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    Kornelia J. Kulig, MS, PhD, BS

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Physical Therapy
    SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    DepartmentBiokinesiology and Physical Therapy
    AddressCHP 155
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9006
    Phone+1 323 442 2911
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      Dr. Kulig's research explores tissue morphology, biomechanics and physiology, in relation to exercise, inactivity, aging and degenerative processes in connective tissues and accompanying muscle activation and movement strategies, signs, symptoms and loss of function. Dr. Kulig is a Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory.


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      1. O'Donnell M, Smith JA, Abzug A, Kulig K. How should we teach lumbar manipulation? A consensus study. Man Ther. 2016 Sep; 25:1-10. PMID: 27422591.
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      2. Smith JA, Kulig K. Trunk-pelvis coordination during turning: A cross sectional study of young adults with and without a history of low back pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Jul; 36:58-64. PMID: 27214247.
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      3. Kulig K, Chang YJ, Winiarski S, Bashford GR. Ultrasound-Based Tendon Micromorphology Predicts Mechanical Characteristics of Degenerated Tendons. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2016 Mar; 42(3):664-73. PMID: 26718836.
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      4. Kulig K, Noceti-DeWit LM, Reischl SF, Landel RF. Physical therapists' role in prevention and management of patellar tendinopathy injuries in youth, collegiate, and middle-aged indoor volleyball athletes. Braz J Phys Ther. 2015 Oct 06. PMID: 26445421.
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      5. Kulig K, Noceti-DeWit LM, Reischl SF, Landel RF. Physical therapists' role in prevention and management of patellar tendinopathy injuries in youth, collegiate, and middle-aged indoor volleyball athletes. Braz J Phys Ther. 2015 Oct; 19(5):410-20. PMID: 26537811.
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      6. Rowley KM, Jarvis DN, Kurihara T, Chang YJ, Fietzer AL, Kulig K. Toe Flexor Strength, Flexibility and Function and Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Morphology in Dancers and Non-Dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2015 Sep; 30(3):152-6. PMID: 26395616.
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      7. Chang YJ, Kulig K. The neuromechanical adaptations to Achilles tendinosis. J Physiol. 2015 Aug 1; 593(15):3373-87. PMID: 26046962.
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      8. Sutton-Traina K, Smith JA, Jarvis DN, Lee SP, Kulig K. Exploring Active and Passive Contributors to Turnout in Dancers and Non-Dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2015 Jun; 30(2):78-83. PMID: 26046611.
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      9. Jarvis DN, Kulig K. Pointing the foot without sickling: an examination of ankle movement during jumping. Med Probl Perform Art. 2015 Mar; 30(1):61-5. PMID: 25743608.
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      10. Armour Smith J, Kulig K. Does insertion of intramuscular electromyographic electrodes alter motor behavior during locomotion? J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2015 Jun; 25(3):431-7. PMID: 25648579.
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      11. Kulig K, Oki KC, Chang YJ, Bashford GR. Achilles and Patellar Tendon Morphology in Dancers with and without Tendon Pain. Med Probl Perform Art. 2014 Dec; 29(4):221-8. PMID: 25433259.
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      12. Kulig K, Lee SP, Reischl SF, Noceti-DeWit L. Effect of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction on unipedal standing balance test. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jan; 36(1):83-9. PMID: 25212864.
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      13. Jarvis DN, Smith JA, Kulig K. Trunk coordination in dancers and nondancers. J Appl Biomech. 2014 Aug; 30(4):547-54. PMID: 24979816.
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      14. Smith JA, Popovich JM, Kulig K. The influence of hip strength on lower-limb, pelvis, and trunk kinematics and coordination patterns during walking and hopping in healthy women. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Jul; 44(7):525-31. PMID: 24816500.
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      15. Kulig K. Residency education in every town: is it just so simple? Phys Ther. 2014 Jan; 94(1):151-61. PMID: 24309618.
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      16. Popovich JM, Welcher JB, Hedman TP, Tawackoli W, Anand N, Chen TC, Kulig K. Lumbar facet joint and intervertebral disc loading during simulated pelvic obliquity. Spine J. 2013 Nov; 13(11):1581-9. PMID: 23706384.
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      17. Poppert EM, Kulig K. Rehabilitation following lumbar diskectomy. Phys Ther. 2013 May; 93(5):591-6. PMID: 23449913.
