Publications

Clinical Trials Investigating Effectiveness of Neurorehabilitation

  • Ellis T, de Goede CJ, Feldman RG, Wolters EC, Kwakkel G, Wagenaar RC. Efficacy of a physical therapy program in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Apr;86(4):626-32. PubMed PMID: Online
  • Ellis T, Katz DI, White DK, DePiero TJ, Hohler AD, Saint-Hilaire M. Effectiveness of an inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for people with Parkinson disease. Physical Therapy, 2008 Jul; 88(7): 812-819. Doi: 10.2522/ptj.20070265 Online
  • Tickle-Degnen L, Ellis T, Saint-Hilaire MH, Thomas CA, Wagenaar RC. Self-management rehabilitation and health-related quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial. Mov Disord 2010 Jan; 25(2): 194-204. Doi: 10.1002/mds.22940 Online
  • Sparrow D, DeAngelis TR, Hendron K, Thomas CA, Saint-Hilaire M, Ellis T. Highly Challenging Balance Program Reduces Fall Rate in Parkinson Disease. JNPT 2016 Jan:40(1):24-30. Online

Understanding Disability Related to Walking Behavior in Parkinson disease

  • White DK, Wagenaar RC, Ellis TD, Tickle-Degnen L. Changes in walking activity and endurance following rehabilitation for people with Parkinson disease. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Jan;90(1):43-50. PubMed PMID: Online.
  • Cavanaugh JT, Ellis TD, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Capturing ambulatory activity decline in Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2012 Jun;36(2):51-7. Online
  • Cavanaugh JT, Ellis TD, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Toward Understanding Ambulatory Activity Decline in Parkinson Disease. Phys Ther. 2015 Apr 9; PMID: 25858971. Online
  • Ellis TD, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Thackeray A, Thiese MS, Dibble LE, Identifying Clinical Measures that Most Accurately Reflect the Progression of Disability in Parkinson Disease, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2016;25:65-71., doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2016.02.006. PMID: 26876037 Online

Barriers to Exercise / Mobile Health Technologies and Behavioral Interventions in Parkinson disease

  • Ellis T, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Fredman L, Boudreau JK, Dibble LE. Factors associated with exercise behavior in people with Parkinson disease. Phys Ther. 2011 Dec;91(12):1838-48. Online
  • Ellis T, Boudreau JK, Deangelis TR, Brown LE, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Barriers to Exercise in People with Parkinson Disease. Phys Ther 2013: Feb 21 Online 
  • Ellis T, Motl RW. Physical activity behavior change in persons with neurologic disorders: overview and examples from Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2013 Jun;37(2):85-90. Online
  • Ellis T, Latham NK, Deangelis TR, Thomas CA, Saint-Hilaire M, Bickmore TW. Feasibility of a virtual exercise coach to promote walking in community-dwelling persons with Parkinson disease. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jun;92(6):472-85. Online

Measurement Tools for Clinical Practice and Research

  • Schenkman M, Ellis T, Christiansen C, Barón AE, Tickle-Degnen L, Hall DA, Wagenaar R. Profile of functional limitations and task performance among people with early- and middle-stage Parkinson disease. Phys Ther. 2011 Sep;91(9):1339-54. Online
  • Ellis T, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Which measures of physical function and motor impairment best predict quality of life in Parkinson’s disease?. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011 Nov;17(9):693-7. Online
  • Duncan RP, Leddy AL, Cavanaugh JT, Dibble LE, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Earhart GM. Comparative utility of the BESTest, mini-BESTest, and brief-BESTest for predicting falls in individuals with Parkinson disease: a cohort study. Phys Ther. 2013 Apr;93(4):542-50. Online
  • Shulman LM, Armstrong M, Ellis T, Gruber-Baldini A, Horak F, Nieuwboer A, Parashos S, Post B, Rogers M, Siderowf A, Goetz CG, Schrag A, Stebbins GT, Martinez-Martin P.  Task Force Report: Disability Rating Scales in Parkinson’s Disease – Critique and Recommendations. Mov Disord. 2016;31(10):1455-1465. doi: 10.1002/mds.26649. Online 

