PT Research Session for Back Performance

   Classifieds: Volunteer Opportunities | Posted on August 8, 2019

Q & A about this Research:

Q:  What is this research study?

          A:  This study will show the reliability and validity of a new back movement test I have developed to use in the Physical Therapy clinic.


Q:  Why should I participate?

          A:  Your participation will help objectively evaluate how well a person’s back is doing compared to other people in the same age group. This will lead to more effective Physical Therapy treatments in the future.


Q:  What will I be doing?

A:  You will perform 4 simple tasks (such as reaching to touch floor, reaching side to side) which are each timed for 30 to 60 seconds.  You will perform these a total of 4 times with a short rest between each.


Q:  How much TIME will it take for me to participate?

A:  This is only a ONE-TIME session for about 20 to 30 minutes (only about 15 minutes of testing)


Q:  How do I know if I qualify to participate?

      A:  You could qualify to participate if you:

  • Do NOT currently have neck or back pain, and have not been diagnosed with neck or back problems in the last 1 month.
  • Have NOT had back surgery
  • Have NOT had a total joint replacement
  • Have NOT had shoulder surgery in the last 6 months
  • Do NOT have dizziness or active heart problems
  • Do NOT use an assistive device for walking (such as a cane or walker)

Call, email or text: Michelle Allyn at:  423.421.0987 or

Sponsors: Andrews Post-Professional Physical Therapy Program

   Michelle Allyn