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Donna Thorpe, DrPH
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Member, Physical Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Non-Funded Research Project
  • The Influence of the Visual Environment on Balance in Healthy Adults Ages 18-95 ( 3/2006 - 6/2008 )
  • Classification of patients with back pain ( 4/2003 - 12/2007 )
    *Michael Miller
  • A Comparison of Professional Development and Leadership Trends Between Graduates and Non-graduates of Physical Therapy Residency Programs* ( 4/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • Predictors of National Physical Therapy Licensing Exam Failure ( 3/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • Frequency in Usage of Synonymic Anatomical Terms by North American Anatomists. ( 3/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • Frequency of symptoms and risk factors in patients who have a positive MRA test for VBI compared to patients with negative MRA results.* ( 1/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • Criterion Validity: A correlation study between the Smart Balance Master and ( 12/2004 - 6/2007 )
  • Frequency of symptoms and risk factors in patients who have a positive MRA test for VBI compared to patients with negative MRA results.* ( 1/2006 - 3/2007 )
  • Comparison of upper extremity motor performance between subjects with shoulder pain, healthy subjects simulating a painful shoulder and performing normally ( 4/2004 - 3/2007 )
  • Static Stretching After Total Knee Arthroplasty ( 1/2003 - 3/2007 )
  • FREQUENCY OF USE FOR THE VERTEBROBASILAR ARTERY TEST (VAT) IN CALIFORNIA PHYSICAL THERAPISTS*

    ( 1/2006 - 12/2006 )
  • The effects of soft tissue mobilization and propioceptive neuromuscular facilitation vs. propioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in patients with shoulder range of motion limitations due to non capsular patterns ( 6/2004 - 9/2005 )
  • The effects of Tai-Chi technique on balance and physical function in the elderly who attend day care centers in the northwest of Puerto Rico ( 5/2004 - 9/2005 )
  • Effect of mobilization of the median nerve in subjects with carpal tunnel syndrome ( 4/2004 - 9/2005 )
  • Frequency in usage of synonymic anatomical terms by North American Anatomists: Part II ( 6/2007 - Present )
    PI:  Bradford Martin
  • The Effect of Static Stretching on Ankle Range of Motion, Gait and Balance in Older Women

    ( 3/2007 - Present )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Non-Peer Reviewed
  • Does physical therapy in the NICU affect developmental outcomes? ( 6/2011 - 9/2011 )