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Current Research

Christopher R. Carcia, PhD, PT, SCS, OCS

Several projects on-going at various stages:

Isometric shoulder flexor torque with an without a volitional contraction of the abdominal musculature

The relationship between select lower extremity power tests and frontal plane landing kinematics

Sidelying glenohumeral internal rotation measures - normative values in young healthy subjects

The relationship between sidelying glenohumeral internal rotation measures and functional (behind the back) internal rotation

Refinement of operationally defining 'Lower Extremity' Dominance in a recreationally active population


Benjamin R. Kivlan, PhD, PT, OCS, SCS

Anatomical Research:

Descriptive - Currently investigating: the influence of femoral anteversion angle on hip joint range of motion in a cadaveric model. 


RobRoy L. Martin, PhD, PT, CSCS

Currently examining and performing outcome research related to musculoskeletal disorders of the lower extremity including the hip, foot and ankle regions. Labral tears and hip arthroscopy are areas of research emphasis. Agenda includes developing and providing evidence of validity for two self-reported evaluative outcome instruments: the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) and Hip Outcome Score (HOS). My current agenda also includes reviewing and determing the reliability and validity of clinical examination techniques.


Jason S. Scibek, PhD, ATC

Validation of a new method for assessing scapular kinematics

Examination of tri-planar scapulohumeral motion in healthy and injured shoudlers and the role of rehabilitation efforts to impact scapular biomechanics.

Lower extremity kinetic chain assessment and functional training for the purposes of injury prevention.


Kimberly A. Szucs, PhD, OTR/L

Assessment of shoulder muscle fatigue and biomechanics following a simulated work task with low level forces.