Case reports by students in the University of Iowa Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

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Case Reports from 2018

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Utilizing Directional Preference and Lumbopelvic Mechanics Training in the Treatment of an Adult with Chronic Low Back Pain and Sacral Radiculopathy: A Case Report, Sulliman Al-Ostaz

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The Utilization of Lower Quarter Testing to Assess Return to Sport Readiness in an Athlete following Achilles Tendon Repair: A Case Report, Seth Bendixen

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Physical Therapy Management of Acute Polymyositis: A Case Report, Calista Beyer

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Physical Therapy Management and Recovery of an Individual with a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report, Kristen Bolen

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Physical Therapy Management Involving Strength and Gait Training for a Non-Traumatic Pediatric Amputee: A Case Report, Kelly A. Brofka

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Clinical Considerations and Risk Management for a Patient with Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome: A Case Report, Katelyn Burger

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Physical Therapy Management and Treatment of an Infant with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in the PICU with a Strong Parent-Child Bond: A Case Report, Lauren Cass

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Prognosis for Development of Early Motor Milestones in a Pediatric Patient with Myelomeningocele: A Case Report, Michael Doering

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Physical Therapy Management of Scoliosis Resulting in Bilateral Shoulder Pain in an Older Factory Worker: A Case Report, John Donovan

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Using Mirrors for Visual Feedback During Early Strengthening Following a Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report, Abigail Drexler

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Management of Whiplash-Associated Disorder Addressing Thoracic and Cervical Spine Impairments: A Case Report, Alex Ferrer

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Utilizing Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of a Pediatric Patient with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report, Allison Garmager

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Return to Sport Following Compound Fracture and Subsequent Leg Length Discrepancy: A Case Report, Lily Gasway

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Considerations when Measuring Outcomes of a Patient with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in an Outpatient Orthopedic Setting: A Case Report, Sonja Gilbertson

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Outpatient Rehabilitation for a Post-Operative Thyroid Cancer Patient with Pectoralis Major Flap Reconstruction and Head and Neck Lymphedema: A Case Report, Sara Hahn

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Utilization of Resistance and Balance Training in a Patient with Relapsing-Remitting MS: A Case Report, Elizabeth Halbur

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Utilizing PWR!Moves® and Gait Training for a Patient with Parkinson's Disease: A Case Report, Jared Hanus

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The Use of High Intensity Interval Training to Improve Gait in a Patient with Sub-Acute Stroke: A Case Report, Katherine Helmlinger

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Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Opioid Induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Study, Aliyah Hoskins

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The Utilization of Bioness L300+ as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy Treatment for a Patient with Left Hemiparesis: A Case Report, Caryn Kadous

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Application of a Multidisciplinary Approach with Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG in the Rehabilitation of an Individual with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report, Paige Kelly

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Comparison of Functional Electrical Stimulation and Ankle-Foot Orthosis to Improve Gait Quality in a Patient with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report, Sarah Kemp

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Use of Dry Needling Therapy as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy Treatment of an Individual with Knee Pain Complicated by Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: A Case Report, Kaitlyn Kincart

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The Use of Dry Cupping with Active Movement to Increase Functional Mobility and Decrease Pain in a Patient with Cervical Disc Disorder: A Case Report, Kelsey Klecan

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Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Residual Neurologic Deficits Following Lumbar Decompression Surgery, Austin Kramer

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Physical Therapy Management Involving a Direct Access Patient with Cervical Radiculopathy Electing Surgical Intervention: A Case Report and Literature Review, Kristopher Krohn

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Differential Diagnosis of an Adolescent Swimmer with Chronic Shoulder Pain and Cervical Spine Involvement: A Case Study, Paige Lassen

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A Combination of Surgical and Conservative Management of a Patient with Evolving Cervical Radiculopathy Symptoms: A Case Report, Lauren Maze

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The Utilization of Blood Flow Restriction in the Rehabilitation of a Professional Baseball Pitcher Status Post Subscapularis Strain: A Case Report, Nick Nielsen

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Utilizing Bal-A-Vis-X Exercises as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy Treatment of a Child with Autism and ADHD: A Case Report and Literature Review, Paige Polonus

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Physical Therapy Management of a Patient Diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis: A Case Report, Collin Schrader

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Use of Hippotherapy in a Pediatric Patient with Right Hemiplegia: A Case Report, Caitlyn Schug

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Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Post-Concussive Syndrome Following a mTBI: A Case Report, Jordan Smith

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Evolving Physical Therapy Treatment in Arm Pain of an Adolescent Throwing Athlete: A traditional Case Report, Megan Struck

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Quadriceps Tendon Graft for ACL Reconstruction - How Does it Compare? - A Literature Review with a Case Example, Lucas Thompson

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Utilizing Errorless Learning as an Educational Intervention to Facilitate Independence with Functional Mobility Following a Stroke: A Case Report, Brenna Wetzel

