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Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, Ph.D., FACRM

Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM

Professor, Physical Therapy
Chair, Ph.D. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Concentration Director for Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences
Director of Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Laboratory
Stony Brook University

Phone: 631-444-6014
Email: sue.sisto@stonybrook.edu


Professor Sisto received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at St. Louis University, St. Louis Missouri. She began her clinical practice at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation where and pursued her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at New York University, graduating with a specialization in pathokinesiology. Dr. Sisto received the Mary E. Switzer pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 1991-92. She then received a NIDRR doctoral training scholarship to pursue her doctoral studies at New York University which 1997 with a specialization in pathokinesiology, biomechanics and motor control. Professor Sisto pursued a post-doctoral fellowship with the New Jersey NIH Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative Research Center from 1996-97. She then assumed the Directorship position of the Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory at the Kessler Foundation. Dr. Sisto developed this laboratory over the next 10 years, after which she assumed her current position here at Stony Brook University in September, 2007.

Dr. Sisto currently lectures in the area of spinal cord injury throughout the curriculum. She is currently the Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) laboratory on the Stony Brook University’s Research and Development Park which opened in 2009. This lab is the seat of faculty research across many scientific areas such as prosthetic gait, exercise equipment biomechanics, spinal cord injury gait and balance, childhood obesity activity and exercise, Huntington’s disease eye tracking and balance, childhood cancer survivor rehabilitation and athletic performance and biomechanics to name a few. The lab is equipped with a 12 camera Vicon system with 4 in ground force plates and an EMG system all integrated in time. The lab also has an exercise metabolic testing system for treadmill exercise tests. Additionally, Dr. Sisto is currently the Co-Director of the NeuroRecovery Network, funded by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control.

Dr. Sisto has been a physical therapist for over 32 years with a specialization in pathokinesiology. Dr. Sisto has focused her work on the evaluation of movement using 3D movement analysis technology, electromyography, kinetic analysis and metabolic exercise capacity. Her laboratory will be designed to explore human movement of persons with disabilities, pursue the advancement of rehabilitation for improvement of mobility and, ultimately, the quality of life. She has received numerous grants in the area of secondary complications after a disability such as obesity and cardiac risk factors after spinal cord injury (SCI), overuse injuries of the upper limbs due to wheelchair propulsion in paraplegia and tetraplegia and the recovery of ambulation after incomplete SCI. Previous grants examined the effect of chemodenervation on spasticity in SCI, traumatic brain injury and stroke; the effect of constraint induced movement therapy after stroke; the use of FES in the recovery of muscle and bone after SCI; the effect on exercise on chronic venous insufficiency; and activity limitations in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Dr. Sisto also has a strong history in mentoring medical residents and students, students in physical therapy and biomedical engineering as well as post-doctoral fellows in physical therapy, motor control, occupational therapy, biomedical engineering. Of note, she was voted “Best Mentor” by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ/NJMS in 2007. Dr. Sisto has a strong professional history of service with several organizations where she serves on their boards such as the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the National Stroke Association Rehabilitation and Recovery Advisory Board and Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society.

Dr. Sisto has served on various NIH, Shriners, APTA and other grant review committees as well as several editorial boards for key rehabilitation journals. Dr. Sisto has published 90 abstracts and 50 publications in various rehabilitation, biomechanics, and engineering journals. She is the chief editor of the book entitled “Spinal Cord Injuries: Management and Rehabilitation” published by Mosby/Elsevier in 2009.


Research Support: Grant, Contracts

Health Outcomes after Locomotor Training across 6 NeuroRecovery Network, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, $298,895, 2014-2016.

Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (ARRTC) on Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Post-Doctoral Training Grant, NIDRR, $748,975, 2007-2012.

Neurorecovery Network, Co-PI, Christopher Reeve Foundation, $450,000, 2007-2010, U10/CCU220379.

Biomechanical Predictors of Pain and Injury during Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Tetraplegia, New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, 2005-07, $398,924

Body Weight Support for Recovery of Walking after Stroke, Rippel Foundation, $103,050, 2004.

Comparison of Computer vs. Written Exercise Protocol in Stroke, Siemens Corporation, Dr. Sisto is the PI, $85,000, 2002.

Collaboration on Upper Limb Pain in Spinal Cord Injury (CULP-SCI), NIDRR SCI Collaborative Grant, Multicenter Trial of which Dr. Sisto is Collaborative Director, Drs. Boninger and Cooper, University of Pittsburgh, are the host PIs and Dr. Chang, University of Washington, Seattle is the third collaborative center, $490,501, 2001-2007.

Changes in Gait and Oxygen Consumption after Botoxâ for Unilateral Spasticity For Individuals with Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury, Allergan Corporation, Dr. Sisto is the PI with Dr. Elovic as Co-PI $200,000, 2001-2005

The Prevalence, Management and Maintenance of Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Dr. Sisto is PI of project and Drs. Kirshblum and Tulsky are PI’s of overall Model Systems Grant, $382,523, 2000-2005.

The Influence of Botox on Spasticity and Gait in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, Project PI funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research SCI Model Systems Grant, PI: Joel DeLisa, MD, $19,000, 2000-2001.

Effect of Synvisc Viscoelastic Supplement on Gait Kinematics and Kinetics in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Wyeth Ayers Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Sisto is the PI, $24,000, 2001.

Stroke Enhancing Training for the Wheelchair Racer, Dr. Sisto, project PI from grant awarded Dr. Steven Kirshblum by the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, $50,000, 1999-2002.

Spasticity Management Techniques and Gait of Patients with TBI. Dr. Sisto is PI of project from Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Grant, awarded to Dr. Mark Johnston by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, $10,000,1998-2000.

Gait Analysis in Disability, Henry H. Kessler Foundation, 1996 - 1998, $99,000.

Activity Limitations Before and After Exercise in Women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, American Physical Therapy Foundation, Doctoral Research Award, $15,000.

Determinants of Lower Extremity Orthotic Device Utilization,  awarded by NIDRR 1991-92, $50,000

NIDRR funded doctoral research award providing full scholarship and stipend, 1992-6.  Dr. Arthur Nelson and Dr. Wen Ling were the PIs of this doctoral education award.

Autonomic Factors in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  Assessment and Intervention, Mary E. Switzer Award, NIDRR 1991-1992, $33,000


Co-Investigator:

Development and validation of a wireless activity monitor in overweight children, Stony Brook University Fusion Grant, 2009, $40,000, (Martino, PI).

Wheelchair use in everyday life in SCI, University of Pittsburgh, SCI Model Systems AT Module (Michael Boninger, MD, PI), 2007-2012, $9,000.

Stand Retraining and FES for SCI, Gail Forrest, Ph.D. (PI), New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, 2006-8, $388,309.

An Enduring Multidisciplinary Curriculum for Responsible Conduct of Research, Office of Research Integrity/Association of American Medical Colleges (ORI/AAMC) Program for Academic Societies to Promote Research Integrity, John Whyte, MD, Ph.D. (PI), $55,000.

Spatial Neglect and Bias in Near and Far Space, PI:  Anna M. Barrett, MD, NIH-K02 (Consultant), 2005.

Development of Neural Recovery Rehabilitation and Research Center (NRRRC) for Functional Health and Quality of Life Improvements after Neurological Injury, PI:  Susan Harkema, Ph.D., Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, $487, 339, (Consultant), 2004-5.

Pharmacological Management of Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Diseases in Persons with Chronic Cervical SCI, PI, Mark Nash, Ph.D., Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, $219,000.

Locomotion Training using Body Weight support on a Treadmill (BWST) and Manual Assistance, PI: Gail Forrest, Ph.D., NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Research, $269,327, 2002-5

Multicenter Trial of Fampridine (4-AP) on Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury, PI:  Steven Kirshblum, MD, Acorda Therapeutics, 2003. 

