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Tell us about your experience using the Rehabilitation Measures Database (RMD)! We are seeking RMD users to share their experience through one-on-one interviews. Results will be published in CROR's quarterly newsletter. To volunteer, click HERE!
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The project represents the contributions of a number of people.  We would like to first thank instrument authors for their contributions. Summaries are composed of peer reviewed research cited in each field.  This research is then compiled by an instrument author and reviewed by relevant scientists and clinicians.  Contributors have augmented this process with suggestions and recommendations.  If you would like to contribute to the project, please contact us at
  • Dr. Allen Heinemann, PhD; P.I.
  • Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD; Clinical Research Scientist
  • Dr. Jennifer Moore, PT, DHS, NCS; Executive Editor
  • Jason Raad, PhD, Project Manager
  • Jill Smiley, MPH, Project Coordinator
  • Allison Todd, Research Assistant

Academic Contributors: The RMD actively works with a number of academic institutions including the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Indianapolis.

  • Dr. Don Straube, PT, PhD, NCS
  • Dr. Stephanie Combs, PT, PhD, NCS; University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. T. George Hornby PT. PhD; University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physical Therapy

Rehabmeasures actively collaborates with members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), using a framework developed by the APTA Research Section titled EDGE (Evaluation Database to Guide Effectiveness). The EDGE framework has been used by the Neurology Section of APTA to develop recommendations for outcome measure use in neurologic physical therapy. The process has involved consensus based working groups, or EDGE task forces, that consider psychometric characteristics and clinical utility of measures appropriate for a diagnostic group, resulting in recommendations for use of measures by physical therapists in clinical practice, research and entry-level education. The individuals who have contributed content, reviews and recommendations include:

Jane Sullivan, PT, DHS, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (co-chair)
Genevieve Pinto-Zipp, PT, EdD, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ (co-chair)
Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, Washington University, St Louis, MO
Patty Kluding, PT, PhD, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Diane Nichols, PT, NCS, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
Dorian Rose, PT, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Rie Yoshida, PT, DHS, Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, Springfield, OR

Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, NCS, Northwestern University, Chair, Chicago, IL (Chair)
Diane Allen, PT, PhD, University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Susan Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS, University of Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
Evan Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, University of Medicine and Dentistry – State University of NJ, Stratford, NJ
Kathleen Brandfass, MS, PT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Gail Widener, PT, PhD, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA
Amy M Yorke, PT, MPT, NCS, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI

Jennifer Kahn, PT, DPT, NCS, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (Chair)
Christopher Newman, PT, MPT, NCS, TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
Phyllis Duncan Palma, PT, DPT, CBIS, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, NCS, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Rachel Tappan, PT, MPT, NCS, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, ATP, NCS, Craig Hospital, Denver, CO
Eileen Tseng, PT, DPT, NCS, TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
Cara Leone Weisbach, PT, DPT, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

Anna de Joya, PT, MS, NCS, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston TX (Co-Chair)
Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (Co-Chair)
Erin Donnelly, PT, MSPT, NCS, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ
Tammie Keller Johnson PT, DPT, MS, Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, Pomona, CA
Heidi Roth, PT, MS, DHS, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sue Saliga, PT, MS, DHSc, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Irene Gorzelany Ward, PT, DPT, NCS, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ
Katie Weeks, DPT, Craig Hospital, Denver, CO
Coby D. Nirider, PT, DPT, Touchstone Neurorecovery Center, Conroe, Texas

Matthew Scherer PT, PhD, NCS, United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA (Chair)
Linda Horn PT, DSciPT, MHS, NCS, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (Co-Chair)
Elizabeth Dannenbaum PT, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital in Laval, Quebec, Canada
Jenny Fay PT, DPT, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, NY
Karen Lambert MPT, NCS, Bodies in Balance Physical Therapy, Wilmington, NC
Tracy Rice PT, MPH, NCS, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Jennifer Stoskus PT, DPT, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester, NJ
Diane Wrisley PT, PhD, NCS, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA

PDEDGE (Parkinson's Disease)
Deb Kegelmeyer PT, DPT, MS, GCS, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Chair)
Terry Ellis PT, PhD, NCS, Boston University, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent Boston, MA
Rosemary Gallagher PT, DPT GCS, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Alicia Esposito PT, DPT, NCS, NYU Langone Medical Center, The Rusk Institute, New York, NY
Suzanne O’Neal PT, DPT NCS, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Cathy C Harro MS, PT, NCS, College of Health Professions, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Erin Hussey DPT, MS, NCS, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse, WI
Jeffrey Hoder PT, DPT, NCS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

The Rehabilitation Measures Database would also like to extend a big “Thank You” to our external reviewers:

  • Kawthar Faraj Ajaj
  • Miira Allen
  • Harriet Udin Aronow
  • Eileen Bach
  • Alice Bellavance
  • Eileen Brann
  • Kathy Brown
  • Emily Calver
  • Ron Canonigo
  • Susan Charlifue
  • Toni Chiara
  • Carrie Ciro
  • Allison Clark
  • Eve Corner
  • Kristine Cottone
  • Vikram Dayalu
  • Kathy de Domingo
  • Neila Donovan
  • Deanna Dye
  • Lois Finch
  • Christian Geroin
  • Nancy L Gessner
  • Alison Geymer
  • Lee Ann C. Golper
  • Sharon Gorman
  • Ann Guernon
  • Matthew Hall
  • Brittany Hedges
  • Janet Herbold
  • Lucy Wong Hernandez
  • Johanne Higgins
  • Peter Hwang
  • Lucia Iadicicco
  • Michael D. Justiss
  • Jennifer Kelly
  • Erin Kelly
  • Lisa Kreber
  • Sheryl Larson
  • Mélanie Levasseur
  • Oscar Lorences
  • Jennifer Martin
  • Kenneth L Miller
  • Jamie Miner
  • Jhon Moreno
  • Pallavi Nair
  • Laurie Nichols
  • Jan Niemeier
  • Michael Oken
  • Monika Patel
  • Barbara Prakup
  • Jocelyn Reeder
  • Heidi Reyst
  • Caroline Robert
  • Tyler Ross
  • Scott Rytter
  • Stephanie Sciortino
  • Elishia Scobie
  • Jennifer Sessler
  • Jennifer Stoskus
  • nannette stump
  • Carolyn Unsworth
  • Erin Vestal
  • Walter Videtta
  • Isabella Visintin
  • Alysha Walter
  • Pey-Shan Wen

The contents of this database were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant number H133B090024 (PI: Allen Heinemann, PhD).  However, the content does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  





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