Dr. Ballantyne teaches human gross anatomy as well as evidence-based practice.
His clinical experiences have been in a variety of inpatient and outpatient setting, but mainly in the area of outpatient orthopaedics.
Dr. Ballantyne's research interests are primarily in the areas of motor control and biomechanics of human movement, especially as it relates to lower extremity injuries. Interests also include interventions aimed at improving and maintaining functional independence in older adults. Most recently, his research has addressed integration of evidence based practice principles into educational and clinical settings.
Read Dr. Ballantyne's CV (pdf)
- PhD, University of Iowa, Physical Rehabilitation Science
- MA, University of Iowa, Physical Therapy
- Certificate of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa
- BA, University of Northern Iowa, Biology
Certificates and Licensure
- State of Iowa Physical Therapy License 01208
A quote by Richard Feynman inspires me to accept that I will never have all the answers and to challenge those who say they do: "I would rather have questions that can't be answered...than answers that can't be questioned."
Dr. Bryon Ballentyne
Ballantyne BT, Seneli, R. Effects of an unweighting assistance device on mechanics and muscle activity during sit-to-stand transfers in older adults. APTA CSM 2019 [Abstract, Poster]
Ballantyne BT, Riley NA. Balance ability, balance confidence, and postural control during gait initiation in community-dwelling older adults. . Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (EXPAAC), APTA Section on Geriatrics, Indianapolis, IN, 2016 (poster presentation)
Riley NA, Ballantyne BT. iPad use in the first year of a DPT Program - a pilot study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2015 (poster presentation)
Howard J, Mandac J, Murphy J, Weihler K, Ballantyne BT. Risk factors for medial tibial stress syndrome: a systematic review with meta-analysis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA, 2013 (poster presentation - abstract published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 43(1):A102, 2013)
Ballantyne BT. Use of Partial Body-Weight Support to Improve Sit-to-Stand Performance in a Mobility-Impaired Elderly Person: A Case Report. Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (EXPAAC), APTA Section on Geriatrics, Indianapolis, IN, 2010 (poster presentation)
Ballantyne BT. Partial body weight support during the sit-to-stand movement decreases vertical ground reaction force and muscle activity in healthy young adults. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2010 (poster presentation)
Ballantyne BT, Shields RK. Quadriceps fatigue alters human muscle performance during a novel weight bearing task. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010; 42:1712-1722.Ballantyne BT. Use of Partial Body-Weight Support to Improve Sit-to-Stand Performance in a Mobility-Impaired Elderly Person: A Case Report. APTA EXPAAC 2010 [Abstract, Poster]
Ballantyne BT. Partial body weight support during the sit-to-stand movement decreases vertical ground reaction force and muscle activity in healthy young adults. APTA CSM 2010 [Abstract, Poster]
Ballantyne BT, Shields RK. Muscle fatigue alters neuromuscular performance during resisted weight bearing exercise. ACSM 2006 [Abstract, Poster]
More About Dr. Ballantyne
- DPT 500 Human Gross Anatomy, Fall Semester
- DPT 650 Issues in Research I, Spring Semester
- Graduate Professor of the Year, SAU GSGA 2011
- Clinical Research Award, IPTA 2004
- Mary McMillan Scholarship, APTA 1991
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