Cory Christiansen, PhD
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-Physical Therapy Program

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Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, University of Northern Colorado (2007)
  • MS, Duke University (1996)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1992)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-Physical Therapy Program

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2007)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Movement Science; Biomechanics

Publications

  • Mañago MM, Swink LA, Hager ER, Gisbert R, Earhart GM, Christiansen CL, Schenkman M. The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Exercise Classes for People With Parkinson Disease. Phys Ther. 2021 Nov 1;101(11). PubMed PMID: 34473303
  • Kline PW, So N, Fields T, Juarez-Colunga E, Christiansen CL. Error-Manipulation Gait Training for Veterans With Nontraumatic Lower Limb Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Phys Ther. 2021 Nov 1;101(11). PubMed PMID: 34379777
  • Christensen JC, Quammen DL, Rigby JH, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Trunk movement compensation identified by inertial measurement units is associated with deficits in physical performance, muscle strength and functional capacity in people with hip osteoarthritis. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2021 Aug;88:105436. PubMed PMID: 34364100
  • Mañago MM, Kline PW, Harris-Love MO, Christiansen CL. The Validity of the Single-Leg Heel Raise Test in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Cross-Sectional Study. Front Neurol. 2021;12:650297. PubMed PMID: 34354656
  • Kline PW, Christiansen CL, Hager ER, Alvarez E, Mañago MM. Movement compensations during a step ascent task are associated with stair climbing performance in people with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture. 2021 Jun;87:27-32. PubMed PMID: 33878510
  • Anderson CB, Wurdeman SR, Miller MJ, Christiansen CL, Kittelson AJ. Development of a physical mobility prediction model to guide prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2021 Jun 1;45(3):268-275. PubMed PMID: 33840752
  • Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, Kittelson AJ, Christiansen CL. Psychometric Assessment of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale for People With Lower-Limb Amputation. Phys Ther. 2021 Apr 4;101(4). PubMed PMID: 33421074
  • Miller MJ, Blankenship JM, Kline PW, Melanson EL, Christiansen CL. Patterns of Sitting, Standing, and Stepping After Lower Limb Amputation. Phys Ther. 2021 Feb 4;101(2). PubMed PMID: 33336706
  • Miller MJ, Morris MA, Magnusson DM, Putnam K, Cook PF, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. Psychosocial Factors Influence Physical Activity after Dysvascular Amputation: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study. PM R. 2021 Jul;13(7):737-745. PubMed PMID: 32936512
  • Miller MJ, Cook PF, Magnusson DM, Morris MA, Blatchford PJ, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. Self-Efficacy and Social Support are Associated with Disability for Ambulatory Prosthesis Users After Lower-Limb Amputation. PM R. 2021 May;13(5):453-460. PubMed PMID: 32926546
  • Anderson CB, Miller MJ, Murray AM, Fields TT, So NF, Christiansen CL. Falls After Dysvascular Transtibial Amputation: A Secondary Analysis of Falling Characteristics and Reduced Physical Performance. PM R. 2021 Jan;13(1):19-29. PubMed PMID: 32249517
  • Christensen JC, Kline PW, Murray AM, Christiansen CL. Movement asymmetry during low and high demand mobility tasks after dysvascular transtibial amputation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Dec;80:105102. PubMed PMID: 32768801
  • Miller MJ, Blankenship JM, Kline PW, Melanson EL, Christiansen CL. Patterns of Sitting, Standing, and Stepping After Lower Limb Amputation. Phys Ther. 2020 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33336706
  • Miller MJ, Morris MA, Magnusson DM, Putnam K, Cook PF, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. Psychosocial Factors Influence Physical Activity after Dysvascular Amputation: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study. PM R. 2020 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32936512
  • Miller MJ, Cook PF, Magnusson DM, Morris MA, Blatchford PJ, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. Self-Efficacy and Social Support are Associated with Disability for Ambulatory Prosthesis Users After Lower-Limb Amputation. PM R. 2020 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32926546
  • Kline PW, Murray AM, Miller MJ, So N, Fields T, Christiansen CL. Step length symmetry adaptation to split-belt treadmill walking after acquired non-traumatic transtibial amputation. Gait Posture. 2020 Jul;80:162-167. PubMed PMID: 32516682
  • Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, So N, Morris MA, Christiansen CL. Qualitative analysis of resilience characteristics of people with unilateral transtibial amputation. Disabil Health J. 2020 Oct;13(4):100925. PubMed PMID: 32312526
  • Anderson CB, Miller MJ, Murray AM, Fields TT, So NF, Christiansen CL. Falls After Dysvascular Transtibial Amputation: A Secondary Analysis of Falling Characteristics and Reduced Physical Performance. PM R. 2020 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32249517
  • Christiansen CL, Miller MJ, Kline PW, Fields TT, Sullivan WJ, Blatchford PJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Biobehavioral Intervention Targeting Physical Activity Behavior Change for Older Veterans after Nontraumatic Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PM R. 2020 Oct;12(10):957-966. PubMed PMID: 32248638
  • Mañago MM, Kline PW, Alvarez E, Christiansen CL. Trunk and pelvis movement compensation in people with multiple sclerosis: Relationships to muscle function and gait performance outcomes. Gait Posture. 2020 May;78:48-53. PubMed PMID: 32200163
  • Bade MJ, Christensen JC, Zeni JA Jr, Christiansen CL, Dayton MR, Forster JE, Cheuy VA, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Movement pattern biofeedback training after total knee arthroplasty: Randomized clinical trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Apr;91:105973. PubMed PMID: 32171937
