Addie MIddleton, PhD, PT

Addie Middleton, PhD, PT Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences*

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Research Area: Rehabilitation outcomes

*Dr. Middleton has left UTMB as of June 1st, 2017


  • BA 2003 University of North Carolina, Economics
  • DPT 2007 University of South Carolina, Physical Therapy
  • PhD 2015 University of South Carolina, Exercise Science

Current Funding

Grant# K12 HD055929 (PI: Ottenbacher)
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD), NIH
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
Role: Trainee, 2016-present

Select Publications

  1. Middleton A, Braun CH, Lewek MD, Fritz SL. Balance impairment limits ability to increase walking speed in individuals with chronic stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation. In press, February 2016.
  2. Middleton A, Fulk GD, Herter TM, Beets MW, Donley J, Fritz SL. Self-selected and maximal walking speeds provide greater insight into fall status than walking speed reserve among community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In press, January 2016.
  3. DiPiro N, Embry A, Fritz SL, Middleton A, Krause J, Gregory C. Effects of aerobic exercise training on fitness and walking-related outcomes in ambulatory individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. Epub, December 2015.
  4. Middleton A, Fulk GD, Beets MW, Herter TM, Fritz SL. Self-selected walking speed is predictive of daily ambulatory activity in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Epub, September 2015.
  5. Liuzzo DM, Peters DM, Middleton A, Lanier W, Chain R, Barksdale B, Fritz SL. Measurements of weight bearing asymmetry using the Nintendo Wii balance board are not reliable for older adults and individuals with stroke. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Epub, August 2015.
  6. Middleton A, Fritz SL, Lusardi MM. Walking speed: The functional vital sign. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2015; 23(2), 314-22.
  7. Peters DM, Jain S, Liuzzo DM, Middleton A, Greene J, Blanck E, Sun S, Raman R, Fritz SL. Individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury improve walking speed and mobility with Intensive Mobility Training. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014; 95(8), 1454-1460.
  8. Middleton A, Fritz SL, Liuzzo D, Newman-Norlund R, Herter TM. Using clinical and robotic assessment tools to examine the feasibility of pairing tDCS with upper extremity physical therapy in patients with stroke and TBI: a consideration-of-concept pilot study. NeuroRehabilitation. 2014; 35(4), 741-754.
  9. Middleton A, Merlo-Rains A, Peters DM, Greene JV, Blanck EL, Moran R, Fritz SL. Body weight supported treadmill training is no better than overground training for individuals with chronic stroke, a randomized control trial. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 2014; 21(6), 462-476.
  10. Peters DM, Middleton A, Donley JW, Blanck EL, Fritz, SL. Concurrent validity of walking speed values calculated via the GAITRite electronic walkway and 3 Meter Walk Test in the chronic stroke population. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2013; 30(3), 183-8.