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APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, California, January 21–24, 2013

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy: January/March 2013 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 51–53
doi: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e31827b132f
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The Research Committee of the Section on Geriatrics has completed the peer-review process and has selected 16 platform presentations and 40 poster presentations focusing on key issues in physical therapy care for aging adults. Please refer to the CSM schedule for the schedule for Geriatrics Platform presentations. Posters will be on display during Exhibit Hall hours; refer to the CSM link at on-site program to determine when authors will be available for discussion of their work.

An alphabetical list (by title) platform presentations and poster sessions follows below. Full abstracts will be available at the APTA CSM link at; on the Section on Geriatrics' Web site:, and on the Journal's Web site: Abstracts are also searchable on MEDLINE/PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and AMED.

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Age Differences on Post-surgical Shoulder Recovery: Examining the Influence of Psychological Distress and Experimental Pain Sensitivity. Simon CB, Coronado RA, George SZ, Valencia C. Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana; and Physical Therapy, University at Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Comparison of the Flexicurve and Tragus to Wall Measurements of Thoracic Kyphosis. Quiben M, Liu H, Zabel R. Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; Physical Therapy, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas; PRN, Conway, Arkansas.

Consistency of Overground Gait Speed During Longer Bouts of Walking in Older Adults. Wert DM, VanSwearingen J, Brach J, Perera S. Department of Physical Therapy and Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dual-Task Walking: The Impact of Complexity and Cognitive Domain. Lowry K, Thompson L, Nasheim J, Kirk S, Smiley-Oyen A. Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Department of Kinesiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Effects of Dual Task Performance on Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters of Older Adults During Incline Walking and Balance. Pinto Zipp G, Mickeal H, Mollina P, Byrne A, Mehta S, Maher C, Ferraro R. Graduate Programs in Health Sciences and Department of Physical Therapy, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey; Department of Physical Therapy, UMDNJ, Stratford, New Jersey.

Ethnic and Sex Differences in Walking Speed in Older Mexican Americans and European Americans. Quiben M, Hazuda H. Physical Therapy Program and South Texas Veterans Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

Factors Associated With Discharge Setting From Inpatient Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Deconditioning. Galloway RV, Karmarkar AM, Graham JE, Ottenbacher KJ, Tan A. Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Fit or Fat: The Relationship of Intramuscular Fat, Inflammation, Muscle and Mobility in Frail and Non-Frail Older Adults. Addison O, LaStayo PC, Foreman K, Drummond M, Marcus RL, Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Improving Motor Skill in Walking: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Brach J, VanSwearingen J, Perera S, Lowry K, Studenski S. Department of Physical Therapy and Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Inter-examiner Reliability for Ultrasound Imaging of the Anterior and Lateral Abdominal Walls in Older Versus Younger Adults. Velasco T, Sions JM, Hicks GE. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Mobility and Physical Function Among Older Adults by Patterns of Gait Variability. VanSwearingen J, Brach J, Studenski S, Lowry K. Department of Physical Therapy and Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Optimizing Treatment Intensity in the Post-acute-care Setting. Host HH, Pope H, Lenze EJ, Carrabine C. Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri; and Department of Rehabilitation, Barnes Jewish Extended Care, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Percentile Ranks for Walking Speed in Subjects 70–79 Years: A Meta-analysis. Roush JR, Bay C, Heidt M, Crager M. A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, Arizona.

Relationship Between Preoperative, Acute and Long-term Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Bade M, Kittelson A, Stevens-Lapsley J, Kohrt WM, Kittelson JM. Department of Physical Therapy, Division of Geriatrics, and Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado.

The Relative Role of Falls, Fear and Cognition in Physical Function in Older Adults. Hornyak VA, VanSwearingen J, Wert DM, Brach J, Studenski S. Physical Therapy and Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Weight-Bearing Biofeedback Training Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Bade M, Reynolds M, Stevens-Lapsley J, Christiansen CL. School of Medicine–Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; B.S. Davidson, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Denver University, Denver, Colorado.