Multicenter Study Validating Outcome Measures for Upper Extremity Spasticity Management,  PI:  ElieElovic, MD, Allergan Corporation, $72,000, 2001-2.

Evaluation of a 6-week Percutaneous Neuromuscular Stimulation Regimen for Treating Shoulder Pain in Post-Stroke Individuals. NeuroControl Corporation, $234-226 total amount, $28,107, 2001-2002.

Motor imagery to reduce stroke-related arm impairment. The Retirement Research Foundation. $174,189, 2001-2003.

Changes in shoulder pain intensity during upper extremity exercise in individuals with spinal cord injury, NIDRR, Dyson-Hudson is PI for the project and Kirshblum and Tulsky are PI’s for overall Model Systems SCI Grant, $18,400 over 5 years, 2000-2005.

Modified constraint-induced therapy for hemiparesis in sub-acute stroke. The American Heart Association (Heritage Affiliate) 1999-2000, $48,836.

Imagery and motor outcomes in the affected upper extremities of acute stroke patients. The Charles A. Dana Foundation 1999-2001 $83,893.

Modified constraint-induced therapy for hemiparesis in chronic stroke. TheWallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement 2000-2001 $45,770.

Modified constraint-induced therapy to reduce motor deficit after stroke. The American Heart Association 2001-2004 $246,904.

Imagery, Concurrent Electromyographic Activity and Motor Outcomes in the Affected Upper Extremities of Acute Stroke Patients, The Charles A. Dana Foundation,Inc., 1999-2001.

Physical Conditioning in Management of Chronic Venus Insufficiency, DVA, 1998 – 2001, $2,500/yr.

Exercise Capacity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Core Project of A SyndromicApproach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, awarded to Benjamin Natelson, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School, 1991-5, $604,401/year.

Physical and Exercise Training in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Core Project of the Continuation of the NIH New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative ResearchCenter, Benjamin Natelson (PI), 1995 – 1999, $2,200,000.

Integrated Assessment of Functional Capacity for Locomotion, awarded by the Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center (DVAMC), 1991-1993, $341,845.

Exercise and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis, awarded by the M.S. Society, 1990-1991, $50,000.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Winstein C.J., Wolf S.L., Dromerick A.W., Lane C.J., Nelsen M.A., Lewthwaite R., Blanton S., Scott C.,Reiss A., Cen S.Y., Holley R., Azen S.P.; ICARE Investigative Team.  Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE): A randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Neurol. 2013 Jan 11;13:5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-13-5. (Sisto –DSMB)

Jones M.L., Cifu D.X., Backus D., SistoS.A.(2013) Instilling a research culture in an applied clinical setting. Archives of PhysicalMedicine and Rehabilitation94(1 Suppl):S49-54. doi:    10.1016/j.apmr.2012.04.038.

Biering-Sørensen,  F.,Burns, A.S., Harvey, L.A., Mulcahey M.J., Nance, P.W., Sherwood, A.M., Sisto, S.A. (authors alphabetical, 2012). International Spinal Cord Injury Musculoskeletal  Basic Data Set Spinal Cord, 50, 797–802.

Sisto, S. A.,  Lorenz; L, Hutchisnson  K, Wenzel L; Harkema SJ, Krassioukov, A.V. (2012). Cardiovascular status of individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury from 7 NeuroRecoveryNetwork rehabilitation centers. Archives of PhysicalMedicine and Rehabilitation 9.3(9):1578-1587.

Harkema, S. J., Hillyer J., Schmidt, M., Ardolino, E., Sisto, S.A., Behrman, A.(2012). .Locomotor Training: As a treatment of spinal cord injury and in the progression of neurological rehabilitation.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(9):1588-1597.

Morrison, SA, Pomeranz, JL, Yu, N, Read, MS,Sisto, SA, Behrman, AL (2012). Life Care Planning Projections with Motor Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Before and After Locomotor Training Intervention: A Case Series. Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, 36(3):144-53.

Forrest, G.F., Lorenz, D.J., Hutchinson, K, VanHiel, L.R., Basso, D.M., Datta, S, Sisto, S.A., Harkema, S.J. (2012). Ambulation and balance outcomes measure different aspects of  recovery in individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(9):1553-1564.

Harkema SJ, Schmidt-Read M, Behrman AL, Bratta A, Sisto SA, Edgerton VR. (2012). Establishing the NeuroRecovery Network: Multisite rehabilitation centers that provide activity-based therapies and assessments for neurologic disorders. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(9):1498-1507.

Kwarciak, A. M., Sisto, S. A., Yarossi, M., Price, R., Komaroff, E., &Boninger, M. L. (2009). Redefining the manual wheelchair stroke cycle: identification and impact of nonpropulsive pushrim contact. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(1), 20-26. doi: S0003-9993(08)01546-3 [pii] 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.07.013.

Kwarciak, A. M., Yarossi, M., Ramanujam, A., Dyson-Hudson, T. A., & Sisto, S. A. (2009). Evaluation of wheelchair tire rolling resistance using dynamometer-based coast-down tests. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 46(7), 931-938.

Dubowsky, S.R., Sisto, S. A., &Langrana, N. (2009). Comparison of kinematics, kinetics, and EMG throughout wheelchair propulsion in able-bodied and persons with paraplegia: An integrative approach. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering,131(2):021015.doi: 10.1115/1.2900726

Collinger, J. L., Boninger, M. L., Koontz, A. M., Price, R., Sisto, S. A., Tolerico, M. L., & Cooper, R. A. (2008). Shoulder biomechanics during the push phase of wheelchair propulsion: a multisite study of persons with paraplegia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89(4), 667-676. doi: S0003-9993(08)00031-2 pii]10.1016/j.apmr.2007.09.052

Dubowsky, S. R., Rasmussen, J., Sisto, S. A., &Langrana, N. A. (2008). Validation of a   musculoskeletal model of wheelchair propulsion and its application to minimizing shoulder joint forces. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(14), 2981-2988. doi: S0021-9290(08)00402-8 [pii]10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.07.032.

Forrest, G. F., Sisto, S. A., Asselin, P., Mores, J.,  Bond, Q., LaFountain, M. F. , &Harkema, S. Locomotor Training with Incremental Changes in Velocity: Muscle and Metabolic  Responses. (2008) Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 14(1):16-22.

Forrest, G. F., Sisto, S. A., Barbeau, H., Kirshblum, S. C., Wilen, J., Bond, Q., &Harkema, S. J. (2008). Neuromotor and musculoskeletal responses to locomotor trainingfor an individual with chronic motor complete AIS-B spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 31(5), 509-521.

Schmidt- Read, M., Sisto, S. A., & Ditunno, J. F.  (2008) Standardized Ambulation Assessments  following Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 14(1):39-60.

Sisto, S. A., Forrest, G. F., &Faghri, P. D. (2008). Technology for mobility and quality of life in spinal cord injury. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 27(2), 56-68. doi: 10.1109/EMB.2007.907398

Dyson-Hudson, T. A., Sisto, S. A., Bond, Q., Emmons, R., &Kirshblum, S. C. (2007). Arm crank ergometry and shoulder pain in persons with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(12), 1727-1729. doi: S0003-9993(07)01567-5 [pii] 10.1016/j.apmr.2007.07.043

Koontz, A. M., Yang, Y., Price, R., Tolerico, M. L., DiGiovine, C. P., Sisto, S. A.,  &Boninger, M. L. (2007). Multisite comparison of wheelchair propulsion kinetics in persons with paraplegia. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development; 44(3):449-458.

