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

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Case Reports from 2019

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Functional Training to Return to Higher Level Activities after Brown Sequard Syndrome: A Case Report, Jon Anders

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Primitive Reflex Integration in Intensive Physical Therapy and Gross Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report, Alicia Bowden

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Vestibular Rehabilitation in a Pediatric Patient with Sensory Dysfunction of the Vestibular System: A Case Report, Riley Bradley

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Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Reconstruction of Complete ACL Tears and Associated Physical Therapy Considerations – A Case Report, Andrew Broderick

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Modified LSVT BIG Treatment for a Patient with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A Case Report, Elise Brown

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Assessment of Severity Measures used to Predict Prognostic Outcomes in Children with TBI: A Case Report, Sabrina R Casares

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Using Biofeedback as a Treatment Tool when Managing Whiplash Associated Disorder Symptoms During Pregnancy, Jordan Crosser

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The Differential Diagnosis of ADEM vs MS: A Case Report, Nicole Dominguez

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Total Knee Arthroplasty Prehabilitation: Clinical Decisions related to Bony Malalignment, Neurologic Complexities, and Getting to Know a Patient, Sarah G Ehrlich

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Progression of Functional Mobility Recovery after a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report, Karen Eilers

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Physical Therapy Management of a Non-Ambulatory Individual After Diagnosis of Postinfectious Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis: A Case Report, Gillian Feller

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Blood Flow Restriction Training in the Early Phase of Nonoperative Management of Achilles Tendon Rupture in an Older Adult: A Case Report, Timothy R Fleagle

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The Implementation of Musculoskeletal Principles in a Clivus Chordoma Survivor with Neck Pain, Alyssa M Gantz

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Difficulty in Obtaining Functional Mobility Gains with Physical and Occupational Therapy in a Malnourished Patient: A Case Report, Marissa Gleeman

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Combined Use of Vestibular and Aerobic Exercise to Treat a Patient with Post-Concussion Syndrome Following a Mild Traumatic Brain injury: A Case Report, Ryan Griffith

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Using a Symptom-Based Approach to Gait Progression in a Patient with Lateral Medullary Syndrome: A Case Report, Katie Hackert

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The Pelvic Pain Puzzle: A Case Report on a Physical Therapist’s Role in the Treatment of Dyspareunia, Mary Hausler

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Physical Therapy Management of an Adolescent Dancer Diagnosed with an L5 Spondylolysis: A Case Report, Ryan Hermsen

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Physical Therapy Management of Bilateral Knee Contractures Using Serial Casting in a Medically-Complex Rehabilitation Patient: A Case Report, Shannon Hitchcock

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The Application of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) – BIG with a Patient Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Study and Literature Review, Reginald Hochstedler

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Outpatient Neurological and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Management for an Individual Diagnosed with a Cervical Central Spinal Cord Lesion: A Case Report, Ryan Hoffman

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Modification to Treatment Approach in an Active Individual After Partial Relief from Initial Physical Therapy for Hamstring Injury: A Case Report, Jennifer Hoke

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Comparison of Functional Mobility Milestones and Associated Prognostic Factors Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: A Case Study, Eric Huber

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Physical Therapy Management for an Adolescent with Loeys-Deitz Syndrome (LDS): A Case Report, Kyle Hulshizer

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Rehabilitation Following a Total Joint Replacement in a Patient with Drug-Induced Parkinsonism and Schizoaffective Disorder: A Complex Case, Ryan Iverson

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Physical Therapy Management of Newly Diagnosed Neuromyelitis Optica: A Case Report, Haley Kelling

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Choosing an Orthosis for an Individual with Spastic Hemiplegia: A Case Report, Kimberly Kroeze

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Pre-Prosthetic Rehabilitation Involving Strength and Positional Tolerance for the Complex Geriatric Amputee: A Case Report, Ethan D Lahn

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Utilization of AutoAmbulator as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy in an Individual with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report, Megan Loux

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The Complexity and Variability of the Female mTBI Patient: A Case Report, Logan Lynch

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Physical Therapy Management and Return to Sport for an Adolescent Male Following Dynamic Hip Screw Fixation: A Case Report, Jace Modrell

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Taking a Regional Interdependence Treatment Approach for a Patient with Upper Quarter Pain and Dysfunction: A Case Study, Ashley M Nielsen

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Altering Physical Therapy Interventions to Address Evolving Symptoms in a Patient Appearing to Develop CRPS after Foot Crush Injury: A Case Report, Jenna Opdahl

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Clinical Decision Making Associated with Persistent Lateral Elbow Pain: A Case Study, Claire Poppe

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Initial Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Management in the ICU Following an Orthotopic Heart Transplant: A Case Report, Bryce Rose

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Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Guillain-Barré Syndrome During Inpatient Rehabilitation Stay: A Case Report, Colton Schnetzer

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Use of Functional Electrical Stimulation for Functional Mobility of a Pediatric Patient with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report, Marie Schnoebelen

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Differential Diagnosis for a Vietnam Veteran with Complex Neurological Signs and Symptoms: A Case Report, Kora Scotton

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Physical Therapy Management and Individualized Rehabilitation of Patient with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report, Megan Shryack

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Clinical Decision Making in a Patient with Poor Outcomes After Lumbar Fusion: A Case Report, Katherine Sickelka

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A Discussion of the Limitations of Standardized Testing in a Pediatric Patient with Neuronal Migration Disorder: A Case Report, Emily Steffanus

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The Clinical Reasoning and Multi-Modal Rehabilitation Approach in a Patient with Post Concussive Syndrome Following a Moderate-TBI: A Case Study, Bryan Sumner

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