COPL Research Projects:

2015 Research Projects (Research Grant Awards In Progress):

  • Fan Gao, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “Does Vacuum Assisted Socket System Improve Knee Proprioception and Dynamic Balance in Transtibial Amputees?”
  • Jason Highsmith, PT, PhD, CP, FAAOP, University of South Florida, “Concurrent Validation of the Continuous Scale Physical Functional Performance Test (CS PFP-10) in Transfemoral Amputees”
  • Jason Kahle, MSMS, CPO, FAAOP, The University of South Florida, School of PT and Rehab. “Transfemoral interfaces with vacuum assisted suspension comparison of biomechanics using the CAREn: Ischial containment versus brimless”

 2014:

2013 (Research Grant Awards In Progress)

  • Vibhor Agrawal, PhD, University of Miami – “Determining Efficacy of Dynamic Response Prosthetic Feet in K-level 3″
  • Noah J. Rosenblatt, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago – “The Influence of Vacuum-assisted Suspension on Clinical Outcomes in Lower Limb Amputees”

2013

2012 (Research Grant Awards In Progress)

  • Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine — “Developing an Evidence Based  Approach to Address Functional Level Change in Persons Following Transfemoral  Amputation”
  • Jason Maikos, PhD, Department of Veterans Affairs, New York Harbor Healthcare System — “A Biomechanical and Functional Evaluation of a Microprocessor Controlled Knee Paired with a Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”

2012

2011

2010

2009

2015 Research Projects:

Center for O&P Learning/ Evidence-Based Practice (COPL)

  • Fan Gao, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “Does Vacuum Assisted Socket System Improve Knee Proprioception and Dynamic Balance in Transtibial Amputees?”
  • Jason Highsmith, PT, PhD, CP, FAAOP, University of South Florida, “Concurrent Validation of the Continuous Scale Physical Functional Performance Test (CS PFP-10) in Transfemoral Amputees”
  • Jason Kahle, MSMS, CPO, FAAOP, The University of South Florida, School of PT and Rehab. “Transfemoral interfaces with vacuum assisted suspension comparison of biomechanics using the CAREn: Ischial containment versus brimless”

Systematic Review Projects

  • Jason Highsmith, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida “Cost Efficacy of Transtibial Interventions”
  • Jason Kahle, CPO, MSMS, FAAOP, “Prosthetic Design and Research: A Systematic Review of Established Treatment Guidelines to Determine Post Amputation Functional Performance Level and Develop a Prosthetic Candidacy Treatment Algorithm”
  • Michael Dillon, PhD, La Trobe University, Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport, “Evaluating Outcomes of Dysvascular Partial Foot and Transtibial Amputation: A Systematic Review and Development of Shared Decision Making Resources”. Read the protocol that will be used.

Special Projects

  • Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE, Mayo Clinic, “Risk factors and costs associated with accidental falls among adults with above-knee amputations: a populations-based study”
  • AOPA will commission Dobson/DaVanzo to analyze Medicare claims data from 2011-2014 and Part D prescription claims information for expanded and updated research into the cost effectiveness of timely O&P intervention and patient outcomes, continuing in the pathway of the prior cost-effectiveness report and the Mobility Saves Initiative.

Previous COPL Research Grants

2014 

2014 (Research Grant Awards In Progress)

  • Dennis E. Clark, CPO, Clark and Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics, “Comparison of Post-Operative Care Following Trans-Tibial Amputation”

2013

2013 (Research Grant Awards In Progress)

  • Vibhor Agrawal, PhD, University of Miami – “Determining Efficacy of Dynamic Response Prosthetic Feet in K-level 3″
  • Noah J. Rosenblatt, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago – “The Influence of Vacuum-assisted Suspension on Clinical Outcomes in Lower Limb Amputees”
 
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