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Our Rehabilitation Research

University of Colorado Hospital participates in various rehabilitation research studies so that we can offer you the most advanced therapies available.

Rehabilitation Research Trials

Total Knee Replacement Rehabilitation Studies

Principal Investigator, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley PT, PhD, (303) 724-9170. For additional information, see the related UCH Insider story or go to the Muscle Performance Laboratory site at UCD School of Medicine.

  • Investigating the effects of progressive voluntary exercise and neuromuscular electrical stimulation combined with voluntary exercise.
  • Comparing outcomes between minimally invasive total knee replacement and traditional total knee replacement surgery.

Parkinson's Research Study

Principal Investigator: Lorraine Ramig, PhD, CCC-SLP

Primary Data Collector for University of Colorado Health Sciences Center: Tim Wimbish, MS, CCC-SLP

  • We are asking individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (age range 45-85) to take part in a voice and speech study in Denver, CO. 
  • The study aims to determine the effects of two different kinds of speech treatment on certain behaviors in individuals with this disease. These behaviors include speech, voice, related communication behaviors, swallowing and body movement.
  • Your participation is voluntary and you will be compensated for your participation. All assessments and treatment will be provided at no cost to you. For more information contact the research coordinator, Heather Gustafson, M.A., CCC-SLP at (303) 893-6025 or by email at

Vestibular Rehabilitation on Multiple Sclerosis Related Fatigue

Principle Investigator, Jeff Hebert PT, MS, (720) 848-2029.

  • Investigating the possible benefit of Vestibular Rehabilitation (balance and eye movement training), never before used, on upright postural control (shaking while sitting or standing) and self-reported fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis.