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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

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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

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

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
Metatarsus
Arthritis
Metatarsal Bones
Foot
Joints
2012

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
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

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