Albert J. Threlkeld, PT, PhD
Albert J. Threlkeld, PT, PhD

Albert J. Threlkeld, PT, PhD

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Kentucky,Ph.D.,1984

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Threlkeld AJ, Katsavelis D. Quantifying thigh muscle co-activation during isometric knee extension contractions: Within- and between-session reliability. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Positively reviewed Nov. 2013, currently under revision., Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2016
  • Grindstaff, T. L., Hanish, M. J., Wheeler, T. J., Basnett, C. R., Miriovsky, D. J., Danielson, E. L., Barr, J. B., Joseph Threlkeld, A. Fibular taping does not alter lower extremity spinal reflex excitability in individuals with chronic ankle instability, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25, 253-259, 2015
  • Grindstaff, Terry L., Threlkeld, A. Joseph Optimal Stimulation Parameters to Detect Deficits in Quadriceps Voluntary Activation, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28, 381-389, 2014
  • Katsavelis, Dimitrios, Joseph Threlkeld, A. Quantifying thigh muscle co-activation during isometric knee extension contractions: Within- and between-session reliability, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24, 502-507, 2014
  • Grindstaff TL, Threlkeld AJ. Optimal stimulation parameters to detect deficits in quadriceps voluntary activation. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2013 May 9. Epub ahead of print, Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 2013
  • Furze J, Nelson K, O'Hare M, Ortner A, Threlkeld AJ, Jensen GM. Describing the clinical reasoning process: application of a model of enablement to a pediatric case Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2013 Apr;29(3):222-31, Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 29(3), 222-231, 2013
  • Wheeler TJ, Basnett CR, Hanish MJ, Miriovsky DJ, Danielson EL, Barr JB, Threlkeld AJ, Grindstaff TL. Fibular taping does not influence ankle dorsiflexion range of motion or balance measures in individuals with chronic ankle instability. 2013 Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Mar 25. Epub ahead of print, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2013
  • Wheeler, Todd J., Basnett, Curtis R., Hanish, Michael J., Miriovsky, Daniel J., Danielson, Erin L., Barr, J. B., Threlkeld, A. J., Grindstaff, Terry L. Fibular taping does not influence ankle dorsiflexion range of motion or balance measures in individuals with chronic ankle instability, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16, 488-492, 2013
  • Powell, D., Threlkeld, AJ, Fang X., Muthumani A., Xia, R.P. Amplitude- and velocity-dependency of rigidity measured at the wrist Parkinson’s disease. 2012 Clinical Neurophysiology, Apr;123(4):764-73, Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(4), 764-773, 2012
  • Powell, D., Threlkeld, A. Joseph, Fang, X., Muthumani, A., Xia, R. Amplitude- and velocity-dependency of rigidity measured at the wrist in Parkinson's disease, Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 764-773, 2012
  • Barr, J. B., Wutzke, Clinton J., Threlkeld, A. J. Longitudinal gait analysis of a person with a transfemoral amputation using three different prosthetic knee/foot pairs, Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 28, 407-411, 2012
  • Furze, J., Nelson, K., O'Hare, M., Ortner, A., Threlkeld, A. J., Jensen, G. M. Describing the clinical reasoning process: Application of a model of enablement to a pediatric case, Physiotherapy theory and practice, 29, 222-231, 2012
  • Barr JB, Wutzke C, Threlkeld AJ. Longitudinal Gait Analysis of a Person with a Transfemoral Amputation Using Three Different Prosthetic Knee Joints. 2012 Physiotherapy Theory and Practice Vol. 28(5):407-11, Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 28(5), 407-411, 2012
  • Powell, D., Hanson, N., Threlkeld, A. J., Fang, X., Xia, R. Enhancement of parkinsonian rigidity with contralateral hand activation, Clinical Neurophysiology, 122, 1595-1601, 2011
  • Xia, R., Powell, D., Rymer, W. Z., Hanson, N., Fang, X., Threlkeld, A. J. Differentiation between the contributions of shortening reaction and stretch-induced inhibition to rigidity in Parkinson's disease, Experimental Brain Research, 209, 609-618, 2011
  • Yungher, Don A., Wininger, Michael T., Barr, J. B., Craelius, William, Threlkeld, A. J. Surface muscle pressure as a measure of active and passive behavior of muscles during gait, Medical engineering & physics, 33, 464-471, 2011
  • Powell D, Hanson N, Threlkeld AJ, Fang X, Xia R. Enhancement of parkinsonian rigidity with contralateral hand activation. 2011 Clinical Neurophysiology ; Aug;122(8):1595-601, Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(8), 1595-1601, 2011
  • . Yungher DA, Wininger MT, Craelius W, Barr JB, Threlkeld AJ. Surface muscle pressure as a measure of active and passive behavior of muscles during gait. 2011 Medical Engineering and Physics; May;33(4):464-71, Medical engineering & physics, 33(4), 464-471, 2011
  • . Xia RP Powell D, Rymer WZ, Hanson N, Fang X, Threlkeld AJ. Differentiation between the contributions of shortening reaction and stretch-induced inhibition to rigidity in Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research; 2011 Apr;209(4):609-18, Experimental Brain Research, 209(4), 609-618, 2011
  • Young, Daniel L., Wallmann, Harvey W., Poole, Iris, Threlkeld, A. J. Body weight supported treadmill training at very low treatment frequency for a young adult with incomplete cervical spinal cord injury, NeuroRehabilitation, 25, 261-270, 2009
  • Xia, Ruiping, Sun, Junfeng, Threlkeld, A. J. Analysis of interactive effect of stretch reflex and shortening reaction on rigidity in Parkinson's disease, Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 1400-1407, 2009
  • Threlkeld, A. J. World physical therapist education, Physical Therapy Reviews, 12, 82-82, 2007
  • Threlkeld, A. J., Paschal, Karen A. Entry-level physical therapist education in the United States of America, Physical Therapy Reviews, 12, 156-162, 2007
  • Paschal, K., Oswald, A., Siegmund, R., Siegmund, S., Threlkeld, A. J. Test-retest reliability of the physical performance test for persons with Parkinson disease, Journal of geriatric physical therapy 2001, 29, 82-86, 2006

