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Previous Systematic Reviews (sorted by year)

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Methods to Promote Exercise Adherence in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review

Kimberly Townsend, SPT, Kelsey Hunsicker, SPT, Nicole Reale, SPT, Stephen Page, SPT, Dr. Renée Hakim PT, PhD, NCS

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Effects of Dual Task Training on Balance and Mobility in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review

Bella Cipriano, SPT, Paige Fleagle, SPT, Van Nguyen, SPT, Alyssa Studwell, SPT, Dr. Renée Hakim PT, PhD, NCS

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Functional Electrical Stimulation in Combination with Treadmill Training in Improving Gait Among Patients with Stroke: A Systematic Review

Michael Balcon, SPT, Erik Forsberg, SPT, Emily Mossler, SPT, Jamie Shackles, SPT, Dr. Renée Hakim PT, PhD, NCS and Dr. Jennifer Schwartz, PT, NCS

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The Effects of Postoperative Depression on Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults Following Open Heart Surgery: A Systematic Review

Kerry Callahan, SPT, Carolyn Clyons, SPT, Christine Moleti, SPT, Sarah Staudenmeier, SPT, Dr. John Sanko, PT, EdD

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Peter Cuviello, SPT, Kevin G. Kenefick, SPT, Jonathan Kritz, SPT, Amanda Mitteer, SPT, Dr. Barbara Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA and Dr. Dana Maida, PT, DPT

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A Systematic Review of Predisposing Biological and Mechanical Factors Related to Non-Specific Low Back Pain in Adolescents

Daniel Sawyer, SPT, Brendan Synan, SPT, Mike Gaeta, SPT, CSCS, Vincent Signoriello, SPT, Dr. Renee Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

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Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling on Myofascial Pain and Range of Motion Associated with Temporomandibular Disorders: A Systematic Review

Adriana Daley, SPT, CSCS, Jordan Hartey, SPT, Kaitlyn McGrath, SPT, Kristina Zarra, SPT, Peter Leininger, Ph.D., PT, OCS

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The Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection in the Treatment of Adults with Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review

David Domonkos, SPT, Niko Manetti, SPT, Brandon Tunis, SPT, Edward Zdanowicz, SPT, Peter Leininger, Ph.D., PT, OCS

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Meaghan Buckley, SPT, Jaclyn Calabrese, SPT, Mark Cristiano, SPT, Brittney Piatt, SPT, Dr. Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, MBA, GCS

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The Effect of Walking Interventions on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Persons Currently Receiving Treatment: A Systematic Review

Jacqueline Epp, SPT, Stephanie Fisk, SPT, Maureen Gentry, SPT, Sydney Parker, SPT, Barbara Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA

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The Use of Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotics to Improve Upper Extremity Function in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Systematic Review
Cameron Afshari, SPT; Alana Bencivengo, SPT; Brianna Morris, SPT; Jennifer Page, SPT; Renee Hakim PT, PhD, NCS

A Systematic Review of the Effect of High Intensity Treadmill Training on Balance and Mobility in Adults with Parkinson's Disease
Maria Saverino, SPT; Katie McAllister, SPT; Timothy Corker, SPT; Bridgette Sakar, SPT; Renee Hakim PT, PhD, NCS

Outcomes Following Physical Therapist Intervention for a 65 year old Woman with Herpes Zoster: A Case Study
Anthony Marsala PT, ATC; Maria Saverino, SPT; Nicole Greene, SPT; Meghan Durney, SPT; Peter Leininger PT, PhD, OCS; Michael Ross, PT, DHSc, OCS

Effects of Yoga on Typically Developing Children and Teenagers: A Systematic Review
Susannah Taylor Johns, SPT; Jaclyn Henry, SPT; Daniel Peredo, SPT; Jennifer Rudiman, SPT, PTA; Michael Ross PT, DHSc, OCS; Debra Miller PT, DPT, MS

Effectiveness of SWASH ortosis in combination with Botulinum Toxin Type A on Gross Motor Function and Prevention of Hip Displacement in children with Cerebral Palsy
Karen DiBenedetto, SPT; Kristina Russo, SPT; Anahita Saadat, SPT, CSCS; Debra Miller PT, DPT, MS; Michael Ross PT, DHSc, OCS

