Terry L. Grindstaff, PT, ATC, PhD, SCS, CSCS
Terry L. Grindstaff, PT, ATC, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Terry L. Grindstaff, PT, ATC, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Potach DH, Grindstaff TL. Rehabilitation and reconditioning. In: Triplett NT, Haff GG, eds. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. 4th ed. Champaign, IL:, Human Kinetics Inc, 2015
  • Grindstaff TL, Magrum EM. Cervical and thoracic spine. In: Voight ML, Hoogenboom BJ, Prentice WE, eds. Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise. 2nd ed. New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 2014

Articles

  • Grindstaff, T. L., Hanish, M. J., Wheeler, T. J., Basnett, C. R., Miriovsky, D. J., Danielson, E. L., Barr, J. B., Joseph Threlkeld, A. Fibular taping does not alter lower extremity spinal reflex excitability in individuals with chronic ankle instability, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25, 253-259, 2015
  • Hansen, E. M., McCartney, C. N., Sweeney, R. S., Palimenio, M. R., Grindstaff, T. L. Hand-held Dynamometer Positioning Impacts Discomfort During Quadriceps Strength Testing: A Validity and Reliability Study, International journal of sports physical therapy, 10, 62-68, 2015
  • Park J, Grindstaff TL. Overuse capsuloligamentous injury of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: A case report., Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society, 19(3), 128-131, 2015
  • Hansen EM#, McCartney CN#, Sweeney RS#, Palimenio MR, Grindstaff TL*. Hand-held dynamometer positioning impacts discomfort during quadriceps strength testing: A validity and reliability study., International journal of sports physical therapy, 10(1), 62-68, 2015
  • Grindstaff, Terry L., Threlkeld, A. Joseph Optimal Stimulation Parameters to Detect Deficits in Quadriceps Voluntary Activation, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28, 381-389, 2014
  • Grindstaff, Terry L., Pietrosimone, Brian G., Sauer, Lindsay D., Kerrigan, D. C., Patrie, James T., Hertel, Jay, Ingersoll, Christopher D. Manual therapy directed at the knee or lumbopelvic region does not influence quadriceps spinal reflex excitability, Manual therapy, 19, 299-305, 2014
  • Grooms, Dustin R., Palmer, Thomas, Onate, James A., Myer, Gregory D., Grindstaff, Terry Soccer-Specific Warm-Up and Lower Extremity Injury Rates in Collegiate Male Soccer Players, Journal of Athletic Training, 48, 782-789, 2013
  • Grooms, Dustin R., Grindstaff, Terry L., Croy, Theodore, Hart, Joseph M., Saliba, Susan A. Clinimetric Analysis of Pressure Biofeedback and Transversus Abdominis Function in Individuals With Stabilization Classification Low Back Pain, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 43, 184-193, 2013
  • Bedard, Rebecca J., Kyung-Min Kim, Grindstaff, Terry L., Hart, Joseph M. Increased Active Hamstring Stiffness After Exercise in Women With a History of Low Back Pain, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 22, 47-52, 2013
  • Basnett, Curtis R., Hanish, Michael J., Wheeler, Todd J., Miriovsky, Daniel J., Danielson, Erin L., Barr, J. B., Grindstaff, Terry L. Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion Influences Dynamic Balance in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability, International journal of sports physical therapy, 8, 121-128, 2013
  • Wheeler, Todd J., Basnett, Curtis R., Hanish, Michael J., Miriovsky, Daniel J., Danielson, Erin L., Barr, J. B., Threlkeld, A. J., Grindstaff, Terry L. Fibular taping does not influence ankle dorsiflexion range of motion or balance measures in individuals with chronic ankle instability, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16, 488-492, 2013
  • Hoch MC, Grindstaff TL. Effectiveness of joint mobilization in patients with chronic ankle instability: A review of the current literature., Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 4, 237-244, 2012
  • Grindstaff, T. L., Saliba, S. A. Avoiding manuscript mistakes, International journal of sports physical therapy, 7, 518-524, 2012
  • Johnson, Katherine D., Grindstaff, Terry L. Thoracic Region Self-Mobilization: a Clinical Suggestion, International journal of sports physical therapy, 7, 252-256, 2012
  • Grindstaff, Terry L., Hertel, Jay, Beazell, James R., Magrum, Eric M., Kerrigan, D. C., Fan, Xitao, Ingersoll, Christopher D. Lumbopelvic Joint Manipulation and Quadriceps Activation of People With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Journal of Athletic Training, 47, 24-31, 2012
  • Johnson, Katherine D., Kim, Kyung-Min, Yu, Byung-Kyu, Saliba, Susan A., Grindstaff, Terry L. Reliability of Thoracic Spine Rotation Range-of-Motion Measurements in Healthy Adults, Journal of Athletic Training, 47, 52-60, 2012
  • Ott, Brittany, Cosby, Nicole L., Grindstaff, Terry L., Hart, Joseph M. Corrigendum to ?..Hip and knee muscle function following aerobic exercise in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome?.. [JJEK 21/4 (2011) 631?..637], Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22, 153, 2012