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      18. Kulig K, Landel R, Chang YJ, Hannanvash N, Reischl SF, Song P, Bashford GR. Patellar tendon morphology in volleyball athletes with and without patellar tendinopathy. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013 Mar; 23(2):e81-8. PMID: 23253169.
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      19. Fietzer AL, Chang YJ, Kulig K. Dancers with patellar tendinopathy exhibit higher vertical and braking ground reaction forces during landing. J Sports Sci. 2012 Jul; 30(11):1157-63. PMID: 22758398.
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      20. Hassett EK, Kulig K, Colletti PM. Xanthomatous tendinosis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012; 42(4):379. PMID: 22466081.
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      21. Popovich JM, Kulig K. Lumbopelvic Landing Kinematics and EMG in Women with Contrasting Hip Strength. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Jan; 44(1):146-53. PMID: 21659899.
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      22. Armour Smith J, Siemienski A, Popovich JM, Kulig K. Intra-task variability of trunk coordination during a rate-controlled bipedal dance jump. J Sports Sci. 2012 Jan; 30(2):139-47. PMID: 22117102.
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      23. Kulig K, Popovich JM, Noceti-Dewit LM, Reischl SF, Kim D. Women with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction have diminished ankle and hip muscle performance. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Sep; 41(9):687-94. PMID: 21885910.
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      24. Yamada KA, Lewthwaite R, Popovich JM, Beneck GJ, Kulig K. The Low Back Activity Confidence Scale (LoBACS): preliminary validity and reliability. Phys Ther. 2011 Nov; 91(11):1592-603. PMID: 21852520.
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      25. Kulig K, Loudon JK, Popovich JM, Pollard CD, Winder BR. Dancers with achilles tendinopathy demonstrate altered lower extremity takeoff kinematics. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Aug; 41(8):606-13. PMID: 21765222.
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      26. Kulig K, Fietzer AL, Popovich JM. Ground reaction forces and knee mechanics in the weight acceptance phase of a dance leap take-off and landing. J Sports Sci. 2011 Jan; 29(2):125-31. PMID: 21170801.
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      27. Poppert E, Kulig K. Hip degenerative joint disease in a patient with medial knee pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Jan; 41(1):33. PMID: 21322846.
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      28. Sorenson SC, Arya S, Souza RB, Pollard CD, Salem GJ, Kulig K. Knee extensor dynamics in the volleyball approach jump: the influence of patellar tendinopathy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Sep; 40(9):568-76. PMID: 20508329.
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      29. Kulig K, Harper-Hanigan K, Souza RB, Powers CM. Measurement of femoral torsion by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging: concurrent validity. Phys Ther. 2010 Nov; 90(11):1641-8. PMID: 20724419.
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      30. Arya S, Kulig K. Tendinopathy alters mechanical and material properties of the Achilles tendon. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Mar; 108(3):670-5. PMID: 19892931.
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      31. Johnson SD, Kulig K. Patellar tendon rupture in a basketball player. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Nov; 39(11):825. PMID: 19881008.
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      32. Kulig K, Beneck GJ, Selkowitz DM, Popovich JM, Ge TT, Flanagan SP, Poppert EM, Yamada KA, Powers CM, Azen S, Winstein CJ, Gordon J, Samudrala S, Chen TC, Shamie AN, Khoo LT, Spoonamore MJ, Wang JC. An intensive, progressive exercise program reduces disability and improves functional performance in patients after single-level lumbar microdiskectomy. Phys Ther. 2009 Nov; 89(11):1145-57. PMID: 19778981.
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      33. Kulig K, Lederhaus ES, Reischl S, Arya S, Bashford G. Effect of eccentric exercise program for early tibialis posterior tendinopathy. Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Sep; 30(9):877-85. PMID: 19755073.
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      34. Fisher BE, Davenport TE, Kulig K, Wu AD. Identification of potential neuromotor mechanisms of manual therapy in patients with musculoskeletal disablement: rationale and description of a clinical trial. BMC Neurol. 2009; 9:20. PMID: 19460169.
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      35. Kulig K, Scheid AR, Beauregard R, Popovich JM, Beneck GJ, Colletti PM. Multifidus morphology in persons scheduled for single-level lumbar microdiscectomy: qualitative and quantitative assessment with anatomical correlates. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 May; 88(5):355-61. PMID: 19630124.
