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Smita Rao

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Research Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

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    Research Output 2003 2019

    2019

    Immediate effect of visual, auditory and combined feedback on foot strike pattern

    Phanpho, C., Rao, S. & Moffat, M., Oct 1 2019, In : Gait and Posture. 74, p. 212-217 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Foot
    Hallux
    Heel
    Equipment and Supplies
    Pressure
    2018

    Reliability and validity of wrist-worn activity monitors in healthy young adults

    Ali, E., Wani, D., Ling, W. & Rao, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Physiotherapy Practice and Research. 39, 2, p. 117-124 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Wrist
    Reproducibility of Results
    Young Adult
    Equipment and Supplies
    Ankle
    2017

    An investigation of structure, flexibility, and function variables that discriminate asymptomatic foot types

    Shultz, S. P., Song, J., Kraszewski, A. P., Hafer, J. F., Rao, S., Backus, S., Mootanah, R. & Hillstrom, H. J., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 33, 3, p. 203-210 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Foot
    Regression Analysis
    Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    Joint Instability
    Pressure

    Declining Skeletal Muscle Function in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    Parasoglou, P., Rao, S. & Slade, J. M., Jun 1 2017, In : Clinical Therapeutics. 39, 6, p. 1085-1103 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Diabetic Neuropathies
    Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
    Skeletal Muscle
    Exercise
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Development of a Rating Scale for Video Analysis of Yoga Poses

    Rao, S., Apr 1 2017, Journal of Hand Therapy.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access

    Measuring Joint Flexibility in Hallux Rigidus Using a Novel Flexibility Jig

    Cody, E. A., Kraszewski, A. P., Marinescu, A., Kunas, G. C., Mani, S. B., Rao, S., Hillstrom, H. H. & Ellis, S. J., Aug 1 2017, In : Foot and Ankle International. 38, 8, p. 885-892 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Hallux Rigidus
    Articular Range of Motion
    Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    Hallux
    Torque

    Novel pressure-sensing smart insole system used for the prevention of pressure ulceration in the insensate foot

    Alfonso, A. R., Rao, S., Everett, B. & Chiu, E. S., Jan 1 2017, In : Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 5, 12, e1568.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Foot
    Pressure
    Pressure Ulcer
    Wounds and Injuries
    Patient Compliance
    2016

    Are Pressure Time Integral and Cumulative Plantar Stress Related to First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain? Results From a Community-Based Study

    Rao, S., Douglas Gross, K., Niu, J., Nevitt, M. C., Lewis, C. E., Torner, J. C., Hietpas, J., Felson, D. & Hillstrom, H. J., Sep 1 2016, In : Arthritis Care and Research. 68, 9, p. 1232-1238 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    Arthralgia
    Pressure
    Pain
    Metatarsal Bones
    2014

    Non-surgical rehabilitation of First Metatarsophalangeal Sprain (Turf Toe)

    Rao, S. & Mroczek, K., 2014, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Reider, B., Provencher, M. T. & Davies, G. (eds.). Elsevier

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Reliability of measurement of glenohumeral internal rotation, external rotation, and total arc of motion in 3 test positions

    Kevern, M. A., Beecher, M. & Rao, S., Nov 1 2014, In : Journal of Athletic Training. 49, 5, p. 640-646 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Baseball
    Supine Position
    Reproducibility of Results
    Athletes
    Sports
    2013

    Estimates of gastrocnemius muscle length during simulated pathological gait

    Rao, S., Dietz, F. & Yack, H. J., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 29, 2, p. 127-134 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Gait
    Skeletal Muscle
    Biomechanical Phenomena

    Is Metatarsus Primus Elevatus Independent of Arch Height?

    Rao, S. & Bell, K., 2013, In : Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 103, 5, p. 347-354

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Predictors of walking speed and stride length in high- and low-heeled footwear

    Rao, S., Ripa, R. & Lightbourne, K., Sep 2013, In : Footwear Science. 5, 3, p. 179-184 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Hip
    Biomechanical Phenomena
    Ankle
    Power generation
    Lower Extremity
    Flatfoot
    Tenosynovitis
    Doppler Ultrasonography
    Tendinopathy
    Ankle Joint
    Metatarsus
    Arthritis
    Metatarsal Bones
    Foot
    Joints
    2012

    Kinematics and kinetics during gait in symptomatic and asymptomatic limbs of children with myelomeningocele

    Rao, S., Dietz, F. & Yack, H. J., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 32, 1, p. 106-112 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Meningomyelocele
    Gait
    Biomechanical Phenomena
    Extremities
    Knee

    Musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle: Assessments and treatment options

    Rao, S., Riskowski, J. L. & Hannan, M. T., Jun 2012, In : Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology. 26, 3, p. 345-368 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Ankle
    Foot
    Therapeutics
    Pain
    Osteoarthritis

    Other Ankle Conditions

    Nguyen, R., Nguyen, E. & Rao, S., 2012, Comprehensive Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. Wyss, J. & Patel, A. (eds.). Demos Medical

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Plantar pressure assessment of the athlete

    Song, J., Joshi, R., Mootanah, R., Rao, S., Kraszewski, A. P., Backus, S. I. & Hillstrom, H. J., Dec 27 2012, Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Athletes
    Pressure

    Regional plantar pressure during walking, stair ascent and descent

    Rao, S. & Carter, S., Jun 2012, In : Gait and Posture. 36, 2, p. 265-270 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Walking
    Pressure
    Foot
    Heel
    Linear Models

