Brandon Ness

Brandon Ness

Assistant Professor

PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Phone: (605) 658-6372

Email: Brandon.M.Ness@usd.edu

Bio:

The majority of my professional career has been spent in outpatient and sports physical therapy practice. My current clinical practice includes physical therapy evaluation and treatment of University of South Dakota Division I student-athletes.


Teaching Interests:

Musculoskeletal Orthopedics Diagnostic Imaging


Research Interests:

Sports physical therapy injury prevention and rehabilitation


Education:

  • Ph D, Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2019
  • Sports Physical Therapy Residency, Sports Physical Therapy , Gundersen Medical Foundation, 2014
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, 2011
  • BA, Health Fitness, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2008

Licensures and Certifications:

  • BLS Instructor, American Heart Association
  • Emergency Medical Response Instructor
  • Licensed Physical Therapist - South Dakota
  • CITI Protection of Human Research Subjects Certification
  • Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, American Red Cross
  • Functional Movement Screen, Level 1 Certification, Functional Movement Systems
  • Licensed Physical Therapist - Kansas
  • Licensed Physical Therapist - Wisconsin
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR/AED, American Heart Association
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Licensed Physical Therapist - Oregon
  • Emergency Medical Response Certified, American Red Cross
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Ness, Brandon, Tao, Hanz, Javers, Dustin, Thielsen, Allison, Tvedt, Hans, Whitcher, James, and Zimney, Kory. Development of an upper extremity 'swing count' and performance measures in NCAA Division I volleyball players over a competitive season, 582-591. Vol. 14, Iss. 4. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2019.
  • Ness, Brandon, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Tao, Hanz, Full, Olivia, Seehafer, Lucas, Walder, Chelsie, and Zimney, Kory. The reliability of a novel heel-rise test versus goniometry to assess plantarflexion range of motion., 19-27. Vol. 13, Iss. 1. Int J Sports Phys Ther, 2018.
  • Ness, Brandon, Zimney, Kory, and Schweinle, William. Analysis of gauntlet test performance and injury risk in intercollegiate Division I female soccer players: a retrospective study, 536-543. Vol. 26, Iss. 6. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2017.
  • Ness, Brandon, Comstock, Brett, and Schweinle, William. Changes in dynamic balance and hip strength after an eight-week conditioning program in NCAA division I female soccer (football) athletes, 1054-1064. Vol. 11, Iss. 7. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2016.
  • Ness, Brandon, Taylor, Andrew L., Haberl, Matthew D., Reuteman, Paul F., and Borgert, Andrew J.. Clinical observation and analysis of movement quality during performance on the star excursion balance test, 168-177. Vol. 10, Iss. 2. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2015.

Awards and Honors:

  • President's Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of South Dakota, 2018
  • USD School of Health Sciences Early Career Faculty Research Achievement Award, 2018
  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2015

Presentations:

  • Tao, Hanz, Ness, Brandon, Zimney, Kory. Use of a novel, individualized running journal to guide return to competition in collegiate runners with running-related injuries: a case series. Presented at the Third World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (October 4, 2019)
  • Tao, Hanz, Husher, Anthony, Schneider, Zachary, Strand, Scott, Ness, Brandon. Comparison of single leg balance to isometric ankle and hip strength. Presented at the 2019 Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC. (January 26, 2019)
  • Ness, Brandon, Tao, Hanz, Zimney, Kory, Javers, Dustin, Thielsen, Allison, Whitcher, James. 'Hit count' and upper extremity performance measures in NCAA Division I volleyball players. Presented at the 2019 Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC. (January 26, 2019)
  • Tao, Hanz, Ness, Brandon, Zimney, Kory, Lentz, Trevor, Christopherson, Zachary, Matheson, J.W., Gist, Mason. The Athlete in Pain: Moving Beyond the Tissues to the Person. Presented at the 2019 Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC. (January 25, 2019)
  • Ness, Brandon. The Athlete in Pain, Moving beyond the Tissues to the Person.. Presented at the 2019 Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, D.C.. (January 2019)
  • Ness, Brandon. PTs in College Athletics & the Fading Glass Ceiling. Presented at the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (February 24, 2018)
  • Ness, Brandon. Responding to Emergencies: When the PT is the Most Medical Professional. Presented at the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (February 22, 2018)
  • Ness, Brandon, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Tao, Hanz, Zimney, Kory, Full, Olivia, Seehafer, Lucas, Walder, Chelsie. The reliability of a novel heel rise test versus goniometry to assess plantarflexion range of motion. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting 2018, New Orleans, LA. (February 2018)
  • Ness, Brandon, Brave Heart, Jessica. Exercise Response to Powwow Dancing in Healthy Adults. Presented at the AISES National Conference, Denver, CO. (September 2017)
  • Zimney, Kory, Ness, Brandon, Laufmann, Spencer, Muehler, Melissa, Sarringar, Tyler. Reliability and Norms of Pressure Pain Threshold Testing in Healthy Subjects Lateral Wrist Extensor Muscles. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX. (February 16, 2017)
  • Ness, Brandon, Comstock, Brett, Schweinle, William. Changes in Dynamic Balance and Hip Strength after an Eight-Week Conditioning Program in NCAA Division I Female Soccer (Football) Athletes. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting 2017, San Antonio, TX. (February 2017)
  • Ness, Brandon, Zimney, Kory, Schweinle, William. Gauntlet Test Performance and Injury Risk in Collegiate Female Soccer Players. Presented at the XXV International Conference of Sport Rehabilitation and Traumatology. Football Medicine Strategies: Return to Play, London, United Kingdom. (April 9, 2016)
  • Ness, Brandon, Taylor, Andrew L., Haberl, Matthew D., Reuteman, Paul F., Borgert, Andrew J.. Clinical Observation and Analysis of Movement Quality during Performance on the Star Excursion Balance Test. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting 2015, Indianapolis, IN. (February 6, 2015)
  • Lanzino, Desiree J., Rabinstein, Alejandro A., Kinlaw, Denise, Hepburn, Stephanie B., Ness, Brandon, Olson, Karen J., Sobie, Sarah M., Hollman, John H.. A Reliable Non-equilibrium Coordination Test Battery for Patients with Neurologic Pathology. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (February 11, 2011)
  • Lanzino, Desiree J., Rabinstein, Alejandro A., Kinlaw, Denise, Hepburn, Stephanie B., Ness, Brandon M., Olson, Karen J., Sobie, Sarah M., Hollman, John H.. Reliability & Clinical Utility of Coordination Testing in Patients with Neurologic Pathology. Presented at the Minnesota Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN. (April 17, 2010)