Clinical Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Sciences

Mira Mariano PT, PhD

2142 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Urban Education, Higher Education cognate, Old Dominion University, (2006)

M.S. in Community Health & Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University, (1997)

B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, (1990)

PT License (VA)
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia State Board of Physical Therapy
Date Obtained: 1993-07-01
PT License (PA)
Sponsoring Organization: Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Date Obtained: 1990-07-01
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Sponsoring Organization: ABPTS
Date Obtained: 2019-06-01
Heartcode CPR/AED for healthcare providers
Sponsoring Organization: American Heart Association
Date Obtained: 2018-09-01
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Sponsoring Organization: ABPTS
Date Obtained: 2009-01-01
Emergency Responder
Sponsoring Organization: American Red Cross
Date Obtained: 2012-01-01
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Sponsoring Organization: ABPTS
Date Obtained: 1999-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Colberg-Ochs, S. R., Morrison, S., Vinik, A. I.., Mariano, M., Parson, H. K.. and Walker, M. L.. "Dynamic Medical Measures: Creating a Model to Study the Neuropathic Process in Diabetes and Normal Aging" $80,000. Old Dominion University. January 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008

Expertise

Exercise
orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics

Research Interests

Measurement of Spinal Range of Motion; Standardized Patient Use in Physical Therapy Education; Outcome measures in falls risk; Assessment in Admissions

Articles

Morrison, S., Colberg-Ochs, S. R., Mariano, M., Henri, P. K. and Vinik, A. I. (2010). Balance training reduces falls risk in older individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 33 (4) , pp. 748-750.

Presentations

(October 13, 2012). Dizziness, Imbalance, and the Cervical Spine Lecture VPTA Annual Conference Norfolk, VA.
Mariano, M. (June 12, 2008). Perceptions and Factors Influencing Success in Professional Preparation Physical Therapy Education APTA Annual Confrence & Exposition San Antonio, TX.
Mariano, M. (February 4, 2008). Normative Values of Lumbar Range of Motion Using the Modified-modified Schober Method APTA Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, CA.
Mariano, M. (October 22, 2005). Normative Values of Lumbar Range of Motion Using the Modified-modified Schobar Method Virginia State Therapy Physical Therapy Confrence Portsmouth, VA.
Mariano, M. (March 31, 2004). An Update on the Reliability of Standardized Patient Scoring in Physical Therapy College of Health Sciences Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Jamali, B. E., Mariano, M. and Tamburello, M. T. ( 2003). Update in Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice. ODU School of Physical Therapy Alumni Weekend ODU School of Physical Therapy.
Mariano, M. (March 26, 2003). Reliability of Standardized Patient Scorig in Physical Therapy Education College of HEalth Sciences Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Mariano, M. (February 12, 2003). Reliability of Standardized Patient Scoring in Physical Therapy EducATION APTA Combined Sections Mtg Tampa, FL.
Mariano, M. (February 14, 2001). The Use of Standardized Patients in Professional Preparation Physical Therapy Education APTA Combined Sections Mtg San Antonio, TX.
Jamali, B. E. and Mariano, M. ( 2000). Total Joint Arthroplasty Update Tidewater District Continuing Education Course Newport News.
Mariano, M. (February 3, 2000). The Effects of the Protonics System on Preceived Pain and Lower Extremity EMG Activity During Functional Activities in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain APTA Combined Sections Mtg New Orleans, LA.
Mariano, M. (June 5, 1999). Reliability of the Modified-modified Schober Method of Measuring Lumbar Range of Motion APTA National Confrence Washington, DC.
Mariano, M. (June 5, 1999). The Use of Standardized Patients to Supplement Clinical Education in a Physical Therapy Educational Program APTA National Confrence Washington, DC.
Mariano, M. (February 3, 1999). Relaibility of the Modified-modified Schober Method of Measuring Lumbar Range of Motion APTA Combined Sections Mtg Seattle, WA.
Mariano, M. (April 25, 1998). Reliability of the Modified-modified Schober Method of Measuring Lumbar Range of Motion Virginia State Physical Therapy Confrence Roanoke, VA.
Mariano, M. (April 25, 1998). The Use of Standardized Patients to Supplement Clinical Education in Physical Therapy Educational Program Virginia State Physical Therapy Confrence Roanoke, VA.
  • 2015: COHS Faculty Service Award, College of Health Sciences
  • 2005: Best Research Poster, Virginia Physical Therapy Association
  • 2004: Best Faculty Platform, College of Health Sciences Research Day
  • 2003: Best Faculty Platform, College of Health Sciences Research Day
  • 2000: Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Health Sciences