Division of Athletic Training

 

Laboratories

Abstracts

Publications

Research

In keeping with the University of Kentucky’s mission of becoming an outstanding research institution the Division of Athletic Training has focused a large portion of its efforts into the area of research. Part of The University of Kentucky’s mission is to improve the lives of people in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world through teaching, research and service. One major component of improving the quality of life of people in the Commonwealth and society at-large is to enhance their health. At the Division of Athletic Training our primary focus is to improve the health of all people interested in having a physically active lifestyle. We are very fortunate to have the resources of a comprehensive public university with a major medical center housed within it that is available to our graduate athletic training students. Services ranging from biomechanical evaluation, physiological testing, body composition, radiological assessment, nutritional sciences, and basic science are available for our students as they pursue their respective research interests. The graduate athletic training students have the opportunity to work with some of the leading experts in the fields of Orthopedics, Biomechanics, Physiology, Radiology and Nutrition. The primary focus of our musculoskeletal research interests is in the areas of evaluation, treatment and prevention of sports medicine injuries.

 

Investigating the Effects of Massage on Muscle at UK

To learn more about Dr. Tim Butterfield's lab and the research being conducted in his lab, please click on the below link: http://www.research.uky.edu/reveal/muscle_massage.shtml

 

Eccentric Training

Boone JK, Dee AE, Gildea CP, Kavanaugh CR, Moore SD, Quinlevan ME, Reichard RL, Ronan KA, Sanchez, Z, Whittington AG

University of Kentucky, AT 690, Spring 2011

This is intended to be an informational outline of the most current available research on eccentric training techniques. Literature was compiled from numerous articles, databases and books. Due to the broad range of eccentric training application, this review focused only on techniques affecting the biceps brachii, triceps brachii, rotator cuff, lateral epicondylitis, and achilles tendon.

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Muscle Energy

ModalityProject_Muscle-Energy_Spring2010-1

Grubb ER, Hagedorn EM, Inoue N, Leake MJ, Lounsberry NL, Love SD, Matus JR, Morris LM, Stafford KM, Staton GS, Waters CM

University of Kentucky, AT 690, Spring 2010

This is intended to be an informational outline of the most current available research on muscle energy techniques (MET). Literature was compiled from multiple articles databases, books, and non-peer reviewed websites. Due to the broad range of MET application to the entire body, this review focused only on techniques affecting musculature that attaches to the pelvis.

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