  • Beazell, James, R., Grindstaff, Terry, L., Sauer, Lindsay, D., Magrum, Eric, M., Ingersoll, Christopher, D., Hertel, Jay Effects of a Proximal or Distal Tibiofibular Joint Manipulation on Ankle Range of Motion and Functional Outcomes in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42, 125-134, 2012
  • Park, Jihong, Grindstaff, Terry L., Hart, Joe M., Hertel, Jay N., Ingersoll, Christopher D. Knee-Extension Exercise's Lack of Immediate Effect on Maximal Voluntary Quadriceps Torque and Activation in Individuals With Anterior Knee Pain, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 21, 119-126, 2012
  • Guthrie, Rebecca J., Grindstaff, Terry L., Croy, Theodore, Ingersoll, Christopher D., Saliba, Susan A. The Effect of Traditional Bridging or Suspension-Exercise Bridging on Lateral Abdominal Thickness in Individuals With Low Back Pain, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 21, 151-160, 2012
  • Cosby, Nicole L., Grindstaff, Terry L. Restricted Ankle Dorsiflexion Self-mobilization, Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34, 58-60, 2012
  • Konor, M. M., Morton, S., Eckerson, J. M., Grindstaff, T. L. Reliability of three measures of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion, International journal of sports physical therapy, 7, 279-287, 2012
  • Cosby, Nicole L., Koroch, Michael, Grindstaff, Terry L., Parente, William, Hertel, Jay Immediate effects of anterior to posterior talocrural joint mobilizations following acute lateral ankle sprain, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 19, 76-83, 2011
  • Bunn, Elizabeth A., Grindstaff, Terry L., Hart, Joseph M., Hertel, Jay, Ingersoll, Christopher D. Effects of paraspinal fatigue on lower extremity motoneuron excitability in individuals with a history of low back pain, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21, 466-470, 2011
  • Grindstaff, T. L., Beazell, J. R., Sauer, L. D., Magrum, E. M., Ingersoll, C. D., Hertel, J. Immediate effects of a tibiofibular joint manipulation on lower extremity H-reflex measurements in individuals with chronic ankle instability, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21, 652-658, 2011
  • Ott, Brittany, Cosby, Nicole L., Grindstaff, Terry L., Hart, Joseph M. Hip and knee muscle function following aerobic exercise in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21, 631-637, 2011
  • Grindstaff, Terry L. Memoriam: James R Beazell, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, ATC [obituary], Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 19, 119-119, 2011
  • Cross, Kevin M., Kuenze, Chris, Grindstaff, Terry L., Hertel, Jay Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation Improves Pain, Range of Motion, and Self-Reported Function in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: A Systematic Review, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41, 633-642, 2011
  • Beazell, James R., Grindstaff, Terry L., Hart, Joseph M., Magrum, Eric M., Cullaty, Martha, Shen, Francis H. Changes in Lateral Abdominal Muscle Thickness During an Abdominal Drawing-In Maneuver in Individuals With and Without Low Back Pain, Research in Sports Medicine, 19, 271-282, 2011
  • Saliba, S. A., Croy, T. W., Grooms, D. R., Guthrie, R. W., Grindstaff, T. L. Differences in transverse abdominus activation during a stable and unstable bridging exercise in individuals with low back pain, North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 5, 63-73, 2010
  • Pope, M. L., Baker, A., Grindstaff, T. L. Kinesio taping technique for patellar tendinopathy, Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 2, 98-99, 2010
  • Huffman, D. H., Pietrosimone, B. G., Grindstaff, T. L., Hart, J. M., Saliba, S. A., Ingersoll, C. D. Effects of menthol-based counterirritant on quadriceps motoneuron-pool excitability, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 19, 30-40, 2010
  • Grindstaff, T. L., Beazell, J. R., Saliba, E. N., Ingersoll, C. D. Treatment of a female collegiate rower with costochondritis: A case report, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 18, 64-68, 2010
  • Beazell, J. R., Mullins, M., Grindstaff, T. L. Lumbar instability: An evolving and challenging concept, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 18, 1-6, 2010
  • Saliba, S. A., Grindstaff, T. L. Prone instability test, Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 1, 193-194, 2009
  • Redziniak, D. E., Diduch, D. R., Turman, K., Hart, J., Grindstaff, T. L., MacKnight, J. M., Mistry, D. J. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) in the athlete, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30, 557-562, 2009
  • Grindstaff, T. L., Hertel, J., Beazell, J. R., Magrum, E. M., Ingersoll, C. D. Effects of lumbopelvic joint manipulation on quadriceps strength and activation in healthy individuals, Manual therapy, 14, 415-420, 2009
