Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Ira M. Fiebert, PhD, PT

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Associate Professor

Education:
PhD Educational Administration (1981), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

MS Physical Therapy (1976), Long Island University, New York, NY

BS Physical Therapy (1974), Hunter College, New York, NY

Selected Publications:
Hunt SE, Roach KE, Fiebert IM, Champney TH, Brekke C, Chambers EN, Gray M, Jackson-Ricketts D., Pavuk L, Pohl J. Does National Team Membership Confer Protection from Low Back Pain in Hiking Olympic Class Sailors. (abstract) –poster. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(1):A162–A226. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.47.1.A162.

Hunt SE, Fiebert I, Roach KE, Barnowich C, Galmarini. Conditioning-Related Protective Factors for Low Back Pain in Hiking Olympic Class Sailors.(abstract) –poster. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):A158–A208. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.46.1.A158

Hunt SE, Fiebert, Roach KE, Brekke C, Chambers EN, Gray M, Jackson-Ricketts D., Pavuk L, Pohl J. Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Hiking Olympic Class Sailors.(Abstract)-platform. J of Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):A29–A57.10.2519/jospt.2016.46.1.A29

Kistner F, Fiebert I, Roach K, Moore J. Postural Compensations and Subjective Complaints Due to Backpack Loads and Wear Time in Schoolchildren Aged 8 to 11. Pediatric Physical Therapy 2013; 15-24.

Kistner F, Fiebert I, Roach K. Effect of backpack load carriage on cervical posture in primary schoolchildren. 2012 Work 41(1):99-108.

Michele A. Raya, Robert S. Gailey, Ira M. Fiebert, and Kathyrn Roach. Impairment variables predicting activity limitation in individuals with lower limb amputation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. March 2010; 34(1): 73-84

Kolber MJ, Beekhuizen K, Cheng MS, Fiebert IM. The reliability of hand-held dynamometry in measuring isometric strength of the shoulder internal and external rotator musculature using a stabilization device. Physiother Theory Pract. 23 (2): 119-24, 2007 Mar-Apr

Kolber MJ, Fiebert IM. Addressing Flexibility of the Rectus Femoris in the Athlete with Low Back Pain. Strength and Conditioning Journal 27: 5; 66-73, Oct. 2005

Fiebert IM, Roach KE, Cho P, Feigenbaum L, Fong T, Hamer A. The effects of antigravity unsupervised home cervical muscle strengthening protocol on cervical strength in healthy young adults. J Back Musculoskel Rehab 17:41-49, 2004.

Fiebert, IM, Maguire. An overview of functional progressions in the rehabilitation of patients with cervical dysfunction. J Back Musculoskel Rehab 13:59-73, 1999.

Fiebert IM, Roach KE, Yang SS, Dierking LD, Hart FE. Cervical range of motion and strength during resting and neutral head postures in healthy young adults. J Back Musculoskel Rehab 12 (3), 1999.

Fiebert, I, Roach KE, Haughie LJ. Relationship of forward head posture and cervical backward bending to neck pain. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy 3 (3): 91-97, Fall 1995

Fiebert I, Armstrong T, Caliendo F, Herstik M, Roach K. Cervical range of motion in geriatric individuals. Physical & Occupational Therapy Geriatrics 12(3): 65-83, 1994

Fiebert I, Keller C. Are “passive” extension exercises really passive? JOSPT 19(2): 111-116, 1994

Courses Taught:
PTS 605: Private Practice Administration
PTS 629: Management of the Spine I
PTS 729: Management of the Spine II
PTS 777: Instructional Methodology PhD