Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Carol G. Vance, PT, PhD


Associate of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1-244 Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-6758

Web: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science


BA, Biology (Cum Laude), Luther College
Certificate, Physical Therapy, University of Iowa
MA, Physical Therapy, University of Iowa
PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Physical Therapist, Iowa State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Exercise Test Technologist, American College of Sports Medicine
Health Fitness Instructor, American College of Sports Medicine

Selected Publications

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Vance C, Rakel B, Blodgett N, DeSantana J, Amendola A, Zimmerman M, Walsh D, Sluka K.  Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Pain, Pain Sensitivity, and Function in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Journal of Physical Therapy.  2012 July. 92(7):898-910.

Hoeger B, Vance C, Sluka K.  Managing Wound Related Pain.  FA Davis Publishers.  2010 July. 

DeSantana J, Walsh D, Vance C, Rakel B, Sluka K.  Effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for treatment of hyperalgesia and pain.  Current Rheumatology Reports.  2008 December. 10(6):492-499.

Vance C, Rakel B, Blodgett N, DeSantana J, Amendola A, Walsh D, Frey Law L, Sluka K.  Effects of high and low frequency tens on knee osteoarthritis pain.  International Association for the Study of Pain, Scotland.  2008 August. 

Maeda Y, Lisi T, Vance C, Sluka K.  Release of GABA and activation of GABA(A) in the spinal cord mediates the effects of TENS in rats.  Brain Research Journal.  2007 March 9. 1136(1):43-50.

Vance C, Radhakrishnan R, Skyba D, Sluka K.  Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation at both high and low frequencies reduces primary hyperalgesia in rats with joint inflammation in a time-dependent manner.  Journal of Physical Therapy.  2007 January. 87(1):44-51.

Sluka K, Vance C, Lisi T.  High-frequency, but not low-frequency, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces aspatate and glutamate release in the spinal cord dorsal horn.  Journal of Neurochemistry.  2005 December. 95(6):1794-1801.

Oppliger R, Darter B, Vance C, Nielsen D.  Cross-Validation of Body Composition Assessment Methods among Physically Active and Athletic Young Women.  ACSM.  2005 June. 

Lisi T, Vance C, Sluka K.  High Frequency TENS Reduces Glutamate Release and Low Frequency Increases GABA Release in the Spinal Dorsal Horn.  APTA Sections on Research.  2005 February 27. 

Vance C, Radhakrishnan R, Skyba D, Sluka K.  Effects of TENS on Acute and Chronic Primary Hyperalgesia Induced by Knee Joint Inflammation in Rats.  Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.  2005. 

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