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Clinical student-driven research

Dr. Sperling does a wide variety of clinical research. One of her primary passions is medical student wellness and burnout, including finding preventative resources to reduce depression and suicide, the effect of exercise on student anxiety, and researching the impact of self-awareness training. A second area of focus is sports medicine, with studies on NCAA gymnasts, professional cyclists, and other athletes. The majority of her projects are spurred by student research questions and interests, which leads to guidance and training in the research process and a collaborative partnership. This typically results in poster presentations and publications.

  • Publications/Research Areas

    Publications

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    K Hummel-Berry, J Anderson, LM Rimmer, E Sperling. Benefits of entry-level internships in oncology physical therapy and barriers to their availability. Rehabilitation Oncology 29 (1), 28-29, 2011.

    Andrew E. Cox, OMS-III, Edith L. Sperling, PT, DPT, Julia P. Fischer, OMS-III, Whitley F. Nelson, OMS-III, Fengxin Li, OMS-III, Abraham P. Campbell, OMS-IV. Anatomical Variations of the Heart and Chest Wall in a Donor Patient with Apert Syndrome. J Clinical Case Rep Case Stud. Vol. 3, Issue 1. June 2020.

    Curricular Guide for Podiatric Medical Education. Authoring Group: Neuroscience. American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, Council of Faculties, 2019 Edition.

     


    Student Poster Presentations:

    Beatty, B. OMS-I1; Killian, H. OMS-I1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 Comparative Analysis of the Spinal Cord in an Unembalmed vs. Embalmed Cadaver 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon, Winter Conference Feb 2020, Bend, OR

    Nelson, W. OMS-II1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 Apert Syndrome: variations of the skull bones and clinical implications 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon, Winter Conference Feb 2020, Bend, OR

    Leavitt, N. OMS-II1; Bezecny, J. PA-C, OMS-II1; Kleint, A. OMS-II1; Abeydeera, A. OMS-II1; Nicol, S. OMS-II1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 Most Efficacious Treatments for Non-Specific, Atraumatic Low Back Pain in Cyclists Based on Athlete Reported Outcomes: A Survey Study. 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon Annual Conference Sept 2019, Portland, OR Poster Presentation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – NW Research Symposium, Nov 2019, Lebanon, OR

    Gay, S. OMS-II1; Maloney, W.OMS-II1; Amatisto, A.OMS-II1; Spaan, J. PhD1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 The Effect of Early Sport Specialization on Injury Rate in Female NCAA Gymnasts 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – NW Research Symposium Nov 2019, Lebanon, OR Poster Presentation: Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon, Winter Conference Feb 2020, Bend, OR

    Fischer, J. OMS-II1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 Apert Syndrome: Abnormalities of the Right Foot. 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – NW Research Symposium Nov 2019, Lebanon, OR Poster Presentations: 2019 American College of Physicians Oregon Chapter Resident & Medical Student Competition

    Cox, A. OMS-II1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 Apert Syndrome: Anatomic Variations of the Heart and Chest Wall. 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – NW Research Symposium Nov 2019, Lebanon, OR Poster Presentations: 2019 American College of Physicians Oregon Chapter Resident & Medical Student Competition

    Li, F. OMS-II1; Sperling, E. PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT1 Apert Syndrome: Anatomic Variations of the Posterior Abdominal Wall and Kidneys. 1Western University of Health Sciences Poster Presentation: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – NW Research Symposium Nov 2019, Lebanon, OR

  • EDIE SPERLING, PT, DPT

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    EDIE SPERLING, PT, DPT

    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest

    Assistant Professor of Anatomy

    541-259-0229

    esperling@westernu.edu