Evidence-Based Practice Presentations


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All interested healthcare providers are invited to complete this course.


Third-year Des Moines University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program students will give evidence-based practice presentations with a focus on orthopedics, pediatrics, and spine therapy. Three separate modules are included in this course.  View the speaker information for each module below.


  • Expand knowledge of scientific evidence about physical therapy prognosis for clinical conditions.
  • Participate in interactions about professional literature with peers and future clinicians.

Evidence-Based Practice Presentations

The following evidence-based practice presentations are discussed during this online activity.

Module 1: Orthopedic Focus

After a sports related concussion, do male or female athletes have a longer recovery time to return to sport?
Jacob Dye, Jordan Stevens, and Nathan Svendsen
Depression in Affecting Returning to Sport in ACL Reconstructed Athletes
Von Glaser, Jacob Harle, and Justin Wilder

Does high BMI predict a greater chance of ACL re-tear/revision following ACL reconstruction in the general population?
Morgan Ley, Jordan Wachter, and Logan Yager

In individuals with knee injury, does kinesiophobia predict patient’s functional status?
Kyle Dalen, Taylor Joens, Ryan Satkowiak

Module 2: Orthopedic Focus (continued)

In athletes recovering from ACL reconstruction, does the use of a hamstring tendon graft or a patellar tendon graft predict a quicker return to sport?
Brittney England, Jacob Stearns, and Tony Talatzko
Predicting Risk of Recurrence in Individuals with Acute Lateral Ankle Sprains (LAS)
Brittany Kramer, Mikayla Maves, and Clare Wasmuth
Does gender affect injury rate in military trainees during basic training?
Andrew Cardinal, Nicki Ellingson, and Tyler Vorrie
In a patient with an ACL tear, does pre-rehab improve functional outcomes following repair compared to no pre-rehab?
Casey McEvoy, Damon Quest, and Paige Vaden

Module 3: Pediatric/Spine Focus

Predictive Factors for Ambulation Ability in School-aged Children with Spina Bifida
Kelly Bonde, Jordynne Knipper, and Rebekka Reineke
How does bracing compliance affect the degree of curve progression in children with scoliosis?
Hayley Boes, Evan Kacmarynski, and Michael Ruppelt
Chronic Pain, Trauma, and Manual Therapy
Courtney Harms, Samantha Janssen, and Karissa Stensgard
In patients with low back pain, does an individual’s disability score predict their response to manual therapy?
Mason Ellis, Kylie McCann, and Sadie Robb
For Patients With Non-Specific Low Back Pain, Does Socioeconomic Status Predict Return To Work Timeline?
Benjamin Diedrick, Andrea LaVene, and Alex Mickelson

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Recording date: December 15, 2020
Date of original release: January 14, 2021
Most recent review/update: January 14, 2021
Termination date: January 13, 2024

Course summary
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  • 3.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Available Credit

  • 3.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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