Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomechanics, University of Waterloo, 2009
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2004
  • MSPT, Physical Therapy, Regis University, 1996
  • BSc, Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 1992

I love sharing ideas and assisting others in understanding concepts, and feel that it truly is my vocation. I continue to seek out opportunities for continued growth and improvement in all aspects of my life, including my teaching. I do not believe I will ever be a ‘finished product’ as an educator. To attain expertise in anything requires commitment, goal-setting, critical self-reflection, and above all hard work. This is why I completed a Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) in addition to my PhD while at the University of Waterloo. The CUT required completion of formal coursework, teaching practicums, and a research project. We do not exist in a static world, and just because something was effective in the classroom yesterday or today, does not mean it will be as effective tomorrow. I recognize this and understand that improvement is a continuous process. I am a person who seeks out feedback from multiple sources, and does my best to integrate feedback in a positive way. As someone actively engaged in research as well as teaching, I try to always bring in relevant findings and questions from my scholarship agenda into the classroom. I emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, and also encourage students to challenge the status quo when appropriate.

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Certifications and Expertise

Certifications
  • Licensed Physical Therapist - Colorado
  • Certificate in University Teaching, Centre for Teaching Excellence, 2008
  • American Physical Therapy Association Certified Clinical Instructor, 1999
Professional Memberships
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (1995-present)
  • APTA Section on Research (SOR) (2005 - present)
  • APTA Section on Research (SOR) Biomechanics Special Interest Group (2009 - present)
  • APTA Education Section (2005 - present)
  • APTA Orthopaedic Section (2007 - present)
  • APTA Home Health Section (2000 - 2005)
  • APTA Geriatric Section (2000 - 2005)
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) (2009-present)
  • Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) (2005 - presemn)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) (2005 - 2016)
  • American Academy of Manual Therapy and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) (2007 - present)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Low back pain
  • Neuromuscular movement strategies
  • Injury factor identification
  • Response to intervention
  • Ergonomics
  • Clinical biomechanics

Recent Publications

Edgar K, Appel A, Clay N, Engelsgjerd A, Hill L, Leeseberg E, Lyle A, Nelson-Wong E. (2018) Influence of sacroiliac bracing on muscle activation during two functional tasks in standing-tolerant and standing-intolerant individuals. J Appl Biomech, EPub Nov 13:1-29. doi: 10.1123/jab.2018-0197.

Nelson-Wong E, Glinka M, Noguchi M, Langevin H, Callaghan JP. (2018) Acute fascia injury alters the tensile properties of thoracolumbar fascia in a porcine model. J Biomech Eng, 2018, 140(10). doi:10.1115/1.4040452.

Capobianco RA, Feeney DF, Jeffers JR, Nelson-Wong E, Morreale J, Grabowski AM, Enoka RM. (2018) Sacroiliac dysfunction patients exhibit altered movement strategies when performing a sit-to-stand task. The Spine Journal, 18(8):1434-1440. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.03.008

Sheahan P, Nelson-Wong E, Fischer S. (2015) An update on the international status and usage of cross-culturally adapted versions of the Oswestry Disability Index. Procedia Manufacturing, 3:3971-3973.

Lachtman DS, Bartha DA, Beltran MM, Dominguez DN, Messerli AR, Miller SE, Davis AM, Nelson-Wong E. (2015) Rater reliability and concurrent validity of single and dual bubble inclinometry to assess cervical lateral flexion. J Manip Physiol Ther, 38(8):572-580.

Callaghan JP, De Carvalho DE, Gallagher KM, Karakolis T, Nelson-Wong E. (2015) Is standing the solution to sedentary office work? Ergonomics in Design, 23(3):20-24.

Sheahan P, Nelson-Wong E, Fischer S. (2015) A review of culturally adapted versions of the Oswestry Disability Index: The adaptation process, construct validity, test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Dis Rehabil, 37(25):2367-74. (PMID: 25738913)

Nelson-Wong E, Gallant P, Alexander S, Dehmer K, Ingvalson S, McClenahan B, Piatte A, Poupore K, Davis AM. (2014) Multiplanar lumbar control in patients with low back pain: is multiplanar assessment better than single plane assessment in discriminating between patients and healthy controls? J Man Manip Ther, 24(1):45-50.

