Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2018 Lower patient-reported function at 2 years is associated with elevated knee cartilage T1rho and T2 relaxation times at 5 years in young athletes after ACL reconstruction.Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy2018
2018 Chronic inflammation in RA: mediator of skeletal muscle pathology and physical impairment.Arthritis Care and Research2018
2018 Young athletes after ACL reconstruction with quadriceps strength asymmetry at the time of return-to-sport demonstrate decreased knee function 1¬†year later.Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.  26:426-433. 2018
2017 Young Athletes Cleared for Sports Participation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How Many Actually Meet Recommended Return-to-Sport Criterion Cutoffs?Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  47:825-833. 2017
2017 Young Athletes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Single-Leg Landing Asymmetries at the Time of Return to Sport Demonstrate Decreased Knee Function 2 Years Later.American Journal of Sports Medicine.  45:2604-2613. 2017
2017 Hamstring Strength Asymmetry at 3 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Alters Knee Mechanics During Gait and Jogging.American Journal of Sports Medicine.  45:97-105. 2017
2016 PRE- AND POST-OPERATIVE SELF-REPORTED FUNCTION AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN WOMEN WITH AND WITHOUT GENERALIZED JOINT LAXITY UNDERGOING HIP ARTHROSCOPY FOR FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT.International journal of sports physical therapy.  11:378-387. 2016
2015 Young Athletes With Quadriceps Femoris Strength Asymmetry at Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Demonstrate Asymmetric Single-Leg Drop-Landing Mechanics.American Journal of Sports Medicine.  43:2727-2737. 2015

Research Overview

  • My long-term research goals include improving rehabilitation and outcomes for young, active patients following lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries. Specifically, to date, this work has occurred in adolescent and pediatric sports medicine populations with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and intra-articular, non-arthritic hip pain.My approach to achieve these goals includes leveraging clinical and biomechanical data to determine factors associated with successful or unsuccessful outcomes over time. These outcomes include improvement or change in symptoms and function, continuation of sports participation or physical activity, the occurrence of additional injury, and movement patterns during dynamic and daily tasks. With an understanding of factors associated with outcomes, a long-term step includes developing and testing the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions in these young, active patient populations.
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, California State University System : Chico
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, Ohio State University System : Columbus
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy / Therapist, Duke University
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Ithurburn
  • Blazerid

  • mpi