Patient Care Services  > Research Physical Therapy Specialists  > Research 


Research – Part of What We Do

Research Physical Therapy Specialists participate in onging research in the field of physical therapy. Clinicians have individual, as well as group research projects, that are being constantly implemented into everyday clinical practice. The research performed is in collaboration with the faculty and students in the University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program and other disciplines in South Carolina. 

These studies are ongoing and have Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval.

  • Mobility Registry: A data cube of outcome measures used in standard evaluations to track the effectiveness of interventions in the Mobility Research Clinic.
  • The Relation of Flexor Hallicus Longus Strength and Balance in Community Dwelling Seniors.
  • The Effects of Thrust versus Non-thrust Manual Physical Therapy for patients with Mechanical Neck pain
  • The Immediate Reduction of Low Back Pain Mobilization/Manipulation Techniques as Measures by the VAS Pain Scale and MRI.
  • The Systemic Effects of Pressure-Pain Threshold after Spinal Manipulation
  • The Effects of Thrust Spinal Manipulation versus Non-thrust Mobilization on Chronic Headaches
  • The Effects of Vibrotactile Guided Balance Training in Community Dwelling Elderly: A Randomized Control Trial
  • The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Muscle Activation and Postural Sway Limits of Stability as Measured by EMG and a Force Platform.
  • The Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimuation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of The Brain to Maximize Rehabilitation Potential.
  • Determining the Optimal Dosage for Increasing Gait speed Using Treadmill Training versus Over-ground Ambulation.