Michael Gross, PT, PhD

Michael Gross, PT, PhD

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3034 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
OFFICE: (919)843-8680 FAX: (919)966-3678

Email address: mike_gross@med.unc.edu

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Research Background & Interests

Balance and the elderly

Prevention of athletic injuries

Rehabilitation of athletic injuries

Efficacy and mechanisms of foot orthotic intervention

 

Current Research

Balance and the elderly

Efficacy and mechanisms of foot orthotic intervention

 

Education

PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986, Curriculum and Instruction

MSPT, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983, Physical Therapy

BS, The University of Florida,1979 Physical Therapy

BA, Miami University,1976 Psychology

 

Teaching

PHYT 875 – Advanced Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment

HMSC 700 - The Scientific Basis of Human Movement: Musculoskeletal Mechanics and Physiologic Responses

HMSC 790 - Advanced Biomechanics and Kinesiology

 

Selected Publications

REFERRED PUBLICATIONS

Gross MT.  Shoe wear recommendations for the older adult.  Clinical Geriatrics, 2010;18(5):26-33.
Mercer V, Gross MT, Sharma S, Weeks E.  Comparison of gluteus medius electromyographic activity during forward and lateral step-up exercises in older adults.  Physical Therapy 2009;89(11):1205-1214.

Lin CF, Gross MT, Ji CS, Padua D, Weinhold PS, Garrett WE, Yu B:  A stochastic biomechanical model for risk and risk factors of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injuries.  J Biomech 2009;42(4):418-23.

Ross SE, Guskiewicz K, Gross MT, Yu B: Balance measures for discriminating between functionally unstable and stable ankles.  Med Sci Sports Ex 2009 41(2):399-407.

Leigh S, Gross MT, Li L, Yu B:  The relationship between discus throwing performance and combinations of selected technical parameters.  Sports Biomechanics 2008;7(2):172-192.

Ross SE, Guskiewicz K, Gross MT, Yu B:  Assessment tools for identifying functional limitations associated with functional ankle instability.  J Athletic Train, 2008;43(1):44-50. 

Golightly YM, Tate JT, Burns CB, Gross MT:  Changes in pain and disability secondary to shoe lift intervention in subjects with limb length inequality and chronic low back pain:  A preliminary report.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007;37(7):380-388.

Yu B, Preston JJ, Queen RM, Byram IR, Hardaker WM, Gross MT, Davis JM, Taft TN, Garrett WE: Effects of wearing foot orthoses with medial arch support on the fifth

Tsai L-C, Yu B, Mercer VS, Gross MT:  Comparison of different structural foot types for measures of standing postural control.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2006;36(12):942-953.

Lin C-F, Gross MT, Weinhold PS:  Ankle syndesmosis injuries: Anatomy, biomechanics, mechanism of injury, and clinical guidelines for diagnosis and intervention.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.   2006;36(6):372-384.

Queen RM, Gross MT, Liu H-Y:  Repeatability of lower extremity kinetics and kinematics for standardized and self-selected running speeds.  Gait & Posture.  2006;23(3):282-287.

Cohen JD, Gross MT:  Effect of bicycle racing saddle design on transcutaneous penile oxygen pressure.  J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2005;45(3):409-18.

Thigpen CA, Gross MT, Karas SG, Garrett WE, Yu B:  The repeatability of scapular rotations across three planes of humeral elevation.  Research Sports Med.  2005;13:181-191.

Johnston LB, Gross MT:  Effects of foot orthoses on quality of life for individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2004;34(8):440-448.

Gross MT, Foxworth JL:  The role of foot orthotics as an intervention for patellofemoral pain.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.   2003;33:661-670.

Gross MT, Liu H-Y:  The role of ankle bracing for prevention of ankle sprain injuries.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2003;33:572-577.

Allen RH, Gross MT:  Toe flexors strength and passive extension range of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint in individuals with plantar fasciitis.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2003;33:468-478.

