Augusta University has a comprehensive biomedical sciences research agenda with signature
programs in movement science, inflammation, neurological conditions, and cardiovascular
Physical therapy faculty are involved in research related to human movement science, sports medicine, neurological rehabilitation, educational delivery systems and cardiovascular health. The department also houses three research labs with activities directed by PT faculty. For more information about the department's research resources and faculty research interests, visit the following links.
Biochemistry Lab »
Director: Chandramohan Wakade, MBBS
State-of-the-art equipment for biochemical analyses
Human Movement Science Lab » Director: Raymond Chong, PhD
Equipped to study automatic and voluntary motor coordination and adaptations using established and novel experimental paradigms such as surface perturbations, treadmill locomotion, forward fall, obstacle crossing and optical prism adaptation
Musculoskeletal Performance Lab
Director: Lori Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC
Equipped to examine muscle activation using non-invasive, clinically-based techniques
Margaret Blagg, PT, DPT
Gender-specific health concerns and the role of physical therapy in the conservative management of these conditions. Incontinence, dyspareunia, and infertility are my primary interests
Lori A. Bolgla, PT, PhD, ATC
The influence of the hip on patellofemoral pain syndrome etiology
Megan Mobley, PT, DPT
Early intervention of scar management in a patient population with catastrophic burn injuries
Audrey Johnson, PT, PhD, DPT
Colleen Hergott, PT, DPT, GCS, C/NDT
Health Promotion and Fall Prevention for Older adults
Malorie Novak, PT, DPT, PhD
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning including lifelong learning, student outcomes, and innovation in teaching.
Vanessa Everett, PT, DPT, GCS
The impact of various prosthetic training interventions and balance strategies on adult lower extremity prosthetic users.
Lawrence Ramiscal, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, COMT, FAAOMPT
Clinical research and intervention studies that support the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions in the treatment of orthopedic conditions particularly in the application of manual therapy and exercise.
Chandramohan Wakade, MBBS
Biochemistry of immune function in neurologic conditions including stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer and traumatic brain injury