Case Reports from 2017

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The Use of Thee Standardized Outcome Measures to assess Improvement in a Man with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Study, Katherine Blocker

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The Challenges of Implementing Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling in a Patient with Hemiparesis following Stroke: A Case Report, Sarah Briggs

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Incorporating Balance, Resistance, and Aerobic Training into Therapy Sessions with a Patient who has MS: A Case Report, Eric Callahan

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Functional Mobility Training after a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Suffered in a Motor Vehicle Crash: A Case Report, Cora Claypool

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Gait and Balance Training in a Patient with Parkinson's Disease in a Rural Outpatient Orthopedic Setting: A Case Report, Jordan Finch-Smith

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Direct Application of Vibration to Stimulate Muscles of a Patient Post-Stroke: A Case Report, Megan Fritz

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The Use of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike in an Individual with a Left-sided Stroke: A Case Report, Jenna Goar

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Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and Directional Preference as an Adjunct to Lower Extremity Strengthening in Meniscus Tear Treatment: A Case Report, Joel Gourley

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Aerobic Neural Priming Intervention for Sub-Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Case Study, Logan Gushiken

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The Calm App as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy for Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain, David Hagerty

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Use of Clinical Movement Screening Tests to Evaluate Return to Sport Readiness of Young Athlete with Multi-Ligament Knee Injury: A Case Report, David Harper

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Clinical Implications of Plantarflexion Contracture in a Patient with Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Case Report, Jakob Hummel

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The Clinical Application of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education to Address Chronic Neck Pain Following a Whiplash Injury: A Case Report, Joel Ingram

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University of Wisconsin-Madison ACL Return to Sport Protocol – Modifying Clinical Interventions Based on Objective Measures: A Case Report, Sarah Jentink

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Utilizing the Amputee Mobility Predictor for Determination of Functional Level Following a Unilateral Transtibial Amputation: A Case Study, Ryan Kauffman

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Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Cortical Visual Impairment to Improve Functional Mobility: A Case Report, Lola Koch

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Clinical Decision Making Process in a Patient with Severe Hip OA and PAD Complications of Contralateral Lower Extremity: A Case Report, Jacob LaFayette

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Incorporating a Graded Vestibular Spinning Program into the Plan of Care of a 17-Month Old with Gross Motor Delay: A Case Report, Kirsten Maakestad

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Physical Therapy Management and Considerations of a Patient with Interstitial Lung Disease in the ICU: A Case Report, Timothy Mack

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Serial Casting as Conservative Management for Heel Cord Lengthening in the Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Population: A Case Report, Katrina Mahoney

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Physical Therapy Management and Treatment of a Patient with Post-traumatic Syringomyelia, Michael McMahon

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Locomotive Training for Motor-Incomplete SCI in the Sub-Acute Setting: A Case Study, Brennan McNitt

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Clinical Decision-Making for a Patient with Dizziness, Ruling out Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency: A Case Study, Caley Medinger

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Thoracic Manipulation an Adjunctive Treatment for Neck Pain: Case Study and Literature Review, Joshua Montague

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Use of Aquatic Based Physical Therapy in Treating an Adolescent with Severe Type II Spinal Muscle Atrophy: A Case Report, Mary O'Connor

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Physical Therapy Treatment and Management of a Patient Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report and Literature Review, Lisa Otto

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Use of Class IV, High Intensity Laser Therapy as an Adjunct in Treating a Patient with an Acute Shoulder injury: A Case Report, Lindy Pins

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Proprioception Training in ACL Rehabilitation of a Stroke Patient: A Case Report, Kim Richards

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Physical Therapy Treatment in the Conservative Management of a Full-thickness Ulnar Collateral Ligament tear: A Case Report, Emily Roberts

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Beyond the Clinical Trial: The Role of the Physical Therapist in Diagnosis and Management of a Patient with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, Brandilynne Schierland

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Developmental, Gait, and Balance Training in an Individual with a Vertebral Artery Dissection: A Case Report, Michael Schinstock

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Management of Urinary Frequency, Urgency and Nocturia in a Healthy, Elderly Woman: A Case Report, Logan Thompson

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The Use of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in the Treatment of a Professional Baseball Player Status Post Meniscectomy: A Case Report, Ryan Tillma

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An Aquatic to Land-based Therapy Transition Approach for Persons with Lower Extremity OA: A Case Report, Andrew Timmer

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Universal Exercise Unit for Treatment of a Child Following Hemispherectomy: A Case Report, Abbie Wooten

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Use of Neurodevelopmental Principles in the Rehabilitation of Hemorrhagic Stroke with Left Neglect: A Case Report, Emily Yanny

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Application of the Otago Exercise Program in treating Fall Frequency and Fall Risk in an Elderly Patient Living Independently: A Case Report, Rachel Zhorne