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Department of Research at ATI Physical Therapy Publishes Nine Articles in 2013

2013 was a remarkable year for Dr. Chris Stout, Director of the Department of Research and Data Analytics at ATI Physical Therapy, and his colleagues at ATI.  In total, nine peer reviewed articles were published in various medical journals, covering topics from quality control and patient satisfaction to workers’ compensation and healthcare reform topics.

In collaboration with Dr. Stout, ATI staff and local physicians combined their in-field expertise and clinical knowledge to author articles.  ATI's Department of Research was established to provide: continuous innovation in clinical care and quality improvement with a focus on value provided; long-lasting contribution to the scientific body of knowledge and clinical evidence; publication and presentations; and continuing leadership in the field.

“We are very proud of our publication and presentation success rate as well as the work it reflects,” said Stout. “2013 has been, and 2014 promises to be, banner years for our research work. We’ve focused on evidence-based approaches and clinical outcomes—which with today’s focus on healthcare reform, have been met with great interest. We are very excited about our upcoming studies using our fully-integrated outcome evaluation system—it is like no other in healthcare.”

Published Articles

A series of five articles was published in a special edition, over two issues, on evidence based practice and ATI’s trademarked F.I.R.S.T.™ program in the Journal of Disability Medicine. Authors: Chris E. Stout, PsyD, Brent Mack, DPT, Jeff Rogers, BA, Gracie Wang, BA, Lindsey Loughran, MEd, ATC, Nathan Whitney, DPT, Steven Chudik, MD, Lark Welch, MS, ATC, and Kurt Gengenbacher, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS.

“What Patients Want” published in Advance in Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. Authors: Chris E. Stout, PsyD, Julie Roper, PT, DPT, and Gracie Wang, BA.

“Use of Ultrasound in Detection of Rotator Cuff Tears” was a featured article in Practical Pain Management. Author: Tiziano Marovino, PT, DPT.

“A descriptive study on wrist and hand sensori-motor impairment and function following distal radius fracture intervention” published in the Journal of Hand Therapy. Authors: Christos Karagiannopoulos MPT, co-authored with Michael Sitler, EdD, ATC, FNATA, Susan Michlovitz, PT, PhD, CHT, and Ryan Tierney, PhD, ATC.

"Hip Dislocation and Acetabular Fracture in a Collegiate Football Player" published in Sports Health. Authors: Brent Smith, DHSc, ATC, and Steven Louis, MD.

As ATI’s Department of Research enters the new year, it is looking forward to four additional articles authored in 2013 that are scheduled to publish in 2014. 

Two articles tentatively entitled “An Evidence-Based Approach to Workers’ Compensation” and “Healthcare Reform and Workers’ Comp: The System has Complications” will publish in issues of Dr. Steven Chudik’s foundation’s newsletter Active Bones. Authors: Jeff Rogers, BA, Dave Ensign, MA, ATC, CSCS, CWcHP, and Chris E. Stout, PsyD.

“Conundrum of Outcomes” was accepted for publication and as a continuing education article for Today in PT. Authors: Chris E. Stout, PsyD, Lynn McGivern, BS (PT), LLM, JD, Brent Smith, DHSc, ATC, and Gracie Wang, BA.

“Return on investment of worksite-based intervention: An empirical examination” was accepted for publication in World at Work Journal. Authors: Sheila Denman, MA, MS, PT, and Chris E. Stout, PsyD.

As a way to give back to the communities in which they live, work and serve, Dr. Stout and his colleagues have donated the royalties generated from “Conundrum of Outcomes” and from an earlier publication “Current Perspectives in Clinical and Management in Workers’ Compensation Cases” to the ATI Foundation.  The ATI Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and funding to children with physical impairments.  To date, over $2,000.00 has been donated.

In addition to the aforementioned publications, Dr. Chris Stout had personal accomplishments during 2013.  A previous book written by Stout on treatment planning was translated into Korean, and he published two new books: “Meaningful Productivity: A 12 Month Guide and Tools to Help You Do More That Matters” and “The Art & Science of Writing Well and Getting Published.” 

Dr. Stout was also awarded an honorary doctorate and delivered the commencement address at the Los Angeles campus of the Chicago School, he received an honorary doctorate from the Purdue School of Engineering, and was named a LinkedIn Influencer with almost 12,000 followers.