    Structure and function of the foot

    Joshi, R., Song, J., Mootanah, R., Rao, S., Backus, S. I. & Hillstrom, H. J., Dec 27 2012, Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Foot
    2011

    A new device for assessing ankle dorsiflexion motion: Reliability and Validity

    Wilken, J., Rao, S., Estin, M., Saltzman, C. & John Yack, H., Apr 2011, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 41, 4, p. 274-280 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Reproducibility of Results
    Ankle
    Articular Range of Motion
    Equipment and Supplies
    Torque

    Foot Architecture Affects 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint Function and Hallucal Loading

    Rao, S., Song, J., Kraszewski, A. P., Backus, S. I. & al., E., 2011, In : Gait and Posture. 34, 1, p. 131-137

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Is barefoot regional plantar loading related to self-reported foot pain in patients with midfoot osteoarthritis

    Rao, S., Baumhauer, J. F. & Nawoczenski, D. A., Aug 2011, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 19, 8, p. 1019-1025 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Osteoarthritis
    Foot
    Pain
    Mechanical Stress
    Walking

    The effect of arch height on kinematic coupling during walking

    Wilken, J., Rao, S., Saltzman, C. & Yack, H. J., Mar 2011, In : Clinical Biomechanics. 26, 3, p. 318-323 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Calcaneus
    Metatarsal Bones
    Biomechanical Phenomena
    Walking
    Foot

    The effect of foot structure on 1st metatarsophalangeal joint flexibility and hallucal loading

    Rao, S., Song, J., Kraszewski, A., Backus, S., Ellis, S. J., Md, J. T. D. & Hillstrom, H. J., May 2011, In : Gait and Posture. 34, 1, p. 131-137 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    Articular Range of Motion
    Foot
    Hallux
    Metatarsal Bones
    2010

    Midfoot arthritis

    Patel, A., Rao, S., Nawoczenski, D., Flemister, A. S., DiGiovanni, B. & Baumhauer, J. F., Jul 2010, In : Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 18, 7, p. 417-425 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Arthritis
    Joints
    Foot Orthoses
    Metatarsophalangeal Joint
    Orthotic Devices

    Nonmedicinal therapy in the management of ankle arthritis

    Rao, S., Ellis, S. J., Deland, J. T. & Hillstrom, H., Mar 2010, In : Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 22, 2, p. 223-228 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Ankle
    Arthritis
    Osteoarthritis
    Viscosupplements
    Arthroplasty

    Orthoses Alter In Vivo Segmental Foot Kinematics During Walking in Patients With Midfoot Arthritis

    Rao, S., Baumhauer, J. F., Tome, J. & Nawoczenski, D. A., Apr 2010, In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 91, 4, p. 608-614 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Orthotic Devices
    Biomechanical Phenomena
    Walking
    Arthritis
    Foot

    Relationships between segmental foot mobility and plantar loading in individuals with and without diabetes and neuropathy

    Rao, S., Saltzman, C. L. & Yack, H. J., Feb 2010, In : Gait and Posture. 31, 2, p. 251-255 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Gait
    Foot
    Pressure
    Calcaneus
    Metatarsal Bones
    2009

    Comparison of in vivo segmental foot motion during walking and step descent in patients with midfoot arthritis and matched asymptomatic control subjects

    Rao, S., Baumhauer, J. F., Tome, J. & Nawoczenski, D. A., May 29 2009, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 42, 8, p. 1054-1060 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Walking
    Arthritis
    Foot
    Calcaneus
    Ankle

    Shoe inserts alter plantar loading and function in patients with midfoot arthritis

    Rao, S., Baumhauer, J. F., Becica, L. & Nawoczenski, D. A., 2009, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 39, 7, p. 522-531 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Shoes
    Arthritis
    Foot
    Pain
    Orthotic Devices
    2008

    Midfoot arthritis: Nonoperative Options and Decision Making for Fusion

    Rao, S., Nawoczenski, D. A. & Baumhauer, J. F., Sep 2008, In : Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 7, 3, p. 188-195 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Arthritis
    Decision Making
    Joints
    Orthotic Devices
    Chronic Pain
    2007

    Segmental foot mobility in individuals with and without diabetes and neuropathy

    Rao, S., Saltzman, C. & Yack, H. J., May 2007, In : Clinical Biomechanics. 22, 4, p. 464-471 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Foot
    Gait
    Metatarsal Bones
    Supination
    Calcaneus
    2006

    Ankle ROM and stiffness measured at rest and during gait in individuals with and without diabetic sensory neuropathy

    Rao, S., Saltzman, C. & Yack, H. J., Nov 2006, In : Gait and Posture. 24, 3, p. 295-301 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Diabetic Neuropathies
    Articular Range of Motion
    Gait
    Ankle
    Diabetes Mellitus

    Increased passive ankle stiffness and reduced dorsiflexion range of motion in individuals with diabetes mellitus

    Rao, S., Saltzman, C. L., Wilken, J. & Yak, H. J., Aug 2006, In : Foot and Ankle International. 27, 8, p. 617-622 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Articular Range of Motion
    Ankle
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Knee
    Pathology
    2003

    Measuring children's vertical ground reaction forces with accelerometry during walking, running, and jumping: The Iowa bone development study

    Janz, K. F., Rao, S., Baumann, H. J. & Schultz, J. L., Feb 2003, In : Pediatric Exercise Science. 15, 1, p. 34-43 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Accelerometry
    Bone Development
    Running
    Walking
    Exercise