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

  • 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

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 determining 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 shoulders 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.