Acute Footwear Effects on Ankle and Knee Kinetics in Inexperienced and Experienced
Runners. The purpose of this study is to compare ankle and knee kinetics among neutral,
minimal, and high cushioned footwear in inexperienced and experienced runners.
Max R. Paquette, Jake Melaro, Megan Ryan, collaboration with Isabel Moore, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Are all running workloads created equal? The purpose of this proposed study is to
compare week-to-week changes in training workloads obtained from simple and more complex
measures of internal and external load during low and high training load weeks of
a cross-country season in high school runners.
Thesis: Megan Ryan, Max R. Paquette
Influence of force insole biofeedback on stride characteristics and plantarflexor
kinetics in older healthy adults. The purse of this study is to determine the acute
effects of vertical force visual biofeedback using wireless force insoles on gait
characteristics and plantarflexor kinetics during walking in older healthy adults.
Thesis: Tayler Vickery, Max R. Paquette
Validity of IMU-based peak tibial acceleration during treadmill running. The purpose
of this study is to assess the validity of IMUs in measuring peak tibial acceleration
during treadmill running compared to a “gold standard” research-grade accelerometer.
Max R. Paquette, Adriana Miltko, collaboration with Clare Milner, Drexel University
The influence of surface type of peak tibial acceleration during running in different
footwear. The purpose of this study is to assess how surface type affects tibial shock
during running in minimal, traditional, and high cushion footwear.
Thesis: Adriana Miltko, Max R. Paquette, collaboration with Clare Milner, Drexel University
Footwear effects on running biomechanics in older runners. The purpose of this study
is to assess lower limb joint biomechanics of older runners acutely change in response
to running in footwear of different sole stiffness.
Thesis: Richard Beltran, Max R. Paquette
Interaction of Breast Size and Support on Lower Extremity Biomechanics Associated
with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture. The goal of this study is to investigate
the interaction of breast size and bra support on knee joint biomechanics as a potential
contributor to traumatic knee injury in female athletes.
Mechanisms of fatigue in hypoxic environments. The goals of this research study are
to determine the effect resisted inspiration on cardio-respiratory function, muscle
oxygen delivery and the biomechanical outcomes of altered muscle oxygen delivery.
Influence of foot structure and clinical interventions on lower extremity biomechanics
during dynamic movements. The goal of this study is to describe the relationship between
medial longitudinal arch measurements and lower extremity biomechanics during common
athletic tasks including walking, running, jumping and landing.
Structural and Performance Variables Associated with Vertical Jump. The purpose of
this study is to further identify the applicable predictors of vertical jump by simultaneously
analyzing various combinations of performance, biomechanical, and structural measures
in addition to body fat percentage, body weight (BW) and height.