Price, R., Ashwell, Z. R., Chang, M. W., Boninger, M. L., Koontz, A. M., & Sisto, S. A. (2007). Upper-limb joint power and its distribution in spinal cord injured wheelchair users: steady-state self-selected speed versus maximal acceleration trials. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(4), 456-463. doi: S0003-9993(07)00024-X [pii]10.1016/j.apmr.2007.01.016

Sisto, S. A., & Dyson-Hudson, T. (2007). Dynamometry testing in spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 44(1), 123-136.

Macht-Sliwinski, M., & Sisto, S. A.  (2006). Quality of life and gait outcomes in total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 29(1):8-15.

Sisto, S. A., & Malanga, G. (2006). Osteoarthritis and therapeutic exercise. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85(11 Suppl), S69-78; quiz S79-81. doi: 10.1097/01.phm.0000245509.06418.20 00002060-200611001-00009 [pii]

Boninger, M. L., Koontz, A. M., Sisto, S. A., Dyson-Hudson, T. A., Chang, M., Price, R., &Cooper,  R. A. (2005). Pushrim biomechanics and injury prevention in spinal cord injury: recommendations based on CULP-SCI investigations. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 42 (3 Suppl 1), 9-19.

Padberg, F. T., Jr., Johnston, M. V., & Sisto, S. A. (2004). Structured exercise improves calf muscle pump function in chronic venous insufficiency: a randomized trial. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 39(1), 79-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2003.09.036 S0741521403014125 [pii]

Page, S. J., Sisto, S. A., Levine, P., & McGrath, R. (2004).  Effects of Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Chronic Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85:14-18.

Scott, D. A., Bond, E. Q., Sisto, S. A., & Nadler, S. F. (2004). The intra-and interrater reliability of hip muscle strength assessments using a handheld versus a portable dynamometer anchoring station. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85(4), 598-603. doi:S0003999303010116 [pii]

Sliwinski, M. M., Sisto, S. A., Batavia, M., Chen, B., & Forrest, G. F. (2004). Dynamic stability   during walking following unilateral total hip arthroplasty. Gait Posture, 19(2), 141-147. doi:10.1016/S0966-6362(03)00039-0S0966636203000390 [pii]

Page, S. J., Elovic, E., Levine, P., & Sisto, S. A. (2003). Modified constraint-induced therapy and botulinum toxin A: a promising combination. American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 82(1), 76-80. doi:10.1097/01.PHM.0000043773.83125.3300002060-200301000-00014 [pii]

Sisto, S. A.   (2003). Evidence of chemodenervation treatment effectiveness for the neurological patient.  Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, 27 (4): 149-159.

Page, S. J., Levine, P., Sisto, S. A., Bond, Q., & Johnston, M.V. (2002).  Stroke patients’ and therapists’ opinions of constraint-induced therapy. Clinical Rehabilitation 16:55-60

Page, S. J., Sisto, S. A., & Levine, P. (2002). Modified constraint-induced therapy in chronic stroke. American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 81(11), 870-875. doi: 10.1097/01.PHM.0000030737.61042.91 00002060-200211000-00013 [pii]

Page, S. J., Sisto, S. A., Johnston, M. V., Levine, P., & Hughes, M.(2002).  Modified constraint   induced therapy in subacute stroke: A case study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83; 286-90.

Sisto, S. A., Forrest, G. F., &Glendinning, D. (2002).  Virtual reality applications for motor rehabilitation after stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 8(4):11-23.

Wilen, J., Sisto, S. A., &Kirshblum, S. (2002). Algorithm for the detection of muscle activation in surface electromyograms during periodic activity. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 30(1), 97-106.

LaManca, J. J., Peckerman, A., Sisto, S. A., DeLuca, J., Cook, S., &Natelson, B. H. (2001). Cardiovascular responses of women with chronic fatigue syndrome to stressful cognitive testing before and after strenuous exercise. Psychosomatic Medicine, 63(5), 756-764. 

Ottenweller, J. E., Sisto, S. A., McCarty, R. C., &Natelson, B. H. (2001). Hormonal responses to exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome. Neuropsychobiology, 43(1), 34-41. doi: nps43034 [pii]

Page, S. J., Levine, P., Sisto, S. A., & Johnston, M. V. (2001). Mental practice combined with physical practice for upper-limb motor deficit in subacute stroke. Physical Therapy, 81(8), 1455-1462.

Page, S. J., Levine, P., Sisto, S.A, & Johnston, M. A.  (2001). Randomized, Efficacy and Feasibility Study of Imagery in Acute Stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation 15(3), 233-240.

Page, S. J., Sisto, S. A., Levine, P., Johnston, M. V., & Hughes, M. (2001). Modified constraint   induced therapy: a randomized feasibility and efficacy study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 38(5), 583-590.

LaManca, J. J., Sisto, S. A., Zhou, X. D., Ottenweller, J. E., Cook, S., Peckerman, A.,  &  Natelson, B. H. (1999). Immunological response in chronic fatigue syndrome following a  graded exercise test to exhaustion. Journal of Clinical Immunology, 19(2), 135-142.

Christodoulou, C., DeLuca, J., Lange, G., Johnson, S. K., Sisto, S. A., Korn, L., &Natelson, B. H. (1998). Relation between neuropsychological impairment and functional disability in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 64(4), 431-434.

LaManca, J. J., Sisto, S. A., DeLuca, J., Johnson, S. K., Lange, G.,Pareja, J., &Natelson, B. H. (1998). Influence of exhaustive treadmill exercise on cognitive functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome. American Journal of Medicine, 105(3A), 59S-65S.

Sisto, S. A.  (1998). An Overview of the Value of Information Resulting from Instrumented Gait Analysis for the Physical Therapist.  Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Monograph, 76-84. Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Washington DC: Gait analysis and the Science of Rehabilitation, Joel A DeLisa, editor.

Sisto, S. A., Tapp, W. N., LaManca, J. J., Ling, W., Korn, L. R., Nelson, A. J., &Natelson, B. H. (1998). Physical activity before and after exercise in women with chronic fatigue syndrome. Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 91(7), 465-473.

McCully, K.K., Sisto, S. A., &Natelson, B.H. (1997). Attivita a “scartoridotto”.  Sport &Medicina, Novembre-Dicembre, 17-25.

Cordero, D.L., Sisto, S. A., Tapp, W.N., LaManca, J.J., Pareja, J.G., &Natelson, B.H. (1996). Decreased Vagal Power During Treadmill Walking in Patients with Chronic Fatigue. Clinical Autonomic Research, 6:6, 329-333.

McCully, K. K., Sisto, S. A., &Natelson, B. H. (1996). Use of exercise for treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. Sports Medicine, 21(1), 35-48.

McCully, K.K., Natelson, B.H., Lotti, S., Sisto, S. A., & Leigh, J.S. (1996). Reduced Oxidative Muscle Metabolism in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Muscle & Nerve, 19:621-625.

Natelson, B. H., Zhou, X., Ottenweller, J. E., Bergen, M. T., Sisto, S. A., Drastal, S., &Gause, W. L. (1996). Effect of acute exhausting exercise on cytokine gene expression in men. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 17(4), 299-302. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-972850

Sisto, S. A., LaManca, J., Cordero, D. L., Bergen, M. T., Ellis, S. P., Drastal, S.,&Natelson, B. H. (1996). Metabolic and cardiovascular effects of a progressive exercise test in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. American Journal of Medicine, 100(6), 634-640. doi: S0002934396000411 [pii]

Boda, W. L., Natelson, B. H., Sisto, S. A., &Tapp, W. N. (1995). Gait abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 131(2), 156-161. doi: 0022510X9500108E [pii]

Dobbins, J.G., Natelson, B.H, Brassloff, I., Drastal, S., & Sisto, S. A.  (1995). Physical, Behavioral and Psychological Risk Factors for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  A Central Role for Stress? Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 1(2):43-58.

