Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Physical Activity Barriers in Danish Manual Wheelchair Users: A Cross-sectional StudyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  102:687-693. 2021
2021 Development and deployment of an at-home strength and conditioning program to support a phase I trial in persons with chronic spinal cord injurySpinal Cord.  59:44-54. 2021
2021 Exercise for people with SCI: so important but difficult to achieveSpinal Cord.  59. 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 A primary care provider's guide to diet and nutrition after spinal cord injuryTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  26:197-202. 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 A primary care provider’s guide to wheelchair prescription for persons with spinal cord injuryTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  26:100-107. 2020
2020 Recovery Off-Kinetics Following Exhaustive Upper Body Exercise in Spinal Cord InjuryTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  26:304-313. 2020
2020 Using remote learning to teach clinicians manual wheelchair skills: a cohort study with pre- vs post-training comparisons 2020
2019 Interrater and intrarater reliability of ventilatory thresholds determined in individuals with spinal cord injurySpinal Cord.  57:669-678. 2019
2019 Replication and novel analysis of age and sex effects on the neurologic and functional value of each spinal segment in the US healthcare settingSpinal Cord.  57:156-164. 2019
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 Body System Effects of a Multi-Modal Training Program Targeting Chronic, Motor Complete Thoracic Spinal Cord InjuryJournal of Neurotrauma.  35:411-423. 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
2016 Facilitators and barriers to spinal cord injury clinical trial participation: Multi-national perspective of people living with spinal cord injuryJournal of Neurotrauma.  33:493-499. 2016
2015 Effects of prandial challenge on triglyceridemia, glycemia, and proinflammatory activity in persons with chronic paraplegiaJournal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  38:468-475. 2015
2014 Reducing cardiometabolic disease in Spinal Cord InjuryPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.  25:573-604. 2014
2013 Exercise participation barrier prevalence and association with exercise participation status in individuals with spinal cord injurySpinal Cord.  51:27-32. 2013
2012 The 6-min push test is reliable and predicts low fitness in spinal cord injuryMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  44:1993-2000. 2012
2012 Assessment of the talk test and rating of perceived exertion for exercise intensity prescription in persons with paraplegiaTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  18:212-219. 2012
2012 Subjective measures of exercise intensity to gauge substrate partitioning in persons with paraplegiaTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  18:205-211. 2012
2012 Recent trends in assistive technology for mobilityJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  9. 2012
2012 Structures promoting research, training, and technology transfer in mobility: Lessons learned from a visit to European centersJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  9. 2012
2012 Perceived exercise barriers and odds of exercise participation among persons with SCI living in high-income householdsTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  18:126-127. 2012
2012 Major trends in mobility technology research and development: overview of the results of the NSF-WTEC European study.Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  9:22. 2012
2012 Why do we need improved mobility technology?Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  9:16. 2012
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
2009 Exercise is medicineâ„¢: Exercise prescription after SCI to manage cardiovascular disease risk factorsTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.  14:69-83. 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