Physical Therapy

Photo Gallery: IEPRS Annual Conference

Written By: David Janosik | February 3, 2023

The Institute for Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science held its third annual conference on Jan. 27 and 28 at FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on UCF’s campus in Orlando, bringing together researchers, clinicians, students and athletes to exchange ideas and advance the fields of exercise and rehabilitation science.

At the 2023 event, participants heard from experts who delivered the latest on topics related to pain science, performance science in Major League Baseball, fitness and physical activity after stroke, cognition for sport performance, the importance of nutrition during rehabilitation, and more.

UCF Physical Therapy students Juan Rodriguez (left), Daniel Sheldon (center), and Scott Stockunas (right) engage with attendees at the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
Representatives from ADinstruments explain the use of physiological data during the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
READY Lab members Becky Carson and Luk Devorski explain the use of dynamic ultrasound data during the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
READY Lab member Luk Devorski demonstrates how dynamic ultrasound data can be used to study core muscles during the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
Representatives from Delsys demonstrate how electromyography can be used to study cycling performance during the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
Neuromuscular Plasticity Laboratory members Jonathan Beausejour (standing) and Jason Pagan (seated) explain how brain stimulation can be used as a clinical intervention.
POWER Lab member Brandi Antonio performs a rowing test while metabolic data is collected.
UCF IEPRS researchers gather following the Lab Crawl.
Presenters and attendees at the 2023 IEPRS conference outside the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on UCF’s campus in Orlando on Jan. 27, 2023.
Dr. Jeff Konin of Florida International University presents on cannabis use and exercise performance.
UCF Physical Therapy student Daniel Sheldon talks with attendees at the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
EPIC Lab members Chris Proppe and Paola Rivera demonstrate how blood flow can be measured during the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
UCF Physical Therapy student Daniel Sheldon demonstrates how concussion symptoms can be measured at the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
Delsys discusses measurements of neuromuscular and metabolic function during the IEPRS Lab Crawl.
MAT student Emily Paulson greets attendees at the conference registration booth.
UCF IEPRS Director Matt Stock welcomes attendees to the 2023 IEPRS conference.
Division Chair David Fukuda with Adam Wells following the 2023 IEPRS Distinguished Alumni Lecture.
Adam Wells presented Assessing Cognitive Performance in Sport: How Research Informs Practice.
Students with the UCF School of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at the conference.
Jeff Stout, Ashley Walter, Katie Hirsch, David Fukuda, Eric Ryan, and Matt Stock (L-R). This group has worked together in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
Alisa Johnson presents “Multicomponent Interventions for improved Health Outcomes in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Improve Pain Management.”
Eric Ryan presents “Putting the First Responder – First: Injury Prevention Efforts to Improve Health and Performance.”
Jeff Konin presents “The Impact of Cannabis on Exercise & Performance.”
Katie Hirsch presents “Nutritional Strategies to Support Injury, Surgery, and the Rehabilitative Process.”
Clara Lau-Rosenow presents “Exploring the Role of Beef in Healthy Aging.”
Lindsey K. Lepley presents “Critical Concepts for Treating Sick Muscles after ACL Injury.”
Mark Bowden presents “Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Activity after Stroke: Complexity and Potential Solutions.”
Michael Harris Love presents “The Utility of Muscle Texture Analysis to Assess Muscle Health in Older Adults.”
Gianluca De Luca presents “Breaking Barriers Between Wearables and Research Systems: Linking Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.”
Joseph Myers presents “Integrating Performance Science within a Professional Baseball Organization.”
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