Athletic Training

Student Researchers in School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy Shine at Scholar Symposium

Written By: Megan Pabian | April 5, 2022

PT researchers with poster

As part of Research Week, students from the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy showcased their research in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. The research spans five academic programs, and includes 38 student abstracts written by 74 student authors. This is a new record of student participation for SKPT in the UCF Research Symposium.

 

Three groups received Research Presentation Awards:

  • Shannon Fitzpatrick, Coral Roorda, Megan Lang: Examining PT Services in Children and Young Adults with Down Syndrome
  • Jeremy Wydra, Allie Mann, Jacob Gilbert: EMG Amplitude During Fatiguing Low-Load Versus High-Load Biceps Curls
  • Samantha Viana, Vicki Roach, Chandler Shirley: Examining the Effects of Amplitude-Based Training on an Individual with Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

All SKPT Student Posters

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Effects of Participation in a Formal Mentoring Program on Transition to Practice for Newly
Credentialed Athletic Trainers by Alyssa Knisley, Abiola Sasore, and Ciara Celestino (Research Mentor: Dr.
Plant)

Relationship Between Electromyography and Force During a Double Leg Suspended Bridge Exercise
by Andrew Skibski (Research Mentor: Dr. Mangum)

The Relationship Between Familiarization and Duration of the Prone Bridge Plank Performed on
Different Surfaces by Luk Devorski

Low Back Pain and Disability in the Active Population by Tegan Weaver, Blain Segura, Lauren
Bolander, and Elise Calzadilla (Research Mentor: Dr. Mangum)

Analysis of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and its Connection to Core
Endurance by Sarah Akbarpour (Research Mentor: Dr. Mangum)

Higher Figure Skating Level Indicated Improved Hop Performance During Combine Functional
Testing by Shane Barnes, Madison Gunst, and Rebecca Kleckner (Research Mentor: Dr. Mangum)

What is the Readability of Postconcussion Home Care Instructions? by Andrew McIntosh, Isis Collier,
and Madison Dininny (Research Mentor: Dr. Schellhase)

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Differences in Subcutaneous Versus Intramuscular Fat Distribution Between Men and Women
by Sydney Guerard Walters (Research Mentor: Dr. Stock)

Periscapular Strength Profiles in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers by Victoria Roach, Roselin Prado, and
Lauren Johnston (Research Mentor: Dr. Pabian)

Examining PT Services in Children and Young Adults with Down Syndrome by Coral Roorda,
Shannon Fitzpatrick, and Megan Lang (Research Mentor: Dr. Tucker)

Effectiveness of a Telehealth Intervention for Non- Specific Neck Pain by Anni Pettis, Jamie Watkins,
and Rebecca Wood (Research Mentor: Dr. Rothschild)

Examination of the Quality of Evidence of Pain Neuroscience Education for Patients with Chronic
Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review by Annmarie Kavumkal and Khayah Peters (Research Mentor:
Dr. Rothschild)

Current Attitudes and Beliefs About Sleep and Pain Across Healthcare Disciplines by Tai Monge,
Anne-Marie Hampe, and Nadia Aranas (Research Mentor: Dr. Rothschild)

Student Confidence Levels in Acute Care Skills Following Virtual Learning by Sol Ayala,
Nensi Brari, and Samantha Viana (Research Mentors: Dr. Neely and Dr. Beato)

EMG Amplitude During Fatiguing Low-Load Versus High-Load Biceps Curls by Jeremy Wydra,
Jacob Gilbert, and Allie Mann (Research Mentor: Dr. Stock)

Neuromuscular Attributes During Deadlift Variations in Individuals with Acute, Nonspecific Low
Back Pain: A Pilot Study by Megan Bodden, Karen Starnes, and Jenna Bloch (Research Mentor: Dr. Stock)

Development of Chronic Low Back Pain and Relationships Between Different Personality Types
Using Eysenck’s Personality Inventory by Travis Smith, Chandler Shiley, and Joshua Howe (Research
Mentor: Dr. Hanney)

Assessing Dementia Knowledge, Confidence, and Training Needs in Outpatient Physical Therapists
by Samer Sarsour, Cynthia Brown, Meagan Liebl, and Juan Sierra (Research Mentor: Dr. Dawson)

The Effect of a Therapeutic Alliance Training Program on Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy
Students: A Mixed Methods Analytical Approach by Marino Bucci, Megan Cundiff, and Dominick Haynes
(Research Mentor: Dr. Hanney)