Brady RJ, Dean JB, Skinner TM, Gross MT: Limb length inequality:  Classification, etiology, incidence, related pathologies, assessment, and intervention.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2003;33:221-234.

Gross MT, Byers JM, Krafft JL, Lackey EJ, Melton KM:  Impact of custom semi-rigid foot orthotics on pain and disability for individuals with plantar fasciitis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2002;32(4):149-157.

Falsone S, Gross MT, Guskiewicz KM, Schneider RA:  One arm hop test:  Reliability and effects of arm dominance. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2002;32(3):98-103.

Wu S-K, Gross MT, Prentice WE, Yu B:  Comparison of ball-and-racquet impact force between two tennis backhand stroke techniques. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2001;31(5):247-254.

Gross MT, Dailey ES, Dalton MD, Lee AK, McKiernan TL, Vernon WL, Walden AC:  Relationship between lifting capacity and anthropometric measures. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2000;30(5):237-247, 258-262.

Genova JM, Gross MT:  Effect of foot orthotics on rearfoot kinematics during walking in subjects demonstrating abnormal pronation.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1999;30(11):664-675.

Petty JF, Mercer VS, Gross MT, Riegger-Krugh C:  Relationship between maximum ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and maximal posterior horizontal excursion in standing.   Issues on Aging.  1999;23(3):7-14.

Hung Y-J, Gross MT:  Effect of foot position on electromyographic activity of the vastus medialis oblique and vastus lateralis during closed kinetic chain activities. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1999;29:93-105.

Rogers JS, Witt PL, Gross MT, Hacke JD, Genova PA:  Simultaneous palpation of the craniosacral rate at the head and feet:  Rate comparison, intrarater and interrater reliability, and assessment of lag time. Phys Ther. 1998;78:1175-1185.

Lear LJ, Gross, MT:  An electromyographic analysis of the scapular stabilizing synergists during a push-up progression. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1998;28:146-157.

Gilbert CB, Gross MT, Klug KB:  Relationship between hip external rotation and turnout angle for the five classical ballet positions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1998;27:339-347.

Gross MT, Burns CB, Chapman SW, Hudson CJ, Curtis HS, Lehman JR:  Reliability and validity of pelvic leveling device in assessing leg length inequality. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1998;27:285-294.

Gross MT, Witt PL:  Complications arising from trauma induced leg length inequality in an adult. Phys Ther Case Reports. 1998;1(1):27-33.

Gross MT, Cardillo LM, Cox BD, McMillan HP, Meadows AF, Piland CS, Powers WS:  Effect of ankle orthoses on functional performance for individuals with recurrent lateral ankle sprains.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1997;25:245-252.

Jonson S, Gross MT:  Intraexaminer reliability, interexaminer reliability, and normal values for nine lower extremity skeletal measures. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1997;25:253-263.

McCulloch KL, Gross MT, Ferguson ST, Kerr LL, Wills CA, Farlow MR:  Interrater and test-retest reliability of the Berg Balance Scale for patients with brain injury.  Neurology Report, 1997; 21(2):50.

Roberson JM, Witt P, Gross MT:  A comparison of trunk extensor strength and squat lifting ability. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1996;25:137-144.

Inscoe EL, Witt PL, Gross MT, Mitchell RU:  Reliability in evaluating passive intervertebral motion of the lumbar spine.  J Manual and Manipulative Ther.  1995;3(4):135-143.

Gross MT:  Lower quarter screening for structural malalignment- Suggestions for orthotics and shoewear. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1995;21:389-405.

Gross MT, Sekerak DK, Allen DD:  Effect of including a clinical example on the ability of physical therapists to apply information in a research report.  Phys Ther. 1994;74:963-968.

Gross MT, Everts JR, Roberson SE, Roskin DS, Young KD: Effect of DonJoy Ankle Ligmament Protector and Aircast  Sport-Stirrup orthoses on functional performance J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1994;19:150-156.