  • Grindstaff, T. L., Beazell, J. R., Magrum, E. M., Hertel, J. Taping technique for restricted ankle dorsiflexion, Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 1, 147, 2009
  • Grindstaff TL*, Dolan N#, Morton SK#. Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion influences lateral step down test scores in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Submitted, Clinical Biomechanics
  • Cosby NL#, Grindstaff TL, Saliba SA, Hart JM, Saliba E, Herb C, Hertel J. Effects of anterior to posterior joint mobilizations in individuals with subacute lateral sprains. Man Ther. Submitted, Manual therapy
  • Harkey MS, Luc BA, Lepley AS, Grindstaff TL, Gribble P, Blackburn JT, Spang JT, Pietrosimone B. Persistent Muscle Inhibition after ACL Reconstruction: Role of Reflex Excitability. In Review, Medicine and science in sports and exercise

Presentations

  • Grindstaff TL, Pietrosimone BG, Ingersoll CD. Influence of knee injury on quadriceps torque-generating capacity and voluntary activation. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015;50:S36. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia St Louis, Missouri; June 26, 2015, 2016
  • Palimenio MR, Givens DL, Wichman CS, Turman KA, Grindstaff TL. Relationship between central and peripheral measures of quadriceps function following knee surgery. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2016;46(1):A193-194. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Anaheim, California; February 20, 2016, 2016
  • Givens DL, Barr JB, Gale JR, Harrington S, Palimenio MR, Grindstaff TL. Sensorimotor impairments and functional performance in people with knee osteoarthritis support the “trait” hypothesis. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2016;46(1):A11. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Anaheim, California; February 19, 2016, 2016
  • Grindstaff TL, Courtney CA, McGrath ML, Palimenio MR, Wichman CS, Turman KA, Givens DL. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation increases quadriceps voluntary activation independent of sensory changes in individuals with a history of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2016;46(1):A39. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Anaheim, California; February 19, 2016, 2016
  • Grindstaff TL, Harrington S, Palimenio MR, Givens DL. Beyond arthrogenic muscle inhibition as the cause of lower quadriceps MVIC in persons with knee OA. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2016;46(1):A11. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Anaheim, California; February 18, 2016, 2016
  • Grindstaff TL*, Palimenio MR, Wichman CS, Turman KA. Quadriceps rate of torque development predicts functional outcomes at return to sport following ACL reconstruction. Presented at: International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) World Sports Physical Therapy Congress. Bern, Switzerland; November 20, 2015, 2015
  • Venema D, Abboud K, Bills S, Grindstaff TL, Hoffman J. Academia: The Good Life. American Physical Therapy Association: National Student Conclave. Omaha, Nebraska; October 24, 2015 Invited Presentation, 2015
  • McGrath M, Grindstaff TL. ACL rehabilitation and return to play guidelines: An evidence based approach. Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting Omaha, Nebraska; March 19, 2015, 2015
  • Threlkeld AJ, Katsavelis D, Huben N, Grindstaff TL, Givens D, Bertoni JM. Withdrawal of anti-Parkinson’s medication suppresses central activation of the quadriceps in people with Parkinson’s disease-related fatigue. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2015;39(1):69. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana; February 7, 2015, 2015
  • Morton S*#, Fritsch J#, Bubak M#, Palimenio M, Zuniga J, Wichman C, Grindstaff TL. Relationship between vertical jump height and laboratory measures of quadriceps function and muscle morphology. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(1). Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana; February 4-7, 2015, 2015
  • Grindstaff TL*, Burggraff D#, Whitmore B#, Morton S#, Palimenio M, Katsavelis D. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation does not impact clinical measures of athletic performance. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(1). Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana; February 4-7, 2015, 2015
  • Sulaiman S#*, Klein E#, Morton S#, Palimenio M, Givens D, Grindstaff TL. Reliability of lower extremity quantitative sensory testing performed by a novice examiner. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(1). Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana; February 4-7, 2015, 2015
  • Klein E#*, Sulaiman S#, Morton S#, Palimenio M, Givens D, Grindstaff TL. Number of practice trials necessary to capture best performance on a motor imagery task. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(1). Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana; February 4-7, 2015, 2015
