I have been affiliated with chiropractic research for more than twenty years, obtaining several federal grants as a principal investigator, co-leader, and as a co-investigator to do research on basic science studies related to the musculoskeletal system as well as clinical studies on low back pain and neck pain. I have been involved in obtaining federal research funding in the amount exceeding $20 million. Additionally, I served as a co-leader on three developmental center grants from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
I have developed collaborations between chiropractic institutions, medical doctors (Loyola medical school), and major universities (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, University of Toledo, State University of New York-Stony Brook, Hines VA Hospital, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Iowa, Auburn University, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School), and physical therapy facilities such as Orthosport Inc.
My research interests include understanding of the human body in translational research by conducting basic science and clinically oriented experiments on human volunteers, low back and neck pain patients. As part of the studies I measured motions, forces, balance, and electromyographic activity during experimental studies. In addition, I developed instrumentation with real time feedback of forces during manual therapy procedures for training of clinicians.
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Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness, and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel (ACT) III: Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment: Strength and BalanceCo-Investigator
Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic (DCRCI) Project 1: Patient Response to Spinal Manipulation (PRiSM)Co-Investigator
DCRCI Project 3: Cervical Distraction Sham Development: Translating from Basic to Clinical StudiesCo-leader
Author(s): M. R. Gudavalli, S. A. Salsbury, R.D. Vining, C. R. Long, L. Corber, A. G. Patwardhan, and, C. M. GoertzPublication: TrialsVolume: 16Issue: 4Page(s): 259Year: 2015
Author(s): M. R. Gudavalli, R.D. Vining, S. A. Salsbury, L. Corber, C. R. Long, A. G. Patwardhan, and, C. M. GoertzPublication: Spine JVolume: 15Issue: 4Page(s): 570-6Year: 2014
Author(s): M.R. Gudavalli and R.M. RowellPublication: Chiropractic & Manual TherapiesVolume: 22Page(s): 29Year: 2014
Author(s): M. R. Gudavalli, R.D. Vining, S. A. Salsbury, and, C. M. GoertzPublication: J Chiropr EducVolume: 28Issue: 2Page(s): 130-8Year: 2014
Author(s): Gudavalli, M.R. and Cox J.M.Publication: Journal of Canadian Chiropractic AssociationVolume: 58Issue: 2Page(s): 193-200Year: 2014
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biomechanics, low back pain, neck pain, manual therapies, yoga
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