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

  • Colon-Semenza C, Latham NK, Quintiliani LM, Ellis TD. Using Peer Coaches to Increase Physical Activity in People with Parkinson Disease. JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth, 2018; 6(2):e42. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.8074. PubMed PMID: 29449201; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5832905.
  • 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

  • Wendel N, Macpherson CE, Webber K, Hendron K, DeAngelis T, Colon-Semenza C. Ellis T. Accuracy of Activity Trackers in Parkinson Disease: Should we Prescribe them? Physical Therapy, 2018; doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy054. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29718452.
  • 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 

Augmenting Walking Capacity using Soft Robotic Exosuits

  • Bae J, Awad LN, Long A, O’Donnell K, Hendron K, Holt KG, Ellis T, Walsh CJ. Biomechanical mechanisms underlying exosuit-induced improvements in walking economy after stroke. Journal of Experimental Biology 2018; 7;221(Pt 5). pii: jeb168815. doi: 10.1242/jeb.168815. PubMed PMID: 29361587; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5868931.
  • Bae J, Siviy C, Rouleau M, Menard N, O’Donnell K, Galiana I, Athanassiu M, Ryan D, Bibeau C, Sloot L, Kudzia P, Ellis TD, Awad LN, Walsh CJ. A lightweight and efficient portable soft exosuit for paretic ankle assistance in walking after stroke. In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE Int Conf on. 2018.
  • Awad LN, Bae J, Kudzia P, Long A, Hendron K, Holt KG, OʼDonnell 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 Oct;96(10 Suppl 1):S157-S164. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000800. PMID:28777105
  • Awad LN, Bae J, Kudzia P, Long Andrew Long, Hendron K, Holt KG, O’Donnell K, Ellis T, Walsh CJ. A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke. Science Translational Medicine 2017;9(eaai9084):1-12. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aai9084. PubMed PMID: 28747517.

Other Publications

Other Publications can be found at Pubmed