Smita Rao

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

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Education/Academic qualification

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, PhD, The University of Iowa

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Research Output 2003 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

Regression Analysis
Metatarsophalangeal Joint
Joint Instability

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
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

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

Pressure Ulcer
Wounds and Injuries
Patient Compliance