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      36. Kulig K, Reischl SF, Pomrantz AB, Burnfield JM, Mais-Requejo S, Thordarson DB, Smith RW. Nonsurgical management of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction with orthoses and resistive exercise: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther. 2009 Jan; 89(1):26-37. PMID: 19022863.
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      37. Winstein C, Pate P, Ge T, Ervin C, Baurley J, Sullivan KJ, Underwood SJ, Fowler EG, Mulroy S, Brown DA, Kulig K, Gordon J, Azen SP. The physical therapy clinical research network (PTClinResNet): methods, efficacy, and benefits of a rehabilitation research network. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Nov; 87(11):937-50. PMID: 18174846.
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      38. Powers CM, Beneck GJ, Kulig K, Landel RF, Fredericson M. Effects of a single session of posterior-to-anterior spinal mobilization and press-up exercise on pain response and lumbar spine extension in people with nonspecific low back pain. Phys Ther. 2008 Apr; 88(4):485-93. PMID: 18258767.
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      39. Kulig K, Burnfield JM. The role of biomechanics in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2008; 10(2):3-14. PMID: 19031992.
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      40. Landel R, Kulig K, Fredericson M, Li B, Powers CM. Intertester reliability and validity of motion assessments during lumbar spine accessory motion testing. Phys Ther. 2008 Jan; 88(1):43-9. PMID: 18029394.
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      41. Kulig K, Powers CM, Landel RF, Chen H, Fredericson M, Guillet M, Butts K. Segmental lumbar mobility in individuals with low back pain: in vivo assessment during manual and self-imposed motion using dynamic MRI. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2007; 8:8. PMID: 17261197.
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      42. Kulig K, Pomrantz AB, Burnfield JM, Reischl SF, Mais-Requejo S, Thordarson DB, Smith RW. Non-operative management of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction: design of a randomized clinical trial [NCT00279630]. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2006; 7:49. PMID: 16756656.
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      43. Davenport TE, Kulig K, Matharu Y, Blanco CE. The EdUReP model for nonsurgical management of tendinopathy. Phys Ther. 2005 Oct; 85(10):1093-103. PMID: 16180958.
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      44. Davenport TE, Watts HG, Kulig K, Resnik C. Current status and correlates of physicians' referral diagnoses for physical therapy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005 Sep; 35(9):572-9. PMID: 16268244.
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      45. Beneck GJ, Kulig K, Landel RF, Powers CM. The relationship between lumbar segmental motion and pain response produced by a posterior-to-anterior force in persons with nonspecific low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005 Apr; 35(4):203-9. PMID: 15901121.
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      46. Kulig K, Burnfield JM, Reischl S, Requejo SM, Blanco CE, Thordarson DB. Effect of foot orthoses on tibialis posterior activation in persons with pes planus. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Jan; 37(1):24-9. PMID: 15632663.
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      47. Kulig K, Burnfield JM, Requejo SM, Sperry M, Terk M. Selective activation of tibialis posterior: evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 May; 36(5):862-7. PMID: 15126722.
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      48. Kulig K, Landel R, Powers CM. Assessment of lumbar spine kinematics using dynamic MRI: a proposed mechanism of sagittal plane motion induced by manual posterior-to-anterior mobilization. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2004 Feb; 34(2):57-64. PMID: 15029938.
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      49. Doubleday KL, Kulig K, Landel R. Treatment of testicular pain using conservative management of the thoracolumbar spine: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Dec; 84(12):1903-5. PMID: 14669201.
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      50. Powers CM, Kulig K, Harrison J, Bergman G. Segmental mobility of the lumbar spine during a posterior to anterior mobilization: assessment using dynamic MRI. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2003 Jan; 18(1):80-3. PMID: 12527251.
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      51. Requejo SM, Barnes R, Kulig K, Landel R, Gonzalez DS. The use of a modified classification system in the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Jul; 32(7):318-26. PMID: 12113466.
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      52. Kulig K, Newsam CJ, Mulroy SJ, Rao S, Gronley JK, Bontrager EL, Perry J. The effect of level of spinal cord injury on shoulder joint kinetics during manual wheelchair propulsion. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2001 Nov; 16(9):744-51. PMID: 11714551.
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