteroid injection for treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome: a randomized clinical trial.”
Rhon DI, Boyles RB, Cleland JA. A manual physical therapy approach versus subacromial corticosteroid injection for treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome: a protocol for a randomized clinical trial. BMJ Open. 2011;2:e000137 doi.10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000137
Rhon DI, Boyles RB, Cleland JA. One-year outcome of subacromial corticosteroid injection compared with manual physical therapy for the management of the unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:161-169 doi:10.7326/M1302199
2011 ($2,000 to each project)
Leger R, Cote M, Sizer P, Brismée J.
Effects of Thoracic Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Biopsychosocial Variables on Signs of Shoulder Impingement: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
Riley SP, Cote MP, Leger RR, Swanson BT, Tafuto V, Sizer PS, Brismee JM. Short-term effects of thoracic spinal mainpulations and message conveyed by clinicians to patients with musculoskeletal shoulder symptoms: a randomized clinical trial. JMMT. 2015;23(1):3-11.
Riley SP, Bialosky J, Cote MP, Leger RR, Swanson BT, Tafuto V, Sizer PS, Brismee JM. Thoracic spinal manipulation for musculoskeletal shoulder pain: Can an instructional set change patient expectation and outcome? Manual Therapy. 2015;20:469-474.
Riley SP, Cote MP, Swanson BT, Tafuto V, Sizer PS, Brismee JM. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index: Is it sensitive and responsive to immediate change? Manual Therapy. 2015;20:494-498.
Little C, Boissonnault B.
Published: “A Follow-up Survey of Thrust Joint Manipulation Content in 1st-Professional Physical Therapy Programs in the U.S.” Noteboom JT, Little C, Boissonnault W. Thrust joint manipulation curricula in first-professional physical therapy education: 2012 update. JOSPT. 2015;45(6):471-476. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5273
Robert Wainner, Julie Whitman, Tim Flynn, John Childs PT, Josh Cleland
“The Impact of Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Orthopedic Residency Programs on Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Common Musculoskeletal Impairments.”
Published as: The impact of physical therapy residency or fellowship education on clinical outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. JOSPT. 2015;45(2):86-98.
2013 ($2,000 to each project)
Chad Kurczak, “Impairment Based Versus Classification Based Physical Therapy for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Project ongoing
Michael Wong, David Cameron, Jason Grimes
“Placebo-controlled comparison of cardiovascular response to laterally directed and anteriorly directed non-thrust joint manipulation of the cervical spine.”
Yung E, Wong M, Wikfors K, Powell H, Smith T, Schipper S, Barton E, Ster J. Cardiovascular to anteriorly directed pressure applied to the cervical spine – a randomized, repeated-measures, double blind, placebo-controlled study. WCPT Congress poster. Physiotherapy. 2015;101:Supplemen;t 1:S1655-1656.
Yung E, Wong M, Wikfors K, Powell H, Smith T, Schipper S, Barton E, Ster J. Systolic blood pressure response to laterally directed pressure applied to the cervical spine – a randomized, repeated-measures, double blind, placebo-controlled study. WCPT Congress platform. Physiotherapy. 2015;101:Supplemen;t 1:S1656-1657.
2014 ($2,000 to each project)
Michael Wong, David Cameron, Jason Grimes
“Posteriorly directed pressures versus laterally directed non-thrust joint manipulation in patients with neck pain- a randomized clinical trial.” Project ongoing.
“The effects of prescribed thoracic spine mobilizations versus therapist determined thoracic spine mobilizations in individuals with cervical spine pain.” Project ongoing.
2015 ($2,000 to each project)
“Clinimetrics of patient reported outcome measures and functional performance measures of the shoulder.” Project ongoing.
“Physical therapy clinical educators' perceptions and experiences of clinical prediction rules.” Project ongoing.