Effects of Aquatic Therapy on Patients who have Undergone Total Hip or Total Knee Arthoplasty: A Systematic Review
Gary Gifford, SPT, CSCS; Jeffrey Miller, SPT; Gregory Speca, SPT; Holly Woodcock, SPT; Peter Leininger, PhD, PT, OCS

Direct Access Physical Therapy Referral to Physicians: A Review of Case Studies and Case Series
Ryan Zumbo, SPT; Partick Corley, SPT; Ademola Giwa, SPT; Thomas Graham, SPT; Michael Ross PT, DHSc, OCS

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Training to Restore Proprioception after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Sean Coleman, SPT; Peter Gomez, SPT; Kyle Lance, SPT; R. Michael Yasson, SPT; Peter Leininger, PhD, PT, OCS

The Effects of the Complementary Therapy on Quality of Life and Well-being in Persons with a diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Antonietta Brunno, SPT; Meghan Durney, SPT; Carol Mastrosante, SPT; Caitlin Thompson, SPT; Barbara Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA; Michael Ross PT, DHSc, OCS

Effects of Exercise on Physical, Psychosocial and Cardiovascular Functioning in Individuals with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities
Allie Donato, SPT; Kristina Grande, SPT; Nicole Greene, SPT; Brianne Mooney, SPT; Michael Ross, PT, DHSc, OCS

Correlates of Cancer-related Fatigue in Women who have been Treated for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review
Drew Cavanaugh, SPT; Caroline Corasaniti, SPT;  Cassandra Hoffman, SPT; Michael Ross, PT, DHSc; Barbara Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA

A Systematic Review of Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs to Reduce Falls in Non-Institutionalized Older Adults
Fluehr C,  Insixiengmay T,  Marley C,  Tansits M, Hakim RM

The Effects of Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists on Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: A Systematic Review
Dishon K. SPT, Fredericksen J. SPT, Pietzak S. SPT, Potena P. SPT, Sanko J. EdD, PT

Systematic Review of Physical Therapist Interventions for Patients with Low Back Pain and Associated Lumbar Radiculopathy
Frick J, Lampman M, Martonik M, Prall J, Ross M

Effectiveness of Aquatic Physical Therapy in Improving Balance in Patients with Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review
Christina Glennon, SPT; Kindra Tripp, SPT; Katlin Von Bargen, SPT; Michael Ross, DHSc, PT, OCS;  Renee Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

A  Systematic  Review on the Effect of Split-Belt Treadmill Training (SBTT) in Patients with Hemiplegic Gait
Jeffery M Kopack, SPT,   Anne M Malone, SPT,   Charles J Salvo, SPT, MS,  Matthew J Sofia, SPT,   Renée M Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

Vascular Complications Associated with Cervical Spine Thrust
JointManipulation: A Systematic Review of Case Reports
Kyle B. Corrado, Christine L. Fischer, Michael McGraw, Kristin D. Ryffel, Michael D. Ross, William G. Boissonnault

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of the Nintendo Wii Fit as an Intervention for Balance Training in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Kayla Blecher, SPT,  Jessica Rothchild, SPT,   Andrea Stefani, SPT,   Renée M Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

Retention of Treatment Related to Motor Performance for Children Diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Systematic Review
Geri Maldonado, SPT; Debra Miller, PT, DPT, MS; Timothy Moran, SPT; Paul Eberhart, SPT

A Systematic Review to Select the Most Appropriate Outcome Measures for the Assessment of Balance and Mobility in Patients with Lower Extremity Amputation
Hillary Bellomo, SPT, Caroline Frey, SPT, Ashley Kreshcok, SPT, Karen Spadoni, SPT, Renee Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of the Nintendo Wii System to Improve Balance in a Geriatric Population
Densevich AL,  Gamrat JE,  Niznick AJ,  Salerno MM,  Hakim RM

A Systematic Review of Physical Therapy Interventions for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Characteristics
Courtney Rainey, PT,  DPT, John Putnam PT, DPT, and Susie Swetter PT, DPT, Debra P. Miller, PT, DPT, MS

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Chronic
Non-Specific Low Back Pain
Cynthia Brownell, SPT Jennifer Hahn, SPT Karen Kurzinsky, SPT Elizabeth Pohlidal, SPT Edmund Kosmahl, PT, EdD

Physical Therapy Interventions for Massive, Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears:
A Systematic Review
Kiersten Flynn, SPT;  Kevin Johnson, SPT;  Andrew Merget, SPT; Gary Mattingly PT, PhD