Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences was formerly the School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Thesis: Reliability of Popliteal Artery Flow-Mediated Dilation in the Seated Position, Taskina Akhter

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Dissertation: Salivary MicroRNA as a Concussion Biomarker and the Implications for Athletic Trainers' Practices, Thomas Richard Campbell

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Thesis: Age, Lower Extremity Muscle Strength, and Running Biomechanics in Healthy Female Recreational Runners, Heather McConchie Hamilton

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Dissertation: Teaching Social Determinants of Health in Physical Therapist Professional Education Programs: Exploring Curricular Approaches and Examining an Assessment Tool, Emily Jordan Hawkins

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Dissertation: Biomechanical Adaptations While Performing Bilateral Drop Landings With a Unilateral Ankle Tape Application, Eric Daniel Jenkins

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Dissertation: Age-Related Differences in Motor Performance, Jessica Anne Prebor

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: Identification of Opportunity Barriers and Supports for Individuals Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Stakeholders, Meredith K. Gohsman

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Dissertation: Identification of Chronic Postural Stability Impairments Associated With History of Concussion, Nicholas Reilly

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Dissertation: Injury-Related Fear in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability, Ashley Marie Brawford Suttmiller

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Effect of Chewing on Rhythmic Motor Tasks, Brittany S. Samulski

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: The Impact of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery on Neuromotor Function, Cortney Noel Armitano

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Thesis: Abnormal Electrical Potentials in Lower Limb Muscles After Ankle Sprain Grades I, II and III, Talal A. Al-Shatti

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Thesis: The Comparison of Gait Characteristics Between Older Adults Who Do Tai-Chi Chuan and Older Adults Who Do Not Do Tai-Chi Chuan, Shu-Ya Chen

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Thesis: The Effect of Floor Sitting Posture on Low-back Pain, Knee Pain and Hip Pain Among Kuwaiti Men, Sameera H. Al-Jedi

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Thesis: Patellofemoral Joint Compressive Forces During Backward and Forward Running at the Same Speed, Hesham N. Alrowayeh

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Thesis: The Effect of Jogging on Anterior Knee Laxity After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Fawzi F. Bouzubar

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Thesis: Comparison of the EMG Activity of the Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Muscles During Various Closed Chain Exercises, I-Chen Lin

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Thesis: Reliability of the Dynamic Gait Index in Vestibular Disorders, Diane M. Wrisley

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Thesis: Windlass Taping Technique for Symptomatic Relief of Plantar Fasciitis, Beth Anne Ernst

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Thesis: Changes in Spinal Height Supine and Walking in Subjects With and Without Lower Back Pain, Dave Gregory

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Thesis: Reliability of the Saunders Electronic Inclinometer for the Assessment of Lumbar ROM, Melanie C. Maneval

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Thesis: Reliability of the Modified-Modified Schober Method of Measuring Lumbar Range of Motion, Mira H. Mariano

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Thesis: The Relationship of Foot Types to Pressure Distribution Patterns of the Forefoot During Gait, Hui-Ji Fan

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Thesis: Data on Gait Characteristics of Four, Five, and Six Year Old Children Using Three Dimensional Video Motion Analysis, Donna Soave Nichols

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Thesis: Correlation Between Hamstring Spasticity and Range of Motion and Selected Gait Parameters in Pediatric Clients with Spastic Diplegia, Erin McCain Glace

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Thesis: Investigation of the Relationship Between Pelvic Tilt and Unilateral Sacroiliac Pain, Beth-Anne Moody Jones

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Thesis: F Response Frequency for the Median and Ulnar Nerves in a Normal Population, Patricia J. Killea

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Thesis: The Effects of Orthopaedic Surgery and Dorsal Rhizotomy on Selected Gait Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy Children, Danielle M. Lanoue

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Thesis: Reliability of Assessment of Postural Control in the Sitting Position in the Hemiplegic Subjects by use of a Functional Reach Task, Karen Dreher Carter