Nelson-Wong E, Callaghan JP. (2014) Transient low back pain development during standing predicts future clinical low back pain in previously asymptomatic individuals. Spine. 39(6):1-5. 

Nelson-Wong E, Poupore K, Alexander S, Dehmer K, Gallant P, Ingvalson S, McClenahan B, Piatte A, Davis AM. (2013) Neuromuscular strategies for lumbopelvic control during frontal and sagittal plane movement challenges differ between people with and without low back pain.   J Electromyogr Kinesiol 23(6):1317-1324. 

Nelson-Wong E, Eigsti H, Hammerich A, Ellison N. (2013) Influence of presentation handout completeness on student learning in a physical therapy curriculum. J Schol Teach Learn 13(3):33-47


Recent Presentations

Baum, B.S., L.A. Sepp, E. Nelson-Wong, A.K. Silverman (2019). Does Prosthetic Design Influence Peak Joint Moments during Running? International Research Forum on Biomechanics of Running-Specific Prostheses, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), February 21, Tokyo, Japan.

L.A. Sepp, E. Nelson-Wong, B.S. Baum, A.K. Silverman (2019). Muscle Activity during Running with a Unilateral Transtibial Amputation.  International Research Forum on Biomechanics of Running-Specific Prostheses, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), February 21, Tokyo, Japan.

Graber K, Loverro K, Baldwin M, Nelson-Wong E, Lewis C. Hip Musculature Activity During Walking With and Without Unilateral Weight. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Feb 2019, Washington DC. 

Johnson E, Antonioli C, Ferguson A, Harris S, Johnson H, Miller JB, Nelson-Wong E. Enabling Office Workers with Standing-Induced Back Pain to Utilize Standing Desks. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Feb 2019, Washington DC.  

Baum B, Sepp L, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A. Vertical Ground Reaction Forces and Loading Rates when Running with Running-Specific and Daily Use Prostheses.  American Society of Biomechanics, Rochester, MN, Aug 8-11, 2018.

Eustace A, Sepp L, Baum B, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A. Effect of Number of Segments in a Running-Specific Prosthesis Model on Hip and Knee Kinetics. American Society of Biomechanics, Rochester, MN, Aug 10, 2018, (Finalist – Undergraduate Student Poster Competition).

Sepp L, Baum B, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A. Hip Work During Running Using Daily-Use and Running-Specific Prostheses. American Society of Biomechanics, Rochester, MN, Aug 10, 2018, (Rapid Podium Presentation).

Sepp L, Baum B, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A. Hip Work in Runners with a Unilateral Transtibial Amputation. World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-12, 2018 (Podium Presentation). 

Eustace A, Sepp L, Baum B, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A. Segment Model Definition of Running-Specific Prostheses Influences Joint Kinetic Calculations. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 13-14, 2018 (Poster Presentation).

Hooker K, Haimbaugh C, Sepp L, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A, Baum B. Ankle Power While Running with Daily Use and Running-Specific Prostheses. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 13-14, 2018 (Poster Presentation).

Cadman J, Noll S, Vital O, Sepp L, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A, Baum B. Vertical, Braking, and Propulsive Impulses when Running with Daily Use and Running-Specific Prostheses. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 13-14, 2018 (Poster Presentation).

Pryor N, Jacobs D, Jordan K, Koch K, Sepp L, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A, Baum B. Lower Extremity Joint Forces when Running with Daily use and Running-Specific Prostheses. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 13-14, 2018 (Podium Presentation).

Ferguson A, Johnson E, Antonioli C, Harris S, Johnson H, Miller JB, Nelson-Wong E. Effects of an Intervention Program for Increasing Standing Tolerance in Standing-Intolerant Office Workers.  Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 13-14, 2018 (Poster Presentation).

Longacre C, Baker L, Passarelli C, Renslo A, Riggs D, Tollis R, Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan JP, Nelson-Wong E. Males Utilize a Trunk Stiffening Strategy for Returning to Stand from Flexion Compared to Females Regardless of Low Back Pain Status and Standing Tolerance. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA, Feb 23, 2018 (Poster Presention).

Renslo A, Baker L, Longacre C, Passarelli C, Riggs D, Tollis R, Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan JP, Nelson-Wong E. Muscle Sequencing During Standing Flexion Differs Between Males and Females Independent of Low back Pain Status and Standing Tolerance. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA, Feb 23, 2018 (Poster Presention).