  • Awad LN, Bae J, Kudzia P, Long A, Hendron K, Holt KG, O’Donnell K, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ. Reducing circumduction and hip hiking during hemiparetic walking through targeted assistance of the paretic limb using a soft robotic exosuit. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2017: doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000800. PMID 28777105 Online
  • Awad LN, Bae J, O’Donnell K, De Rossi SMM, Hendron K, Sloot LH, Kudzia P, Allen S, Holt KG, Ellis TD, Walsh CJ, A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke, Sci Transl Med. 2017: 9(400): pii: eaai9084. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aai9084. Online 
  • Ni M, Brown LG, Lawler D, Ellis TD, Deangelis T, Latham NK, Perloff J, Atlas SJ, Percac-Lima S, Bean JF The rehabilitation enhancing aging through connected health (REACH) study: study protocol for a quasi-experimental clinical trial, BMC GERIATRICS 17:11 pages Article number ARTN 221 20 Sep 2017 Online
  • Salazar R, Ren X, Ellis T, Toraif N, Barthelemy O, Neargarder S, Cronin-Golomb A.  Dual Tasking in Parkinson’s Disease: Cognitive Consequences While Walking. Neuropsychology 2017;31(6):613-623. doi: 10.1037/neu0000331. Online
  • Duncan RP, Combs-Miller SA, Mcneely ME, Leddy A, Cavanaugh JT, Dibble LE, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Earhart GE. Are the Average Gait Speeds During the 10 Meter and 6 Minute Walk Tests Redundant in Parkinson Disease?  Gait and Posture. 2017;52:178-182. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.11.033 Online
  • Ellis T, Tickle-Degnen L, Saint-Hilaire M. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy and Mild to Moderate Parkinson Disease.  JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(7):892-3. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.1274 Online
  • Paul SS, Ellis TD, Dibble LE, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Cavanaugh JT.  Obtaining Reliable Estimates of Ambulatory Physical Activity in People with Parkinson Disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. 2016;6(2):301-5. doi: 10.3233/JPD-160791 PubMed PMID 27164042. Online
  • Jaywant A, Ellis TD, Roy S, Lin C, Neargarder S, & Cronin-Golomb A. A randomized controlled trial of a home-based action observation intervention to enhance walking in Parkinson disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016;97(5):665-73. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.12.029 Online
  • Reynolds GO, Otto MW, Ellis TD, Cronin-Golomb, A. The Therapeutic Potential of Exercise to Improve Mood, Cognition, and Sleep in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2016;31(1):23-28. doi: 10.1002/mds.26484 Online
  • Paul SS, Thackeray A, Duncan RP, Cavanaugh JT, Ellis TD, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Two-year trajectory of fall risk in people with Parkinson’s disease: a latent class analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 2016;97(3):372-379. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.10.105 Online
  • Kegelmeyer D, Ellis T, Esposito A, Gallagher R, Harro CC, Hoder J, Hussey E, O’Neal S. Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Mini BESTest in Individuals With Parkinson Disease. Arch of Phys Med Rehab. 2015;96(7):1367-1368. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2015.02.021 Online
  • Ren X, Salazar R, Neargarder S, Roy S, Ellis TD, Saltzman E, Cronin-Golomb A.  Veering in hemi-Parkinson’s disease: Primacy of visual over motor contributions.  Vision Research. 2015;115 (Part A), 119-127. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.08.011 Online
  • Bartlett NW, Lyau V, Raiford, WA, Holland, D, Gafford, J B, Ellis TD, & Walsh CJ. A Soft Robotic Orthosis for Wrist Rehabilitation. Journal of Medical Devices. 2015;9(3), 030918. Online
  • Duncan R, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ellis T, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Leddy AL, Paul S, Canning C, Thackeray A, Dibble LE. External Validation of a Simple Clinical Tool used to predict falls in people with Parkinson disease.  Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2015;21(8):960-963. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2015.05.008 Online
  • Duncan RP, Leddy AL, Cavanaugh JT, Dibble LE, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Earhart GM. Balance Differences in People with Parkinson Disease with and without Freezing of Gait. Gait Posture. 2015 Sep;42(3):306-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.06.007 Online
  • Duncan RP, Leddy AL, Cavanaugh JT, Dibble LE, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Earhart GM. Detecting and Predicting Balance Decline in Parkinson Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Parkinsons Dis;2015;5(1):131-9. doi: 10.3233/JPD-140478 Online
  • Huang H, Ellis T, Wagenaar RC, Fetters L. Effect of Body-Scaled Information on Reaching in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study. Pediatric Physical Therapy; 2014;26(1):28-37. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000008 Online
