Flight Lab Personnel
Clinical Assistant Professor
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
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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