Baum BS, Sepp LA, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Ground Reaction Forces and Loading Rates when Running with Running-Specific and Daily Use Prostheses. International Research Forum on Biomechanics of Running-Specific Prostheses, Tokyo, Japan, Feb 2018 (Podium Presentation).

Sepp LA, Baum BB, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman AK. Dynamic Balance During Running Using Running-Specific Prostheses. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, Aug 9, 2017 (Rapid Podium Presentation).

Baker L, Longacre C, Passarelli C, Renslo A, Riggs, D, Tollis R, Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan JP, Nelson-Wong E. Flexion Relaxation Response Between People With and Without Standing Induced Low Back Pain and a Clinical Comparison Group. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, Aug 9, 2017 (Poster Presentation).

Glinka M, Nelson-Wong E, Noguchi M, Langevin H, Callaghan JP. Movement Restriction Affects Thoracolumbar Fascia Stiffness in a Porcine Model. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, Aug 10, 2017 (Podium Presentation).

Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan JP, Nelson-Wong E. A Comparison of Muscle Activity During Spine Extension in People With and Without Standing-Induced Back Pain, and Those With Chronic Low Back Pain. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, Aug 9, 2017 (Poster Presentation).

Viggiani D, Mannen E, Nelson-Wong E, Wong A, Ghiselli G, Shelburne K, Callaghan JP, Davidson B. Time-Varying Contributions to Lumbar Lordosis During an Unstable Sitting Task in People Who Do and Do Not Develop Low Back Pain During Standing. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, Aug 9, 2017 (Thematic Poster Presentation).

Soliday KM, Board WJ, Nelson-Wong E, Reiser RF. The Effect of Prolonged Standing on Weight-Bearing and Muscle Activation Asymmetries. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder CO, Aug. 10, 2017 (Poster Presentation).

Passarelli C, Baker L, Longacre C, Renslo A, Riggs D, Tollis R, Viggiani D, Davidson B, Callaghan J, Nelson-Wong E. Males and Females Exhibit Differences in Flexion Relaxation Response Independent of Low Back Pain Status. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 7-8, 2017 (Poster Presentation)

Sepp L, Baum B, Nelson-Wong E, Silverman A. Whole Body Angular Momentum During Running Using Running-Specific Prostheses. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 7-8, 2017 (Poster Presentation).

Engelsgjerd A, Lyle A, Edgar K, Appel A, Clay N, Hill L, Leeseberg E, Nelson-Wong E. Influence of Sacroiliac Bracing on Trunk Musculature Co-activation During Return to Stand from Forward Flexion in Standing-Tolerant and Standing-Intolerant Individuals. URSC Celebration of Scholarship and Research, Denver, CO, April 11, 2017 (Poster Presentation).

Viggiani D, Nelson-Wong E, Callaghan JP. Posterior Muscle Timing and Lumbopelvic Rhythm in Persons with Chronic, Transient and No Low Back Pain in a Sit-to-Stand Task. Ontario Biomechanics Conference, Alliston, ON, Can, March 10-12, 2017 (Podium Presentation).

Glinka M, Nelson-Wong E, Noguchi M, Langevin H, Maple R, Fox J, Callaghan JP. Injury and Movement Restriction Affect Thoracolumbar Fascia Stiffness in a Porcine Model. Ontario Biomechanics Conference, Alliston, ON, Can, March 10-12, 2017 (Podium Presentation).

Edgar K, Appel A, Clay N, Engelsgjerd A, Hill L, Leeseberg E, Mayer A, Nelson-Wong E.  Influence of Sacroiliac Bracing on Trunk Coactivation During Return to Stand in Healthy People who are Standing Intolerant. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX, Feb 16, 2017 (Poster Presentation)

Glinka M, Nelson-Wong E, Noguchi M, Langevin H, Maple R, Fox J, Callaghan JP. Changes in the Viscoelastic Properties of Porcine Thoracolumbar Fascia in Response to a Local Surgical Injury. Canadian Society for Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Hamilton, ON, July, 2016 (Poster Presentation). 

Nelson-Wong E, Glinka M, Noguchi M, Langevin H, Maple R, Fox J, Callaghan JP. Stress Relaxation Response is Decreased in Porcine Thoracolumbar Fascia Following Surgical Injury. Canadian Society for Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Hamilton, ON, July, 2016 (Podium Presentation).

