GREGORY E. HICKS, PT, PHD, FAPTA, FGSA

GREGORY E. HICKS, PT, PHD, FAPTA, FGSA
Delaware Spine Studies

Research Goal: To improve physical function and societal participation in older adults with musculoskeletal conditions, specifically low back pain and hip fracture.

To learn more about Dr. Hicks’ current research studies and projects, please contact:

Jenifer Pugliese, PT, DPT
302-831-7142
jmpug@udel.edu

Findings

Clinical Research Treatment Lab

ONGOING PROJECTS

Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: The Role of Co-Existing Hip Impairments (NIH R01AG041202)

  • Currently recruiting 180 older adults with chronic low back pain + hip pain to participate in clinical trial
  • Participants will receive 2 sessions/week for 8 weeks of one-on-one physical therapy treatment
  • End goal is to test and produce new intervention approaches for implementation into wider clinical practice

Development and implementation of walking-focused intervention for patients following surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis

Exploring the role of trunk muscle function in relation to physical function & societal participation in older adults with mobility disability

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