Publications

  • Central components of quadriceps fatigue are dopamine dependent. Threlkeld AJ, Morton SK, Katsavelis D, Grindstaff TL. Poster Presentation, 3rd World Parkinson Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2013, 2013
  • The effect of dopaminergic medication on muscle performance in people with Parkinson’s diseaserelated fatigue. Katsavelis D, Morton SK, Grindstaff TL, Threlkeld AJ. Poster Presentation, 3rd World Parkinson Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2013, 2013
  • . Within- and between-session reliability for the quantification of the thigh muscles co-activation index during isometric contractions. Katsavelis D, Morton SK, Threlkeld AJ. Poster Presentation, American Society of Biomechanics, Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE September 2013., 2013
  • . Quadriceps fatigue affects central nervous system activation. Morton SK, Katsavelis D, Grindstaff TL, Threlkeld AJ. Poster Presentation, American Society of Biomechanics, Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE September 2013., 2013
  • Assessing lower extremity muscle fatigue: Do isometric and isokinetic protocols provide equivalent measures? Gillman AC, Lindseth NM, Beisel LH, Powell D, Xia R, Threlkeld AJ. Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012., 2012
  • Community walking is Similar in Healthy Older Adults and People with Parkinson’s disease. Delavan J, Simonson B, Xia R, Threlkeld AJ, Powell D. Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012, 2012
  • Quantitative evaluation of Parkinson’s rigidity progression over time. Kremer L, Wagner L, Muthumani A, Powell D, Threlkeld AJ, Xia R. Poster Presentation, Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012., 2012
  • Mechanical and neurophysiological manifestations of fatigue in Parkinson’s disease. Powell D, Benes A, Konor M, Hanson NJ, Kerschen K, Gustafson A, Xia R, Threlkeld AJ. Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012., 2012
  • . Effects of fibular taping on ankle range of motion and balance measures in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Wheeler TJ, Basnett CR, Hanish MJ. Danielson EL, Threlkeld AJ, Barr JB, Grindstaff TL. Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012., 2012
  • Fibular taping does not alter lower extremity h-reflexes in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Hanish MJ, Basnett CR, Wheeler TJ. Miriovsky DJ, Threlkeld AJ, Barr JB, Grindstaff TL. Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 2012., 2012
  • Contralateral activation alters the neural and non-neural contributions to parkinsonian rigidity. Powell D, Muthumani A, Threlkeld AJ, Xia R. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington D.C., November 2011., 2011
  • Velocity dependency of parkinsonian rigidity assessed at the wrist joint. Powell D, Muthumani A, Hanson NJ, Threlkeld AJ, Xia R. Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, CA, August 2011., 2011
  • Velocity dependency of parkinsonian rigidity assessed at the wrist joint. Powell D, Muthumani A, Hanson NJ, Threlkeld AJ, Xia R. Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, CA, August 2011., 2011
  • Relationship between movement speed and regularity of movement in Parkinson’s disease. Muthumani A, Powell D, Hanson NJ, Kremer L, Wagner L, Threlkeld AJ, Xia R. Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, CA, August 2011., 2011
  • Efficacy of dopaminergic medication on neural and non-neural components of rigidity in Parkinson’s disease. Xia R, Hanson NJ, Powell D, Muthumani A, Bertoni J, Threlkeld AJ. The Movement Disorders Society 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2011., 2011
  • Voluntary Activation of the Quadriceps Muscle in Parkinson's Disease. Threlkeld AJ, Hanson N, Powell D, Kerschen K, Gustafson A. Xia R-P. Platform Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA February, 2011, 2011
  • Effect of Contralateral Hand Activation on Enhancement of Parkinsonian Rigidity. Powell D, Hanson N, Threlkeld AJ, Xia R-P. Poster presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA February, 2011, 2011
  • Fatigue of the Quadriceps in Parkinson's Disease is Dependent on Contraction Speed. Threlkeld AJ, Kerschen K, Gustafson A, Hanson N, Powell D, Xia R-P. Poster presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA February, 2011., 2011

Presentations

  • October 11, 2013. “Fatigue in PD: It’s not just about feeling tired.” Parkinson’s Disease Update. Regional Conference sponsored by UNMC and Nebraska Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Omaha, NE, 2013
  • September 2013. “Fatigue in PD: It’s not just about feeling tired.” Creighton University Alumni Weekend, 2013
  • March 2012. “Physical Activity and Parkinson’s Disease.” Seminar presentation to the Geriatrics Special Interest Group, Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy, Omaha NE., 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement, Creighton Students Union , 2013
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award, Creighton PT Class of 2015, 2013