Nelson-Wong E, Glinka M, Noguchi M, Langevin H, Maple R, Fox J, Callaghan JP. Mechanical Response to Thoracolumbar Fascia Injury Using a Porcine Model. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, August, 2016 (Poster Presentation).

Soliday K, Nelson-Wong E, Reiser, R. The Effect of Prolonged Standing on Ground Reaction Force Control. Rocky Mountain ASB Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, April 16, 2016 (Poster Presentation).

Ingerson E, Renfrow C, Ferger N, Jacques E, Olson B, Sachs A, Nelson-Wong E. Clinical Response to Stabilization Based Exercise in a Subgroup of Individuals with Low Back Pain. Rocky Mountain ASB Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, April 16, 2016 (Poster Presentation). 

Ingerson E, Renfrow C, Ferger N, Jacques E, Olson B, Sachs A, Nelson-Wong E. Clinical Response to Stabilization Based Exercise in a Subgroup of Individuals with Low Back Pain. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA, Feb 18, 2016 (Poster Presentation). 

Nelson-Wong E. Extensor Muscle Sequencing During Return to Stand in a Subgroup of Individuals with Low Back Pain: Response To Exercise. American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015 (Thematic Poster Presentation).

Sheahan P, Nelson-Wong E, Fischer S. A Review and Update on the International Status and Usage of Cross-Culturally Adapted Versions of the Oswestry Disability Index. International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, NV, July 28, 2015 (Podium Presentation).

Holmes K, Burks M, Anderson C, Artery J, Kealy L, Olson G, Sercel K, Littmann A, Nelson-Wong E. Muscular Bracing as an Effective Strategy for Maintaining Lumbopelvic Control.  Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 17, 2015 (Poster Presentation).

Soliday K, Board WJ, Nelson-Wong E, Reiser RF. The Effect of Prolonged Standing on Weight-Bearing and Muscle Activation Asymmetries. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO, April 18, 2015 (Podium Presentation).

Soliday K, Board WJ, Nelson-Wong E, Reiser RF. The Effect of Prolonged Standing on Weight-Bearing and Muscle Activation Asymmetries. Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Ft. Collins, CO, March, 2015 (Podium Presentation).

Nelson-Wong E, Bartha DA, Beltran M, Dominguez D, Lachtman D, Messerli A, Miller S, Davis AM. Rater Reliability of Single and Dual Inclinometry in the Cervical Spine: Does Experience Make a Difference? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2015 (Poster Presentation).

Lachtman D, Bartha DA, Beltran M, Dominguez D, Messerli A, Miller S, Davis AM, Nelson-Wong E. Concurrent Validity of Single and Dual Inclinometry for Assessing Cervical Lateral Flexion. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2015 (Poster Presentation).

Bishop K, Bandelier J, Bissett S, Nelson-Wong E, Davis AM. Can Observation-Based Tests of Lumbopelvic Control Discriminate Between Runners with and without a History of Running Related Injuries? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2015 (Poster Presentation).

Burks M, Anderson C, Artery J, Holmes K, Kealy L, Olson G, Sercel K, Littman A, Nelson-Wong E. Muscular Bracing as an Effective Strategy for Maintaining Lumbopelvic Control During Frontal Plane Stability Challenges in a Subgroup of Patients with Low Back Pain. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2015 (Podium Presentation).

Nelson-Wong E, Callaghan JP. Low Back Pain Development During Standing Predicts Future Clinical Low Back Pain in Previously Asymptomatic Individuals. World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July, 2014 (Poster Presentation).

Davis AM, Brodie A, Burgemeister M, Conley M, Greiner E, Hargrove J, Kernan K, Nelson-Wong E. Is the Active Hip Abduction Test a Valid Assessment Tool for Lumbopelvic Control in Pregnant Women? Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 4, 2014. (Podium Presentation)

Bourgeois G, DeGrandis C, Hamilton N, Kirven I, Pieratt K, Thornton W, Nelson-Wong E. Neuromuscular Strategies During Frontal Plane Movement in a Subgroup of Subjects with Low Back Pain: Implications of Poor Lumbopelvic Control. Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 4, 2014. (Poster Presentation)

Nelson-Wong E, Bourgeois G, DeGrandis C, Hamilton N, Kirven I, Pieratt K, Thornton W. Lumbopelvic Control During Frontal Plane Motion and Hip Muscle Activation in Low Back Pain Cases versus Controls. American Society of Biomechanics, Omaha, NE, Sept 8, 2013 (Podium Presentation)

Seay J, Nelson-Wong E. Biomechanical Factors Related to the Etiology of Low Back Pain. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, June, 2013 (Podium Symposium).

