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Cory L Christiansen

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-PM&R Physical Therapy
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    University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, COPhD08/2007Sport & Exercise Science
    Duke University, Durham, NCMS 05/1996Physical Therapy
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, COBS05/1992Biological Sciences
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    2022Annual Researcher Award, American Physical Therapy Association Federal Section
    2021Gallagher Mentor Award Finalist, National Postdoctoral Association
    2018Dean's Doctoral Mentoring Award, University of Colorado Graduate School
    2012Excellence in Direct Teaching, Academy of Medical Educators
    1992Suma Cum Laude, Colorado State University

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    Dr. Christiansen is a Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Program. His research focuses on applying rehabilitation science to optimize functional movement outcomes for older adults with a variety of health conditions, with a particular focus on lower-limb amputation. Other clinical research areas for Dr. Christiansen include exercise and physical activity for people with Parkinson disease and total joint arthroplasty. He teaches within the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science programs, with expertise in Movement Science.

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    I21 RX003730     (STEVENS-LAPSLEY, JENNIFER E)Jul 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2022
    VA RR&D
    Engaging medically complex Veterans in telerehabiltation using a behavioral approach
    Role Description: The goal of this work is to assess the effectiveness of a multicomponent telerehabilitation using a two-group randomized crossover design.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    I01 RX003237     (CHRISTIANSEN, CORY L)Nov 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2023
    VA RR&D
    Optimizing gait rehabilitation for Veterans with non-traumatic lower limb amputation
    Role Description: The goal of this clinical trial is to compare two groups of error-manipulation intervention to a supervised walking group of Veterans with unilateral, non-traumatic transtibial amputation.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    1U01NS113851     (CORCOS, DANIEL M)Sep 25, 2019 - Jul 31, 2024
    NIH/NINDS
    Study in Parkison disease and exercise Phase III clinical trial: SPARX3
    Role Description: he study goal is to establish the efficacy of high-intensity endurance exercise as first-line therapy for recently diagnosed people with Parkinson's disease (PD).
    Role: Site Principal Investigator

    R01NR018450     (CHRISTIANSEN, CORY L)Aug 1, 2019 - May 31, 2024
    NIH
    Improving health self-management using walking biobehavioral intervention for people with dysvascular lower limb amputation
    Role Description: The goals of this study are to: 1) test if walking biobehavioral intervention improves physical activity and 2) evaluate the potential for clinical implementation of a walking biobehavioral intervention early after lower-limb amputation.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    I01 RX002417     (CHRISTIANSEN, CORY L)Dec 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2022
    VA RR&D
    Optimizing physical activity outcomes for Veterans after total knee arthroplasty
    Role Description: The goal of this clinical trial is to determine the efficacy of physical activity behavior-change telerehabilitation on improving physical activity after total knee arthroplasty.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG056585     (STEVENS-LAPSLEY, JENNIFER E.)Sep 15, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    NIH
    Movement pattern biofeedback training after total knee arthroplasty
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to determine if the addition of a novel movement pattern training program (MOVE) to contemporary, progressive rehabilitation improves movement pattern quality more than contemporary progressive rehabilitation alone (CONTROL) after total knee arthroplasty.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    I01RX002251     (STEVENS-LAPSLEY, JENNIFER E.)Oct 1, 2016 - Sep 30, 2021
    VA RR&D
    Advancing Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Role Description: The goal of this investigation is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-modal core stabilization program for movement pattern retraining on functional outcomes after total hip arthroplasty.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Gaffney BMM, Vandenberg NW, Davis-Wilson HC, Christiansen CL, Roda GF, Schneider G, Johnson T, Stoneback JW. Biomechanical compensations during a stand-to-sit maneuver using transfemoral osseointegrated prostheses: A case series. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2022 Jul 09; 98:105715. PMID: 35839740.
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    2. Mañago MM, Swink LA, Hager ER, Gisbert R, Earhart GM, Christiansen CL, Schenkman M. The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Exercise Classes for People With Parkinson Disease. Phys Ther. 2021 11 01; 101(11). PMID: 34473303.
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    3. Mañago MM, Kline PW, Harris-Love MO, Christiansen CL. The Validity of the Single-Leg Heel Raise Test in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Cross-Sectional Study. Front Neurol. 2021; 12:650297. PMID: 34354656.
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    4. Kline PW, Christiansen CL, Hager ER, Alvarez E, Mañago MM. Movement compensations during a step ascent task are associated with stair climbing performance in people with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture. 2021 06; 87:27-32. PMID: 33878510.
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    5. Miller MJ, Blankenship JM, Kline PW, Melanson EL, Christiansen CL. Patterns of Sitting, Standing, and Stepping After Lower Limb Amputation. Phys Ther. 2021 02 04; 101(2). PMID: 33336706.
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    6. Miller MJ, Morris MA, Magnusson DM, Putnam K, Cook PF, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. Psychosocial Factors Influence Physical Activity after Dysvascular Amputation: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study. PM R. 2021 07; 13(7):737-745. PMID: 32936512.
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    7. Miller MJ, Cook PF, Magnusson DM, Morris MA, Blatchford PJ, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. Self-Efficacy and Social Support are Associated with Disability for Ambulatory Prosthesis Users After Lower-Limb Amputation. PM R. 2021 05; 13(5):453-460. PMID: 32926546.
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    8. Kline PW, Murray AM, Miller MJ, So N, Fields T, Christiansen CL. Step length symmetry adaptation to split-belt treadmill walking after acquired non-traumatic transtibial amputation. Gait Posture. 2020 07; 80:162-167. PMID: 32516682.
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    9. Christiansen CL, Miller MJ, Kline PW, Fields TT, Sullivan WJ, Blatchford PJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Biobehavioral Intervention Targeting Physical Activity Behavior Change for Older Veterans after Nontraumatic Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PM R. 2020 10; 12(10):957-966. PMID: 32248638.
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    10. Anderson CB, Miller MJ, Murray AM, Fields TT, So NF, Christiansen CL. Falls After Dysvascular Transtibial Amputation: A Secondary Analysis of Falling Characteristics and Reduced Physical Performance. PM R. 2021 01; 13(1):19-29. PMID: 32249517.
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    11. Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, So N, Morris MA, Christiansen CL. Qualitative analysis of resilience characteristics of people with unilateral transtibial amputation. Disabil Health J. 2020 10; 13(4):100925. PMID: 32312526.
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    12. Bade MJ, Christensen JC, Zeni JA, Christiansen CL, Dayton MR, Forster JE, Cheuy VA, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Movement pattern biofeedback training after total knee arthroplasty: Randomized clinical trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 04; 91:105973. PMID: 32171937.
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    13. Judd DL, Cheuy VA, Forster JE, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Incorporating Specific Functional Strength Integration Techniques to Improve Functional Performance for Veterans After Total Hip Arthroplasty: Protocol for a Randomized Clinical Trial. Phys Ther. 2019 11 25; 99(11):1453-1460. PMID: 31392991.
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    14. Kline PW, Murray AM, Miller MJ, Fields T, Christiansen CL. Error-augmentation gait training to improve gait symmetry in patients with non-traumatic lower limb amputation: A proof-of-concept study. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2019 Aug; 43(4):426-433. PMID: 31018771.
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    15. Miller MJ, Cook PF, Kline PW, Anderson CB, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. Physical Function and Pre-Amputation Characteristics Explain Daily Step Count after Dysvascular Amputation. PM R. 2019 10; 11(10):1050-1058. PMID: 30729727.
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    16. Aljehani M, Madara K, Snyder-Mackler L, Christiansen C, Zeni JA. The contralateral knee may not be a valid control for biomechanical outcomes after unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Gait Posture. 2019 05; 70:179-184. PMID: 30878729.
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    17. Kline PW, Melanson EL, Sullivan WJ, Blatchford PJ, Miller MJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. Improving Physical Activity Through Adjunct Telerehabilitation Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Phys Ther. 2019 01 01; 99(1):37-45. PMID: 30329126.
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    18. Miller MJ, Jones J, Anderson CB, Christiansen CL. Factors influencing participation in physical activity after dysvascular amputation: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Disabil Rehabil. 2019 12; 41(26):3141-3150. PMID: 30261758.
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    19. Christiansen CL, Miller MJ, Murray AM, Stephenson RO, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Hiatt WR, Schenkman ML. Behavior-Change Intervention Targeting Physical Function, Walking, and Disability After Dysvascular Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 11; 99(11):2160-2167. PMID: 29746823.
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    20. Miller MJ, Magnusson DM, Lev G, Fields TT, Cook PF, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. Relationships Among Perceived Functional Capacity, Self-Efficacy, and Disability After Dysvascular Amputation. PM R. 2018 Oct; 10(10):1056-1061. PMID: 29580940.
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    21. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 31713462.
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    22. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20875509.
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    23. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 22980137.
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    24. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 26802531.
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    25. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 26666227.
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    26. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 28263256.
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    27. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 28338406.
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    28. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 33421074.
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    29. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 33840752.
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    30. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 32200163.
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    31. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 32768801.
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    32. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 34364100.
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    33. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 34379777.
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    34. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35073816.
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    35. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35123974.
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    36. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35389313.
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    37. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35622457.
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    38. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35832400.