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Associations Between Balance Confidence and Lower Extremity Strength and Power in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Goldberg A, Talley SA. Department of Health Care Sciences, Program in Physical Therapy, Mobility Research Laboratory, and Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Case Study: Smart Phone Use for Polypharmacy Identification and Management in a High Fall-risk Community Dwelling Older Adult. Falini J, Cummings R. Fox Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Characteristics of Geriatric Practice Settings That Attract and Retain PTs in the SNF/ICF Practice Setting. Collins TL, Prall J. Physical Therapy, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Core Muscle Strengthening Improves Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Kahle N, Tevald MA. Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

The Community Balance and Mobility Scale: A New Scale to Evaluate Higher-Level Balance and Mobility Deficits in the Community-Dwelling Elderly. Balasubramanian CK. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Delirium Screening by Geriatric Physical Therapists: A Survey of Practice Patterns, Knowledge, and Barriers. White L, Braddock K, Walker M, Wood J. Physical Therapy, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

Does Walking Speed Improve in Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, or Inpatient Rehabilitation? Braden HK, Ko M, Hortick K, Bohmfalk MD. Nursing & Rehabilitation Sciences, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas.

Effectiveness of Tai Chi and Yoga Interventions in Reducing Fear of Falling for Community-Dwelling Elders: A Systematic Review. McNeal B, Knowles N, Tinsley Biggs A. Physical Therapy, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri.

Effect of Cognitive Performance Improvement on Postural Steadiness. Sifft M, Neuman S, Kranz A, Blaschak M, Bateni H. Allied Health and Communicative Disorders–Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

The Effect of Fatigue of the Ankle Plantarflexors on Sensory Organization and Limits of Stability in a Healthy, Elderly Population. Wallmann HW, Burgess C, Sommerhalder A, Wild T, Dimotsantos P. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Scripps Mercy Outpatient Rehabilitation, San Diego, California; Boulder City Hospital, Boulder City, Nevada; Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada; and Kelly Hawkins Physical Therapy, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill Training on Balance, Mobility and Lower Extremity Strength of Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Lazaro R. Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California.

The Effects of a Power-Periodization Versus a Progressive Resistance Exercise (PRE) Approach to Training Adults at Risk for Sarcopenia. Hovanec A, Swanick K, Hunt D. Physical Therapy and Human Performance, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida.

The Effect of a Supervised Group Wellness Exercise Program on Balance, Gait, and Quality of Life in Individuals With Lower Limb Amputation: A Pilot Study. Miller CA, Durham KL, Hom SC, Smith JL, Williams GE. Physical Therapy, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, Georgia.

Effect of Time and Use of Pictographs on Exercise Performance in Adults Aged 50 Years and Older. Chesbro S, Polk C, Stephens J, Thomas P, John E. Department of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama; Department of Physical Therapy, Radford University, Roanoke, Virginia.

Functional Outcome Measure Use in Acute and Post-acute settings: Are We Speaking the Same Language? Sage L, Anemaet WK. Regis University, Erie, Colorado.

High-Speed Power Training in Older Adults: Achieving Peak Power at Lower External Resistances. Gibson K, Sayers SP. Physical Therapy, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

How Do Patients Measure Up at Discharge From Home Physical Therapy? Riek LM, Hilton TN, Tome J, Houck J, Kates S. Physical Therapy, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York; Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Rochester, New York; Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

The Impact of Social Support Status on Functional Improvement in Hispanic Seniors After Tai Chi Training. Siu K, Huang C, Rajaram SS. College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Integrated Body-Weight–Supported Treadmill Training for an Individual With Multiple Amputations: A Case Report. Constantino R, McNeely A, Meardon SA. University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

A Novel Isokinetic Training Program for Reducing Falls in a Community-Dwelling Older Adult: A Case Report. Beebe JA, McDaniel LT, Shelden BL. Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota; R.W. Hines, Center for Industrial and Physical Therapy, New Bern, North Carolina; Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, Alaska.