  •  Ellis T., Schenkman M. The Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Focus on Parkinson’s Disease; 2014;24(1):21-25. Online
  •  Saint-Hilaire M, Ellis T. A Prescription for Physical Therapy and Exercise in Parkinson’s disease. Advances in Parkinson’s Disease; 2013;2(4):118-120. Online
  • Nemanich ST, Duncan RP, Dibble LE, Cavanaugh JT, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Earhart GM. Predictors of gait speeds and the relationship of gait speeds to falls in men and women with Parkinson disease. Parkinsons Dis. 2013:Article ID 141720, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/141720 Online
  • Earhart, G.M., Dibble, L.E., Ellis, T., Nieuwboer, A. Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease: Editorial: vol. 2013, Article ID 506375. Online
  • Huang H, Ellis T, Wagenaar RC, Fetters L. The Impact of Body-Scaled Information on Human Reach and Grasp Actions. Phys Ther. 2013;93(1):41-9. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20110467 Online
  • Earhart GM, Ellis, T, Nieuwboer, A, Dibble, L.E., Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease: Editorial: vol. 2012, Article ID 371406, 3 pages. Online
  • Duncan RP, Leddy AL, Cavanaugh JT, Dibble LE, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Earhart GM. Accuracy of Fall Prediction in Parkinson Disease:  Six-Month and 12-Month Prospective Analyses. Parkinson’s Disease. 2012; 237673. doi: 10.1155/2012/237673. Online
  • Hohler AD, Tsao JM, Katz DI, DePiero TJ, Hehl CL, Leonard A, Allen V, Dentino J, Gardner M, Phenix H, Saint-Hilaire M, Ellis T. Effectiveness of an Inpatient Movement Disorders Program for Patients with Atypical Parkisonism. Parkinson’s Disease. 2012;871974. doi: 10.1155/2012/871974 Online
  • Hohler AD, Zuzuarregui JRP, Katz DI, DePiero TJ, Hehl CL, Leonard A, Allen V, Dentino J, Gardner M, Phenix H, Saint-Hilaire M, Ellis T.  Differences in Motor and Cognitive Function in Patients with Parkinsonism with and without Orthostatic Hypotension; Int J Neurosci 2012:122(5):233-6. doi: 10.1080/00207454.2012.642038 Online
  •  Hohler AD, Amariei DE, Katz DI, DePiero TJ, Allen VB, Boyle S, Phenix HA, DeAngelis TA, Geibel CD, Smith KM, Saint-Hilaire M, Ellis T. Treating Orthostatic Hypotension in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Atypical Parkinsonism Improves Function. J of Parkinsons Disease. 2012:2(3):235-240. doi: 10.3233/JPD-2012-012101 Online
  • Earhart GM, Cavanaugh JT, Ellis T, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. The 9 Hole Peg Test of Upper Extremity Function: Average Values, Test-retest Reliability, and Factors Contributing to Performance in People with Parkinson Disease. J Neurol Phys Ther 2011;35(4):157-163. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0b013e318235da08 Online
  •  Dibble LE, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, Ellis TD, Ford MP, Foreman KB. Charting the progression of disability in Parkinson Disease: Study Protocol for a Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study.  BMC Neurology. 2010,10:110. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-10-110 Online
  • White D, Wagenaar RC, Tickle-Degnen L, Ellis T. Changes in home and community activity following self-management rehabilitation in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 2009;90(1)43-50. Online
  • White DK, Wagenaar RC, Del Olmo MD, Ellis, T.  Test-Retest Reliability of 24 Hours of Activity Monitoring in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in Home and Community. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2007;21:327-340. DOI: 10.1177/1545968306297867 Online
  • Fetter L, Ellis T.  A Perception-Action Framework for Physical Therapy for Persons with Neurologic Dysfunction:  Use of Therapeutic Affordance and Unitless Ratio.  JNPT. 2006; 30(3):139-144. PMID: 17029657 Online
  • White DK, Wagenaar RC, Ellis T. Monitoring Activity in Individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A Validity Study. JNPT. 2006; 30(1):12-21. PMID: 16630367 Online
  • Keane-Miller D, Ellis T, Fetters L.  Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes: Acute Rehabilitation Versus Skilled Nursing Facilities: Physical Therapy. 2005; 85(1):67-76.
  • Butcher R, Ellis T, Holt K.  Teaching Spasticity and Weakness from a Dynamical Systems Perspective:  Part II. Neurology Report. 2001; 25(3):106- 114. Online
  • Holt K, Saltzman E, Ellis T, Butcher R.  Teaching Spasticity and Weakness from a Dynamical Systems Perspective: Part I. Neurology Report. 2001; 23(3):102-105. Online
  • van Wegen E, van Emmerik R, Wagenaar R, Ellis T.  Stability Boundaries and Lateral Postural Control in Parkinson’s Disease. Motor Control. 2001; 3:254- 269. PMID: 11438764 Online
  • Ellis T, Cudkowicz ME, Sexton PM, Growdon JH. Clozapine and Risperidone Treatment of Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease. J Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neurosciences. 2000; 12:364-369. DOI: 10.1176/jnp.12.3.364 Online
  • Cudkowicz ME, Sexton PM, Ellis T.  The Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Procysteine in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neurology. 1999; 52:1492-1494. PMID: 10227642 Online