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    39. Gaffney BMM, Christiansen CL, Murray AM, Davidson BS. Trunk movement compensations and corresponding core muscle demand during step ambulation in people with unilateral transtibial amputation. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2018 Apr; 39:16-25. PMID: 29413449.
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    40. Schenkman M, Moore CG, Kohrt WM, Hall DA, Delitto A, Comella CL, Josbeno DA, Christiansen CL, Berman BD, Kluger BM, Melanson EL, Jain S, Robichaud JA, Poon C, Corcos DM. Effect of High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With De Novo Parkinson Disease: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2018 02 01; 75(2):219-226. PMID: 29228079.
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    41. Murray AM, Gaffney BM, Davidson BS, Christiansen CL. Biomechanical compensations of the trunk and lower extremities during stepping tasks after unilateral transtibial amputation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Nov; 49:64-71. PMID: 28888109.
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    42. Gaffney BMM, Christiansen CL, Murray AM, Davidson BS. Trunk kinetic effort during step ascent and descent in patients with transtibial amputation using angular momentum separation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Oct; 48:88-96. PMID: 28797673.
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    43. Ferris AE, Christiansen CL, Heise GD, Hahn D, Smith JD. Ertl and Non-Ertl amputees exhibit functional biomechanical differences during the sit-to-stand task. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 May; 44:1-6. PMID: 28273496.
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    44. Miller MJ, Stevens-Lapsley J, Fields TT, Coons D, Bray-Hall S, Sullivan W, Christiansen CL. Physical activity behavior change for older veterans after dysvascular amputation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 04; 55:10-15. PMID: 28153768.
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    45. Gaffney BM, Christiansen CL, Murray AM, Silverman AK, Davidson BS. Separation of rotational and translational segmental momentum to assess movement coordination during walking. Hum Mov Sci. 2017 Jan; 51:99-111. PMID: 28012385.
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    46. Gaffney BM, Murray AM, Christiansen CL, Davidson BS. Identification of trunk and pelvis movement compensations in patients with transtibial amputation using angular momentum separation. Gait Posture. 2016 Mar; 45:151-6. PMID: 26979898.
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    47. Loyd BJ, Fields TT, Stephenson RO, Stevens-Lapsley J, Christiansen CL. Explaining modified 2-min walk test outcomes in male Veterans with traumatic or nontraumatic lower-limb amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(6):1035-1044. PMID: 28355035.
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    48. Paxton RJ, Murray AM, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Sherk KA, Christiansen CL. Physical activity, ambulation, and comorbidities in people with diabetes and lower-limb amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(6):1069-1078. PMID: 28355032.
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    49. Paxton RJ, Melanson EL, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. Physical activity after total knee arthroplasty: A critical review. World J Orthop. 2015 Sep 18; 6(8):614-22. PMID: 26396937.
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    50. Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Davidson BS, Dayton MR, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Effects of Weight-Bearing Biofeedback Training on Functional Movement Patterns Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Sep; 45(9):647-55. PMID: 26207975.
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    51. Christiansen CL, Fields T, Lev G, Stephenson RO, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Functional Outcomes After the Prosthetic Training Phase of Rehabilitation After Dysvascular Lower Extremity Amputation. PM R. 2015 Nov; 7(11):1118-1126. PMID: 25978948.
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    52. Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Paxton RJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Measuring movement symmetry using tibial-mounted accelerometers for people recovering from total knee arthroplasty. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2015 Aug; 30(7):732-7. PMID: 25979222.
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    53. Winters JD, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Preliminary investigation of rate of torque development deficits following total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2014 Mar; 21(2):382-6. PMID: 24238649.
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    54. Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Judd DL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Weight-bearing asymmetry during sit-stand transitions related to impairment and functional mobility after total knee arthroplasty. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Oct; 92(10):1624-9. PMID: 21839986.
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    55. 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. PMID: 21778290.
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    56. Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, Christiansen CL, McKee D, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Thompson D, Koppelman E, Maher S, Litwin AH. Hepatitis C testing practices and prevalence in a high-risk urban ambulatory care setting. J Viral Hepat. 2011 Jul; 18(7):474-81. PMID: 20497311.
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    57. Christiansen CL, Schenkman ML, McFann K, Wolfe P, Kohrt WM. Walking economy in people with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2009 Jul 30; 24(10):1481-7. PMID: 19441128.
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    58. Christiansen CL. The effects of hip and ankle stretching on gait function of older people. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Aug; 89(8):1421-8. PMID: 18674977.
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    59. Christiansen CL, Wang F, Barton MB, Kreuter W, Elmore JG, Gelfand AE, Fletcher SW. Predicting the cumulative risk of false-positive mammograms. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2000 Oct 18; 92(20):1657-66. PMID: 11036111.
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