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Michael Smith Ph. D. ATC

Assistant Professor

Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Program: Athletic Training
Email: michael.smith@ttuhsc.edu

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Immunohistological investigation of the innervation of the thoracic disc
  • Immunohistological characterization of the uncovertebral joints in the cervical spine
  • Effects of neuromuscular training on lower extremity motor control

FUTURE RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Immunohistological investigation of uncovertebral joint innervation and characterizing pain patterns
  • 3D analysis of knee motion and how fatigue influences motion in the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes with implications for ACL injury
  • Effects of lower extremity fatigue on the throwing kinematics and kinetics in baseball pitchers
  • Mechanism of injury in stress fractures and overuse injuries

AVAILABLE RESOURCES (e.g. equipment, lab space, computers, etc.)

  • See resources for Roger James lab
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