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Gregory F. Marchetti P.T., M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Rangos 107
Phone: 412.396.5544

Education:

Ph.D., Epidemilogy, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
M.S., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
Courses

Ergonomic and Environmental Interventions

Physical Therapy Administration and Leadership

Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy


Publications

Algwhiri, AA, Baker, CB Furman JM, Marchetti GF, Rogers JC, Sparto PJ, Whitney SL. The Development and Validation of the Vestibular Activities and Participation (VAP) Measure. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In press, accepted March 2012. 

Mohammad, MT, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF , Sparto, PJ, Ward BK,  and Furman JM. The reliability and response stability of dynamic testing of the vestibulo-ocular reflex in patients with vestibular disease Journal of Vestibular Research 2011; 21 (2): 277-288

Algwhiri, AA, Baker, CB Furman JM, Marchetti GF, Rogers JC, Sparto PJ, Whitney SL. Content comparison of self-report measures used in vestibular rehabilitation based on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF).  Phys Ther. 2011 91(3):346-57

Schreiber, J, Marchetti, GF, Benger, J, Reed, L. Parent Perspectives on Rehabilitation Services for Families & Their Children with Lifelong Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Investigation, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 2011; 31(3): 1-14.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Roche JL, Lin C, Steed DP, Musolino MC, Redfern MR. A comparison of an accelerometry device and computerized dynamic posturography:  A new possible measure of vestibulospinal function.  Gait Posture. 2011; 33(4): 594-9.

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL, Redfern MS, Furman, JM Factors Associated with Balance Confidence in Older Adults with Health Conditions Affecting the Balance and Vestibular System Under review by Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 92: 1884-91.

Ward, BK, Mohoammed MT, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Furman JW, The Reliability, Stability, and Concurrent Validity of a Test of Gaze Stabilization. J Vestib Res. 2010; 20(5):363-72

Schreiber J, Stern P, Marchetti, G, Provident I. Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy: A Formative Evaluation Pilot Project. Phys Ther 89 (9), September 2009, 918-933.

Schreiber J, PT, Stern P, Marchetti, G, Provident I, Sammarone Turocy P. School-Based Pediatric Physical Therapists' Perspectives on Evidence-Based Practic. Journal of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatr Phys Ther 2008; 20:292-302

S. Whitney, G. Marchetti, M. Pritcher, J. Furman Gaze stabilization and gait performance in vestibular dysfunction. Gait & Posture 2008; 29(2):194-198

Pritcher MR, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Furman JM. The influence of age and vestibular disorders on gaze stabilization. Otol Neurotol. 2008 ,29 (7):982-8

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL, Blatt PJ, Morris LO. Temporal and spatial changes in characteristics of gait in persons with vestibular dysfunction. Phys Ther 2008; 85(5): 650-651.

Maretta, B, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Sparto PS. The  responsiveness of the Five-Times-Sit to stand test in persons with balance disorders. . J Vestib Res. 2007; 16(5): 233-243.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Sparto PJ, Morris LO. Reliability and validity of the four-square step test in persons with balance deficits secondary to vestibular disorder. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007, 88(1):99-104.

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL.  The Construction and validation of the 4-item Dynamic Gait Index. Phys Ther 2006; 86(12), 1651-1660, 2006.

Perry SB, Marchetti GF, Wagner S, Wilton W.  Predicting Caregiver Assistance Required for Sit-to-Stand Following Rehabilitation for Acute Stroke.  J Neurol Phys Ther. 2006 Mar;30(1):2-11

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Schade A, Wrisley DM. The relationship between self reported falls and dynamic posturography in patients with vestibular disorders. Archives of Phys Med and Rehab. 87(3):402-7. March 2006.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Brown K, Furman JM Physical therapy for central vestibular dysfunction. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Jan;87(1):76-81.

Whitney SL, Wrisley DM, Marchetti GF, Gee MA, Redfern MS, Furman JM The Clinical Measurement of Sit to Stand Performance in People with Balance  Disorders: The validity of the five times sit to stand test. Phys Ther. 2005; 85 (10):1034-45.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Morris, LO.  The Usefulness of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory in the Screening for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Otology and Neurotology  2005; 26:1027-1033, 2005

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL.  Older adults and Balance Dysfunction. Neurol Clin. 2005; 23(3):785-805.

Marchetti GF and Whiney SL.  Falls in the elderly and preventive measures . In Poe (ed): Dizziness and Vertigo. Auricle Ink Publishers, Sedona AZ, 2005.