Natelson, B.H, Johnson, S.K, DeLuca, J, Sisto, S.A, Ellis, S.P, Hill, N., & Bergen, M.T. (1995). Reducing Heterogeneity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comparison with Depression and Multiple Sclerosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 21: 1204-1210.

Sisto, S. A., Tapp, W., Drastal, S., Bergen, M., DeMasi, I., Cordero, D., &Natelson, B. (1995). Vagal tone is reduced during paced breathing in patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome. Clinical Autonomic Research, 5(3), 139-143.

Sisto, S. A.  (1993). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  An Overview and Intervention Guidelines, APTA Neurology Report, Vol. 17(3): 30-34.


Textbooks

Sisto S. A., Druin, E.,& Sliwinski, M.M. (2009). Spinal Cord Injuries: Management and Rehabilitation. Mosby Elsevier Publishers.


Chapters in Books

Sisto, S. A. (2011). Cardiopulmonary Concerns in the Patient with Neurological Deficits: An Evidence-Based Approach. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy(2nd Ed.). McGraw-Hill Medical Publishers, Columbus, Ohio, W. DeTurk, & L. Cahalin. 

Sisto, S. A. (2010).  Antispasticity Medications and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants. In Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals, Barbara Gladson, Ph.D., P.T., O.T.R. (Eds.) Elsevier, (262-278, 2nd Eds.)

LaManca, J. J. & Sisto, S. A. (2009).  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  American College of Sports Medicine's  Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Neoplastic,  Immunologic, and Hematologic conditions, Jonathan N Myers, William Herbert, Reed Humphrey (Eds.), Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York, (2nd Eds: 252:267)

Sisto, S. A. (2005).  Antispasticity Medications and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants. In Pharmacology for Physical Therapists, Barbara Gladson, Ph.D., P.T., O.T.R. (Eds.) Elsevier, (327:344, 2nd Eds.)

Sisto, S. A.  (2004). Cardiopulmonary Concerns in the Patient with Neurological Deficits: An Evidence-Based Approach. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, McGraw-Hill Medical Publishers, Columbus, Ohio, W. DeTurk, & L. Cahalin, (395-422. 1st  Ed., chap 14).

Bogey, R. & Sisto, S. A. (2004).  Gait Training and Aids. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, Joel A DeLisa, MD, MS, Bruce M. Gans, MD, & Nicholas A Walsh, MD.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, (4th Eds 1393:1403).

LaManca, J. J. & Sisto, S. A. (2002).  Chronic fatigue syndrome.  American Collegeof Sports Medicine's Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology:  Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular,Neoplastic,  Immunologic, and Hematologic conditions, Jonathan N Myers, William Herbert, Reed Humphrey (Eds.), Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York,  (219-232. 2nd Eds.) 


Book Review

Sisto, S. A, (2002).  (Review of the book Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury: Physical Therapy Practice in Context).  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, June 17 (3): 268-270. 


Scientific and Professional Presentations

Sisto, SA, Lorenz, D, Harkema, SJ.  Respiratory changes after Locomotor Training in incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Proceedings from American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orlando, FL, November, 2013.

Faghri, P., Sisto, SA, Forrest, GF.Health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan in spinal cord injury: from pediatrics to geriatrics.  Proceedings from American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Vancouver BC, CA, October, 2012

Sisto, S.A.,(facilitator, McConlogue-Ferro, A., Agnes DeTurk, W., Johnson, L.M., Montgomery, C.A., McGlynn-DeLuca, B., Cappelletti, Corinne. Cartwheels and the Art of Moving: Physical Therapy, Feldenkrais, Somatic and Dance Perspectives. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Aprils 17-17, 2012

Sullivan, K., Sisto, S.A., Schmidt, M., Hershberg, J., Knowledge to Action: Evidence, Collaboration, Improved Patient Outcomes in Neurorehabilitation.  APTA, Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL,  February, 2012

Nolan, K., Forrest, G.F., Sisto, S.A.. Technology to Advance Mobility Outcomes in Rehabilitation Research, ACRM, Atlanta, GA., 2011.

Musculoskeletal conditions in SCI related to upper limb overuse and osteoporosis, SCI International Data Set Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2010.

Models for Developing Physical Therapy Research:  From Academia to Clinical Practice Settings.  Early Career Keynote Lecture. APTA Combined Section Meeting, San Diego, CA. February 2010.

A Learning Module for a Neurorehabilitation Curriculum: Walking Recovery, Locomotor Training, and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. APTA Combined Section Meeting, San Diego, CA. February 2010.

Selecting, Using and Interpreting Outcome Measures for Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury: Evidence from the NeuroRecovery Network, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 11, 2009.

Manual Wheelchair Propulsion:  Overuse injury, upper limb biomechanics, and treatment guidelines, General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) seminar, November 14, 2008.

The Use of Virtual Reality and Wii™  Technology in Rehabilitation, NYPTA Downstate Regional Student Conclave Columbia University, September 28, 2008.

Manual Wheelchair Propulsion:  Overuse injury, upper limb biomechanics, and treatment guidelines.  Boston Medical Center Grand Rounds, June, 2008.

Activity Based Therapies for SCI Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group, APTA-CSM, Boston, MA, February, 2007.

How to design a movement analysis laboratory, University of North Texas, Fort Worth, Osteopathic Research Center, February, 2007.

Foundation funding for Post-Professional Doctoral Study: Options and Guidelines, APTA-CSM, Orlando, 2006.

Pathological Gait, Prosthetics and Orthotics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Review Course, November, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corp., West Orange, NJ, 2006.

State of the science on evidence-based rehabilitation research in SCI, ACRM/ASNR Joint Conference: Translating Research into Clinical Practice, Boston, MA.

Bipedal and Wheelchair Locomotion, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital,February, 2006.

Body weight supported walking:  Clinical applications, SCI Networking Group Course, ACRM, Chicago, IL, September, 2005

Changes in the Autonomic and Metabolic Systems resulting from Body Weight Supported Walking in SCI, ASIA Conference, Dallas, TX, May, 2005.

Dynamometry testing in SCI, ASIA Pre-Conference, Dallas, TX, May, 2005.

Body Weight Supported Walking in Stroke, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course, May 7, 2005.

Gait Pathology in Stroke, KMRREC Resident Lecture Series, April, 2005.

Bipedal and Wheelchair Locomotion, University of Maryland, Baltimore, March, 2005.

Collaboration on Upper Limb Pain in Spinal Cord Injury (CULP-SCI), NJIT, Newark, NJ, December, 2004.

Preliminary Findings of Clinical Trials using body weight supported treadmill walking in SCI, ACRM, SCI networking Group Course, Sept, 2004.

Research Panel on Publication Strategies, PM&R Residency Lecture, August, 2004.

Research Advances in Body Weight Supported Walking, PM&R Residency Lecture, May, 2004.

Start/Stop Pushrim Forces of Manual Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia, Amsterdam, April, 2004.

Above Knee Amputee: Research Update, PM&R Prosthetics and Orthotics Review Course, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, April, 2004.

Gait Patterns in Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), August, Resident Lecture Series, KMRREC, 2004.

Biomechanical Study of Upper Limb Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia,      University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Jan. 2004.

Upper Limb Kinetic and Kinematic Analysis of Wheelchair Propulsion in Spinal Cord Injury,   NJIT, Newark, NJ, November, 2003.

Shoulder Anatomy in the Wheelchair User with SCI, Tucson, AZ, Oct. 2003.

Body Weight Supported Walking in SCI, Tucson, AZ, Oct. 2003.

Research Advances in Body Weight Supported Walking in Incomplete SCI, St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, NJ, October, 2003.

Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses Biomedical Science Underlying Intervention, Arcadia University,    Glenside PA, October, 2003-6.