  • Hansen EM#*, McCartney CN#, Sweeney RS#, Palimenio MR, Grindstaff TL. Validity and reliability of knee extension measured with hand held dynamometry. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(1). Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana; February 4-7, 2015, 2015
  • McGuine T*, Hertel J*, Grindstaff TL*. Rehabilitation of ankle sprains: Evidence for therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. Indianapolis, Indiana; June 28, 2014, 2014
  • Grindstaff TL. ACL rehab research update. Alegent Creighton Health. Omaha, Nebraska; June 3, 2014, 2014
  • Grindstaff TL. Hip & knee muscle function following aerobic exercise in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Alegent Creighton Health Sports Medicine Symposium. Omaha, Nebraska; May 30, 2014, 2014
  • Morton SK*#, Fritsch J#, Bubak M#, Palimenio M, Zuniga J, Grindstaff TL. Relationship between quadriceps muscle morphology and clinical measures of athletic performance. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Whitmore B*#, Buggraff D#, Morton SK#, Palimenio M, Katsavelis D, Grindstaff TL. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation does not impact clinical measures of balance. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Buggraff D*#, Whitmore B#, Morton SK#, Palimenio M, Katsavelis D, Grindstaff TL. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation does not impact clinical measures of athletic performance. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Sulaiman S*#, Klein E#, Morton SK#, Palimenio M, Grindstaff TL. Reliability of quantitative sensory testing performed by a novice examiner. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Bubak M*#, Fritsch J#, Morton SK#, Palimenio M, Zuniga J, Grindstaff TL. Muscle morphology does impact quadriceps torque-generating capacity. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Fritsch J*#, Bubak M#, Morton SK#, Palimenio M, Zuniga J, Grindstaff TL. Relationship between clinical measures of athletic performance and laboratory measures of quadriceps function. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Klein E*#, Sulaiman S#, Morton SK#, Palimenio M, Grindstaff TL. Number of practice trials necessary to capture best performance on a motor imagery task. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; April 1, 2014., 2014
  • Fritsch J*#, Morton SK, Buback M#, Palimenio M, Zuniga J, Grindstaff TL. Relationship between clinical measures of athletic performance and laboratory measures of quadriceps function. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; March 1, 2014, 2014
  • Bishop B*, Di Stasi S*, Grindstaff TL*, Lorenz D*. The ACL reconstruction: Rehab update and return to activity. American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada; February 6, 2014, 2014
  • Grindstaff TL*, Dolan N#, Morton SK, Wichman C, Threlkeld A, Givens D, Turman KA. Decreased corticomotor excitability of the quadriceps muscle in individuals with a history of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;44(1):A47-48. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada; February 4, 2014, 2014
  • Morton SK*, Katsavelis D, Grindstaff TL, Threlkeld AJ. Quadriceps fatigue affects central nervous system activation. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Omaha, Nebraska; September 5, 2013, 2013
  • Grindstaff TL*, Katsavelis D, Morton SK, Threlkeld AJ. Between session reliability of quadriceps percent voluntary activation and force measures in healthy participants. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Omaha, Nebraska; September 5, 2013, 2013
  • Grindstaff TL*, Morton SK, Dolan N#, Pietrosimone BG. Graded talocrural joint mobilization does not alter cortical motor excitability of the soleus in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Athletic Training. 2013;48:S241. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia Las Vegas, Nevada; June 27, 2013, 2013
  • Hart JM*, Hanson C, Grindstaff TL*. Managing and preventing hip osteoarthritis National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia Las Vegas, Nevada; June 26, 2013, 2013
  • Dolan N*#, Morton, SK, Pietrosimone BG, Grindstaff TL. Graded talocrural joint mobilization does not alter cortical motor excitability of the soleus in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; March 26, 2013., 2013
  • Dolan N*#, Morton SK, Grindstaff TL. Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion influences Lateral Step Down Test scores in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(1):A62. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, California; January 22, 2013, 2013
  • Yokota S*#, Plutschack C#, Morton SK, Meyer K#, Mischke J#, Grindstaff TL. Effects of local and distant interventions on quadriceps activation and pain in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(1):A143. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, California; January 22, 2013, 2013
