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David M. Kietrys, PHD, PT

Department : Rehabilitation And Movement Sciences
Program/Division : Physical Therapy - D.P.T.(South Jersey)
Academic Title: Associate Professor


Office Address:

Email: kietrydm@rutgers.edu


Education
Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
BS University of Delaware 1983
MS Hahnemann University 1995
PHD, PT Temple University 2010
Publications
Title Authors Where and When
Reliability and Validity of the HIV Disability Questionnaire (HDQ) with Adults Living with HIV in the United States O’Brien, K.K., Kietrys, D., Galantino, M.L., Parrott, J.S., Davis, T., Levin, T., Tran, Q., Solomon, P. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (in press)
Pain Sensitivity in Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy Eckenrode, B., Kietrys, D.M., & Stackhouse, S. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (in press)
Functional Limitations and Disability in Persons Living with HIV in South Africa and United States: Similarities and Differences Kietrys, D.M., Myezwa, H., Galantino, M.L., Parrott, J.S., Davis, T., Levin, T., O’Brien, K., Hanass- Hancock, J. (2019). Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 18, 1-9
Effectiveness of Manual Therapy on Pain and Self-reported Function in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome:Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Eckenrode, B., Kietrys, D.M., & Parrott, J.S. JOSPT, 48(5): 358-371, 2018
Evolution of an International Research Collaborative in HIV and Rehabilitation: Community Engaged Process, Outcomes, and Recommendations O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Chegwidden W, McDonnell E, Brown D, Harding R, Bergin C, Worthington C, Tattle S, Baxter L, Nayar A, Kietrys DM, Galantino ML, Yates T and the Canada-United Kingdom HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CUHRRC). Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action, 45(4): 395-408, 2018.
Yoga for Persons with HIV-related Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy: A Case Series. Kietrys, D.M., Galantino, M.L., Cohen, E.T., & Parrott, J.S. Rehabilitation Oncology, 36(2): 123-131, 2018
A Pilot Study of Feasibility and Impact of an 8-Week Integrative Yoga Program in People with Moderate Multiple Sclerosis–Related Disability Cohen ET, Kietrys DM, Gould Fogerite S, Silva M, Logan K, Barone DA, & Parrott JS. International Journal of MS Care, 19: 30-39, 2017
Mechanics and Pathomechanics of the Muscles of the TMJ Kietrys, D.M., Oatis, C. & Pratt, N In Oatis C. Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement 3rd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2016
Analysis of Forces on the TMJ During Activity Kietrys, D.M. & Oatis, C. In Oatis C. Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement 3rd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2016
Structure and Function of the Articular Structures of the TMJ Kietrys, D.M. In Oatis C. Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement 3rd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2016
Peripheral Neuropathy in HIV Disease Kietrys, D.M. & Galantino, M.L In Carp S (ed.). Peripheral Nerve Injury: An Anatomical and Physiological Approach to Pathology and Intervention Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2015
The Immune System Kietrys, D.M. & Fraietta, J. In Goodman S & Fuller KS (eds). Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist (4th ed., pp. 262-316). St. Louis: Elsevier, 2015
Mobile Input Device Type, Texting Style, and Screen Size Influence Upper Extremity and Trapezius Muscle Activity and Cervical Posture While Texting Kietrys DM, Gerg M, & Gold J Applied Ergonomics, 50: 98-104, 2015
Physical Therapy Interventions for Individuals with HIV Associated Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy: A Systematic Review Kietrys DM, Galantino ML, Belthoff C, Bessemer E, Carey W, Grow L, & Homan G Rehabilitation Oncology, 32 (3): 52-5, 2014
Quality of Life and Self-reported Lower Extremity Function in Adults with HIV-related Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy. Galantino ML, Kietrys DM, Parrott J, Stevens A, Stevens M, & Condoluci D Physical Therapy, 94 (10): 1455-1465, 2014
Bone loss from high repetitive high force loading is prevented by ibuprofen treatment Jain, N, Barr-Gillrespie A, Clark, BA, Kietrys D, Wade C, Litvin J, Popoff S, & Barbe M Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions 14(1) 78-94, 2014.
Dry Needling for Management of Pain in the Upper Quarter and Craniofacial Region. Kietrys DM, Palombaro K, & Mannheimer JS Current Pain and Headache Reports, 18(8): 437, 2014
LEAP: Can Progressive Resistive Exercise Improve Weight and Body Composition in Individuals with HIV Disease? Kietrys DM & Galantino ML Physical Therapy 94(3) 329-333, 2014
Effectiveness of Dry Needling for Upper Quarter Myofascial Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Kietrys DM, Palombaro K, Azzaretto E, Hubler R, Schaller B, Schlussel J, & Tucker M JOSPT 43(9) 620-634, 2013
Aging contributes to inflammation in upper extremity tendons and declines in forelimb agility in a rat model of upper extremity overuse Kietrys, DM, Barr-Gillespie, AE, Amin, M, Wade, CW, Popoff, SN, & Barbe, MF PLoS ONE, 7(10), e46954, 2013.
Screening Tools for Distal Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with HIV Disease Galantino ML, Belthoff C, Bessemer E., Carey W, Grow L, Homan G, & Kietrys DM Rehabilitation Oncology, 31(3): 19-23, 2013
Human immunodeficiency virus infection: Living with a chronic illness Sowers, K. Galantino, M.L., & Kietrys, D.M. In Umphred, D.A., Lazaro, R.T., Roller, M.L., & Burton, G.U. (Eds.), Umphred’s neurological rehabilitation (6th ed., pp. 941-982). St. Louis: Elsevier, 2012
