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Current OMM Departmental Research Projects

PI

Sponsor

Project Title

Description

Hypothesis

Kuchera

  • Dombrowski
  • Yagnik
  • Thomas
  • Stoll
  • O�Brien
  • Wallin

Department of Defense

Effect of Progressive, Maximal Effort Exercise for Deconditioned Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

   

Kuchera

Philadelphia Health Care Trust

Pilot: Somatic Approaches To Persons With Chronic Degenerative Neuromusculoskelet al Disorders

   

Kuchera

  • Warner

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pilot Measurements in Establishing a Protocol to Study the Effects of Various Interventions in Persons with Ankle Dysfunction

   

Kuchera

  • Warner

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Hysteresis as a Measure of Ankle Function

   

Kuchera

Philadelphia Health Care Trust

Somatic Approaches To Persons With Chronic Degenerative Neuromusculoskelet al Disorders

   

Kuchera

  • OMM Fellows
  • Vardy

 

Inter-examiner reliability of diagnosing somatic dysfunction of the major joints of the lower extremity using Osteopathic Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine Techniques (FIMM Protocol)

   

Kuchera

  • Daghigh

The Karen & Herbert Lotman Foundation

A pilot study to establish a protocol to determine the change in nitric oxide (NO) concentrations after treatment with the Accelerated Therapeutic 101 (AT101) table in normal healthy subjects & patient volunteers

   

Kuchera

  • Kriebel
  • Warner
  • Daghigh
  • Dombrowski
  • Mertz
  • Montgomery
  • Vardy
  • Stewart

Department of Defense

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

Segmental Circulatory and Fluid Volume Responses of Multiple Sclerosis Patients to IsoPump Exercise
&
Core Equipment to Enhance Human Performance Research & Research-Related Educational Objectives

   

Kuchera

  • Dombrowski
  • Moore
  • Skancky
  • Vardy

Department of Defense

Efficacy of Alternative Methods of Treatment in Ankle Sprains: Documenting Clinical Benefits and Healing Characteristics

   

Kuchera

  • Dombrowski
  • Montgomery

Philadelphia Health Care Trust

Measuring CV Parameters & Fluid Distribution in Subjects with MS Undergoing Active or Passive Exercise Protocols Compared to Normal Subjects

   

Kuchera

 

Effects on Quality of Life of Parkinson Disease Patients and their Caregivers Following Acceleration Therapy (AT101) and/or OMT

   

Kuchera

  • Mathur

 

Effects on Quality of Life of Multiple Sclerosis Patients and their Caregivers Following Acceleration Therapy (AT101) and/or OMT

   

Kuchera

 

Gait Analysis of Patients with Parkinson's Disease Treated with Acceleration Passive Exercise Therapy

   

Kuchera

  • McCaughan

 

Preparation and Standardization of Protocols to Study Cardiovascular and Fluid distribution Parameters at the Human Performance & Biomechanics Laboratory at PCOM

   

Kuchera

  • Acunto

 

Influence of Custom & Non-Custom Foot Orthotics in Posture & Balance

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Other OMM Departmental Research Projects

PI

Sponsor

Project Title

Description

Hypothesis

Kuchera

  • Crow

 

Pilot Protocol to Gather Electrical Skin Resistance (ESR) Data for Future Facilitated Segment Related Research

   

Kuchera

  • Crow
  • Nicholas
  • Dombrowski
  • Nicholas

Department of Defense

Comparison of hand-finger pressure in various craniosacral techniques by operators of differing experiential backgrounds

   

Stewart

  • Kuchera

Proctor and Gamble pending

Progressive Exercise in the Reversal of Osteopenia

   

Stiles

  • Crow
  • Kuchera
  • Diecidue

AAOMS/ORC pending

Effect of adding OMT to the conservative management of patients with TMJ syndrome

   

Kuchera

  • O�Brien

GeBauer

Myofascial Trigger Points and Somatic Dysfunction in CTS

   

Kuchera

  • Crow
  • Montgomery

Department of Defense

Treatment of Traumatic Migraines using Cooling Helmet Technology

   

Nicholas

  • Kuchera

The Karen & Herbert Lotman Foundation

Chapman's Reflex Findings compared to Colonoscopy

   

Kuchera

  • Montgomery
  • Geigle

Department of Defense

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

Documentation of Treatment Approaches to Clinical Treatment of Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema

   

Kuchera

  • OMM Fellows

Department of Defense

Inter-Examiner Reliability & Sensitivity/Specificity for Chapman Points (Series)

   

 

Last Updated: 12/12/14