Pieratt K, Bourgeois G, DeGrandis C, Hamilton N, Kirven I, Thornton W, Nelson-Wong E. Lumbopelvic Control and Hip Muscle Activation in Low Back Pain Cases vs Controls. Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics Regional Meeting, Estes Park, CO, April 2013 (Poster Presentation).

Eigsti H, Hammerich A, Ellison N, Nelson-Wong E. Effect of Learning Preferences and Lecture Handouts on Student Performance. Teacher-Scholar Forum, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO, February, 2013 (Podium Presentation)

Nelson-Wong E, Eigsti H, Hammerich A, Ellison N. Influence of Lecture Handout Completeness on Student Learning in a Physical Therapy Curriculum. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January, 2013 (Podium Presentation).

Gallant P, Alexander S, McClenahan B, Dehmer K, Ingvalson S, Piatte A, Poupore K, Davis AM, Nelson-Wong E. Does Combined Frontal and Sagittal Plane Assessment Improve Discrimination of People with Low Back Pain? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January, 2013 (Podium Presentation).

Poupore K, Dehmer K, Ingvalson S, Piatte A, Alexander S, McClenahan B, Gallant P, Davis AM, Nelson-Wong E. Muscle Activation During Frontal and Sagittal Plane Movement: Differences Between Patients with Low Back Pain and Matched Controls. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January, 2013 (Poster Presentation).

Awards & Recognition

Grants

  • Does an Individualized Intervention Improve Standing Tolerance in Standing-Intolerant Office Workers?($4961.45) Nelson-Wong E (PI) Nov 15, 2017 – April 30, 2018, Regis University, University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Faculty Research Grant. 
  • Muscle sequencing during standing flexion differs between males and females independent of low back pain and standing tolerance. ($500.00) Renslo A., Nelson-Wong E (PI). February, 2018, Regis University, University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Student Travel Grant. 
  • Males utilize a trunk stiffening strategy for returning to stand from flexion compared to females regardless of low back pain status and standing tolerance. ($500.00) Longacre C., Nelson-Wong E (PI). February, 2018, Regis University, University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Student Travel Grant. 
  • Do sit-stand workstations reduce hip muscle coactivation in people who are standing-intolerant due to low back pain?($486.00) Ferguson A., Nelson-Wong E (PI). Nov 15, 2017 – April 30, 2018, Regis University, University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), Student Research Grant. 
  • Comparing Running-Specific and Traditional Prostheses during Running: Assessing Performance and Risk. ($697,999.00) Brian Baum (PI), Anne Silverman (Co-I), Erika Nelson-Wong (Co-I). United States Department of Defense (DoD) Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Award, Award #W81XWH-15-1-0518, August 20, 2015 – August 19, 2018.

Recognition/Awards

    Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Sustained Faculty Scholarship Award,  May, 2017.

    The Sustained Scholarship Award is given to recognize a ranked faculty member for excellence in scholarship, research, and creative works for the purpose of encouraging mastery of subject and contributions to the scholarly literature in one’s field.

    Regis University School of Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Research Award, April, 2016 (Ferger N, Ingerson E, Jacques E, Olsen B, Renfrow C, Sachs A, Nelson-Wong E – Faculty Supervisor).

    This award is given to a DPT student research group to recognize a high quality research project, that includes a thorough understanding of research question, creative solution to the question, and appropriate design. Emphasis is placed on the students’ ability to work independently as a group, and display quality writing skills in the proposal and manuscript phases of the project, culminating in quality presentation of their research results.

    Regis University School of Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Research Award, April, 2015 (Bartha D, Beltran M, Dominguez D, Lachtman D, Messerli A, Miller S, Davis AM – Faculty Supervisor, Nelson-Wong E – Faculty Supervisor)

    This award is given to a DPT student research group to recognize a high quality research project, that includes a thorough understanding of research question, creative solution to the question, and appropriate design. Emphasis is placed on the students’ ability to work independently as a group, and display quality writing skills in the proposal and manuscript phases of the project, culminating in quality presentation of their research results.

