April 2009

Robert Kistenberg was a co-author on a recent Prosthetic and Orthotic International publication [POI 2009:33;2;117-129] entitled Developing Core Sets for persons following amputation based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a way to specify functioning. This article reviews the process by which a core set is being developed for people with amputations so that the process of evaluating and comparing individuals with amputations is consistent globally.

MSPO students in the class of 2009 presented their capstone research as part of the MSPO Research Presentations hosted by the School of Applied Physiology. The students and their research presentation titles are:

Traci Berkman – An Association between Translation and Hand Dominance

Dustin Brooks – A Static Evaluation of Transtibial Prosthesis Suspension

Ru Chen – Calibration of an in-socket Pressure Measurement System using Different Interface Materials

Chris Fink – Center of Pressure Control during Gait Initiation in Transtibial Amputees

Brian Gold – Consistency and Magnitude of Pinch Force in Voluntary Opening Body Powered Terminal Devices Elizabeth

Ashley Heard – Design and Fabrication of a Prosthesis to Test Osseointegration in a Feline Transtibial Model

Denise Larkins – Comparison of Body Composition Measurements in Amputees vs. Non-Amputees

Stephanie LeGare – Clinical Reliability of a Device for Measuring Forces and Moments in Amputee Gait

Kali Marquardt – The Effects of Sub-sensory Noise on Balance Control in Transtibial Amputees

Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP was featured in the April edition of the O&P Edge regarding the article, “Working in O&P: Protecting Yourself from Environmental Hazards”
Read the article here

Andrew Allsion (MSPO 2007) who worked with Mindy Millard Stafford, PhD (director of the exercise physiology lab) and Mary Beth Brown (4th year PhD candidate in Applied Physiology) recently had their research published in the April edition of Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise.  The article is entitled, Running Specific Prostheses Permit Energy Cost Similar to Nonamputees.