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SANSOM, JENNIFER

Associate Professor

FACULTY

Publications

  • Lomond, K.V., Sansom, J.K. (in review). Influence of sensorimotor integration on sway in young adults with chronic low back pain.
  • Sansom, J.K., Zilch, A., Lomond, K.V. (in review). Clinical test of Dynamic Visual Acuity in Sitting and Standing in Healthy Young Adults.
  • Lee, D. K., Sansom, J. (2019). Early treadmill practice in infants born with myelomeningocele. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31(1), 68-75.
  • Sansom, J., Ulrich, B. (2018). Energy efficiency in children with myelomeningocele during acute use of assistive devices: A pilot study. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 35, 57-75.
  • MacIver-Lux, K., Estabrooks, W., Lim, S., Siomra, R. A., Visser, W. D., Sansom, J., Yack, E., Samson, A. B., Atkins, D. V. (2016). Professional Partnerships and Auditory-Verbal Therapy. In Estabrooks, W., MacIver-Lux, K., Rhoades, E. (Ed.), Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Young Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families, and the Practitioners Who Guide Them. San Diego: Plural Publishing. https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_audvp.htm#tab-01.
  • Sansom, J., Teulier, C., Smith, B. A., Moerchen, V., Muraszko, K., Ulrich, B. D. (2013). Muscle activation patterns in infants with myelomeningocele stepping on a treadmill. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 25, 278-289.
  • Teulier, C., Sansom, J., Muraszko, K., Ulrich, B. D. (2012). Longitudinal Changes in Muscle Activity during Infants’ Treadmill Stepping. Journal of Neurophysiology, 108(3), 853-862.
  • Smith, B. A., Teulier, C., Sansom, J., Stergiou, N., Ulrich, B. D. (2011). Approximate entropy values demonstrate impaired neuromotor control of spontaneous leg activity in infants with myelomeningocele. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(3), 241-247.
  • Watts, P. B., Gannon, R. L., Jensen, R., Kobeinia, J., Maynard, J., Sansom, J. (2008). Forearm EMG during rock climbing differs from EMG during handgrip dynamometry. International Journal of Exercise Science, 1(1), Article 2. digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol1/iss1/2.

Presentations

  • Sansom, J.K. (Presenter & Author), Lomond, K.V. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, “Reliability and validity of assessments for vestibular behavior in sitting and standing,” Real-time Virtual. (06/2021).
  • Fuller, T. (Presenter & Author), Kubinski, J.M. (Presenter & Author), Sansom, J.K. (Author Only), CMU College of Health Professions Research Day, “The effects of muscle weakness on gait deviations in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A systematic review,” Real-time Virtual. (04/13/2021).
  • Sansom, J.K. (Presenter & Author), Burkhardt, Z. (Author Only), Phillion, B. (Author Only), Zeider, A. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, “3-2-1 Lift Off: Adaptations in early infant walking when wearing a flexible support garment,” Virtual. (6/2020).
  • Roberts, A.D. (Presenter & Author), Lomond, K.V. (Author Only), Balendra, N. (Author Only), Nowosatka, L. (Author Only), Sansom, J.K. (Author Only), International Society of Biomechanics/American Society of Biomechanics Conference, “Postural control strategies of boarders on stable and unstable surfaces,” Calgary, AB, Canada. (8/1/2019).
  • Nowosatka, L. (Presenter & Author), Lomond, K.V. (Author Only), Roberts, A.D. (Author Only), Sansom, J.K. (Author Only), International Society of Biomechanics/American Society of Biomechanics Conference, “You nod “Yes,” the postural control system responds: “Whoa!”,” Calgary, AB, Canada. (8/1/2019).
  • Lomond, K.V. (Presenter & Author), Paselk, N. (Author Only), Burkhardt, Z. (Author Only), Balendra, N. (Author Only), Phillion, B. (Author Only), Sansom, J.K. (Presenter & Author), International Society of Posture and Gait Research, “Postural sway in young adults with and without chronic low back pain,” Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. (07/03/2019).
  • Sansom, J.K. (Presenter & Author), Lomond, K.V. (Author Only), International Society of Posture and Gait Research, “Sensory weighting and organization strategies used by young adults with CLBP during standing,” Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. (07/01/2019).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Allison, Z. (Author Only), Lomond, K. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, "Comparison of vestibular function in sitting and standing," Denver, CO, USA. (06/21/2018).
  • Allison, Z. (Presenter & Author), Lomond, K. (Author Only), Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, "Vestibulo-ocular reflex function during head movement in three directions,” New Orleans, LA, USA. (02/21/2018).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Lomond, K. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, "Postural control adaptations in people who participate in boarding sports," San Diego, CA, USA. (06/05/2017).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Ulrich, B. (Other), CMU Faculty Excellence Exhibition, "Emergence of independent walking: Longitudinal analysis of cruising behavior in infants," CMU, Mount Pleasant, MI. (03/23/2017).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Dornbos, K. (Author Only), Recla, M. (Author Only), Roberts, K. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, "Effect of perturbations on gait when infants learned to cruise," Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (06/16/2016).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Dornbos, K. (Author Only), Recla, M. (Author Only), Roberts, K. (Author Only), International Congress on Infant Studies, "Learning to cruise: The effects of garments on gait parameters," New Orleans, LA, USA. (05/26/2016).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Ulrich, B. (Author Only), American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, "Adaptive responses at onset of independent walking while wearing a flexible garment," Anaheim, CA, USA. (02/17/2016).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, "Assistive devices for pediatric clients – what the evidence tells us," MPTA, Crystal Mountain, MI, USA. (10/18/2015).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Ulrich, B. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, "Gait adaptations at walk onset for infants wearing a flexible support garment," Portland, OR, USA. (06/11/2015).
  • Sansom, J. (Presenter & Author), Ulrich, B. (Author Only), American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, "Impact of flexible garments on “cruising” behavior in infants," Indianapolis, IN, USA. (02/8/2015).
  • Sansom, J. K. (Presenter & Author), Ulrich, B. D. (Author Only), North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, "Emergence of independent walking: Longitudinal analysis of cruising behavior in infants," Minneapolis, MN, USA. (06/2014).
  • Sansom, J. K. (Presenter & Author), Ulrich, B. D. (Author Only), American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, "Muscle activity patterns in Infants with Myelomeningocele: A Retrospective Examination based on Age at Walk Onset," Las Vegas, NV, USA. (02/2014).
  • PhD, Kinesiology, University of Michigan
  • MPT, Physical Therapy, The College of St. Catherine
  • MS, Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University
  • BS, Sport Science, Northern Michigan University
  • Dr. Sansom's research focuses on examining the emergence of motor control strategies in infants, children, and adults.
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Research Committee Member. APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) 
  • Section Member. APTA Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy (ACPPT)
  • Section Member. APTA Academy of Research
  • Section Member. APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT)
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
  • Michigan Licensed Physical Therapist (#5501012504)

Courses Taught

  • PTH 618:  Human Physical Development
  • PTH 621:  Clinical Pediatrics
  • PTH 635:  Examination and Diagnosis I
  • PTH 636:  Examination and Diagnosis II
  • PTH 645:  Foundations of Patient Care
  • PTH 666:  Physical Therapy Seminar II
  • PTH 672:  Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology of Human Joints
  • PTH 735:  Examination and Diagnosis III
  • PTH 746:  Therapeutic Interventions III
  • PTH 765:  Physical Therapy Seminar III
  • PTH 766:  Physical Therapy Seminar IV
  • PTH 890:  Clinical Research II