Gross MT, Batten AM, Lamm AL, Lorren JL, Stevens JJ, Davis JM, Wilkerson GB:  Comparison of DonJoy Ankle Ligament Protector and Subtalar Sling ankle taping in restricting foot and ankle motion before and after exercise. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1994;19:33-41.

Gross MT, Tyson AD, Burns CB:  Effect of knee flexion angle and anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency on anterior tibial translation during quadriceps muscle contraction:  A preliminary report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1993;17:133-143.

Gross MT:  Chronic tendinitis: Pathomechanics of injury factors affecting the healing response, and treatment. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1992;16:248-261.

Gross MT, Ballard CL, Mears HG, Watkins EJ:  Comparison of DonJoy Ankle Ligament Protector and Aircast Sport-Stirrup orthoses in restricting foot and ankle motion before and after exercise. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1992;16:60-67.

Wang S-F, Nelson C, Gross MT, Light AR:  The effect of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation on somatosensory evoked potentials and subjective pain.  J Clin Electrophysiology.  1992;4:23-28.

Gross MT, Brugnolotti JC:  Relationship between multiple predictor variables and normal ankle eversion-inversion peak torque and angular work J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1992;15:24-31.

Sczepanski TL, Gross MT, Duncan PW, Chandler JM:  Effect of contraction type, angular velocity, and arc of motion on VMO:VL EMG ratio. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1991;14:256-262.

Gross MT, Huffman GM, Phillips CN, Wray JA:  Intra-machine and inter-machine reliability of the Biodex and Cybex II  for knee flexion and extension peak torque and angular work J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1991;13:329-335.

Souza DR, Gross MT:  Comparison of VMO:VL integrated EMG ratios between normal and patellofemoral pain subjects.  Phys Ther.  1991;71:310-320.

Gross MT, Lapp AK, Davis JM:  Comparison of Swede-O-Universal Ankle Support and Aircast Sport-Stirrup orthoses and ankle tape in restricting eversion-inversion before and after exercise. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1991;13:11-19.

Lavin RP, Gross MT:  Comparison of Johnson Anti-Shear Accessory and standard dynamometer attachment for anterior and posterior tibial translation during isometric muscle contractions J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1990;11:547-553.

Gross MT, Credle JK, Hopkins LA, Kollins TM:  Validity of knee flexion and extension peak torque prediction models.  Phys Ther.  1990;70:3-10.

Gross MT:  Relative value of multiple physical therapy admission criteria in predicting didactic, clinical, and licensure performance.  J Phys Ther Educ.  1989;3:7-14.

Gross MT, Schuch CP, Huber E, Scoggins JF, Sulivan SH:  Method for quantifying assessment of contact thermography:  Effect of extremity dominance on temperature distribution patterns J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1989;10:412-417.

Gross MT, Schuch CP:  Exercise programs for patients with post-polio syndrome:  A case report.  Phys Ther.  1989;69:54-62.

Gross MT, McGrain P, Demilio N, Plyler L:  Relationship between multiple predictor variables and normal knee torque production.  Phys Ther.  1989;69:54-62.

Gross MT, Cochrane CG:  A method for quantifying the activity and rest periods of spontaneous infant kicking.   Phys Occup Ther Pediatrics.  1988;8:59-70.

Gross MT:  Effect of recurrent lateral ankle sprains on active and passive judgments of joint position.  Phys Ther.  1987;67:1505-1509.

Gross MT, Bradshaw MK, Ventry LC, Weller, KH:  Comparison of support provided by ankle taping and semirigid orthosis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  1987;9:33-39.

 

Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association, 1980 to present

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section of the APTA, 1986 to present

North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 1981 to present

 

Honors

Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Assoication, 2007.

Teaching Excellence Award, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.

Alumnus of the Year, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, 1996.

Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty, American Physical Therapy Association, 1991.

Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University, 1975.

Phi Kappa Phi, Miami University, 1974.

Psi Chi Psychology Honorary, Miami University, 1975.