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Audrey Elias

Audrey Elias

Clinical Physical Therapy Instructor

Office: SB 103
Email: audrey.elias@umontana.edu

Personal Website

Current Position

Clinical Assistant Professor

Courses

Primary Instructional Effort

PT 526: Foundational Skills and Interventions

PT 524: Clinical Medicine II

PT 569: Musculoskeletal Management II

PT 573: Musculoskeletal Management III

PT 679: Student Pro-Bono Clinic (Supervisor)

Clinical Instruction - Integrated Clinical Experience

 

Education

PhD - Interdisciplinary, Clinical Biomechanics, University of Montana, 2015

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, 2012 

APTA credentialed Orthopedic Residency with Therapeutic Associates, Inc., 2011

DPT University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, 2009

BA Biology/Anthropology from Dartmouth College, 2002

 

 

 

Research Interests

Audrey Elias is a physical therapist and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist currently pursuing research in the Movement Science Laboratory.  Her current research interests focus on exploring the adaptations in muscular control associated with skills retraining (e.g. force absorption during jump landing) for patients with knee ligament reconstruction. She enjoys alpine and cross-country skiing, trail running and hiking, and all styles of dance, particularly tap dancing.

Projects

APTA Orthopaedic Section Clinical Research Grant - New Investigator Award - $15,000

  • A Clinical Trial to Improve Motor Learning in Plyometric Training Post-ACLR via a Novel Body-Weight Support System

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Elias ARC, Hammill CD, Mizner RL. (2015) Adaptation of quadriceps and hamstring co-contraction following landing instruction in patients with ACL reconstruction. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 45(4):273-80

Elias ARC, Kinney AE, Mizner RL. (2015) High repetition jump training coupled with body weight support in a patient with history of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A case study. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 10(7):1035-49

Elias ARC, Hammill CD, Mizner RL. (2015) The effect of body weight support on kinetics and kinematics of a repetitive plyometric task. J Appl Biomech. Epub ahead of print.

Published Abstracts

Elias ARC, Mizner RL. (2016) Mechanical and Neuromuscular Changes with Jump Training Following ACL Reconstruction. Accepted for platform presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in Anaheim, CA.

Mizner RL, Elias ARC. (2016) Differential Influence of Knee Pain with Activity on Patient Reported Versus Performance Based Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Accepted for poster presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in Anaheim, CA.

Elias ARC, Mizner RL. (2015) Associating Clinical and Biomechanical Measures of Single Leg Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 45:1(Suppl)

Elias ARC, Mizner RL. (2015) High Volume Jump Training Coupled with Body Weight Support in a Patient with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 45:1(Suppl)

Elias ARC, Mizner RL. (2014) Neuromuscular Patterning of the Thigh Muscles Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Varies with Mechanism of Injury. Int J Exerc Sci 8(2):Suppl

Elias ARC, Hammill CD, Mizner RL. (2014) A New Direction in Plyometrics: The Effect of Unweighting on Performance of Box Jumps. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 44:1(Suppl)

Elias ARC, Hammill CD, Mizner RL. (2013) Adaptation of Quadriceps and Hamstring Co-Contraction Following Landing Instruction in Patients with ACL Reconstruction. Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:5(Suppl)

Hammill CD, Elias ARC, Mizner RL. (2013) Neuromuscular Maladaptations During Single Leg Landing in Patients with Unilateral ACL Reconstruction. Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:5(Suppl)

Honors

2013 - Nominee, Philanthropic Education Organization International Scholar Award, PEO Chapter BK

2008 Chris LePore Award, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2007 Nora Staael Evert Scholarship, University of Montana, Missoula, MT