Effect of Diet and Exercise in Body Composition in SCI, Las Vegas NV, Sept, 2003.

Lung Function in Persons with SCI, VANJHCS, East Orange, NJ, August, 2003.

Normal and Pathological Gait, Resident Lecture Series, KMRREC, August, 2003.

Wheelchair Propulsion and Usage, Washington, DC, July, 2003.

Modified Constraint Induced Therapy Research Findings, Touro College, April 10, 2003.

“Should Clinical Research in Physical Therapy be Conducted by Clinicians, Researchers or Academicians?” Dominican College Research Symposium, April 5, 2003.

Reliability of Isokinetic for Ankle Musculature in Veterans with Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), American VenousForum, CancunMexico, February, 2003.

Effect of Diet and Exercise in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 2002.

Body weight supported walking in incomplete SCI, Inaugural Symposium, NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Research, October, 2002.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rehabilitation, Arcadia University, Glenside PA, October, 2002.

The Effects of Spasticity Interventions on Gait, Touro College, May, 2002.

Gait Analysis, New York Medical College, Vallhalla, NY, August, 2001.

Above the Knee Amputee Research Update, Upper & Lower Prosthetics & Orthotics Training Course, March, 2001, 2002.

Principle Practice of Laboratory Gait Analysis, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey PA, September, 2000.

Gait Analysis, New York Medical College, Vallhalla, NY, August, 2000.

Shoulder Mechanics of the Wheelchair Racer, Grand Rounds, KMRREC, May, 1999.

Static and Dynamic Balance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, NJCFS/FM Cooperative Research Center, April, 1999.

Cardiovascular Responses during a Cognitive Stressor Before and After Exercise in chronic Fatigue Syndrome Vs. Sedentary Healthy Subjects, AACFS, Cambridge, MA, October 1998.

Emerging Technologies:  New Frontiers in Medical Rehabilitation Conference “Assessment and Improvement in Human Performance”, KMRREC, West Orange, September 1998.

Rehabilitation of patients with CFS, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2, 1998.

Rehabilitation in CFS, UMDNJ Resident Core Didactic Series, KMRREC, West Orange NJ, May, 1998.

Quantitative Gait Analysis for the Amputee, PM&R Grand Rounds, KMRREC, West Orange, NJ, April 6, 1998.

Physical activity limitations in CFS vs. healthy controls, NIH, Bethesda, MD, April 27-28, 1998.

Assessment and Improvement in Human Performance, Emerging Technologies: New Benefits of Physical Therapy for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient, Northern New Jersey, 1998.

Physical Activity Limitations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, NJAPTA Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, March, 1998.

Developing Clinical Research: A Workshop, APTANJ Annual Conference, March, 1996.

The Effect of Paced Breathing on the Autonomic Control of the Heart in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Invited by the Cardiopulmonary Section of the APTA at Combined Sections Meeting, San Francisco, February 1992.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Continuing Education Course, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, NJ.

"Lower Extremity Orthotic Check-Out Procedures", Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Orthotics and Prosthetics Review Course, Kessler Institute, March 1992 and October 1990.

The Vagal Control of Heart in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, National APTA Conference, Boston, MA, 1991.           

"The Effect of Paced versus Unpaced Breathing on the Autonomic Control of the Heart", Annual APTA State Conference, Long Branch, NJ, March 1991.

“Strategic Use of Modalities for Enhancing Wound Healing”, Kessler Institute, May, 1989.

Electrotherapy Evening Series/Workshop, Kessler Institute, May 1986.

"The Use of Electrical Modalities for the Healing of Wounds in Quadriplegia", Kessler Institute Continuing Education Weekend Seminar, May 1985.

The Limb Deficient Child, Health Information Network Television Presentation, Princeton, NJ, May 1984.

“The Use of High Voltage Electrical Stimulation for the Healing of Decubitus Ulcers" Pennsylvania APTA Annual State Conference, Gettysburg, PA, November 1983.

"Aids in Tissue Healing for the Lower Extremity Amputee", "Footwear for the Insensitive Foot", Kessler Institute Continuing Education Weekend Seminar, October 1983.

Comparative Analysis of High Voltage Electrical Stimulators, Northern Chapter of NJ , APTA, September 1983.

Footwear and Shoe Modifications, Kessler Institute Continuing Education Weekend Seminar, August 1983.

Poster Presentation for the American Academy of Rehabilitation and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Use of High Voltage Electrical Stimulation for the Healing of Decubitus Ulcers in Amputees. 


Monographs

Lacker, H.M., Chaudhry, H., Choi, T.H., Kriegsmann, J.J., Boda, W., Tapp, W.N., &Sisto, S. A. (1993). A simple mathematical model of the complete walking cycle with applications to the physically disabled:  Symmetric and asymmetric steady periodic solutions. NJIT, Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics.


Refereed Abstracts

Martino, S.A., Morelli, P.J., Sisto, S.A., Britelli, J., Das, S.Gouzman, M., Gavrilov, D.N., Kuzminsky, V. Development and validation of a wireless activity and heart  rate sensor  in over and normal weight children.  Converging Science Conference, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, April, 2013.

Sisto, S.A., Lorenz, D., Hutchinson, K,. Wenzel, L., Forrest, G.F.,  Harkema, S.J., Krassioukov, A., Cardiovascular Parameters  after Locomotor Training in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Proceedings from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October, 2012

Fitzgibbons, S. and Sisto, S.A., The Effect of Forefoot Wedges on Kinematics of the Lower Extremity in Competitive Cyclists, American Physical Therapy Association National Conference, Tampa, FL, June, 2012.

Sisto, S.A., Lorenz, D., Hutchinson, K,. Wenzel, L., Forrest, G.F., Harkema, S.J., Krassioukov, A., Cardiovascular Parameters in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.  Proceedings from the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, September 3, 2012.

Forrest, G.F., Hutchinson, K., Basso, M., Harkema, S.J., VanHiel, L., Buehner, J. Variability of   Walking Measures after Spinal Cord Injury. Proceedings from the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, September 5, 2012.

Morrison, S., Pomeranz, J.L., Yu, N., Schmidt-Read, M, Wescott, C., Sisto, S.A., Behrman, Behrman, A.L.  Life Care Planning Outcomes Pre and Post Locomotor Training Intervention. Proceedings from the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, September 3, 2012.

Sisto, S.A., Lorenz, D., Hutchinson, K,. Wenzel, L., Hillyer, J., Harkema, S.J., Krassioukov, A. (2011). Orthostatic Hypotension in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.  Proceedings from Society of Neurosciences, Washington, DC.

Forrest, G.F., Lorenz, D.J., Hutchinson, K., VanHeils, L., Basso M., Sisto S., Harkema, S.J. (2011). Measures of balance and walking in spinal cord injury. Proceedings from Society of Neurosciences, Washington, DC.

Morrison, S.A., Pomeranz, J.L., Yu, N., Schmidt Read, M., Wescott, C., Sisto, S.A., Behrman, A.L. (2011). Life Care Planning Costs Pre and Post Locomotor Training for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury, Case Management Society of America.

Martino, S.A., Morelli, P.J., Sisto, S.A., and Rosenthal, R. (2011). Changes in body composition, fitness levels and cardiac risk factors following a 10 week exercise and nutrition program for overweight and obese children. APTA combined sections meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Martino, S. A., Morelli, P.J., Sisto, S. A., & Lamberg, E.M. (2010). Outcomes of a Multi-Disciplinary 20 Week Fitness and Nutrition Program. San Diego, CA.

Yarossi, M, Dyson-Hudson, T, Forrest, G, Kwarciak, A, Sisto, SA. (2010) Shoulder Kinematics and Kinetics during Wheelchair Propulsion in Persons with Tetraplegia. Proceedings from the American Society of Biomechanics, Providence, RI.

