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"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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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.