Research

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Westbrook College of Health Professions have opportunities to conduct research in the basic and clinical sciences as well as in public health and health education. Students work with faculty mentors on ongoing and newly developed research and they routinely present their research at local and national conferences. Many students publish their work in scientific journals and some students have even won awards for their work. More information about the range of research options can be found on the WCHP Research page. 

Publications and Presentations

Research performed in the Motion Analysis Lab is presented at professional conferences nationally and internationally and published in a variety of scientific journals. Click here to see the latest details.

Publications

2015

Lawrence M, Carslon LA.Effects of an Unstable Load on Force and Muscle Activation during a Parallel Back Squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (In Press)

Bisesti B*, Lawrence M, Koch AJ, Carlson LA. Comparison of Foot Strike Mechanics during Lateral Cutting: Barefoot vs. Shod. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (In Press)

Di Stasi SL, Hartigan EH, Snyder-Mackler L. Sex-Specific Gait Adaptations Prior to and up to 6 Months After ACL Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. March, 2015;45(3):207-14.

Hartigan EH, Chimera N, Lamberton S*. Clinical Utility of the Functional movement Screen. Lower Extremity Review Magazine. February, 2015

2014

Di Stasi SL, Hartigan EH, Selfe J, Richards j, Levine D. Normalizing Gait Following Orthopedic Knee Injury. Monograph of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Cottle C*, Carlson LA, Lawrence M. Effects of Sled towing on Sprint Starts. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Volume 28, Issue 5, May 2014, Pages 1241-1245

Hartigan EH, Lawrence M, Bisson B*, Torgerson E*, Knight R*. Relationship of the Functional Movement ScreenIn-Line Lunge to Power, Speed, and Balance Measures. Sports Health. 2014 May;6(3):197-202.

Lima BN, Lucareli PR, Gomes WA, Silva JJ, Bley AS, Hartigan EH, Marchetti PH.The acute effects of unilateral ankle plantar flexors static- stretching on postural sway and gastrocnemius muscle activity during single-leg balance tasks. J Sports Sci Med. 2014;13:564-570.

2013

Lawrence M, Hartigan E, Tu C. Lower limb moments differ when towing a weighted sled with different attachment points. Sports Biomechanics. June 2013;12(2):186-194.

Presentations

2015

Hartigan EH, Lawrence M, Murray TF, Shaw B, Lamberton, S*. Muscle Co-contractions Are Greater In The ACL Reconstructed Limb When Gait Is Normal And Challenged. Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, May 26-30, 2015.

Hartigan, EH, Lawrence M, Murray T, Shaw B. Athletes are returning to sports with significant strength impairments after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Presented at the APTANEXT Conference & Exposition, National Harbor, MDJune 3-6, 2015

Townsend, J*, Collins, E*, Powers, K*, Lawrence, L, Murray, T, Shaw, B, Hartigan, E. Sled towing increases hip work generation in the sagittal and frontal planes more than wearing a weighted vest.Presented at the APTANEXT Conference & Exposition, National Harbor, MD June 3-6, 2015

Hartigan, EH, Murray T, Shaw B, Lawrence M. Challenging walking increases knee and hip moments in patients after anterior cruciate ligamentreconstruction. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, Feb 4-7, 2015.

2014

Hartigan, EH, Murray T, Shaw B, Lawrence M. Challenging walking increases knee moments in patients after ACL reconstruction. Presented at the7th Annual World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA,July 6-11, 2014

Lester J*, Hartigan EH, Lawrence M. Precise Marker Placement Produces Good Intra- and Inter-rater Reliability of Lower Extremity Joint Angles During Motion Analysis. Presented at the7th Annual World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA,July 6-11, 2014

Hartigan EH, Bisson B*, Torgerson E*, Knight R*, Lawrence M. The Functional Movement Screen In-line Lunge’s Relationship to Limb Dominance, Power, Speed, and Balance Measures. Presented at the 2014 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV Feb 4-6, 2014.

2012

Bisesti B*, Cottle C*, Lawrence M, Carlson LA. A Comparison of Knee Moments During A Lateral Cutting Maneuver: Shod VS. Barefoot. Presented at the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) conference in Nov, 2012 and American Society for Biomechanics in Gainsville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

Cochrane R*, McNeaney B*, Lawrence M, Hartigan E. Rate of Loading and Lower Extremity Sagittal Plane Biomechanics When Landing from a Drop-Jump: Shod and Barefoot Comparisons Between Genders.Presented at the American Society for Biomechanics in Gainsville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

Lawrence M, Leib D, Masterson C, Hartigan E. The Effect of Load on Movement Coordination During Sled Towingpresented at the American Society for Biomechanics in Gainsville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

Spencer R*, St Jeanos A*, Wynot M*, Lawrence M, Hartigan E. Effects of a 6 Week Intervention Program on Lower Limb Joint Moment Asymmetry in Healthy Female Collegiate Athletes. Presented at the American Society for Biomechanics in Gainsville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

*indicates student researchers

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