Ramanujam, A., Forrest, G.F., & Sisto, S.A. (2009) Intralimb Coordination during Gait: Inter Model Comparison, 14th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting, Denver, CO.

Dubowsky, S., Sisto, S. A., &Langrana, N. (2008).  Bi-Articulate approach to addressing shoulder pain issues in Manual Wheelchair Users, ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco       Island,Florida.

Forrest, G. F., Faghri, P., Harkema, S., & Sisto, S. A.  (2008).   Muscle Activation Response to Electrical Stimulation Intensity for Motor Complete SCI.  Proceedings from American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine-American Society of NeurorehabilitationJoint Educational Conference, Toronto, CA.

Sisto, SA, Behrman, AL, Harkema, SJ. (2008). NeuroRecovery Network: Translational Model from Basic Science to Clinical Practice and Policy. Proceedings from Annual Meeting of the Allied Health Research Institute, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA.

Forrest, G. F., Faghri, P., Yarossi, M., Kirshblum, S., Garbarini, E., Sisto, S. A. &Harkema, S. (2008). Muscle Activation Response to Electrical Stimulation for Motor Complete SCI      following a Stand Retraining and Functional Electrical Stimulation Intervention: A Case Study. International Federation of Electrical Stimulation Society, Freiburg, Germany.

Forrest, G.F, Harkema, S. J., Behrman, A., Schmidt, M., Williams,S., Graves, D., Morrison, S.,  Sisto, S., & Basso, M. (2008).   Correlations among functional outcome measures after human incomplete spinal cord injury when provided with standardized locomotor training  from a multi-center rehabilitation network. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Kwarciak, A., Yarossi, M., Ramanujam, A., Dyson-Hudson, T., Forrest, G. F., & Sisto, S. A. (2008). Influence of Tire Type on Perceived Exertion & Temporal Characteristics of Wheelchair Propulsion.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89(10):e-50-51.

Ramanujam, A. Forrest, G. F., & Sisto, S. A.  (2008) Methodological Variability In Evaluating Gait Dynamics: A Comparative Study, 13th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting, Richmond VA, Gait & Posture, 278-279.

Forrest, G. F., Mores, J., Sisto, S. A., Kirshblum, S., Asselin, P., &Cirnigliaro, C., (2007). Metabolic Responses to Locomotor Training, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 30(4):396:397.

Koontz, A.M., Yarnell, M., Price, R., Odle, B., Sisto, S. A., &Boninger, M.L., (2007).   Lateral Transfer Movement Strategies among Persons with Paraplegia, Proceedings from Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America,Phoenix AZ.

Kwaciack, A. M., Sisto, S.A, Komaroff,  E., Yarossi , M, & Boninger, M.L. (2007).   Proposal to Standardize and Redefine the Phases of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings from Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, Phoenix AZ.

Kwarciak, A.M., Sisto, S. A., &Yarossi, M. (2007) Proposal to Standardize and Redefine the Phases Of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Gait & Posture.

Shah, S., Ramirez, D., Kothari, J., Kaushal, A., Kwarciak, A., Hoinowski, J., Sisto, S. A., &  Simone, L. (2007).  Design of a Wheelchair Adjustable Camber Axle Plate, Proceedings from Biomedical Engineering Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Sullivan, S.R, Langrana, N.A.,  & Sisto, S. A. . (2007).  Shoulder Mechanics: Analytical Modeling and Validation, Proceedings from the American Society of Biomechanics, Los Angeles, CA.

Yarossi, M., Kwarciak, A., Forrest, G. F., Dyson-Hudson, T., Ramanujam, A., Kirshblum, S., Boninger, M., Sisto, S. A., & Cole, J. L. (2007). Methods for Interpreting    Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics in Tetraplegia Proceedings from International Meeting on Upper Limb and Tetraplegia, Philadelphia, PA.

Yarossi, M., Kwarciak A. M., Sisto, S. A., Komaroff, E., Dyson-Hudson, T. &Boninger, M.L.  (2007). Influence of Tire Type on Coast Down Testing: A Pilot Study, Proceedings from Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America.

Cirnigliaro, C.M., Wecht, J.M., Sisto, S. A., Dyson Hudson, T., Kirshblum, S. C, Spungen, A.M., & Bauman, W.A. (2006).  Arm crank exercise training improves body composition but not cardiovascular autonomic regulation in SCI, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 29(4):450.

Forrest, G. F., Sisto, S. A. Kirshblum, S., Asselin, P., Mores, J., Bond, Q., LaFountain, M., & Harkema, S. (2006). Locomotor training with incremental changes in velocity: Muscle and metabolic responses, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 29,4:464-5.

Kwarciak, A.M., & Sisto, S. A.  (2006).  Accuracy of using kinematic data to identify wheelchair propulsion cycles, Proceedings from 29th Annual Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Nolan, K.J., Hillstrom, H.J., Sisto, S. A., &Elovic, E.P. (2006).  Feasibility of Dynamic Pedobarography to Evaluate Ankle Foot Orthotics Following Brain Injury.Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, Atlanta, Georgia.

Sisto, S. A., Dyson-Hudson, T., Bond, E.Q., Mores, J., Spungen, A., Bauman, W., &Kirshblum, S. (2006). Changes in exercise capacity and body mass after arm crank ergometry exercise in paraplegia, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 29(3):312,.

Sisto, S. A., Yarossi, M., Forrest, G. F., Kwarciak, A. M., Dyson-Hudson, T., Boninger, M.L., & Kirshblum, S. (2006). Shoulder Biomechanics of Pushrim Impact during Wheelchair Propulsion in Tetraplegia: A Case Report, Proceedings from the 6th Biennial International Shoulder Group, Chicago, IL.

Sullivan, S., Langrana, N., &  Sisto, S. A. (2006). Correlating Kinematics, Kinetics, and EMG in Wheelchair Propulsion in Normal and Paraplegic Subjects. Proceedings from the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Sullivan, S., Langrana, N., & Sisto,S. A.  (2006).  Upper extremity computational muscle forces in comparison with subject electromyography, Proceedings from American Society or Mechanical Engineering, Summer Bioengineering Conference, Amelia Island, FL.

Yarossi, M., Forrest, G. F., Asselin, P., Kwarciak, A.,  & Sisto, S. A.  (2006). Two Segment 3D    Kinematic Model of The Trunk in Spinal Cord Injury. Proceedings from the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Forrest, G. F., Sisto, S. A., Harkema, S., Kirshblum, S.,Wilen, J., &Bond, Q.  (2005). The effects of locomotor training on muscle activation, body composition and bone density, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 28(4):359.

Forrest, G. F., Sisto, S. A., Kirshblum, S., Wilen, J., Bond, Q., Bentson, S., Asselin, P., &Harkema, S. (2005).  The effects of locomotor training on bone density and body composition, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(10):E11.

Forrest, G. F., Sisto, S. A., Kirshblum, S., Wilen, J., Bond, Q., Bentson, S., &Harkema, S. (2005).  The effects of locomotor training on neural and muscle activation, Proceedings, American Society of Biomechanics and International Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH. 

Koontz, K.M., Ang, Y., Price, P., Sisto, S. A., Boninger, M.L., Rory A., Cooper, R.A. (2005).  Multi-Site Comparison of Wheelchair Propulsion in Persons With Paraplegia, Proceedings from 28th Annual Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Sisto, S. A., Bond, E.Q., &Malanga, G.  (2005). The Effect of Hylan G-F 20 (SYNVISC) on Joint Kinematics, Kinetics, Temporal and Spatial Parameters and on Pain during Gait of Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, Physical Therapy, http://www.ptjournal.org/abstracts/pt2005/abstractsPt.cfm?pubNo=PL-RR-15...