Perceptions of Working in Geriatrics in Entry-level Physical Therapy Students; A Qualitative Study. Blackwood J, Sweet C. Physical Therapy, University of Michigan–Flint, Flint, Michigan.

Physical Exercise Program Reduces Frailty and Fall Risk in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment. Kirk-Sanchez NJ, Roach KE, Mandel DW, Nunez-Gaunaurd A, Cary CL, Ibrahim K, Manek LR, Wong Y, Loewenstein D. Physical Therapy and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.

Pilates-Based Exercise for Fall Risk Reduction in Older Adults. Roller M, Kachingwe A, Ickes D, Beling J, Shrier G. Physical Therapy, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California; Core Conditioning, Studio City, California.

Predicting Probability for Falls With the Dynamic Gait Index Is Enhanced With Trail Making Test in Older Adults Without Known Cognitive Decline. Dewane JA, Hetzel S, Heiderscheit B. School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.

The Relationship Between Gait Variability and Balance in Older African-American Adults With Hypertension. Foxworth J, Long B, Hargrave A, Gray. Physical Therapy, Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The Relationship of Peripheral Sensation to Balance Measures and to Balance Exercise Outcomes. Prost EL, Gaub M, Bomar M, Langland G, Farid R, LeMaster JW, Brown M. Physical Therapy, University of Missouri, School of Health Professions, Columbia, Missouri; Physical Therapy, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Columbia, Missouri; Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri; Physical Therapy, Renaissance Therapy, Columbia, Missouri; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri, Rusk Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, Missouri; Family Medicine, University of Kansas Physicians, Kansas City, Kansas.

Service Learning: Geriatrics and Global Health. Sliwinski M, Levy J, Wood A, Lazar V, Parisi D, Madrigal J. Columbia University, Forked River, New Jersey.

Simplified Care for a Complex Geriatric Vertigo Patient in the Home Environment. Catoe MJ. Fox Rehabilitation, Folly Beach, South Carolina.

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of the LSVT® BIG Protocol on Improving the Speed and Amplitude of Movements in Patients With Parkinson's Disease. Endres G, Puhalla A, Aucker A, Sinko S, Collins TL. University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women. Colvin GR, Schieck A, Kiner JL, Powers J. Physical Therapy, The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Test-Retest Agreement for Walking Speed With a One-Week Interval. Roush JR, Bay C, Amborn D, Kays P. Physical Therapy Program, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, Arizona.

Test-Retest Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change of the BESTest in Postmenopausal Women. Chen H, Meiers J, Wang-Hsu E, Strazzullo T, Adjei B, Smith SS. Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Test-Retest Reliability, Validity, and Minimal Detectable Change of Balance Evaluation System Test in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Huang M, Miller KA, Schrag K, Fredrickson K, Borja A. Physical Therapy Department, The University of Michigan–Flint, Flint, Michigan.

Training Protocols That Minimize Motor Output Variability Enhance Motor Learning in Older Adults. Christou EA, Fox EJ, Onushko T, Baweja HS, Kim C, Kwon M, Chen Y, Larkin KA. Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

A Trunk Muscle Training Program Augmented With Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Appears to Improve Function in Older Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Trial. Hicks GE, Manal TJ, Sions JM, Velasco T, Snyder-Mackler L. Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Unique Answers to Eliminate Falls in a Patient With Dementia. Catoe MJ. Fox Rehabilitation, Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Utilization of LSVT Big Treatment Protocol to Effectively Influence Patients With Parkinson Disease. Pendleton C, Hall L. Fox Rehab, Middletown, Virginia; Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Validating an Objective Measure: Determining the Intra- and Inter-rater Reliability of the Fall Risk Assessment & Screening Tool (FRAST). Larson CL, Ryder B, Martine C. Touro University–Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.

What Factors Best Predict Falls in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults? Dawson NT, Judge KS. Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

What Is the Effect of an In Home Physical Therapy Program on a Geriatric Patient With Kennedy Disease? Costello L. Fox Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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