Dr. Marty Eastlack
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (CV)
Martha E. Eastlack, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Physical Therapy Admissions, received a Master of Science degree in physical therapy from Boston University and her doctorate in Physiology and Anatomy from the University of Delaware. She has received federal and foundation funding to examine changes in body structure and function post hip fracture.
Her research investigates morphological characteristics of muscle in the context of a battery of physical performance measures that include lower extremity power testing, the sit-to-stand task, and gait speed. She is also collaborating with colleagues to describe the quality of movement in persons with Parkinson Disease. Dr. Eastlack has peer-reviewed publications and numerous presentations with students at national professional meetings. She is Section Program Chair for the Section on Research of the APTA.
Presentations and Publications
- Brophy D, Malong E, Eastlack M, Tomlinson J, Craik R. The Role of Lower Extremity Power in Getting Out of a Chair. Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.
- Evans S, Smith M, VanArsdale L, Eastlack M, Tomlinson J, Craik R. Movement Strategies and Motor Control in the Sit-to-Stand Task in persons with PD. Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2013.
- Eastlack M, Conrad S, Keltner C, McIntyre K, Tomlinson J, Craik RL. Chair Rise Strategies for Older Adults with and without Parkinson Disease. Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012.
- Creamer L, Parafinczuk K, Todd M, Eastlack M, Tomlinson J, Craik R. (2011). "Exploring the Relationship Between Leg Strength and Ground Reaction Force During the Sit-to-Stand in Adults with or without Impaired Motor Control." Presented at Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Miller AH and Eastlack M. (2011). "Utilizing the Moodle Quiz-Taking Module within a Web-based Case to Provide Feedback on Individual Student Clinical Decision Making Skills." Presented at Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Miller A, Eastlack M. (2010). "Use of a Custom Web-based Case Scenario as an Educational Tool to Practice Integration of Content and Clinical Decision Making." Presented at Physical Therapy, Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
- Devonshire A, Eastlack M, Miller RR, Hicks G, Chomentowski P, Orwig D, Magaziner J, Goodpaster B, Hochberg M. (2010). "Skeletal Muscle Mass and Composition Changes Post-Hip Fracture." Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, Orlando, FL.
- Eastlack M, Miller RR, Hicks G and Goodpaster B. Thigh Muscle Composition Findings 2 Months After Admission For Hip Fracture, The Gerontological Society of America, Annual conference, Atlanta, GA, 2009
- Eastlack M, Gerwer A, Lawrence M, Love A, and Mangione K. Do Changes in Motor Drive Account for Muscle and Functional Deficits After Hip Fracture? Physical Therapy, Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
- Mangione K, Michelsen L, Farnsworth B, Hartman H, and Eastlack M. Long Term Consequences of Hip Fracture on Impairments And Mobility. Physical Therapy, Combined Sections, Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
- Eastlack M, Gerwer A, Lawrence M, Love A, and Mangione K. Do Changes in Motor Drive Account for Muscle Weakness in Active Elders? Program No. 192-5. 2008 Abstract Viewer. National Harbor, MD: The Gerontological Society of America
- Mangione KK, Eastlack M, Farnsworth B, Hartman H, and Michelsen L: Long Term Consequences Of Hip Fracture on Impairments And Mobility. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, The Gerontologist, 2007, Volume 47, p. 412.
- Mangione KK, Konersman M, Hoffman MT, Barnabus S, Reifsnyder R, Jeblonski G, Franks A, and Eastlack M: The One Year Effects of A Home-Based High Intensity Strength Training Program For Elders Post Hip Fracture. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, The Gerontologist, 2007, Volume 47, p. 350.
National Institute on Aging, PA Department of Health
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