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Bonnie Forrester, DSc
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Physical Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Non-Funded Research Project
  • Mobility decline transitions during the course of DMD/BMD:  Are the needs of the boys and their parents being met? ( 9/2007 - 6/2009 )
  • Efficacy of intrathecal baclofen pumps in people with spasticity of supraspinal origin. ( 1/2005 - 1/2007 )
  • Effect of wheelchair position on head and neck posture in 10 people who have a developmental disability ( 1/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Co-investigator activities: Abdominal and lower back training for people with disabilities using a 6 second abs machine: Effect on core muscle stability.  Principle investigator: Jerrold S. Petrofsky, PhD ( 7/2004 - 5/2005 )
  • Effect of three common wheelchair positionso n head andn eck posture in able-bodied people ( 1/2003 - 6/2004 )
  • Establishment of norms of for plantar-flexor strength in children, ages six and seven ( 1/2003 - 5/2004 )
  • Measurement of lumbar extension after pediatric physical therapy in young children with developmental delay ( 4/2002 - 6/2003 )
  • Hypotonia and gross motor skills compared between children with Down''s syndrome and children with developmental hypotonia ( 1/2002 - 6/2003 )
  • A normative study of gross motor proficiency values of strength in first and second grade students ( 10/2000 - 6/2002 )
  • The effectiveness of a physical therapy intervention in children with hypotonia and flatfeet. ( 1/2000 - 6/2002 )
    DPTSc mentored project for Charmayne Ross
  • Expectations Therapists and the RTS have of each other for the provision of seating and mobility equipment ( 10/2000 - 4/2002 )
  • Does electrode placement, size and shape effect current requirements and patient comfort during electrical stimulation?  Doctoral Dissertation. ( 10/2000 - 4/2002 )
  • Measurement of the spatial and temporal parameters in Parkinsonian gait as measured by the GAITRite analysis machine ( 10/1999 - 6/2001 )
  • Heel rise norms for five and six year olds ( 10/1999 - 5/2001 )
  • Comparison of the Tinetti Assessment Tool and the United Parkinson''s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) in evaluating balance and gait with Parkinson''s patients ( 10/1998 - 6/2000 )
  • Establishment of norms for strength testing of children: The standing heel-rise for plantar flexor''s. ( 10/1998 - 6/2000 )
  • The effect of video versus written training of staff on quality of performance of a static hamstring stretch. ( 10/1997 - 6/1999 )
  • Perspectives of clients with developmental disabilities on learning safe use of their power mobility. ( 10/1996 - 6/1998 )
  • Can persons with developmental disabilities who use powered mobility attain an aerobically beneficial heart rate? ( 10/1995 - 6/1997 )
  • Do patients with hemiplegia develop better retention of increased step length when visual cues are periodically withdrawn during the pre-gait training? ( 9/1994 - 6/1996 )
  • Regeneration of Meissner''''s corpuscles in diabetic mice.  Masters Thesis Research. ( 10/1987 - 10/1989 )