Biodynamics and Human Performance Ceneter

 

Current News & Events
 

American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting Presentations
 

We are excited to announce that the Biodynamics and Human Performance Lab will present nine poster and thematic presentations at the 61st  American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. This is also the 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease Meetings. The abstracts that will be presented 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.

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.
See more of the "Magic Glove"

Reliabilty of Biodex CKC Muscle Performance Testing

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is performing a reliability study of the Biodex CKC muscle performance testing attatchment and its relationship to the single arm shot put test.  One of the purposes of this study is to determine the reliability of the Biodex CKC muscle performance testing attatchment. The second purpose is to correlate the Biodex muscle performance testing and it's relationship to a field test using the single arm shot put test.

Exciting New Accomplishments

The Armstrong Atlantic 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 the abstracts accepted as research poster presentations at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, February, 2014. The majority of the research projects were performed in the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center.  A list of the abstracts follows:

Webb, L, Caitlin, 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

 

Past News & Events

April 4, 2013

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center will host the second anual Interactive Showcase in April of 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00PM that is free and open to the public. The event will involve light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and opportunities to interact with the faculty and students of the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center. Showcase activities will include 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 is being presented by Spine and Sport with Dr. Spencer Wheeler and Frank "The Big Guy" Sulkowski as Honorary Co-Chairs. To participate, please contact Beth Ann Walker at bethann@spinesport.org.

 

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.