Merrill R Landers

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A High-Intensity Exercise Boot Camp for Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Phase II, Pragmatic, Randomized Clinical Trial of Feasibility, Safety, Signal of Efficacy, and Disease Mechanisms.

J Neurol Phys Ther 2019 Jan;43(1):12-25

Departments of Physical Therapy (M.R.L.), Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences (J.W.N.), and Psychology (J.W.K.), University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Alzheimer's Association, Chicago, Illinois (A.S.M.); and Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico and New Mexico VA Healthcare System, Albuquerque, New Mexico (S.P.R.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0000000000000249DOI Listing
January 2019

Weighted Walking Influences Lower Extremity Coordination in Children on the Autism Spectrum.

Percept Mot Skills 2018 Dec 14;125(6):1103-1122. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

4 Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0031512518803178DOI Listing
December 2018

Effects of Fatigue on Balance in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: Influence of Medication and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Genotype.

J Neurol Phys Ther 2018 Apr;42(2):61-71

Spring Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada (M.B.); Meier and Marsh Professional Therapies, Tooele, Utah (B.K.); Centennial Hills Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada (D.S.); and Departments of Psychology (A.S.M., J.W.K.), Kinesiology (J.W.N.), and Physical Therapy (M.R.L.), University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0000000000000213DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5858601PMC
April 2018

Examination of gait parameters during perturbed over-ground walking in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Res Dev Disabil 2018 Mar 24;74:50-56. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.01.004DOI Listing
March 2018

Evidence of dynamic visual acuity impairment in asymptomatic mixed martial arts fighters.

Concussion 2017 Nov 7;2(3):CNC41. Epub 2017 Jul 7.

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89117, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/cnc-2016-0032DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6093388PMC
November 2017

A Cross-sectional Analysis of the Characteristics of Individuals With Parkinson Disease Who Avoid Activities and Participation Due to Fear of Falling.

J Neurol Phys Ther 2017 Jan;41(1):31-42

Prior presentation of these data in the abstract form: Landers MR, Lopker M, Newman M, Gourlie R, Sorensen S, Vong R. Characteristics of subjects who exhibit avoidance behavior due to a fear of falling in Parkinson's disease. In: The 2015 APTA Combined Sections Meeting; February 4-7, 2015; Indianapolis, Indiana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0000000000000162DOI Listing
January 2017

Three-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial comparing preoperative neuroscience education for patients undergoing surgery for lumbar radiculopathy.

J Spine Surg 2016 Dec;2(4):289-298

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jss.2016.12.04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5233858PMC
December 2016

A population-based survey of lumbar surgery beliefs in the United States.

Orthop Nurs 2014 Jul-Aug;33(4):207-16

Merrill R. Landers, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Emilio Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD, GDMT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Adriaan Louw, PT, MAppSc, GCRM, CSMT, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Faculty, International Spine and Pain Institute, Story City, Iowa. Amanda McCauley, DPT, Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Zak Rasmussen, DPT, Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Tim Bungum, DrPH, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NOR.0000000000000064DOI Listing
July 2016

A randomised controlled trial of 'clockwise' ultrasound for low back pain.

S Afr J Physiother 2016 28;72(1):306. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Wasatch Peak Physical Therapy, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v72i1.306DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6093130PMC
July 2016

Balance Confidence and Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior Are Most Predictive of Falling in Older Adults: Prospective Analysis.

Phys Ther 2016 Apr 20;96(4):433-42. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

K. Vaughn, BS, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20150184DOI Listing
April 2016

Does attentional focus during balance training in people with Parkinson's disease affect outcome? A randomised controlled clinical trial.

Clin Rehabil 2016 Jan 19;30(1):53-63. Epub 2015 Feb 19.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215515570377DOI Listing
January 2016

Effects of Three Recovery Protocols on Range of Motion, Heart Rate, Rating of Perceived Exertion, and Blood Lactate in Baseball Pitchers During a Simulated Game.

J Strength Cond Res 2015 Nov;29(11):3016-25

1Triplex Physical Therapy and Training, Department of Physical Therapy, Chandler, Arizona; 2Department of Kinesiology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; and 3Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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November 2015

Test-retest reliability and responsiveness of gaze stability and dynamic visual acuity in high school and college football players.

