Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Eryn Milian, PhD, PT

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, DPT Program, Assistant Professor

Education:
PhD Physical Therapy (2015), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

DPT Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2007), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

BS Chemistry and Environmental Science (2003), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Service:
Member – American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Committee Member – Committee on Academic Review (CAR)
United Way Ambassador – 2016-2017, 2014-2015
LAGO clinic

Research:
Current research is focused on outcome measures and knee injuries. The most recent areas under investigation are as follows: appropriate outcome measures for patients recovering from meniscus injury as well as the difference in recovery post-meniscectomy between individuals with degenerative tears and non-degenerative tears, reliability and validity of clinical measures for identifying adolescents who are at risk for and/or have ACL injuries, and the incidence and prevalence of OA and meniscus tears in construction workers.

Clinical Interests:
Sports medicine, orthopedics, women’s health

Selected Publications:
Apanovitch EK, Smith B, Limpabandh N, Cyr A, Perez S, Scheuing L, Stroud C. Meniscal Abnormalities: A Comparison of Ultrasonography and McMurray’s Test. Submitted and accepted to APTA CSM Feb. 15-18, 2017.

Apanovitch EK, Hurst M, Chapell E, Smith G, Lehnert D, Martinex A, Butler L, DeVerna A, Gimenez C, Martorelli C, Eltoukhy M, Oh J. Validation of a clinical screening tool to identify anterior cruciate ligament risk in adolescent athletes during a 45-degree cut. Submitted and accepted to APTA CSM Feb. 15-18, 2017.

Butler L, Apanovitch EK, DeVerna A, Eltoukhy M, Oh J, Martinex A, Lehnert D, Hurst M, Smith G, Chapell E, Gimenez C, Martorelli C. Validation of a clinical screening tool to quantify lower extremity weight bearing symmetry during a drop vertical jump and overhead squat. Submitted and accepted to APTA CSM Feb. 15-18, 2017.

Apanovitch EK, Kirk-Sanchez N, Raya M. Differences in recovery in patients with degenerative vs. non-degenerative meniscus tears after 8 weeks of physical therapy. Submitted and accepted to APTA CSM February 2016.

Katerina Santiago, Samuel R. Huntley, Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, BreAnne Young, Xuan Yang, Charles Chen, Armando Alvarez, Eryn Apanovitch, Vanessa Seoane. Utilization of Cell Phone and Text Messaging by Hispanic Commercial Construction Workers for Research Activities: Evidence from the D.O.L.O.R.E.S Pilot Study. Submitted and accepted for the Occupational Health and Safety program of the APHA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo (Oct.29-Nov.2, 2016).

Huntley SR, Apanovitch EK, Young BJ, Santiago KM, Yang X, Alvarez A, Seoane VN, Irwin RW, Arheart KL, Pitcher JD, Subhawong TK, and Caban-Martinez AJ. Determinants of Osteoarthritis Linked to Occupational Radiography – Epidemiologic Surveillance: Preliminary Results of the D.O.L.O.R.E.S. Pilot Study. Presented as an oral presentation at 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS 2016), June 20-23 in Toronto, Canada.

Apanovitch EK, Kirk-Sanchez N, Raya M. The reliability and validity of performance-based measures for patients after meniscectomy. Submitted and accepted to APTA CSM February 2015.

Field-Fote E, Gonzalez-Rothi E, Apanovitch EK, Vaughan G, Galindo C. SCI and Locomotor Training. Submitted and accepted to APTA CSM February 2007.

Courses Taught:
PTS 631 – Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy I
PTS 632 – Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy II
PTS 640 – Neuroscience I