Mission of Sports Medicine Research Laboratory

To safely promote and increase physical activity in society through research, education and service in the areas of risk factor identification and prevention of sport and recreational injuries to improve the health and wellness of society.

Current Research Projects

Knee

  • Lower extremity injury prevention in youth soccer
    • Padua DA, Marshall SW, DiStefano LJ, DiStefano M
  • Joint undertaking to monitor and prevent ACL injuries (JUMP ACL)
    • Marshall SW, Padua DA, Beutler AI, Wolf S, Yu B, Garrett WE, Pyne S, Tokish JT, DeBeradino T
  • Identification of muscle imbalances associated with lower extremity movement impairments
    • Padua DA, Bell DR, Goerger, Oates DC
  • Changes in lower extremity movement patterns following exercise-induced fatigue and verbal feedback
    • McGrath ML, Padua DA, Lewek MD, Stergiou N, Blackburn JT, Giuliani C
  • Correlations between reproductive hormones and muscle properties.
    • Bell DR, Padua DA, Blackburn JT, Norcross MF, Hackney A, Ondrak K
  • The effect of hormonal fluctuations on muscle properties across the menstrual cycle.
    • Bell DR, Padua DA, Blackburn JT, Norcross MF, Hackney A, Ondrak K
  • The influence of oral contraception use on muscle properties.
    • Hudson J, Bell DR, Padua DA, Blackburn JT, Norcross MF, Hackney A, Ondrak K
  • The influence of augmented feedback on medial knee displacement.
    • Bell DR, Padua DP, Goerger BM, Oates C
  • The influence of corrective exercise strategy on medial knee displacement.
    • Bell DR, Padua DA, Goerger BM, Oates C
  • Reliability and validity of the NCAA Injury Surveillance System.
    • Kucera, T, Marshall SW, Padua DA, Bell DR, DiStefano M
  • The influence of hamstring muscle stiffness on knee joint stability and landing biomechanics
    • Blackburn JT, Norcross MF
  • Neuromuscular and biomechanical derivations of female quadriceps dominance
    • Blackburn JT, Norcross MF
  • Electrical stimulation to improve proprioception in knee osteoarthritis
    • Weinhold P, Collins A, Blackburn JT
  • Sex comparison of hip muscle activity and lower extremity kinematics during functional and screening tasks”
    • Norcross MF, Goerger BM, Blackburn JT, Padua DA
  • Validation of the overhead squat
    • Goerger BM, Padua DA

Upper Extremity

  • Predicting shoulder injury from preseason screening findings in overhead athletes
    • Myers JB, Oyama S, Goerger BM, Rucinski TJ, Creighton RA
  • Determining the role of humeral retroversion in overhead injury
    • Myers JB, Oyama S, Goerger BM, Blackburn JT, Rucinski TJ, Creighton RA, Spang J
  • Linking upper extremity physical characteristics with elbow injury in competitive baseball players
    • Myers JB, Oyama S, Goerger BM, Rucinski TJ, Creighton RA
  • Change in rotator cuff muscle cross sectional area and subacromial width immediately following baseball pitching and during the course of recovery using diagnostic ultrasound
    • Oyama S, Myers JB, Blackburn TJ
  • Changes in shoulder kinetic chain movement characteristics in patients with subacromial impingement: effects of rehabilitation
    • Myers JB, Oyama S, Goerger BM, Creighton RA, Spang J

Foot and Ankle

  • The effect of sagittal plane joint position on ankle stability in stable and unstable ankles
    • Zinder S, Padua DA
  • Effect of ankle bracing on lower extremity kinematics and stiffness following a drop landing
    • Zinder S, Distefano LS, Man-Fong C
  • Effect of co-contraction on medial/lateral ankle stiffness
    • Zinder S, Padua DA
  • The acute effects of orthotic intervention on time to stabilization and stiffness in unstable and healthy ankles
    • Allard S, Mihalik J, Harrington S, Zinder S, Lewek M
  • The effects of functional ankle instability and induced fatigue on ankle stiffness
    • Kuenze C, Norcross N, Harrington S, Zinder S

Head and Neck

  • Validation of the military acute concussion evaluation (MACE) for in-theater evaluation of combat-related traumatic brain injury
    • McCrea M, Guskiewicz KM, Helmick K, Jaffee
  • Prospective investigation of sport-related concussion: Relationship between biomechanical, neuroanatomical, and clinical factors.î
    • Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Smith K, Lin W
  • Prospective evaluation of head impacts in youth ice hockey: Part II (PI: Kevin
    • Guskiewicz KM, Marshall S, Mihalik J
  • Assessment of high school athletes’ and coaches’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors concerning sports-related concussion
    • Register-Mihalik J, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Linnan LA, McLeod TV,   Mueller FO
  • Investigation of mild head injury in sport: A multifaceted approach
    • Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Register-Mihalik J, Gysland S, Goerger C
  • Prospective analysis of head impacts sustained in bantam-aged minor hockey players
    • Guskiewicz KM Montelpare W
  • The cumulative effect of subconcussive impact on clinical measures of concussion in divisions one collegiate football players
    • Gysland S, Mihalik JP, Mihalik JR, Shields E, Trulock S, Guskiewicz KM
  • Alternative techniques to gain emergency airway access
    • Toler J, Mihalik JP, Oyama S, Halverson D, Guskiewicz KM, Petchauer M
  • Hypopituitarism in retired professional football players
    • Kelly D, Guskiewicz KM
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) supplementation in retired professional football players
    • Guskiewicz KM, Marshall S, Smith K, Giovanello K, Kaufer D, Hackney A,    Marks B