Whitney SL and Marchetti GF.  Management of the Elderly Person with Vestibular Dysfunction. In Herdman (ed) Vestibular Rehabilitation, 3rd ed. 2007, FA Davis, Philadelphian PA

Wrisley DM, Marchetti GF, Kuharsky DK, Whitney SL. Reliability, internal consistency and validity of data obtained with the functional gait assessment.  Physical Therapy. 2004; 84(10):906-918.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Schade A, Wrisley DM.  The sensitivity and specificity of the timed -up and go- and the dynamic gait index for self-reported falls in persons with vestibular disorders.  Jl Vest Res,2004;  14(5):  397-409.

Schreiber J, Marchetti G, Crytzer T. The implementation of a six-week community fitness program for children with disabilities.  Pediatr Phys Ther. 2004 Fall;16(3):173-9.

Whitney S., Furman J, Wrisley D, Marchetti G.  The effect of age on vestibular rehabilitation outcomes.  Laryngascope, 112 (10): 1785-1790 October, 2002. 

Moetti  P,  Marchetti G. Clinical outcomes from mechanical intermittent cervical traction for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy: a case series. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 31(4): 207-213, 2001.

Whitney S., Hudak  M, Marchetti  G. The dynamic gait index relates to self-reported fall history in individuals with vestibular dysfunction. Journal of Vestibular Research-Equilibrium and Orientation 2000; 10 (2): 99-105.

 Augustine M, Eagleton K, Graham D, Story S, Sullivan W, Koontz C, Marchetti G, Tepper S,. Accuracy of the ankle-brachial pressure measurement by physical therapists and physical therapy students. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 11(3): 99-104, 2000.

Whitney S., Hudak  M, Marchetti  G. The activities-specific balance confidence scale and the dizziness handicap inventory: A comparison. Journal of Vestibular Research-Equilibrium and Orientation 1999; 9 (4): 253-259.

Presentations

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Lin C, Roche JL, , Steed DP, Musolino MC, Redfern MR Is there a relationship between gait scores (speed, Functional Gait Assessment, Dynamic Gait Index) and Balance Accelerometry Measure (BAM) scores in persons with and without  vestibular disorders?" Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. San Diego, CA, February 25-29, 2012

Lin C, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Roche JL, , Steed DP, Musolino MC, Redfern MR. A Comparison of the Balance Accelerometry Measure (BAM) and the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) in Persons with and without Concussion. Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL. Feb, 2012

Algwhiri, AA, Baker, CB Furman JM, Marchetti GF, Rogers JC, Sparto PJ, Whitney SL. The Development and Validation of the Vestibular Activities and Participation (VAP) Measure. Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL. Feb 12, 2012

Asiri F, Marchetti GF, Ellis JL, Otis L, Whitney SL. Australian therapy outcome measures by physical therapists in a home-care setting:  Subscale selection and association with diagnostic category.   World Confederation of Physical, Therapy, Amsterdam, June 21, 2011.

Alahmari K, Whitney SL, Sparto PJ, Marchetti GF, Furman JM.  Exploring the use of virtual reality technology as an intervention in vestibular rehabilitation.   World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, June 22, 2011.

Alghwiri AA, Whitney SL, Baker CE, Sparto PJ, Marchetti GF, Rogers JC, Furman JM. The

Development of the Vestibular Activities and Participation (VAP) Measure Using the Delphi Technique.   Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 12, 2011

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Ellis J, Otis L.  Balance changes in older adults receiving home care services. Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 12, 2011

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL, Furman JM.  Comorbidity associated with dizziness/imbalance in older adults seen in a tertiary care management setting: Prevalence estimates and comparison with community dwelling American population values.  Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 12, 2011.

Lin CC, Whitney SL, Roche JL, Steed DP, Marchetti GF, Furman GR, Musolino MC, Redfern MS. Age-related Postural Sway Changes During Balance Tasks Using the Balance Accelerometry Measure (BAM) in Healthy Adults.  Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 12, 2011.

Mohammad M, Whitney SL, Sparto PJ, Marchetti GF, Furman JM.  The effect of optotype parameters on the performance of healthy young subjects on the gaze stabilization test.  Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 12, 2011.

Marchetti G, Linehan A, Baker H, White J, Beatty K,. Ergonomic analysis of exposures in the food service industry: A case report.  Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Feb 12, 2011 

Schreiber, J, Marchetti, GF, Benger, J, Reed, L Measuring perception of care in outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services: Internal consistency, internal structure validity and item analysis of the 20-item Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC 20) APTA 2010, Boston, MA.