  • Grindstaff TL, Morton SK, Dolan N#, Mischke J#, Meyer K#, Pietrosimone BG. Graded talocrural joint mobilization does not alter lower extremity spinal reflex excitability in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(1):A132. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, California; January 22, 2013, 2013
  • Mischke J*#, Meyer K#, Larsen K#, Grindstaff TL. Thoracic spine manipulation does not improve shoulder range of motion in healthy individuals. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(1):A94-95. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, California; January 22, 2013, 2013
  • Grindstaff TL*, Pietrosimone BG, Sauer LD, Kerrigan DC, Patrie JT, Hertel J, Ingersoll CD. Manual therapy directed at the knee or lumbopelvic region does not influence quadriceps motoneuron pool excitability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2012;42(10):A40. Presented at: International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Conference. Quebec City, Canada; October 1, 2012, 2012
  • Grindstaff TL. Conservative management of chronic ankle instability. Creighton University Alumni and Friends Reunion Weekend. Omaha, Nebraska; September 20, 2012, 2012
  • Bedard RJ*#, Kim KM#, Grindstaff TL, Hart JM. Increased active hamstring stiffness 48 hours after exercise in females with recurrent low back pain. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47:S100. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia St Louis, Missouri; June 29, 2012, 2012
  • Donovan L*#, Grindstaff TL, Carson E. Medial knee pain in a collegiate wrestler. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47:S47. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia St Louis, Missouri; June 29, 2012, 2012
  • Grindstaff TL*, Threlkeld AJ. Optimal stimulation parameters to detect deficits in quadriceps activation. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47:S138-39. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia St Louis, Missouri; June 29, 2012, 2012
  • Cosby NL*#, Grindstaff TL, Saliba S, Hart JM, Hertel J. Relationships between measures of posterior talar glide and ankle dorsiflexion range of motion in patients with acute ankle sprains. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47:S155. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia St Louis, Missouri; June 29, 2012, 2012
  • Grindstaff TL*, Cosby NL*. A model for conservative management of chronic ankle instability. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. St Louis, Missouri; June 27, 2012, 2012
  • Konor M*#, Morton SK, Eckerson JM, Grindstaff TL. Reliability of three measures of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; March 28, 2012., 2012
  • Newell BD*#, Miriovsky DJ#, Keenan S#, Witte DJ#, Danielson EL#, Barr JB, Grindstaff TL. The use of talocrural joint mobilization in a patient with an acute lateral ankle sprainA case report. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; March 28, 2012., 2012
  • Dolan N*#, Morton, SK, Grindstaff TL. Comparing measurements of dorsiflexion range of motion with the lateral step-down test. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; March 28, 2012., 2012
  • Yokota S*#, Morton SK#, Plutschack C#, Meyer K#, Mischke J#, Grindstaff TL. Effects of local and distant interventions on quadriceps activation in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; March 28, 2012., 2012
  • Sherman RD*#, Morton SK, Grindstaff TL. The use of cryotherapy to alter lower extremity motoneuron pool excitability in a patient with an acute lateral ankle sprain- A case report. Creighton University St. Albert's Day/University Research Day. Omaha, Nebraska; March 28, 2012., 2012
  • Dolan N*#, Morton SK, Grindstaff TL. Comparing measurements of dorsiflexion range of motion with the lateral step-down test. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; February 18, 2012, 2012
  • Bjornaraa J*, Grindstaff TL*. Resistance training through adulthood. American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting. Chicago, Illinois; February 11, 2012, 2012
  • Hanish MJ*#, Basnett CR#, Wheeler TJ#, Miriovsky D#, Threlkeld A, Barr JB, Grindstaff TL. Fibular taping does not alter lower extremity h-reflexes in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2012;42(1):A52- 53. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Chicago, Illinois; February 11, 2012, 2012
  • Wheeler TJ*#, Basnett CR#, Hanish MJ#, Danielson EL#, Threlkeld AJ, Barr JB, Grindstaff TL. Effects of fibular taping on ankle range of motion and balance measures in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2012;42(1):A53. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Chicago, Illinois; February 11, 2012, 2012
  • Basnett CR*#, Hanish MJ#, Wheeler TJ#, Miriovsky D#, Danielson EL#, Barr JB, Grindstaff TL. Relationship between ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and dynamic balance in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2012;42(1):A53-54. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Chicago, Illinois; February 11, 2012, 2012
