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
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 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 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.