Exposure to Repetitive Tasks Induces Motor Changes Related to Skill Acquisition and Inflammation in Rats Kietrys DM, Barr AE, Barbe MF Journal of Motor Behavior, 43(6): 465-476, 2011
Pathophysiology of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (chapter) in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity Kietrys DM, Barr AE, Barbe MF Vol. : (2011 )
Peripheral and Central Changes Combine to Induce Motor Behavioral Deficits in a Moderate Repetition Task Coq JO, Barr AE, Strata F, Russier M, Kietrys DM, Merzenich MM, Byl NN, Barbe MF Experimental Neurology. Vol. 220: 234-245 (2009 )
The Effects of High Repetition Low Force Motion on Tendon Integrity and Motor Behavior in an Animal Model of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Kietrys DM Dissertation Abstracts International 71: 07B (UMI No. 3408725), 2010
Peripheral Neuritis and Increased Spinal Cord Neurochemicals are Induced in a Model of Repetitive Motion Injury with Low Forces and repetition exposure Elliott MB, Barr AE, Kietrys DM, Al-Shatti T, Amin M, Barber MF Brain Research. Vol. 1218: 103-113 (2008 )
Upper Limb Movement Degradation with Performance of Repetitive Reaching in a Rat Model Kietrys DM, Barbe MF, Amin M, Harris MY, Bempong FK, Barr AE Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Vol. 3: 36-39 (2008 )
Effects of At-Work Exercises on Computer Operators Kietrys DM, Galper JG, Verno V WORK. Vol. 28: 67-75 (2007 )
HIV Disease: Living with a Chronic Illness (chapter in Umphred D, Neurological Rehabilitation) Kietrys DM Neurological Rehabilitation 5th ed. St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier, 2007
Neural Mobilization: An Appraisal of the Evidence Regarding Validity and Efficacy Kietrys DM Orthopadic PT Practice. Vol. 15: 18-20 (2003 )
Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation of Patients with HIV Disease - Part III: The Effects of Exercise on Individuals with HIV DiseaseIV Dis Kietrys DM, Gillardon P, Galantino ML Rehabilitation Oncology. Vol. 20(2): 10-14 (2002 )
Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation of Patients with HIV Disease - Part I: The Team Approach to Rehabilitation of Patients with HIV Disease; Part II: Complications of HIV Disease Kietrys DM, Gillardon P, Galantino ML Rehabilitation Oncology. Vol. 20(1): 21-26 (2002 )
The Relationship Between Head and Neck Posture and VDT Screen Height in Keyboard Operators Kietrys DM, McClure PW, Fitzgerald GK Physical Therapy. Vol. 78: 395-403 (1998 )
Awards
Award Year
Swami Kuvalyananda Top Research Abstract Award 2014 Symposium on Yoga Research Gould-Fogerite S, Cohen ET, Kietrys DM, Ahrens S, Silva M, Soteropoulos P, Parrott JS, Morrison S, Speer D, Donnelly R, Barone D. “Pilot trial of a yoga program for people with moderate disability due to MS: Design of the program, physical effects and mental effects” 2014
Labe C. Scheinberg Award in Recognition of Outstanding Work in Neurorehabilitation in MS CMSC Annual Meeting, 2014 / Foundation of the CMSC Cohen ET, Kietrys DM, Gould-Fogerite S, Silva M, Barone DA, Yost K, Morrison S. “A Pilot Study of the Effects of an 8-Week Integrative Yoga Program on Function and Quality of Life in Persons with Moderate MS-Related Disability” 2014
Excellence in Teaching Award NJ Health Foundation 2015
Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member 2004
Excellence in Teaching Award Foundation of UMDNJ 2003
Research
Research Interests
Dr. Kietrys’ current research is focused on disability issues in persons living with HIV infection. In particular, he is interested in HIV-related peripheral neuropathy and its effects on quality of life and function, and PT interventions for persons with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy and/or HIV-related chronic pain.
Current Projects: Dr. Kietrys’ current research is focused on disability issues in persons living with HIV infection. In particular, he is interested in HIV-related peripheral neuropathy and its effects on quality of life and function, and PT interventions for persons with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy and/or HIV-related chronic pain.
Current Projects: Disability in Persons Living with HIV in South Africa and United States: Similarities Across the Atlantic Divide
Current Projects: Predictors of self-reported disability in people living with HIV
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
“The Effects of a Four-week Yoga Program on Persons with HIV-related Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy” APTA Oncology Section Clinical Research June, 2013 PI
“The Biological Effects of an Eight-week Yoga Program on Persons with Multiple Sclerosis” New Jersey Health Foundation June, 2013 PI
“The Effects of an Eight-week Yoga Program on People with Multiple Sclerosis” Foundation of UMDNJ June, 2012 Co-PI
"NJ-Fit-for-Life – Physical Therapy Services for Individuals with HIV Disease” y BMS Virology 2003; 2004 PI
BioSketch
Title Details
David Kietrys, PT, PhD, OCS, FCPP   2018 David Kietrys, PT, PhD, OCS, FCPP received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). He earned a PhD degree from Temple University in 2010. He is an ABPTS certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physcial Therapy. He serves on the International Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and as a manuscript review for several other journals. Dr. Kietrys is an Associate Professor and Assistant Vice-Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences. He teaches in the musculoskeletal tract and oversees the DPT South program on the Blackwood campus. Dr. Kietrys’ research interests are in disability and rehabilitation issues in people living with HIV and HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic, and has presented his work at national and international conferences.


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