  • Ferris AE, Christiansen CL, Heise GD, Hahn D, Smith JD. Biomechanical analysis of curb ascent in persons with Ertl and non-Ertl transtibial amputations. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2020 Feb;44(1):36-43. PubMed PMID: 31713462
  • Ferris AE, Christiansen CL, Heise GD, Hahn D, Smith JD. Biomechanical analysis of curb ascent in persons with Ertl and non-Ertl transtibial amputations. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2019 Nov 12;:309364619885717. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31713462
  • Judd DL, Cheuy VA, Forster JE, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Incorporating Specific Functional Strength Integration Techniques to Improve Functional Performance for Veterans After Total Hip Arthroplasty: Protocol for a Randomized Clinical Trial. Phys Ther. 2019 Nov 25;99(11):1453-1460. PubMed PMID: 31392991
  • Aljehani M, Madara K, Snyder-Mackler L, Christiansen C, Zeni JA Jr. The contralateral knee may not be a valid control for biomechanical outcomes after unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Gait Posture. 2019 May;70:179-184. PubMed PMID: 30878729
  • Gaffney BMM, Christiansen CL, Murray AM, Davidson BS. Trunk movement compensations and corresponding core muscle demand during step ambulation in people with unilateral transtibial amputation. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2018 Apr;39:16-25. PubMed PMID: 29413449
  • Hall DA, Moore C, Comella C. Recruitment of patients with de novo Parkinson disease: successful strategies in a randomized exercise clinical trial. Trials. 2018 Nov 14;19(1):630. PubMed PMID: 30428907
  • Schenkman M, Moore CG, Kohrt WM, Hall DA, Delitto A, Comella CL, Josbeno DA, Christiansen CL, Berman BD, Kluger BM, Melanson EL, Jain S, Robichaud JA, Poon C, Corcos DM. Effect of High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With De Novo Parkinson Disease: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Feb 1;75(2):219-226. PubMed PMID: 29228079
  • Schenkman M, Moore CG, Kohrt WM, Hall DA, Delitto A, Comella CL, Josbeno DA, Christiansen CL, Berman BD, Kluger BM, Melanson EL, Jain S, Robichaud JA, Poon C, Corcos DM. Effect of High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With De Novo Parkinson Disease: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29228079
  • Gaffney BMM, Christiansen CL, Murray AM, Davidson BS. Trunk kinetic effort during step ascent and descent in patients with transtibial amputation using angular momentum separation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Oct;48:88-96. PubMed PMID: 28797673
  • Ferris AE, Christiansen CL, Heise GD, Hahn D, Smith JD. Ertl and Non-Ertl amputees exhibit functional biomechanical differences during the sit-to-stand task. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 May;44:1-6. PubMed PMID: 28273496
  • Gaffney BM, Christiansen CL, Murray AM, Silverman AK, Davidson BS. Separation of rotational and translational segmental momentum to assess movement coordination during walking. Hum Mov Sci. 2017 Jan;51:99-111. PubMed PMID: 28012385
  • Gaffney BM, Murray AM, Christiansen CL, Davidson BS. Identification of trunk and pelvis movement compensations in patients with transtibial amputation using angular momentum separation. Gait Posture. 2016 Mar;45:151-6. PubMed PMID: 26979898
  • Judd DL, Winters JD, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. Effects of neuromuscular reeducation on hip mechanics and functional performance in patients after total hip arthroplasty: A case series. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Feb;32:49-55. PubMed PMID: 26802531
  • Gaffney BM, Harris MD, Davidson BS, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL, Shelburne KB. Multi-Joint Compensatory Effects of Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty During High-Demand Tasks. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 Aug;44(8):2529-41. PubMed PMID: 26666227
  • Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Davidson BS, Dayton MR, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Effects of Weight-Bearing Biofeedback Training on Functional Movement Patterns Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Sep;45(9):647-55. PubMed PMID: 26207975
  • Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Paxton RJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Measuring movement symmetry using tibial-mounted accelerometers for people recovering from total knee arthroplasty. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2015 Aug;30(7):732-7. PubMed PMID: 25979222
  • Christiansen CL, Fields T, Lev G, Stephenson RO, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Functional Outcomes After the Prosthetic Training Phase of Rehabilitation After Dysvascular Lower Extremity Amputation. PM R. 2015 Nov;7(11):1118-26. PubMed PMID: 25978948
  • Winters JD, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Preliminary investigation of rate of torque development deficits following total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2014 Mar;21(2):382-6. PubMed PMID: 24238649
  • Winters JD, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Preliminary investigation of rate of torque development deficits following total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2013 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24238649
  • Anderson CA, Wurdeman SR, Miller MJ, Christiansen CL, Kittelson AJ. Development of a physical mobility prediction model to guide prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2020
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Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member
  • American Society of Biomechanics, Member

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Northern Colorado (2007)
  • MS, Duke University (1996)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (1992)
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Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-Physical Therapy Program
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