Phillip S. Sizer Jr. Ph D. PT OCS MOMT FAAOMPT
Associate Professor and Program Director
Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Program: Physical Therapy ScD.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Cadeveric characterization of structure and movement of the neural components in the spine and extremities
- Immunohistological investigation of uncovertebral joint innervation and characterizing pain patterns.
- Immunohistological investigation of the innervation of the thoracic disc.
- Measuring educational outcomes in orthopaedic manual therapy education.
- Clinical Identifiers associated with clinical instability of the spine.
- Outcome measures in orthopaedic manual therapy to the knee.
- Outcome measures in thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Biomechanical analysis of knee motion and how fatigue influences motion in the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes with implications for ACL injury.
- Biomechanical assessment the joints of the lower extremity during novel perturbations and relating those behaviors to injury.
- Biomechanical assessment of patients with total joints.
- Biomechanical assessment of orthopaedic clinical testing for the purpose of demonstrating validity and reliability.
- Effects of neuromuscular training on lower extremity motor control.
- Influence of stretching on selected motor control strategies.
FUTURE RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Assessment of specific trunk control strategies during functional activities.
- Specific arthrokinematic behaviors at the knee.
AVAILABLE RESOURCES (e.g. equipment, lab space, computers, etc.)
- Esoate Biosound Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Vicon Peak Motus 3-D System
- Dual Force plate kinetic measurement system
- Kistler Forceplate treadmill
- Noraxon Telemetric EMG