We are seeking individuals with chronic (>3 months) neck pain and/or face pain due to temporomandibular disorder to participate in a study assessing breathing. Participation includes a single 70-minute visit to the Physical Therapy Institute at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic (Downers Grove, IL) based on your availability. Participants will be screened by telephone prior to participation. During the study visit participants will complete questionnaires, undergo direct measurement & observation of different breathing components. This study will provide information to inform future studies investigating interventions for disordered breathing. At end of participation, you will receive a $20 Target gift card.

Please contact Janey Prodoehl ([email protected] or 630-515-6451) if you are interested in participating


Janey Prodoehl ([email protected]
or 630-515-6451)
IRB Approval #: IRB-IL-22008
Midwestern University
Study Dates: November 1, 2022 - May 1, 2024

Email Dr. Prodoehl: [email protected]

Exploring Sense of Belonging among Latino/a/x Doctor of Physical Therapy Students, a Phenomenological Study

Description: I am a second year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. I am part of a research group that is conducting a study exploring the sense of belonging among Latino/a/x DPT students. We are looking for students who fit our criteria and are interested in participating in this research study. Please continue reading for more information!
Purpose: This research study aims to explore the lived experience of Latino/a/x Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students through a focus on sense of belonging. This study seeks to gain better insight into how a sense of belonging impacts the educational and professional experience of Latino/a/x DPT students. The information obtained from this study may help improve the connection between the students' institution and the profession of physical therapy as a whole, giving Latino/a/x DPT students greater opportunities for success and retention within their programs and, potentially, their future careers.

Participation requirements: The research study will be conducted through individual virtual Zoom interviews with Latino/a/x DPT students to discuss their personal experiences. There will be one main interview, lasting approximately 1 hour. Participants may be contacted after the interview for additional information via email or Zoom.

Inclusion Criteria: (1) Currently enrolled and taking courses in a graduate-level DPT program in the US, (2) self-identify as Latino/a/x, (3) at least 18 years of age, and (4) have access to a stable internet connection and Zoom.

Exclusion Criteria: (1) Currently enrolled in DPT program but have not begun taking courses, (2) enrolled in a DPT program outside the US, (3) enrolled in the DPT program at Rosalind Franklin University, (4) does not self identify as Latino/a/x, and (5) unable to participate in an interview via Zoom.
[email protected]


Amanda Wolff, SPT
Email address: [email protected]
IRB Approval #: 03152022_CHP22-333
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Study Dates: August 15, 2022 - August 15, 2023
[email protected]

Physical Therapists Knowledge, Confidence, and Methods of Addressing Self-Efficacy to Home Exercise Program

We need your input to examine how physical therapists address their patient's adherence to Home Exercise Programs (HEPs). You are eligible if you are a licensed physical therapist actively treating patients. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a 10-minute survey. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in also completing a 45–60-minute Zoom interview. Participation is completely voluntary and you can quit at any point.


Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH
Email address: [email protected]
IRB Approval #: 2023-038
A. T. Still University
Study Dates: 5/1/2023-10/1/2023

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Telerehabilitation Disparities for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

The purpose of the study is to examine clinical workflow efficiency when providing outpatient telehealth/telerehabilitation services for patients/clients with Limited English Proficiency.

Currently we are looking for physical therapists to participate in the study. If you choose to be part of this study, you will be asked to:

· Complete an initial videocall interview with a research assistant ~ 30-45 mins

During this interview you will also be asked to complete a Job Tasks Checklist where you report common tasks that you complete during telehealth/telerehabilitation appointments

· Complete a second videocall interview 1-3 months after the first interview with a research assistant ~ 30-45 mins

During this interview you will also be asked to review a workflow diagram depicting the sequence of tasks completed during a telehealth/telerehabilitation appointment. You can decide whether you would like to participate in one or both interviews. Both interviews will be recorded. You will be asked to keep your camera off and microphone on during the videocall. While both audio and video will be captured, we will only retain audio recordings and delete video recordings.

You will receive a $25 Target gift card for participating in this study. The gift card amount will be the same regardless of whether you complete one or both interviews previously described.

You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:

• Physical therapist (students completing clinical rotations are eligible), currently working in a clinical capacity

• At least 3 encounters with Limited English Proficient patient(s) in the past 5 years.

• At least 3 telehealth/telerehabilitation encounters in the past 5 years.

• Over 18 years and able to communicate in English.

If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time. You have the right to leave a study at any time without penalty. Specifically, choosing not to be in this study will not negatively affect your relationship with the University of Illinois or UI Health.

For more information, please contact Mansha Mirza, [email protected]

Contact Information

Mansha Mirza, [email protected]
IIRB Approval # STUDY2022-1013-MOD001
University of Illinois Chicago
Dates: Start/End: June 1/23 to May 1/2024
Funding Source: UIC-OSF Community Health Advocacy (CHA) program.


Navigating Sleep: Perceptions of Graduate Health Professions Students

Interested in sharing your sleep experiences?
Interested in supporting graduate health science
students' sleep health? I am a student in the Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) program at the University of Indianapolis. I am inviting you to take part in a research study that will serve as my dissertation for the DHSc degree. The purpose of this study is to understand the sleep experiences of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) students. Time commitment: 1 hour interview and 15 minute follow-up 2-3 weeks
All participants will receive a $10 gift card after all interviews
have been completed.


Amanda Hood-Abernethy, [email protected]
or call 828-302-5223
IRB Approval #: #01815
Funding Source: Interprofessional Health & Aging Studies at the University of Indianapolis
Institution: Interprofessional Health & Aging Studies at the University of Indianapolis
Study Dates: Ongoing

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Clinician Perspective on Exoskeleton Utilization for Locomotor Rehabilitation in Individuals Post-stroke and with Spinal Cord Injury

Description: In order to gain a better understanding of clinician perspectives on the utilization of lower extremity exoskeletons for locomotor rehabilitation in individuals post-stroke or with spinal cord injury, we are conducting a questionnaire.

· We are looking for clincians who have at least 1 year of experience working individuals with spinal cord injury or post-stroke (no experience working with exoskeletons necessary).

Participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous

We anticipate the questionnaire should take about 15 minutes.

A consent statement and more details will be provided prior to you starting the questionnaire. Your responses will be kept confidential.


Alyssa Jones, PT, DPT. [email protected]

IRB Approval #: STU00214851

Institution: Shirley Ryab AbilityLab. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Engineering Lab

Funding Source: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Dates: Start: July 1, 2023. End date: July 21st, 2023 (Extended)

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To submit your project to be posted, email the following to Linda Griffith, Operations & Special Projects Manager

Program Title
IRB Approval Information
Dates of Study (Start/End)
Funding Source
Primary Contact Name and E-Mail Address
Institution (if applicable)

Projects are reviewed and, if accepted, are posted within 30 days of submission.

Contact Linda Griffith at 630.904.0101 or [email protected]


Updated 6.1.2023