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Cynthia WrightCynthia Wright

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3244
Fax: 509.777.4943
Office Location: Robinson Science Hall 108
Email: cwright@whitworth.edu

Education

  • Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.Ed, Texas State University San-Marcos
  • B.A., Whitworth College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2012

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

  • Research on the mechanisms and treatment of chronic ankle instability, including lower extremity biomechanics during physical activity
  • Research using patient oriented outcomes measures to assess disease status and treatment efficacy 
  • Clinical acute care of athletic injuries
  • Clinical experience as a volunteer medical Spanish translator

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Selected Publications:

  • Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Ross SE. "Altered kinematics and time to stabilization during drop jump landing in individuals with and without Functional Ankle Instability." Journal of Athletic Training, 2015. In Press.
  • Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Ross SE, Linens, SW. "Recalibration and validation of the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool cutoff score for individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014: 95(10):1853-1859.
  • Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Ross SE, Pidcoe PE. "Individual with Functional Ankle Instability but not copers have increased forefoot inversion during walking gait." Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 2013:5(5):201-209.
  • Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Ross SE, Ketchum JK, Ericksen JJ, & Pidcoe PE. "Clinical exam results but not injury history differs among individuals with Functional Ankle Instability and copers." Journal of Athletic Training, 2013:48(5):581-589.
  • Wright CJ, & Arnold BL. "Fatigue Affects Eversion Force Sense in Individuals with and without Functional Ankle Instability." Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2012:21(2):127-136.
  • Arnold BL, Wright CJ, & Ross SE. "Functional ankle instability is associated with lower health related quality of life." Journal of Athletic Training, 2011:46(6):634-641.
  • Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Coffey, TC, & Pidcoe, PE. "Reliability of the modified Oxford Foot Model During Gait in Healthy Adults." Gait & Posture 2011;33(1):108-12.

Selected Presentations:

  • Wright CJ, Linens SW, Cain MS. "Patient-reported efficacy 6 months after a 4-week rehabilitation intervention in individuals with chronic ankle instability." Oral presentation at the 6th International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, October 2015.
  • Wright CJ, Linens SW, Cain MS. "A Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Effect of Rehabilitation on Patient-Oriented Outcomes in Chronic Ankle Instability." Oral presentation at the 2015 National Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, St. Louis, Mo. Published abstract: J Athl Train 2015: 50(6)(Suppl):S120.
  • Abbey BL, Kirkpatrick CM, Wright CJ. "Nutritional Knowledge of NCAA Division III Football Players." Poster Presentation for the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. Published Abstract: Med Sci Sports Exerc 2015: 47(5S):107.
  • Wright CJ. "Using EBP in Diagnosis and Treatment" presented at the Northwest Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Spokane, Washington on March 28, 2015.  
  • Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Ross SE. "Jump Landing Time to Stabilization is Different Among Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability, Copers and Controls." Oral Presentation for the 2014 National Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Indianapolis, Ind. Published Abstract: J Athl Train 2014: 49(3)(Suppl):S107. 

Selected Honors:

  • Doctoral Poster Finalist, NATA Research & Education Foundation Free Communication, (2011)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education, (2011)
  • NATA Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, (2009)
  • NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics, (2005)
  • NATA Research and Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship (2005)
  • Bill Robertson Graduate Scholarship, NATA District 10 (2005)
  • NATA Research and Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, (2004)
  • Naseby Rinehart Scholarship, NATA District 10 (2004).