Biodynamics and Human Performance Center

Current News & Events
 

American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting Presentations
 

The Armstrong Masters of Sports Medicine students are currently submitting abstracts for acceptance to the 62nd American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue, in San Diego, CA on May 26th-30th, 2015.

Featured Research Projects

"Magic Gloves" and Upper Extremity Plyometric Research

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center has a research arm investigating upper extremity plyometrics. Several prior studies have been presented at various national and international meetings as well as publications in Index Medicus journals. The focus of one of the current ongoing research projects using a multidisciplinary approach (Health Sciences, Engineering, Physical Therapy) is utilizing the "magic gloves". These are instrumented gloves with force transducers, developed by the engineering department,  to allow data collection of some of the forces created when performing upper extremity plyometrics. The following pictures demonstrate the development and ongoing research project investigating use of the "magic gloves" with upper extremity plyometrics.

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Exciting New Accomplishments

The Armstrong State University Physical Therapy program is excited to announce that four research projects will be presented at the American Association of Physical Therapy Combine Sections Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana February 2015.  Many of the projects utilized the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center.  A list of the abstracts follows:

Hodgdon, K, Davis, S, Wofford, N, Lake, D, Davies, GJ. The effects of hip abductor and external rotator fatigue in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome compared to healthy individuals. Research Poster accepted,  APTA-CSM, Indianapolis, IN., February, 2015

Burkette, D, Halbert, G, Lake, D, Davies, GJ. A comparison of isolated total leg strengthening vs functional training on strength, power, balance and agility in healthy individuals. Research Poster accepted,  APTA-CSM, Indianapolis, IN., February, 2015

Elliott, T, Marshall, K, Lake, D, Davies, GJ. The Effect of Sitting on Stability Balls on Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Core Endurance: A Randomized, Controlled, Prospective Study. Research Poster accepted, APTA-CSM, Indianapolis, IN., February, 2015

Ball, C, Schneider, E, Glick, C, Smith, TC, Kessler, K, Lauderdale, V, McClellan, K, Davies, GJ, Manske, R. Strength of the Shoulder Muscles Based on Scapular Position: A Propsective Randomized Multicenter Trial Design. Research Poster accepted, APTA-CSM, Indianapolis, IN., February, 2015

Past News & Events

May 27-31, 2014

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Lab presented nine poster and thematic presentations at the 61st  American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The project abstracts are listed below:

Greene, S., Church, T., Davies, G.J., Riemann, B.L. Comparison of neutral, wide and plié stances on hip adduction kinematics during squatting. 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 31, 2014.

Davis, S., Huet, K., Riemann, B.L., Davies, G.J.  Assessment of closed kinetic chain isokinetic testing of upper extremity average power production.  2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 30, 2014.

Mitchell, A.M., Ralston, J.L., Davies, G.J., Riemann, B.L.  Comparison of upper extremity muscle activation between different inertial exercise equipment.  2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 30, 2014.

Riemann, B.L., Russell, B., Phillips, A., Rudolph-Brown, D., Johnson, W., Davies, G.J. Comparison of upper extremity sensorimotor skills between different groups of athletes.  2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 30, 2014.

Bosak, A., Nelson, M., Carter, J. Assessing The Heart Rate Responses Between Two Different Nintendo Wii Sports Resorts Canoeing Exercise Sessions. 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 30, 2014.

Boessneck, K., Riemann, B.L., Biomechanical Analysis of the Kettlebell Swing in Women. 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 29, 2014.

Riley, A., Riemann, B.L., Davies, G.J. Velocity spectrum torque testing of shoulder internal rotators.  2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Poster Presentation May 29, 2014.

Hipko, N., Riemann, B.L., Davies, G.J. Effects of ball mass on plyometric throwing exercise intensity. 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Thematic Presentation May 28, 2014.

Kenreich, M., Tamargo, N.C., Davies, G.J., Riemann, B.L. Lead limb used during drop jumps affects initial vertical ground reaction force symmetry.  2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine Accepted for Thematic Presentation May 28, 2014.

February 3-6, 2014

The Armstrong State University Physical Therapy Program has recently had a unique accomplishment in the physical therapy profession. One hundred percent of the students, along with their faculity advisors, recently had abstracts accepted as research poster presentations at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, February, 2014.  A list of the abstracts follows:

Webb, L, Ezell, C, Dunaway, J, Stroer, K, Benkeser, D, Cunningham, T, Bringman, D, Davies, GJ. Randomized Controlled Trial Analyzing the Effects of a Simulated Computerized Shoulder Model Training on the Accuracy of the Forces used During Shoulder Mobilizations in First-Year Physical Therapy Students. Research Poster Presentation accepted for presentation. APTA-CSM, Las Vegas, NV., Feb, 2014

Anderson, A, Bond, J, Fitzpatrick, K, Morris, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Prospective, randomized clinical trial of the effects of open, closed and combined kinetic chain exercises on patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Research Poster Presentation accepted for presentation. APTA-CSM, Las Vegas, NV., Feb, 2014

Holzwarth, AG, Keen, LS, McMahan, DL, Wofford, N, Davies, GJ. Prospective Randomized Training Study Evaluating Low versus Moderate Volume Plyometric Training on Functional Outcome Measures of the Shoulder.  Research Poster Presentation accepted for presentation. APTA-CSM, Las Vegas, NV., Feb, 2014. Nominated for Best Orthopedic Section Posterboards.

Smith, C, Schneider, E, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The Effect of Scapular Fatigue on Upper Extremity Power. Research Poster Presentation accepted for presentation. APTA-CSM, Las Vegas, NV., Feb, 2014

April 4, 2013

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center hosted the second annual Interactive Showcase in April of 2013. Showcase activities included golf swing analyses, balance testing, strength testing, eye-hand coordination testing, movement analyses and demonstrations of trendy exercise and rehabilitation techniques and movement assessments. The event was presented by Spine and Sport with Dr. Spencer Wheeler and Frank "The Big Guy" Sulkowski as Honorary Co-Chairs.

January 21-23, 2013

 Four papers from the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center were accepted at APTA-CSM, a national Physical Therapy Conference in San Deigo, CA held on January 21-24, 2013. Two of the papers, King, E, et. al and Arnsdorff, K, et. al, were nominated as one of the best orthopedic section posterboards.

  • Davies, GJ, King, E, Cunningham, TC. Intratester reliability for quantification of forces with accessory and physiological movements stratified between first, second and third year SPTs  using computerized instrumented shoulder models.
  • Ewin, WC, King, JE, Kirksey, AM, Davies, GJ, Bringman, D, Wilcox, A, Riemann, BL. A Randomized Prospective Training Study of Open Kinetic Chain and Closed Kinetic Chain Perturbation Training in Clients with Shoulder Pain.
  •  Arnsdorff, K, Anderson, S, Burton, K, Voight, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The effectiveness of low volume versus high volume upper extremity plyometric exercises on the kinematics and kinetics of the shoulder.
  • King, E, Davies, GJ, Cunningham, TC. Intratester reliability for quantification of forces with accessory and physiological movements using computerized instrumented shoulder models.