Sullivan, S., Langrana, N., & Sisto, S. A. (2005). A Computational Model of the Upper Body in Wheelchair Propulsion, 2nd Annual Biomedical Engineering Showcase Conference Proceedings, NJIT, Newark, NJ.

Sullivan, S., Langrana, N., & Sisto, S. A.  (2005).   Multi-body Computational Biomechanical Mode of the Upper Body, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Proceedings, Long Beach, CA.

Bentson, S., Reisman, S., Wecht, J., Forrest, G., & Sisto, S. (2004).Autonomic Nervous System Response to Locomotor Training with Body Weight Supported Treadmill Walking in Individuals with Incomplete SCI, IEEE Northeast Conference Proceedings, Boston, MA.

Sisto, S.A., Boninger, M., Lafountain, M., Wilen, J.,Dyson-Hudson, T., & Forrest, G.F. (2004). Start/Stop Pushrim Forces of Manual Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 41(2):21.

Sliwinski, M. & Sisto, S. A. A Measure of Dynamic Stability. PL-RR-136-TH, PT 2004-Chicago, IL, June 3, Physical Therapy. http://www.ptjournal.org/abstracts/pt2004/abstractsPt2004.cfm?pubNo=PL-RR-136-TH (online).

Sliwinski, M. & Sisto, S. A.(2004). Gait Symmetry on Healthy Older Adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 27(3):115.

Dyson-Hudson, T.A., Sisto, S.A., Bond Q., &Millis, S.R. (2004). Arm Crank Ergometry and Shoulder Pain in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 27(5):417.

Sisto, S.A., Boninger, M., Lafountain, M., Wilen, J., Forrest, G., Dyson Hudson, T., &Kirshblum, S. (2004). Pushrim Forces of Manual Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 27(4): 408.

Sisto, S.A., Wilen, J., Riordan, S.J., Rawson, S., Imrisek, N., Boninger, M.L., &Krasinsky, D. (2004). Kinetics and Kinematics of Wheelchair Propulsion: A Single Case Study. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy,34(1):A42.

Sliwinski, M.M., Sisto, S.A., & Bond, Q. (2003). Quality of Life After Unilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty. Physical Therapy,82(10)(Suppl):S60.

Wecht, J.M., Sisto, S.A., Dyson-Hudson, T., Kirshblum, S., Bond, Q., Cirnigliaro, C., Machado, A., Spungen, A.M., & Bauman, W.A. (2003). Cardiovascular-Autonomic Modulation Improves Following Exercise Training In Persons With SCI. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5):S47.

Sisto, S.A., Kirshblum, S., & Kirschner, M. (2003). Effect of Diet and Exercise on Body Composition In SCI.  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 26(3):296.

Lamanca, J.J., Sisto, S.A., Kesil, W., Sakowski, T., Walker, J., Carroll, K., Peckerman, A., & Natelson, B.H. (2003). The Effects of a Monitored Aerobic Exercise Program on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5),S234.

Mantilla, B., Foulds, R., & Sisto, S.A. (2003). A Computational Model of the Spastic Behavior of the Lower Limb.  BME Conference Proceedings NJIT.

Sliwinski, M., Bond, Q., & Sisto, S.A. (2003). Total Hip Arthroplasty: Interlimb Comparison during Single Limb Support. NJAPTA conference proceedings. Edison, NJ.

Garrett, B., Mcclure, I., Sisto, S.A., Sliwinski, M., & Forrest, G. (2003). Body Weight Support     Treadmill Training for a Patient with Incomplete Subacute Spinal Cord Injury in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting. NJAPTA conference proceedings, Edison, NJ.

Amundson, M., Olson, V., Chu, D., Brody L., & Sisto, S.A. (2003). The Effectiveness of a Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (PEP) Program on the Neuromuscular Performance of 14 to18Years Old Female High School Basketball Players. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 33(2):A48.

Sisto, S.A., Kesil, W., Levine, P., Padberg, Jr., F., & Johnston, M.V. (2003). Reliability of Isokinetic for Ankle Musculature in Veterans with Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).  Proceedings from the American Venous Forum 15th Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, February, 82-83.

Roman, W.J., Sisto, S.A., Bond, Q., Forrest, G.F., &Wilen, J.(2002). The Effect of Drill Training on Mechanics of Lower Limb Bending Exercise.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5 Suppl.):S215.

Sisto, S.A., Kirshblum, S.C., Bond, Q., Machado, A., &Wecht, J.M.(2002). Effect of Diet and Exercise in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 25 (3):231.

Forrest, G.F., Sisto, S.A., Bond, Q., Page, S., & Levine, P. (2002).IntersegmentalDynamics during Multijoint Arm Reaching: Implications for Control of Limb Movement. IV World Congress of Biomechanics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August.

Sisto, S.A., Forrest, G.F., Greenwald, B., Page, S., Bond, Q., & Leopold, J.(2002).Gait and Center of Mass Changes After Focused Balance Retraining:  A Case Report, Proceedings from the 26th Annual Meeting Williamsburg Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference.

Bond, Q., Sisto, S.A., Macht-Sliwinski, M., Forrest, G.F., Elovic, E., &Kirshblum, S.C. (2002). Changes in Presentation of Center of Mass during Gait Following Chemodenervation of the Lower Muscles in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study. Gait & Posture 16(1) S45-S46.

Wilen, J., Sisto, S.A., &Kirshblum, S.C. (2001). Algorithm for the Detection of Activation/Deactivation Instances in Continuous EMG Signals. Annals of Biomedical Engineering ,29(Suppl 1):S-16.

Page, S., Sisto, S.A., Levine, P., & Johnston, M.V. (2001). A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy in Sub-Acute Stroke. Journal of Stroke and    Cerebrovascular Diseases, 10(4):192.

Sisto, S.A., Bond, Q., Chen, B., Shiflett, S., Elovic, E., & Johnston, M.V.(2001).Efficacy of Acupressure vs. Botox in the Treatment of Spastic Gait in Stroke Survivors.  Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 10(4):198.

Roman, W., Wilen, J., Bond, Q., Forrest, G.F., Sisto, S.A., Lacker, H.M., &Kirshblum, S. (2001). Effect of Novel Training on Arm Biomechanics of Wheelchair Racers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82(10):1497.

Sisto, S.A., Bond, Q., Wilen, J., Forrest, G.F., Elovic, E., &Kirshblum, S.C. (2001). Effect of Botox on Gait in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82(10):1497.

Roman, W., Wilen, J., Bond, Q., Forrest, G.F., Sisto, S.A., Lacker, H.M., Kirshblum, S.C. (2001). Effects of Novel Training on Arm Biomechanics of Wheelchair Racers. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 24(3):194.

Sisto, S.A., Bond, Q., Wilen, J., Forrest, G.F., Elovic, E., &Kirshblum, S.C. (2001). Effect of Botox on Gait in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 24(3):198.

Wilen, J., Sisto, S.A., &Kirshblum, S.C. (2001).Reliability of anAlgorithm for the Detection of Muscle Activation in Surface Electromyograms during Periodic Wheelchair Propulsion. Gait & Posture, 13(3):283.

Page, S.J., Sisto, S.A., & Johnston, M.V. (2000). Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy: A Case Series.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81(12):1620.

Sisto, S.A., Page, S.J., & Johnston, M.V. (2000). Changes in Upper Limb Motion Measured by Accelerometers in Stroke After Modified Constraint Induced Therapy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81(12):1622.

Sisto, S.A., Kesil, W., Levine, P., Johnston, M.V., &Padberg Jr., F. (2000). Reliability of Isokinetic Ankle Plantarflexion Measures in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Preliminary Findings. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81(12):1622.