Examining the Effects of Amplitude-Based Training on an Individual with Olivopontocerebellar
Atrophy by Vicki Roach, Chandler Shirley, and Samantha Viana (Research Mentor: Dr. Beato)

Examining the Relationship between Grip Strength Rate of Force Development and Fast Walking
Speed by Brandon Kozlowski, Rooine Sondossi, and David Wilhite (Research Mentor: Dr. Dawson)

KINESIOLOGY

Perceived Effort, Muscle Thickness and Strength Responses Following Isotonic versus Isokinetic
Blood Flow Restriction Exercise by Paola M. Rivera, Christopher Proppe, David Gonzalez-Rojas, and Aaron
Wizenberg (Research Mentor: Dr. Hill)

The Acute effects of adenosine 5’- triphosphate (ATP) disodium supplementation vs. Placebo on
measures of mood, reaction time, and cognitive performance after fatiguing exercise by Jessica M. Moon
and Trevor J. Dufner (Research Mentor: Dr. Wells)

The Effects of Two Weeks of Oral PeakATP® Supplementation on Performance During a ThreeMinute All-Out Test by Trevor Dufner and Jessica Moon (Research Mentor: Dr. Wells)

Isocaloric Carbohydrate and Carbohydrate-Protein Beverages Promote Recovery Between Bouts of
Exhaustive Intermittent Exercise in Male Masters Class Endurance Athletes by Erica Goldstein and
Ecaterina Vasenina (Research Mentor: Dr. Stout)

Effects of a Multi-Ingredient Oral Supplement on Multiple Object Tracking, Reaction Time, and
Reactive Agility by Justine Renziehausen and Amy Bergquist (Research Mentors: Dr. Fukuda, Dr. Stout, and
Dr. Wells)

Readiness Does Not Influence Performance Parameters in Collegiate Male Soccer Players by Maxine
Furtado Mesa (Research Mentor: Dr. Stout)

“Can I Borrow Your Leg for a Week?” Lessons Learned from Conducting Limb Immobilization
Research by Ryan Girts and Kylie Harmon (Research Mentor: Dr. Stock)

Relationship Between Electromyography and Force During a Double Leg Suspended Bridge Exercise
by Andrew Skibski, Luk Devorski, and Nolan Orfield (Research Mentor: Dr. Mangum)

The Relationship Between Familiarization and Duration of the Prone Bridge Plank Performed on
Different Surfaces by Luk Devorski and Sarah Akbarpour (Research Mentor: Dr. Mangum)

Reactive Agility Performance in Collegiate and Club Soccer Players by Modesto Lebron, Amy
Bergquist, and Maxine Furtado Mesa (Research Mentors: Dr. Fukuda and Dr. Redd)

Acute Effects of Action Observation on Muscle Strength/weakness and Corticospinal Excitability in
Older Adults by Kylie K. Harmon, Ryan M. Girts, Jason I. Pagan, and Gabriela Rodriguez (Research Mentor:
Dr. Stock)

Quality of Life Among Retired Collegiate and Professional Tennis Players: Influence of Injuries and
Early Specialization by Ecaterina Vasenina (Research Mentors: Dr. Fukuda and Dr. Stout)

Reliability of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Evoked Silent Period for Lower Body Muscles:
A Proposal by Jason I. Pagan, Kylie K. Harmon, Ryan M. Girts and Gabriela Rodriguez (Research Mentor: Dr.
Stock)

Consistency of Amputee Muscle Performance (PROJECT CAMP): A Proposal by Jonathan
Beausejour, Chloe Artrip, Goldshawn Guinto, Alejandra Corvalan, and Maxine Furtado Mesa (Research
Mentor: Dr. Stock)

Risks of Disordered Eating in Female Adolescent Athletes and the Associations with Parental Sports
Nutrition Knowledge by Amy Bergquist and Erica Goldstein (Research Mentor: Dr. Fukuda)

The Acute Effects of Continuous and Intermittent Blood Flow Restriction During Sprint Interval
Performance and Muscle Oxygen Responses by Aaron Wizenberg, Paola M. Rivera, Christopher Proppe, and
David Gonzalez Rojas (Research Mentor: Dr. Hill)

A Comparison of Two Low Load Resistance Training Protocols with Blood Flow Restriction on
Muscle Damage by Christopher Proppe, Paola M. Rivera, David Gonzalez Rojas, and Aaron Wizenberg
(Research Mentor: Dr. Hill)

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