  • Cosby NL#, Hertel J, Grindstaff TL*. Effects of anterior/posterior talocrural joint mobilizations in patients with subacute lateral ankle sprain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2012;42(1):A97. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Chicago, Illinois; February 11, 2012, 2012
  • Grindstaff TL*, Newell BD#, Miriovsky D#, Keenan S#, Witte DJ#, Danielson EL#, Barr JB. The use of talocrural joint mobilization in a patient with an acute lateral ankle sprainA case report. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2012;42(1):A96-97. Presented at: American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting Chicago, Illinois; February 11, 2012, 2012
  • Davenport T*, Meyer J*, Grindstaff TL*. Ankle instability: Current concepts for evaluation & management. American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting. Chicago, Illinois; February 09, 2012, 2012
  • Hoch M*, Grindstaff TL*, Cosby NL*. Evidence based forum- Manual therapy techniques for the rehabilitation of lateral ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Cosby NL*, Grindstaff TL, Parente W, Hertel J. Pain reduction after a single bout of posterior talocrural joint mobilizations in acute ankle sprain patients. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:S96-97. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Grooms D*, Palmer T, Grindstaff TL. The effects of a comprehensive soccer specific warm up program on lower extremity injury rates. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:S31. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Cross KM*, Kuenze C, Hertel J, Grindstaff TL. Thoracic manipulation improves pain, range of motion, and self-reported function in patients with mechanical neck pain: A systematic review. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2011;41(1):A14. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Starliper M*#, Harrison BC#, Selkow NM, Saliba S, Weltman A, Grindstaff TL. Effects of side-lying sling-based bridging exercise on transverse abdominis activation in individuals with and without recurrent low back pain. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:S135-136. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Johnson KD*#, Kim KM#, Yu BK, Saliba S, Grindstaff TL. Reliability Of thoracic spine rotation range of motion measurements in healthy adults. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:S135. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Grindstaff TL*, Johnson KD#, Kim KM#, Yu BK, Hertel J, Saliba S. Comparison of five clinical measures of thoracic spine rotation range of motion in healthy adults. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:S134. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Ott BN#*, Cosby NL#, Grindstaff TL, Hart JM. Hip and knee muscle function following aerobic exercise in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46:S102-103. Presented at: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2011, 2011
  • Grindstaff TL*, Johnson KD#, Kim KM#, Yu BK, Hertel J, Saliba S Comparison of five clinical measures of thoracic spine rotation range of motion in healthy adults. MidAmerica Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposium Omaha, Nebraska; March 19, 2011, 2011
  • Grindstaff TL. Conservative management of acute and chronic ankle instability. Omaha Sports Medicine Alliance Lecture Series. Omaha, Nebraska; January 18, 2011, 2011
  • Grindstaff TL. Manual interventions for ankle pathologies. Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association: Annual Meeting and Symposium. Richmond, Virginia; January 15, 2011, 2011
  • Grindstaff TL. Effects of manual therapy on muscle activation. Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association: Annual Meeting and Symposium. Richmond, Virginia; January 15, 2011, 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Neuromuscular consequences of joint injury Effects of therapeutic interventions on muscle activation, functional movement (gait and balance), and patient reported outcomes

Awards and Honors

  • Achievement in Education Award, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association , 2015
  • Excellence in Education Award; Sports Physical Therapy Section, American Physical Therapy Association, 2015
  • Commencement Speaker, Dakota Wesleyan University, 2014
  • New Investigator Workshop on Advancing Arthritis Research, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) , 2014
  • Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, American Physical Therapy Association , 2014
  • Career Scientist Leader Development Program, Creighton University , 2013
  • Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR), 2013
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, 2013
  • Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2013
  • Scholarly Achievement Award, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, 2013
  • Achievement of Distinction - Clinical Suggestion Manuscript Award, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy , 2013