Phys Ther Sport 2014 Aug 2;15(3):181-8. Epub 2013 Nov 2.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3029, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2013.10.002DOI Listing
August 2014

Preoperative pain neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2014 Aug;39(18):1449-57

*International Spine Pain Institute, Story City, IA †Department of Physiotherapy, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa; and ‡Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000000444DOI Listing
August 2014

Forced exercise before or after induction of 6-OHDA-mediated nigrostriatal insult does not mitigate behavioral asymmetry in a hemiparkinsonian rat model.

Brain Res 2014 Jan 13;1543:263-70. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 454004, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2013.10.054DOI Listing
January 2014

Anterior cervical decompression and fusion on neck range of motion, pain, and function: a prospective analysis.

Spine J 2013 Nov 14;13(11):1650-8. Epub 2013 Sep 14.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2013.06.020DOI Listing
November 2013

A comparison of voluntary and forced exercise in protecting against behavioral asymmetry in a juvenile hemiparkinsonian rat model.

Behav Brain Res 2013 Jul 15;248:121-8. Epub 2013 Apr 15.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2013.04.002DOI Listing
July 2013

Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from thrust joint manipulation to the cervical spine.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2012 Jul 14;42(7):577-92. Epub 2012 May 14.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3029, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2012.4243DOI Listing
July 2012

Financial impact of improved pressure ulcer staging in the acute hospital with use of a new tool, the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool.

Adv Skin Wound Care 2012 Apr;25(4):158-66

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ASW.0000413597.20438.d2DOI Listing
April 2012

Development of a scale to assess avoidance behavior due to a fear of falling: the Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior Questionnaire.

Phys Ther 2011 Aug 23;91(8):1253-65. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3029, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20100304DOI Listing
August 2011

Immediate effects of quantified hamstring stretching: hold-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation versus static stretching.

Phys Ther Sport 2011 Aug 15;12(3):122-6. Epub 2011 Apr 15.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA.

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August 2011

A pilot study providing evidence for the validity of a new tool to improve assignment of national pressure ulcer advisory panel stage to pressure ulcers.

Adv Skin Wound Care 2011 Apr;24(4):168-75

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ASW.0000396304.90710.eaDOI Listing
April 2011

Effect of three different between-inning recovery methods on baseball pitching performance.

J Strength Cond Res 2011 Mar;25(3):683-8

Department of Athletic Training, College of Allied Health Professionals, Montana State University Billings, Billings, Montana, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e318208adfeDOI Listing
March 2011

Immediate effects of lumbar spine manipulation on the resting and contraction thickness of transversus abdominis in asymptomatic individuals.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2011 Jan 22;41(1):13-21. Epub 2010 Oct 22.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2011.3311DOI Listing
January 2011

Responsiveness of the physical mobility scale in long-term care facility residents.

J Geriatr Phys Ther 2010 Apr-Jun;33(2):92-8

Nevada State Veterans' Home, Boulder City 89005, USA.

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October 2010

Rehabilitation following lumbosacral percutaneous nucleoplasty: a case report.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010 Apr;40(4):214-24

School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2010.3115DOI Listing
April 2010

The use of fear-avoidance beliefs and nonorganic signs in predicting prolonged disability in patients with neck pain.

Man Ther 2008 Jun 26;13(3):239-48. Epub 2007 Mar 26.

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3029, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2007.01.010DOI Listing
June 2008

Postural instability in idiopathic Parkinson's disease: discriminating fallers from nonfallers based on standardized clinical measures.

J Neurol Phys Ther 2008 Jun;32(2):56-61

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0b013e3181761330DOI Listing
June 2008

Workers' compensation and litigation status influence the functional outcome of patients with neck pain.

Clin J Pain 2007 Oct;23(8):676-82

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3029, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0b013e31813d110eDOI Listing
October 2007

Does sitting posture in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease really matter? An analysis of 2 sitting postures and their effect [corrected] on pulmonary function.

J Cardiopulm Rehabil 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):405-9

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA.

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March 2007

Mandatory continuing education in physical therapy: survey of physical therapists in states with and states without a mandate.

Phys Ther 2005 Sep;85(9):861-71

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3029, USA.

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September 2005