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Cory L Christiansen

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus

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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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    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 an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program. His research focuses on applying rehabilitation science to optimize functional movement outcomes for older adults with a variety of health conditions. Clinical areas of focus for Dr. Christiansen include rehabilitation after total joint arthroplasty and lower limb amputation. He teaches within the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science programs, with expertise in Movement Science.

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    I21RX002054     (CHRISTIANSEN, CORY L)Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2019
    Physical Activity Behavior Change for Older Veterans after Dysvascular Amputation
    Role: Principal 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

    R01AG056585     (STEVENS-LAPSLEY, JENNIFER E.)Sep 15, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    Movement pattern biofeedback training after total knee arthroplasty
    Role: Co-Investigator

    I01RX002417     (CHRISTIANSEN, CORY L)Dec 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2021
    Optimizing Physical Activity Outcomes for Veterans After Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. 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 Mar 08; 70:179-184. PMID: 30878729.
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    2. 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 Jan 01; 99(1):37-45. PMID: 30329126.
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    3. Miller MJ, Jones J, Anderson CB, Christiansen CL. Factors influencing participation in physical activity after dysvascular amputation: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Sep 27; 1-10. PMID: 30261758.
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    4. 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 Nov; 99(11):2160-2167. PMID: 29746823.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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 Feb 01; 75(2):219-226. PMID: 29228079.
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    8. Paxton RJ, Forster JE, Miller MJ, Gerron KL, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. A Feasibility Study for Improved Physical Activity After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Aging Phys Act. 2018 Jan 01; 26(1):7-13. PMID: 28338406.
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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. Christiansen C, Moore C, Schenkman M, Kluger B, Kohrt W, Delitto A, Berman B, Hall D, Josbeno D, Poon C, Robichaud J, Wellington T, Jain S, Comella C, Corcos D, Melanson E. Factors Associated With Ambulatory Activity in De Novo Parkinson Disease. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2017 Apr; 41(2):93-100. PMID: 28263256.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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; PMCID: PMC4794753 [Available on 03/01/17].
    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. Judd DL, Winters JD, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. Effects of neuromuscular reeducation on hip mechanics and functional performance in patients after total hip arthroplasty: A case series. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Feb; 32:49-55. PMID: 26802531; PMCID: PMC4779395 [Available on 02/01/17].
    19. Gaffney BM, Harris MD, Davidson BS, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL, Shelburne KB. Multi-Joint Compensatory Effects of Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty During High-Demand Tasks. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 08; 44(8):2529-41. PMID: 26666227.
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    20. 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; PMCID: PMC4573505.
    21. 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; PMCID: PMC4558346.
    22. 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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    23. 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; PMCID: PMC4523451.
    24. 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; PMCID: PMC3980026.
    25. Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Weitzenkamp DA, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Factors predicting weight-bearing asymmetry 1month after unilateral total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study. Gait Posture. 2013 Mar; 37(3):363-7. PMID: 22980137; PMCID: PMC3529981.
    26. 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; PMCID: PMC4526185.
    27. Schenkman M, Ellis T, Christiansen C, BarĂ³n 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; PMCID: PMC3169785.
    28. Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Weight-bearing asymmetry in relation to measures of impairment and functional mobility for people with knee osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Oct; 91(10):1524-8. PMID: 20875509; PMCID: PMC2948025.
    29. 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; PMCID: PMC2990787.
    30. 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; PMCID: PMC2744295.
    31. 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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