Funding

  • Current 

    Treatment of Full-thickness Rotator Cuff Tears with a Closed-Chain Exercise Approach: (CERCT): Planning and Pilot Study for Feasibility and Efficacy. Principal Investigator. Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA. Barbara Fried, Fried Companies, Inc. $584,601. 2015 – 2018.

    Using Structural Health Monitoring to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain in U.S. Service Members: Translation to a Novel Handheld Device. Role: Co-Investigator (PI: LTC Shane Koppenhaver, PT, PhD). Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the AMEDD Advanced Medical Technology Initiative (AAMTI). $212,059. 2015 – 2017.

    Shoulder Pain: Effects of Adherence to Practice Guidelines and Dose of Physical Therapy on Outcomes of Care. SPEADO Project. Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. Co-Pls: Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC and Chuck Thigpen, PhD, PT, ATC; Co-Investigator: Chad Cook, PhD, PT, FAAOMPT, $29,787. 2017- 2019.     

     

    Past

    Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from Cervicothoracic Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Co-Investigator (PI: Paul Mintken). Orthopedic Section of the APTA. $25,000. 2012 – 2014. Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from Cervicothoracic Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Co-Investigator (PI: Paul Mintken). Orthopedic Section of the APTA. $25,000. 2012 – 2014.

    Does kinesiotaping effect scapular mechanics and  subacromial space in people with scapular dykinesis? Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Sevgi Sevi Subasi). Dokuz Eylul University Izmir, Turkey: Dept of Science Research Projects. $35,000. 2014 - 2016. 

    Effect of thoracic spinal manipulation on shoulder pain and kinematics of the thoracic spine and shoulder. Principal Investigator. UL1TR000058 – NIH National Center of Advancing Translational Science and AD Williams Medical Research Fund – Virginia Commonwealth University. $14,695. 2012 - 2014.

    Interprofessional Polytrauma and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Fellowship. Co-Mentor with Jeff Ericksen, MD. Fellow: Mark Timmons, PhD, ATC. Department of Veterans Health Administration. 2009 - 2012.

    Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome. Role: Principal Investigator. National Athletic trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation. $197,197. 2007 - 2010.

    Randomized Clinical Trial of Rehabilitation for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome. Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Chuck Thigpen, PhD). Brooks Rehabilitation. $114,626. 2008 – 2010.

    Identification of Risk Factors for Shoulder Pain in Swimmers Across the Lifespan. Consultant (PI: Angela R Tate, PhD). United States Masters Swimming Endowment Fund Grant. $16,893. 2008-2009.

    Reliability and discriminate validity of ultrasonographic measurement of the subacromial space in patients with rotator cuff disease.  Principal Investigator.  AD Williams Internal Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University. $14,960.  2007 - 2008. 

    Conservative Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Role: Co-investigator (PI: Ian Young). Saunders Group Inc., $28,000. 2006 - 2008.

    Effectiveness of the VAX-D Protocol for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Series Design.  Role: Co-investigator (PI: Roger Nelson).  Independence Blue Cross of Pennsylvania, $1.3 million.  2000 - 2004.

    Mechanisms Associated with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Philip McClure).  Arthritis Foundation, New Investigator Award, $50,000.  1998-2000.

    Relationships between impairments, 3D kinematics, functional limitations, and disability in patients with subacromial impingement.  Principal Investigator.  National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation,$2,500.  1998-1999.

    Effects of a six-week physical therapy treatment for shoulder impingement.  Role: Principal Investigator.  Foundation for Physical Therapy Doctoral Research Award, $6,000.1997-1998.