Associate Professor Emerita
Rehabilitation Sciences

Martha Walker PT, PhD

2152 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, (2005)

M.S. in Physical Therapy, Biomechanics, Virginia Commonwealth University, (1987)

B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, (1979)

License to Practice as a Physical Therapist since 1979
Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions
Date Obtained: 1983-12-29

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Walker, M. L. "Advancing Stroke Rehabilitation" $100000. Local. June 1, 2010 -
Palmer, K. L., Barham, P. D., Jamali, B. E. and Walker, M. "Development of an electronic medical record system across 2 disciplines" $3000. Old Dominion University. May 2005 - August 2005

Articles

Mishoe, S., Claiborne, D., Blando, J., Hoch, J. and Walker, M. (2018). Health Professional Students' Teamwork before and after an interprofessional education co-curricular experience. Journal of Research in INterprofessional Practice and Education 8 (1).
Tolle, S. L., Suedbeck, J., McCombs, G. and Walker, M. (2017). Dental hygienists' perspectives on four periodontal instrument handle designs. Journal of Dental Hygiene 91 (2) , pp. 75-76.
Suedbeck, J. R., Tolle, S. L., McCombs, G., Walker, M. and Russell, D. (2017). Effects of instrument handle design on dental hygienists' forearm muscle activity during scaling. Journal of Dental Hygiene 91 (3) , pp. 47-54.
Morrison, S., Russell, D., Kelleran, K. and Walker, M. (2015). Bracing of the trunk and neck has a differential effect on head control during gait.. Journal of Neurophysiology.
Van Lunen, B. L., Cortes, N., Tracy, A., Walker, M., Maria, P. and James, O. (2011). Immediate effects of a heel-pain orthosis and an augmented low dye taping on plantar pressures and pain in subjects with plantar fasciitis. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 21 (6) , pp. 474-479.
Nordsiden, L., Van Lunen, B. L., Walker, M., Cortes, N., Pasquale, M. and Onate, J. A. (2010). The effect of 3 foot pads on plantar pressure of pes planus foot type. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 19 (1) , pp. 71-85.
Walker, M., Ringleb, S. I., Maihafer, G., Walker, R., Crouch, J. R., Van Lunen, B. L. and Morrison, S. (2010). Virtual reality-enhanced partial body weight-supported treadmill training post stroke: feasibility and effectiveness in 6 subjects. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91 , pp. 115-122.
Cosaboom-FitzSimons, M., Tolle, S. L., Darby, M. M. and Walker, M. (2008). Effects of 5 different finger rest positions on arm muscle activity during scaling by dental hygiene students. J. Dental Hygiene 82 (4) , pp. 1-10.
Walker, M., Austin, A., Banke, G., Foxx, S., Gaetano, L., Gardner, L., McElhiney, J., Morris, K. and Penn, L. (2007). Reference Group Data for the Functional Gait Assessment. Physical Therapy 87 , pp. 1468-1477.
Hawn, C., Tolle, S. L., Darby, M. M. and Walker, M. (2006). Effects of universal verses rotating ultrasonic inserts on wrist movement and scaling efficiency in dental hygienists. Int J Dent Hygiene 4 (1).
Hanrahan, S., Van Lunen, B. L., Tamburello, M. T. and Walker, M. (2005). The Short-Term Effects of Joint Mobilizations on Acute Mechanical Low Back Dysfunction in Collegiate Athletes. J Athl Train 40 (2) , pp. 88-93.
Jamali, B. E., Walker, M., Hoke, B. and Echternach, J. (2004). Windlass Taping Technique for Symptomatic Relief of Plantar Fasciitis. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 13 (3) , pp. 228-243.
Wrisley, Walker, M., Echternach and Strasnick (2003). Reliability of the Dynamic Gait Index. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 84 (10) , pp. 1528-1533.
Walker, M., Sussman, D., Tamburello, M. T., Van Lunen, B. L., Dowling, E. A. and Jamali, B. E. (2003). Relationship between Maxium Strength and Relative Endurance for the Empty Can Exercise. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 12 (1) , pp. 31-38.
Sussman, D., Walker, M. and Alrowayeh, H. (2000). Patellofemoral Joint Compressive Forces During Backward and Forward Running at the Same Speed. Journal of Musculoskeletal Research 4 (2) , pp. 107-118.
Walker, M. and Fan, H. (1998). Relationship Between Foot Pressure Pattern and Foot Type. Foot and Ankle International 19 (6) , pp. 379-383.
Cowand, J., Wrisley, D., Walker, M., Strasnick, B. and Jacobson, J. (1998). Efficacy of Vestibular Rehabilitation. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg 118 (1) , pp. 49-54.
DiVeta, J., Walker, M. and Skibinski (1990). The Relationship between Scapular Abduction and Middle Trapezius Muscle Performance. Physical Therapy 70 (8) , pp. 470-479.
Riddle, D., Finucane, S., Rothstein, J. and Walker, M. (1989). Intra-session and Inter-session Reliablity of Hand-held Dynamometer Measurements Taken on Brain Damages Patients. Physical Therapy 69 (3) , pp. 182-194.
Finucane, S., Walker, M., Rothstein, J. and Lamb, R. (1988). Reliability of Isometric Muscle Testing of Knee Flexor and Extensor Muscles in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease. Physical Therapy 68 (3) , pp. 338-343.
Walker, M., Rothstein, J., Finucane, S. and Lamb, R. (1987). Lumbar Lordosis, Pelvic Tilt and Abdominal Muscle Performance. Physical Therapy 67 (4) , pp. 512-516.

Presentations

Walker, M. (March , 2012). Five Steps to Conducting Clinical Research Lecture Clinical Research at Rehabilitation Center Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic .
Walker, M. (March , 2012). Basic Biomechanical Concepts for Physical Therapists Lecture Physical Therapy Program Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Walker, M. (March , 2012). Ergonomics for Physical Therapists Lecture Physical Therapy Program Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Walker, M. (April 17, 2010). Gait fundamentals and Assessment Lecture Virginia Physical Therapy Association Spring conference Richmond, Virginia.
Walker, M., Maihafer, Crouch, Tierney, Ringleb, Van Lunen, Zirges, DeLeo, Shelton, Walker and Garcia (October , 2007). Virtual Reality in Stroke Rehabilitation Virginia Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting Roanoke, Virginia.
Onate, J., Johnson, K., Baucom, D., Harrison, S. and Walker, M. (June , 2007). 8-Week Hip Abduction Strength Training Program in Femal Collegiate Soccer Players: BTE SPEED vs. Cuff-Weight DAPRE Approaches World Physical Therapy Conference Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Walker, M. (October , 2006). Functional Gait Assessment: Reliability and Normative Data Virginia Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting Reston, Virginia.
Walker, M. (April , 2006). Association Between Payment Source and Discharge Disposition After Stroke Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia.
Walker, M. (December , 2005). Association Between Payment Source and Discharge Disposition After Stroke American Public Health Association national meeting Philadelphia.
Walker, M. (April , 2004). Functional Gait Assessment: Reliability and Normative Data, preliminary results Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia.
Walker, M. (February , 1996). Developing a Motion Analysis Laboratory: A Collaborative Effort Between Physical Thearpy and Electrical and Computer Engineering American Society of Allied Health Professions annual conference Milwaukee.
Walker, M. (April , 1989). Reliability of a Photographic Method of Describing Posture Virginia Physical Therapy Association State conference Williamsburg, Virginia.
Walker, M. (March , 1989). Current Issues in Isokinetic Testing Tidewater Orthopedic Study Group Norfolk, Virginia.
Walker, M. (June , 1986). Lumbar Lordosis, Pelvic Tilt and Abdominal Muscle Performance American Physical Therapy Association Annual conference Chicago.
Walker, M. (April , 1986). Lumbar Lordosis, Pelvic Tilt and Abdominal Muscle Performance Virginia Physical Therapy Association State Meeting Richmond.
Walker, M. (March , 1986). Lumbar Lordosis, Pelvic Tilt and Abdominal Muscle Performance Medical College of Virginia Research Special Interest Group .
Walker, M. (March , 1985). Reliability of a New Isometric Measurement Device Virginia Physical Therapy Association State Conference Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • Member, Alpha Eta Society
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 2016: John L. Echternach Research Award, Virginia Physical Therapy Association
  • 2007: John L. Echternach Research Award, Virginia Physical Therapy Association
  • 2006: John L. Echternach Research Award, Virginia Physical Therapy Association
  • 2002: Cranium, Science and Reason in Hampton Roads
  • 1991: Rose Excellence in Research Award for Excellence in Othopaedic Physical Therapy Research, American Physical Therapy Association