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

All Publications

Vance C, Dailey D, Rakel B, Geasland K, Darghosian L, Alemo Munters L, Merriwether E, Crofford L, Sluka K.  Skin Impedance is not a factor in transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation effectiveness.  American Pain Society Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA.  2015 May. 

Noehren B, Dailey D, Rakel B, Vance C, Zimmerman M, Crofford L, Sluka K.  Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain, function, and quality of life in fibromyalgia: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.  Phys Ther.  2015. 95(1):129-40.

Dailey D, Vance C, Rakel B, Goldman S, Malow B, Zimmerman M, Crofford L, Sluka K.  The Relationship between Pain, Fatigue, Sleep, Disease Severity and Function in Women with Fibromyalgia.  International Association for the Study of Pain 15th World Congress on Pain.  2014. 

Vance C, Dailey D, Rakel B, Sluka K.  Using TENS for pain control: the state of the evidence.  Pain Manag.  2014. 4(3):197-209.

Dailey D, Rakel B, Blodgett N, Vance C, Liebano R, Amrit A, Bush H, Lee J, Sluka K.  Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces pain, fatigue and hyperalgesia while restoring central inhibition in primary fibromyalgia. .  Pain.  2013 November. 154(11):2554-62.

Liebano R, Vance C, Rakel B, Lee J, Cooper N, Marchand S, Walsh D, Sluka K.  Transcutanous electrical nerve stimulation and conditioned pain modulation influence the perception of pain in humans. .  Eur J Pain.  2013 May. 

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.

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. 

Oppliger R, Nielsen D, Vance C.  Wrestler's Minimal Weight Anthropometry Bioimpedance and Hydrostatic Weighing Compared.  Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.  1991 February. 23(2):247-253.

Wadsworth C, Nielsen D, Burns L, Krull J, Vance C.  Effect of the Counterforce Arm Band on Wrist Extension and Grip Strength and Pain in Subjects with Tennis Elbow.  Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  1989. 11(65):192-197.

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

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