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]

DPT and PTA Student Perspectives on Professional Preparedness to Manage the Clinical Needs of Older Adults

This study is a survey designed to assess the self-perceived readiness of DPT and PTA students in their final year of school and up to 12 months out of graduation to work with older adults in the physical therapy field. The survey is 34 questions and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.


Heidi Moyer ([email protected])
IRB Approval #: MOY-063023
Institution: Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas)
Dates: Start: August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024

Survey Link

Quantifying Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Use, Fit & Function Via Outcome Measures by Physical Therapists

You are being invited to participate in an IRB approved [SP24.14] research study (Quantifying Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Use, Fit & Function Via Outcome Measures by Physical Therapists) to explore your knowledge and use of outcome measures that assesses the fit and function of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). We value your opinion and feedback from this 17-item survey will help clinicians improve the use of outcome measures that assess AFO use, fit, and function to better meet the needs of individuals with cerebrovascular accident and other neurologic diagnoses in the future.


Primary Contacts:
Dr. Jennifaye V. Brown
Email: [email protected]
IRB Approval #: SP24.14 Augustana University
Augustana University
Study Dates: May 1, 2024- June 1, 2024

Survey Link

Survey of Physical Therapists' Views and Referral Processes on Objective Vestibular Testing

Research survey study with Physical Therapists to better understand the referral process between physical therapists specializing in vestibular and balance therapy and vestibular audiologists.


Primary Contacts: Julie Honaker, PhD ([email protected]) and Mikayla Massa, AuD ([email protected])

IRB Approval #: 23-148,
Cleveland Clinic:
Study Dates: Ongoing

Survey Link

Disordered Breathing Intervention

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of an at-home intervention program on breathing and sleep in adults.

Seeking individuals > 18 years of age who think they may have problems with their breathing affecting their daily function and/or sleep.
You CANNOT participate if
you can’t speak English, have a breathing disorder such as asthma, arm tingling or numbness, or any open neck wounds.
After telephone screening, participation
includes a total of 5 study visits and a 4- week at home breathing program guided by an audio track. Study visits will involve completing questionnaires, and measurement of breathing and function, and a wrist worn sleep monitor to wear at night. This study will provide information to help develop an intervention program for individuals with chronic pain who have disordered breathing. Participants are eligible to receive up to $140 in the form of gift cards for their participation.

[email protected] or 630-515-6451

Contact Information

Primary Contact: Janey Prodoehl, PT, PhD at
[email protected] or 630-515-6451
IRB ID: 45 CFR 46.110 Categories 4 & 7
Institution: Midwestern University
Dates:Start/End: 2/4/2024 - 2/1/2026

EMAIL NOW: [email protected]

DPT Student Knowledge and Confidence when Interpreting Medical Images

The purpose of this study is twofold. First, to determine the knowledge and confidence of DPT students in interpreting basic medical imaging (radiographs and ultrasound images) compared to practicing PT clinicians. Second, to compare knowledge and confidence related to medical imaging of students from a DPT program where the bulk of the medical imaging content is delivered in a single course (GSU), versus a program where the content is delivered in separate courses related to specific body systems (i.e. courses specific to the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary systems) (MWU).

Inclusion criteria: This study is open to licensed PT clinicians in Illinois who have been practicing for > one year post graduation and to 3rd year entry-level DPT students at either Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL or at Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Exclusion criteria: Physical therapists who are certified as a radiology technician and clinicians in IL who are within one year of graduation from an entry-level PT program.

The quiz/questionnaire is designed to refrain from collecting any information about your identity. Your participation is voluntary and you may choose to not participate at any time by leaving the survey and quiz at any point. Not participating will have no effect on your current PT program, profession or your practice as a licensed PT clinician.
By completing this survey, you are providing your consent to participate.

Contact Information

Christian Evans, PT, PhD
Email: [email protected]
IRB Approval # IRB 24008
Midwestern University and Governors State University
Dates: Start/End: 3/1/2024 - 12/31/2024

Link for Survey


To submit your project to be posted, email the following to IPTA at [email protected]

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 IPTA at 630.904.0101 or [email protected]


Updated 5.21.24