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The Effects of Knee Injury on Brain Function

Supported By: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association

PI: Adam Lepley MS ATC, Brian G Pietrosimone PhD, ATC (Faculty Advisor)

Description: Determine how cortical excitability of the quadriceps is affected by knee joint effusion and how changes in cortical excitability influence changes in neuromuscular quadriceps function following an experimental knee joint effusion.

Restoring Neuromuscular Function with Joint Mobilizations

Supported By: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation Masters Grant

PI: Matthew Harkey ATC, Brian G Pietrosimone PhD, ATC (Faculty Advisor)

Description: Determine the effect of ankle joint mobilization on corticospinal and spinal reflex excitability in leg muscles in patients with chronic ankle instability. 

Internal Grants

Spinal and cortical pathway alterations in individuals with chronic ankle instability affecting the ankle and knee

Supported By: University of Toledo Interdisciplinary Research Initiation Awards

PI: Phillip A. Gribble PhD, ATC

Description:  Examine ankle and knee joint neuromuscular control alterations originating in the CNS in individuals with CAI using novel laboratory techniques; as well as to correlate these results with established clinical indicators of mechanical and functional instability specific to the ankle.

Last Updated: 10/13/15