Moetti P, Marchetti G. Effectiveness of the Saunders Home Cervical Trac Unit Compared with a Standard Over-the-Door Pulley System in Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial APTA 2010, Boston, MA.

Algwhiri, AA, Baker, CB Furman JM, Marchetti GF, Rogers JC, Sparto PJ, Whitney SL The development of the vestibular activities and participation (VAP) measure using the delphi technique. 2010 North American Collaborating Center Conference on the International June 23 and 24, 2010, at the William H. Natcher Conference Center on the campus of the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Whitney SL, Lin C, Steed DP, Marchetti GF, Redfern MS, The relationship between accelerometer scores, age, and status (patient versus control) during standing. International Conference of the Baranay Society, August 2010, Rekavic Iceland.

Lin C, Steed DP, Marchetti GF, Redfern MS, Whitney SL Accelerometry as a measure of vestibulospinal function: Test-retest reliability and relationship to computerized dynamic posturography. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, March 2010, Anaheim, CA

Algwhiri, AA, Baker, CB Furman JM, Marchetti GF, Rogers JC, Sparto PJ, Whitney SL Content comparison of vestibular rehabilitation quality of life measures based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)

APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2010, San Diego CA.

Marchetti GF, Lin, CC, Whitney SL. Responsiveness and minimal clinically important difference for the Dynamic Gait Index and Functional Gait Assessment in measuring gait performance in patients with balance and vestibular disorders. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2010, San Diego, CA.

Alghwiri A, Marchetti G, Whitney SL. Content comparison of vestibular rehabilitation quality of life measures based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2010, San Diego, CA.

Whitney S, Redfern M, Lin CC, Roche J, Steed D, Marchetti G, Furman G, and Musolino M.  Accelerometry as a measure of vestibulospinal function: Test-retest reliability and relationship to computerized dynamic posturography. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Midwinter research Meeting, February 2010, Anahiem, CA.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Ellis JL, Otis L, The Relationship Between cognition and gait performance in older adults undergoing physical therapy interventions in various settings

International Gait and Mental Function Conference, February 2010, Washington DC

Lin C, Steed DP, Marchetti GF, Redfern MS, Whitney SL The use of an accelerometer to determine vestibulospinal function:  The NIH Toolbox Project, American Society for Biomechanics Annual Conference, State College PA, August 2009

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Kurs-Lasky M, Furman JM The Relationship of the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale to Sensory Organization Test Scores in 4-6-Year-Old Children, APTA National Conference 2009, Baltimore, MD, June 2009

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL, Furman JM, and Jacob R. Discriminative Properties of the Situational Characteristic Questionnaire. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Midwinter research Meeting, February 2009, Baltimore MD 

Mohammad M, Whitney S, Ward B, Marchetti G, Furman J. The reliability and stability of dynamic testing of the vestibulo-ocular reflex in patients with vestibular disease. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Midwinter research Meeting, February 2009, Baltimore MD  

Marchetti GF, Whitney SL. Responsiveness of clinical measures of balance, gait and self-reported disability to rehabilitation in persons with vestibular system disorders. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2009, LasVegas NV.

Euype S, Marchetti GF. Case report of cervicogenic dizziness using an orthopedic physical therapy approach. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2009, LasVegas NV.

Marchetti G and Whitney SL. Measuring change in persons with balance and vestibular disorders. Annual conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.

Whitney SL and Marchetti GF. Measuring change in persons with balance and vestibular disorders.  Annual conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio Texas, June 2008.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF The use of virtual reality for vestibular rehabilitation. XXth Conference of the Barany Society, Kyoto Japan, March, 2008.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF and Wrisley D.  The functional gait assessment identifies vestibular disorders and reduced balance confidence.  XXth Conference of the Barany Society, Kyoto Japan, March, 2008.

Lewis S, Marchetti G, Salacinski, A. Holland M, Ireland, K, Krohn K. The Effects of Spinning- Group Cycling on Pain, Gait Velocity and Quality of Life in Persons with Mild to Moderate Knee Osteoarthritis:  A Randomized-controlled Trial. Platform presentation, Conference of the American College of Rheumatology,  November 2007, Boston MA.

Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Furman J.  The relationship between balance disorders and gaze stability in persons with and without balance disorders due to vestibular dysfunction. Accepted for presentation Annual Conference American Audiology Association, 2007, Denver CO.