    Regis University School of Physical Therapy Outstanding Student Research Award, April, 2014 (Brodie  A, Burgemeister M, Conley M, Greiner E, Hargrove J, Kernan K, Davis AM – Faculty Supervisor, Nelson-Wong E – Faculty Supervisor)

    This award is given to a DPT student research group to recognize a high quality research project, that includes a thorough understanding of research question, creative solution to the question, and appropriate design. Emphasis is placed on the students’ ability to work independently as a group, and display quality writing skills in the proposal and manuscript phases of the project, culminating in quality presentation of their research results.

Community Involvement and Service

Service to University

  • Institutional Review Board, Chair  (2018-2019), Member (2013 - 2018)
  • Professional Learning Community for Research (Organizer), 2016 - 2017

Service to College

  • Search Committee of School of Pharmacy Chair, Member, 2017 - 2018
  • RHCHP Faculty Awards Committee, Member, 2015 - 2016

Service to School

  • Search Committee for Senior Faculty Member (Full Professor), Chair, 2018
  • Awards Committee, Member, 2015 – 2018
  • Evidence Based Practice Task Force, Chair, 2016 – 2017
  • Creative Ingenuity Team, Member, 2016 - 2018
  • Cross-Curricular Content Team, Member, 2016 – 2018
  • Organize School of PT Guest Research Lecture Series, 2017-2018
  • Evidence Based Practice Task Force, Member, 2015 - 2016
  • Health and Exercise Science (HES) Team, Member, 2009 - 2016
  • Awards Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2015
  • Search Committee for HES Faculty, Co-Chair, 2014 (Successful hire: Dr. Brian Baum)

Service to Profession

    International 
    CSB, Abstract Review, 2016, 2018
    CSB, NDI Masters Student Awards Committee, 2016
    CSB, Chair, Lumbopelvic Platform Presentations, 2016
    World Congress on Biomechanics Abstract Review Committee (2014)

    National
    American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting Abstract Review (2010-2018)
    APTA Section on Research Abstract Review Committee (2010-2014)
    ASB, Awards, 2016
    ASB, Student Grant-in-Aid Subcommittee (Education), Chair, 2016-2018
    APTA, Section on Research, Biomechanics Special Interest Group, Awards Committee, 2013 – 2018
    ASB, Student Mentoring Program, Mentor, 2010-2017
    ASB, Education Committee Member, 2013 – 2018

    Regional
    Co-Organizer, 4th Annual Rocky Mountain ASB Regional Meeting, Estes Park, Co, 2014.

    State
    Clinical Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management Task Force Member, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 2017

    Thesis/Dissertation Committees
    Eric Folkens, PhD Student, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, Advisor: Dr. Sheri Silfies (Committee member – 2018 – 2020)

    Claire Zai, MSc Student, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Advisor: Dr. Alena Grabowski (Committee Member – 2017 - 2018)

    Robyn A. Capobianco, PhD Student, Neuromechanical Determinants of Flexibility, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Advisor: Dr. Roger Enoka (Committee Member – 2016 - 2018)

    Lauren Sepp, PhD Student, Comparing Running-Specific and Traditional Prostheses During Running, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, Advisor: Dr. Anne Silverman (Committee Member – 2017-2018)

    Grant Review Positions

    Natural Science Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada 
    Swiss National Science Foundation 
    Austrian Science Fund, Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship 
    UKLeuwen Belgium 
    Mitacs, Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Canada 

    Editorial Positions
    2017 – 2019 - Journal of Applied Biomechanics –Editorial Board Appointment

    Referee Positions

    Sensors (2018)
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2006, 2014)
    Applied Ergonomics (2012, 2017)
    Clinical Biomechanics (2017)
    Ergonomics (2012- 2014, 2016-2017)
    Gait and Posture (2012- 2017)
    Human Factors (2015 - 2017)
    Human Movement Science (2015 – 2016)
    Journal of Applied Biomechanics (2009, 2016-2017)
    Journal of Biomechanics (2013)
    Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology (2011 - 2015, 2017)
    Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy (2009-2015, 2017)
    Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (2009, 2013-2015)
    Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (2013-2014)
    Manual Therapy (2015)
    Medical Science in Sports and Exercise (2017)
    Physical Therapy (2013-2014)
    Physical Therapy in Sport (2014-2015)
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (2010, 2014-2016)