Sisto, S.A., Bond, Q., Chen, B., Page, S.J., Shiflett, S., & Johnston, M.V. (2000). The Effect of Acupressure on Spasticity and the Kinematic Changes in Gait: A Case Report.  Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 9(4):205.

Sisto, S.A. &Wilen, J.(2000). The Effect of Botox on Spasticity and Gait in Traumatic Brain Injury. Movement Disorders;15(2), 50.

Sisto, S.A., Roman, W., Schenk, S., Wilen, J., &Narcessian, R. (2000). Biomechanics of a Squat Versus Deep Knee Bend.Medicine &Science in Sports and Exercise, 32:(5 Suppl.):S366.

Macht-Sliwinski, M., Bond, Q., Schneider N., & Sisto, S.A. (2000). Age Effects on Three-Dimensional Center Of Mass Control during Step-Up and Step Down Tasks in Females. Proceedings from New Jersey American Physical Therapy Association.

Sisto, S.A., Wilen, J., D'errico, T., &Gerdes, M. (1999). The Influence of Botulinum Toxin (Type A) on Spasticity during Gait in Three Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. Proceedings from the    Traumatic Brain Injury in the 21st Century Conference, Washington, DC.

Page, S.J., Johnston, M.V., & Sisto, S.A. (1999). Orthotic Use and Predictors of Orthotic Use among Stroke Patients.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80(8):979.

Lamanca, J.J., Murphy, M., Kesil, W., Walker, J., Sisto, S.A., Peckerman, A., &Natelson, B.H. (1999). Muscle Deoxygenation Measured By Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Blood Lactate Threshold During Graded Exercise.  Medicine &Science in Sports and Exercise. 31(5):S111.

Page, S.J. & Sisto, S.A. (1999). A Review of Bilateral Transfer and Forced-Use Therapy for Hemiplegia: Motor Learning Applications.  Proceedings from Progress in Motor Control II: Structure – Function Relationships in Voluntary Movement, Pennsylvania State University, PA.

Davis, M.A., Sciandria, R., Sisto, S.A., Lamanca J.J., Cook, S., & Deutsch, J.E. (1999). A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Balance in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vs. Sedentary Healthy Controls. Physical Therapy, 79(5 Suppl.):S13.

Schneider, N., Horton, J., Gerdes, M., Ankola, A., & Sisto, S.A. (1999). Pain Reduction by Use of Lift Therapy for 1-2 Cm Leg Length Discrepancies. Physical Therapy, 79(5 Suppl.):S17.

Gerdes, M., Sisto, S.A., Schneider, N., Hill, G., &Redling, J. (1999).  Kinematic Measures of Changes in Prosthetic Gait after Practice Using the Power Knee: A Case Series.  Proceedings from APTA Exposition, Washington D.C.

Sisto, S.A.(1999). For All Walks Of Life: The Goodness of Gait Analysis and Patient Populations. PT-OT-Speech. 7(5), 6-8,10-11.

Sisto, S.A.(1999). Walk Away From Chronic Fatigue –With Baby Steps.  Healing With Motion.  126, Rodale Press, Inc.

Sisto, S.A. (1999). Walk This Way: The Role of Instrumental Gait Analysis in Diagnosis. 7 (4): 9-11,20.

Sliwinski, M.M., Sisto, S.A., D’errico, T., & Schneider, N. (1999). Temporal-Spatial Changes during Gait with and Without an Assistive Device of a Patient with Total Hip Replacement.  Proceedings from New Jersey American Physical Therapy Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

Redling, J.D., Sisto, S.A., Lacker, H.M., Johnston, M.V., & Schenk, S. (1998). A Mathematical Approach to a Precise Dynamic Measure of Gait Performance: Application to Amputee Gait. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 79(10):1335-1336.

Redling, J.D., Sisto, S.A., Lacker, H.M., Studer, L., Hill, G., Johnston, M.V., &Gerdes, M. (1998). Swing Phase Dynamics of Above-Knee Amputee Gait. Gait & Posture. 8 (1): 65.

Schenk, S., Roman, W., Narcessian, R., Lacker, M., Redling, J., Sisto, S.A., &Gerdes, M. (1998). Mechanical Energy Efficiency of a Wheelchair Racing Stroke. Gait & Posture. 7(2): 152.

Sisto, S.A., Redling, J.D., Francisco, G.E., Horton, J.D., Averill, A., Andrews, J.F., Engler, P.E. (1997). Gait Analysis Used to Guide the Application of Botox Treatment for Spasticity Management: A Case Study.  Proceedings from the NJAPTA Annual Conference, Atlantic City, 5(2),167.

Sisto, S.A., Redling, J.D., Francisco, G.E., Horton, J.A., Averill, A., Andrews J.F., &Engler, P.E. (1997). The Impact of Gait Analysis on the Application of BOTOX Treatment for Spasticity Management: A Case Study. Gait & Posture, 5 (2), 167.

Lacker, H.M., Choi, T.H., Schenk, S., Gupta, B., Narcessian, R.P., Sisto, S.A., Massood, S., Redling, J.D., Engler, P.E., Ghobadi, G., &Mcinerney, V.K. (1997). A Mathematical Model of Human Gait Dynamics.  Gait & Posture, 5 (2), 176.

Horton, J.A., Sisto, S.A., &Redling, J.D.(1997). Leg Length Inequality (LLI) and the Use of Corrective Shoe Lifts: New Neuro-Muscular Pattern Formation? Proceedings from Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Ottenweller, J.E., Lamanca, J.J., Sisto, S.A., Guo, W., &Natelson, B.H. (1996).Endocrine Hyporesponsiveness to Exercise in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Integrative PhysiolBehav Science, 32.

Engler, P.E., Sisto, S.A., Redling, J.D., Andrews, J.F., Kim, C.T., Findley, T.W., Mertz, J., & Robbins, H. (1996). A Prototype Device to Measure the Lumbosacral-Sacroiliac Range-Of-Motion.  Proceedings of  The IEEE 22ndAnnual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 80-81.

Engler, P.E., Sisto, S.A., Redling, J.D., Andrews, J.D., Chang, T., & Findley, T.W.(1996). Measuring the Accuracy of the 120 Hz Vicon Movement Analysis System. Gait & Posture, 4 (2), 192.

Sisto, S.A., Lamanca, J.J., Perckerman, A., &Natelson B. (1999). Cardiovascular Responses during a Cognitive Stressor Before and After Exercise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Vs. Sedentary Healthy Subjects.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 3/4 (5), 256.

Mccully, K., Natelson, B.H., Sisto, S.A., Lotti, S., Posner, J., Tapp, W., & Leigh J. (1993). Impaired Phosphocreatine Recovery in Women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (Abstract) Med Sci Sports Exercise.

Boda, W.L., Findley, T.W., Tapp, W.N., Reisman, S., Lacker, M., Chaudrhy, H., Sisto, S.A., Cordero, D. & Davis, A. (1993). Comparison of Normal and Amputee Gait with Added Weight. Proceedings of the IEEE 19th annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 217-218.

Sisto, S.A., Marchesano, I., Bergen, M., Drastal, S., &Tapp,W.N. (1992). The Effect of Paced Vs. Unpaced Breathing on the Vagal Control of the Heart in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Proceedings of American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting Proceedings.

Boda, W.L., Sisto, S.A., Zhang, P.Z., Findley, T.W., Tapp, W.N. &Natelson, B.H. (1992). Vagal Comparison of Power during Paced Breathing and Treadmill Exercise Testing in    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Society for Neurosciences Abstracts, 1182.

Findley, T.W., Tapp, W.N., Daum M.C., Zhang, P.Z., & Sisto, S.A. (1991). Fatigue, Vagal Function and Thermoregulation in Multiple Sclerosis. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference.