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Peter Douris, PT, DPT, Ed.D.

Professor
Email:
pdouris@nyit.edu
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Prof. Peter Douris

 

Education

  • B.S., Physical Education, Hunter College
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, Columbia University
  • M.Ed., Applied Physiology, Columbia University
  • Ed.D., Applied Physiology, Columbia University
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology

 

Academic Appointments

  • 2011-present: Professor
  • 2004-Present: Associate Professor
  • 1996-2004: Associate Professor and Chairperson.  Dr Douris was the founding chair of the Physical Therapy Department at NYIT.  Dr Douris was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2004 and the Award for Outstanding Research in 2007 from the School of Health Professions at NYIT.

 

Clinical Experiences

  • Clinical experience in acute care, rehabilitation, home care, and private practice. Teaching experience at Hunter College, Long Island University, and Touro College.

 

Research

  • Douris PC, Borukhov L, Espinoza J, Klien J, Levane K, Li T, Northern R, Rando C, Santo M.Phototherapy and Grip Muscle Performance. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies. Volume 2,Issue 5, 2012
  • Douris P,McDonald B, Vespi F, Copeland Kelly N, Herman L.Comparison Between Nintendo WiiFit Aerobics and Traditional Aerobic Exercise in Sedentary Young Adults.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 26 No 4, April 2012
  • Douris PC, Handrakis JP, Gendy G,Salama M,Kwon D, Brooks R,Salama N,Southard V. Fatiguing Upper Body Aerobic Exercise Impairs Balance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 25 No 12, December 2011
  • Douris PC, Handrakis JP, Gendy G,Salama M,Kwon D, Brooks R,Salama N,Southard V. Fatiguing Upper Body Aerobic Exercise Impairs Balance. (Published Abstract). Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Volume 41,January 2011
  • Makofsky H, Douris PC, Goldstein LB, Discepolo A, Grion K, Kushnir G, Malner S, Singh J, Urgolites LZic F, Oricchio J.The Effect of PostureJac on Deep Cervical Flexor Endurance: Clinical Implications in the Management of Cervicogenic Headache. CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice.Volume 29,July 2011
  • Southard V, Dave A, Douris P.Exploring the Role of BMI and on Balance Reactions and Gait in Overweight Sedentary Middle-Aged Adults: A Pilot Study. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health Volume 1 No 3, October 2010
  • Fulop A, Dhimmer S, Deluca JR, Johanson DD, Lenz RV, Patel KB, Douris PC, Enwemeka CSA Meta Analysis on the Efficacy of Phototherapy on Pain Control. The Clinical Journal of Pain. Volume 26 October 2010
  • Handrakis JP, Southard VN, Abreu JM, Aloisa M, Doyen MR, Echevarria LM, Hwang H, Samuels C, Venegas SA, Douris PC. Static Stretching Does Not Impair Performance in Active Middle Aged Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 24 No 3 March 2010
  • Fulop A, Dhimmer S, Deluca JR, Johanson DD, Lenz RV, Patel KB, Douris PC,Enwemeka CS. A Meta Analysis on the Efficacy of Phototherapy in Tissue Repair. Photomedicne and Laser Surgery. Volume 27 No 5 2009
  • Douris PC, Elokda AS, Handrakis JP, Principal S, Rondo E, Bovell J, Coughlin WP, Mastroianni CN, Wong MJ, Zimmerman T. Martial Arts Enhance the Glutathione Antioxidative System in Middle Aged Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 23 No 5 August 2009
  • Augustine C, Makofsky HW, Britt C, Adomsky B, Deshler JM, Ramirez P, Douris P. Use of the Occivator for the correction of forward head posture and the implications for posturally-related TMD: [a] pilot study. Cranio: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice April 2008
  • DiFrancisco-Donoghue J, Werner W, Douris PC. Comparison of Once and Twice Weekly Strength Training in Older Adults. The British Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 41 January 2007
  • Douris PC, White BP, Cullen RR, Keltz WE, Meli J, Mondiello DM, Wenger D. The Relationship between Maximal Repetition Performance and Muscle Fiber Type as Estimated by Non-invasive Technique in the Quadriceps of Untrained Women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 20.No 3 August 2006
  • Douris P, Southard V, Ferrigi R, Grauer J, Katz D, Nascimento C, Podbielski P.The Effect of Phototherapy on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journal of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. Volume 24.No 3 June 2006
  • Douris P, Chinan A, Gomez M, Aw A, Steffens D, Weiss S. Fitness levels of Middle-Aged Martial Art Practitioners. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 38,2004.
  • Douris P, Southard V, Vargas C, Schauss W,Gennaro C, Reiss A.The Effects of Land and Aquatic Exercise on Balance Scores in the Older Adults.  Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Volume 26.No 1.2003.
  • Douris P, McKenna R, Madigan K, Cesarski B, Costiera R, Lu M.Recovery of Maximal Isometric Grip Strength following Cold Immersion. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 17 No 3 August 2003.
  • Liebler ET, Tufano-Coors L, Douris P, Makofsky HW, McKenna R, Michaels C, Rattray S.The Effect of Thoracic Mobilization on Lower Trapezius Strength. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. December 2001.
  • Douris PC. The Effect of Isokinetic Exercise on the Relationship Between Blood Lactate and Muscle Fatigue. Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. January 1993.
  • Douris PC. The Cardiovascular Responses to Velocity-Specific Isokinetic Exercise. Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. January 1991.
  • Simon J, D’Mellon DA, Douris P.The Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Mood in Normal Men. (Published Abstract). The 143rd annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. New York, NY. May 12-17, 1990. NR 156.


Scientific and Professional Presentations

  • Chronic Stretching Improves Arterial Compliance in Middle Aged Adults. New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Annual Conference. Poster Presentation. October 24, 2013. Albany, NY
  • Pediatric Obesity: Weighing in on an Epidemic.NYIT. Long Island Chapter New York Physical Therapy Association. April 3,2011
  • Fatiguing Upper Body Aerobic Exercise Impairs Balance. Platform Presentation. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.Febuary 2011. New Orleans, La
  • Fatiguing Upper Body Aerobic Exercise Impairs Balance. Platform Presentation. New York/New Jersey Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. October 16,2010.Atlantic City, NJ
  • Comparison Between Nintendo WiiFit Aerobics and Traditional Aerobic Exercise in Young Adults. Poster Presentation at the 19th Annual Clinical and Professional Poster Session in conjunction with AAPA’s 38th Annual PA Conference. June 2010. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Martial Arts: Self Defense Against Aging. Bio Medical Society. Baruch College. March 11,2010
  • A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Phototherapy in Tissue Repair. Platform Presentation. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.Febuary 2010. San Diego, California
  • A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Phototherapy on Pain Relief. Platform Presentation. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.Febuary 2010. San Diego, California
  • The Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy on Tissue Repair: A Meta-Analysis of Contemporary Literature Platform Presentation. New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. October 2009. Saratoga Springs, NY 
  • Martial Arts Enhance the Glutathione Antioxidative System. Poster Presentation. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.Febuary 2009.Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Static Stretching Does Not Impair Performance in Active Middle Aged Adults. Poster Presentation. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Febuary 2009. Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Martial Arts Enhance the Glutathione Antioxidative System. Platform Presentation. The Sixth Pan-Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation. October 4-5,2008.Hong Kong
  • Meta-Analysis Workshop-Organized and co-presented with Dean Enwemeka to Health Professions Faculty-April 15, 2008
  • Martial Arts: Self Defense Against Aging. Deans Hour Lecture. NYIT May 3, 2007
  • The Bactericidal Effects of Blue Light. New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Platform Presentation. October 28,2006. Huntington, New York.
  • Fitness over 50. Presentation at NYIT Health Fair. April 2006
  • The Effect of Phototherapy on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Platform Presentation. February 2006.San Diego, California
  • Clinical Examples of Light and Laser Therapy.Pre-conference course. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. February 2006. San Diego, California
  • Clinical Applications of Laser and Light Therapy. Lab Insructor.April 17, 2004. Nassau Community College, NY
  • The Effects of Land and Aquatic Exercise on Balance Scores in the Older Adults. Poster Presentation. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. February 2004 Nashville, Tenn.
  • Comparison of Fitness Levels of Middle- Aged Soo Bahk Do Practitioners vs Sedentary Controls.APTA Annual Conference. Platform Presentation. June 7, 2002. Cincinnatti, Ohio
  • The Effect of Cold Immersion Duration on Maximal Isometric Grip Strength.  New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Platform Presentation October 26, 2001. Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Descriptive Data Collection of Patellar Alignment Cross-Referenced with the McConnell Classification System.  Poster Presentation.  New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference..October 27, 2001. Saratoga Springs,NY
  • Training Considerations for the Low Back. Platform Presentation. American College of Sports Medicine. Second Annual New York State Clinic at Hunter College.  May 16, 1998.  New York, NY
  • The Effect of Isokinetic Exercise on the Relationship Between Blood Lactate and Muscle Fatigue. Platform Presentation Sports Physical Therapy Section Team Concept Meeting.  Dec. 5, 1992.  Newport Beach, CA
  • The Cardiovascular Response to Velocity-Specific Isokinetic Exercise. Platform Presentation.Sports Physical Therapy Section Meeting.  December 8, 1990.  Orlando, FL
  • The Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Mood in Normal Men. Poster Presentation.  Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Poster Presentation. May 14, 1990.  New York, NY
  • Acute Physiological Responses to Speed-Specific Isokinetic Exercise.  New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.  Annual Conference. Platform Presentation. May 5, 1990.  Albany, NY