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2017 Abstracts

POSTERS

A Concerns Report Survey of Physical Activity Programming Needs and Priorities of People with Moderate-to-Severe MS-Disability and Family Caregivers
Afolasade Fakolade, BMR(PT), M.Sc, Queen’s University; Amy E Latimer-Cheung, PhD, Queen’s University; Trisha Parsons, B.Sc.(PT), PhD, Queen’s University; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; Afolasade Fakolade, BMR(PT), M.Sc, Queen’s University

Assessment and Treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Andrew Wagner, DPT, Cleveland Clinic; Andrew Wagner, DPT, Cleveland Clinic

Lifestyle Redesign for Multiple Sclerosis: A Community-Based Occupational Therapy Program
Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, University of Southern California; Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L, University of Southern California; Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, University of Southern California

Is the Melsbroek Disability Scoring Test (MDST) a Good Tool to Assess Rehabilitation in Pwms?
Benoit Gebara, PT, NATIONAL MS CENTER, MELSBROEK, BELGIUM; Stephan Ilsbroukx, MD, NATIONAL MS CENTER, MELSBROEK, BELGIUM

The Influence of Cognitive Impairment on the Fitness/Cognition Relationship in Multiple Sclerosis
Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; John DeLuca, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation; Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation

Cognitive Performance during Aerobic Exercise: Do Exercise Modality and Fitness Level Matter?
Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; John DeLuca, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation; Brian M Sandroff, PhD, Kessler Foundation

Telerehabilitation in MS: Gait, Balance, and Patient-Reported Outcomes
Cecilie Fjeldstad, PhD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Amy Thiessen, PT, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Gabriel Pardo, MD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Cecilie Fjeldstad, PhD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Comparability of Output from Actigraph Accelerometer Models 7164 and GT3X+ in Youth with Multiple Sclerosis
Danusha Nandamalavan, BSc, CCRA, The Hospital for Sick Children; Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children; Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, BSc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; E. Ann Yeh, MD, MA, FRCPC, Dip ABPN, The Hospital for Sick Children; Danusha Nandamalavan, BSc, CCRA, The Hospital for Sick Children

Multi-Modal Measurement of Fatigue-Induced Gait Changes in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis during a 12-Minute Walk Test
David Chen, BS, SPT, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University; Richard Ferraro, PT, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Lindsay Meyer, BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Attentional Cost of Movement in Individuals with MS
Douglas A Wajda, PhD, Cleveland State University; Tyler Wood, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Douglas A Wajda, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multiple Sclerosis in-HOME Clinical VIDEO Telehealth (MS-CVT) for Rehabilitation Follow-up for Veterans at Geographic Disadvantage
Erin Hirschler, MS, OTR/L, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System; Erin Hirschler, MS, OTR/L, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

Heart Rate Response and Changes in Walking Velocity during the 12-Minute Walk Test in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Stephanie Muth, PT, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University; Robert L Dekerlegand, PT, MPT, PhD, CCS, Thomas Jefferson University; Richard Ferraro, PT, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Lindsay Meyer, BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; David Chen, BS, SPT, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

A Systematic Review of the Relationship Between the Use of Walking Assistive Devices and Falls in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Feroza Patel, BS, OMS II, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Trajan Barrera, BS, OMS II, Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Effect of Intermittent Vs. Continuous Walking on Kinematic Variables in Persons with MS: Partial Results of an Ongoing Study
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College; Leslie Mento, SPT, Hunter College; Robbie Gillies, SPT, Hunter College; Rebecca Pizarro-Matos, SPT, HUNTER COLLEGE; Kenneth Wong, SPT, Hunter College; Nathan You, SPT, Hunter College; Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College

A Systematic Review of Upper Extremity Orthosis Use for Symptom Management and Functional Activities in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Jacqueline A Hall, MS, OTR/L ATP, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Mary Matthews-Brownell, MHA, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Jacqueline A Hall, MS, OTR/L ATP, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

MS STEP UP Program at University of South Florida
Jamie Dolley, BS, University of South Florida; Valerie Dickinson, BS, University of South Florida; Jeannie Stephenson, PT, Ph.D., NCS, University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; Valerie Dickinson, BS, University of South Florida; Jamie Dolley, BS, University of South Florida

Meeting Physical Activity Guideline Criteria in a Sample of People with MS and Cognitive Processing Speed Impairment
Janet Morrison, RN, PhD, MSCN, The University of Texas at Austin; Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, The University of Texas at Austin; Janet Morrison, RN, PhD, MSCN, The University of Texas at Austin

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Training Improves Walking in a Person with Severe Multiple Sclerosis
Jonathan Melbourn, DPT, Shepherd Center; Thomas B Willingham, MS, University of Georgia; Kevin McCully, PhD, University of Georgia; Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, Shepherd Center; Jonathan Melbourn, DPT, Shepherd Center

The Evaluation of a Pilates Program in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Juliana Rhein, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Giulianna Ferrero, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Bruna H Sciarini, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Bruna L Guadereto, physiotherapy, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Ana M Canzonieri Sr., Phd, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis; Ana M Canzonieri Sr., Phd, Brazilian Association of Multiple Sclerosis

Further Validation of the Timed up and Go in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Kayla M. Olson, MA, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Jennifer A. Ruiz, DPT, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Elizabeth W. Triche, PhD, Brown University; Heather M Hawks, MS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital; Albert C. Lo, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Kayla M. Olson, MA, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England

Systematic Review of Exercise Training in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis with Severe Mobility Impairment
Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa; Thomas A Edwards, BKin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa

Comparison of a Community Based Tai Chi Program and a Home Exercise Program on Improvement in Balance and Gait in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Linda A Csiza, PT, DSc, NCS, Texas Woman’s University; Linda A Csiza, PT, DSc, NCS, Texas Woman’s University

Clinical Use of the Bicams: Case Studies Illustrating Varied Application to Meet Patient and Clinician Needs
Lori A Kostich, M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital; Lori A Kostich, M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

Superior Multiple Sclerosis Competencies in Physical Therapy Students Who Participate in Optional 2-Year Specialty Education Track
Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT, The University of North Carolina; Angela Rosenberg, DrPH, PT, The University of North Carolina; Jessica Anderson, BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Andrea Stewart, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Whitney W Huryta, BS, University of North Carolina; Jessica H Reynolds, DPT, University of North Carolina; Diane Meyer, PT, MSCS, UNC Healthcare; Kaye Gooch, MSW, National MS Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter; Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT, The University of North Carolina; Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT, The University of North Carolina

A Soft, Flexible Skin-Mounted Sensor for Monitoring Balance Deficits in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Ruopeng Sun, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Yaejin Moon, MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kirsten Seagers, BS, MC10 Inc.; Nirav Sheth, MS, MC10 Inc.; John A Wright Jr., MS, MC10 Inc.; Roozbeh Ghaffari, PhD, MC10 Inc.; Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ruopeng Sun, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multicenter Validation Study of the Evergreen Myometric Strength Test for Lower Extremities (EMST-LE) in Multiple Sclerosis
Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH, Evergreen Health; Michelle H Cameron, MD, PT, Oregon Health & Science University; Virginia I Simnad, MD, MS, Evergreen Health; Theodore R Brown, MD, MPH, Evergreen Health

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Dynamic Stability during Gait Is Altered in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Who Have a Falls History Compared to Non-Fallers and Healthy Controls
Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Alexander Peebles, MS, University of Kansas; Adam Bruetsch, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Sharon G Lynch, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

The Relationship Between Variability of the Center of Mass and Base of Support Is Altered during Gait in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Jordan J Craig, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Adam Bruetsch, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Sharon G Lynch, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Increase Their Dynamic Margin of Stability during Gait
Alexander Peebles, MS, University of Kansas; Adam Bruetsch, MS, University of Kansas Medical Center; Sharon G Lynch, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center; Jessie Huisinga, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

Physical Activity and Physical Function in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Katie LJ Cederberg, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Longitudinal Relationships Between Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity, Fatigue and Depression in Pediatric MS
Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children; Shahriar Shams, MSc., The Hospital for Sick Children; Giulia Longoni, M.D., The Hospital for Sick Children; Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP, The Hospital for Sick Children; Joshua D Lee, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Tara Berenbaum, BSc, The Hospital for Sick Children; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; E Ann Yeh, MD, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children

The Efficacy of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Cycling for Improving Physiological Function in People with MS with Severe Mobility Impairment
Thomas A Edwards, BKin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa; Thomas A Edwards, BKin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign