Using Instrumented Functional Tests to Determine Differences Between Fallers and Non-Fallers in People Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study

This study is aimed at identifying aspects of mobility that may be indicative of fall risk among people living with MS.
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals are eligible if diagnosed with MS, are a community-dwelling adult (>18 years old), able to follow commands, can walk at least 20 feet with or without the aid of a person or an assistive device, and able to provide consent.
Individuals are ineligible if not diagnosed with MS, have severe cognitive impairments, and/or are unable to walk.
Time Commitment: 1 in-person session, approximately 1 hour
Outpatient Physical Therapists Wellness Behavior Change 
We are currently accepting new participants for this study
 This study aims to understand the behaviors and motivations of physical therapists who are engaging with their patients and clients in wellness behavior change for physical activity or nutrition.  Participation consists of a zoom interview and a short web survey.  Contact Dr. Regan for more details at
Perceptions of Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement
We are currently accepting new participants for this study
This study aims to understand the physical therapy experience of patients over the age of 60 who have had a knee replacement in the past 6 months. Participation consists of a zoom interview and a short web survey.  Contact Dr. Regan for more details or questions, or find out if you qualify by starting here: . Eligible participants who complete the survey and interview will receive a $25 amazon gift card for participating.
 Adaptive Rowing for people living with Spinal Cord Injury
We are currently accepting new participants for this study
This study is evaluating an adaptive rower for people living with spinal cord injury who use a  wheelchair for mobility. The study will evaluate the usability and exercise intensity feasibility of the rower.  Participation includes web questionnaires and a one time visit to the rehab labwith 2 10- minute rowing sessions. Contact Dr. Regan for more information:
Recent Work No longer Accepting Participant Enrollment 
(Parkinson's Disease: Resources, Education, Vitality, + )
This project ended June 30, 2023 and is no longer accepting participans 
PD REV+ offers education (self-paced, pre-recorded modules) for individuals newly diagnosed with PD and their care partners. After completing the education component, this program financially supports a 6-month membership to the YMCA (which includes group exercise classes and/or independent exercise). 
.Additionally, we are supporting training for exercise professionals to build knowledge in PD, increasing PD-specific exercise class offerings, and improving the sustainability of this program. UofSC Rehab Lab has partnered with Prisma Health and YMCA Columbia for this program. 
This program is supported by a Community Grant and Physical Therapy Faculty Scholar Grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. 
Pilot Study: Capturing Physical Activity, Symptom Presence and Severity in People with Parkinson’s Disease in Real-time
We are no longer enrolling in this study
The goal of this study is to measure many variables among people who have Parkinson's disease. These variables include physical activity, symptom presence, and symptom severity. What makes this research unique is that the goal is to make these measurements in real-time, allowing for less recall bias in measurements and surveys.
Longitudinal Study: Role of Physical Activity Behaviors on Motor and Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Disease
Please note that this study is no longer accepting new participants
During this 5-year study, participants with Parkinson's disease periodically test non-motor and motor symptoms. In addition to this testing, participants are led through self-reported surveys relating to physical activity and overall health. The primary objective is to identify the relationship between motor and non-motor symptoms with physical activity over time.  
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