Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2021 Physical Activity Barriers in Danish Manual Wheelchair Users: A Cross-sectional StudyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  102:687-693. 2021
2021 Good association between sprint power and aerobic peak power during asynchronuous arm-crank exercise in people with spinal cord injuryDisability and Rehabilitation.  43:378-385. 2021
2020 Case-Control Study of Ultrasound Evaluation of Acute Median Nerve Response to Upper Extremity Circuit Training in Spinal Cord InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  101:1898-1905. 2020
2020 Effects of home exercises on shoulder pain and pathology in chronic spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled trialAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  99:504-513. 2020
2020 Relationship between wheelchair skills scores and peak aerobic exercise capacity of manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional studyDisability and Rehabilitation.  42:114-121. 2020
2020 Using remote learning to teach clinicians manual wheelchair skills: a cohort study with pre- vs post-training comparisons 2020
2018 Relationship of Fitness and Wheelchair Mobility With Encounters, Avoidances, and Perception of Environmental Barriers Among Manual Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  99:2007-2014.e3. 2018
2018 Increased Reliability of Quantitative Ultrasound Measures of the Supraspinatus Tendon Using Multiple Image Analysts and Analysis RunsAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:62-67. 2018
2016 Comparison of 1- Versus 3-Minute Stage Duration During Arm Ergometry in Individuals With Spinal Cord InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:1895-1900. 2016
2016 Effectiveness of Group Wheelchair Skills Training for People With Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled TrialArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:1777-1784.e3. 2016
2016 Wheelchair Skills Capacity and Performance of Manual Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:1761-1769. 2016
2016 Exercise Is Medicine Initiative: Physical Activity as a Vital Sign and Prescription in Adult Rehabilitation PracticeArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:S232-S237. 2016
2011 Adapted manual wheelchair circuit: test-retest reliability and discriminative validity in persons with spinal cord injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  92:1270-1280. 2011
2010 Cardiovascular disease, SCI and exercise: Unique risks and focused countermeasuresDisability and Rehabilitation.  32:2228-2236. 2010
2009 Impact of Surface Type, Wheelchair Weight, and Axle Position on Wheelchair Propulsion by Novice Older AdultsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  90:1076-1083. 2009
2008 Preliminary Outcomes of the SmartWheel Users' Group Database: A Proposed Framework for Clinicians to Objectively Evaluate Manual Wheelchair PropulsionArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  89:260-268. 2008
2005 Do older adults with knee osteoarthritis place greater loads on the knee during gait? A preliminary studyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  86:703-709. 2005

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2011 Recreational and therapeutic exercise after spinal cord injury 2011

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh 2007
  • Master of Science in Health and Wellness, Wake Forest University 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, University of North Carolina System : Wilmington 2000
  • Full Name

  • Rachel Cowan