Student Involvement

Students are highly involved in the operations of the human movement analysis lab:

 

Physical Therapy Students

Graduate assistantships are awarded each year to work under the supervision of the faculty members conducting research in the HMAL. Typically, graduate assistants assist with data collection, data analysis, and presentation of results at local, state, and national research conferences.

Thank you to our 2017-18 graduate assistants!

2017-18 HMAL graduate assistants

 

Undergraduate Assistants

Undergraduate students in exercise physiology or engineering have the opportunity to complete a 40hr per week internship in the HMAL during their final semester of undergraduate studies. These students participate in data collection, data analysis, and presentations at local research conferences.

Students interested in the internship should contact John Willson (willsonj@ecu.edu) or Stacey Meardon (meardons@ecu.edu) for more information.

 


 

Student Presentations (Student names underlined)

National/International

Meardon SA, Bartol K, Chilton M, Mazyck C, Willson J. (2018) Running Intensity and Tibial Bone Stress. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Campbell C, Willy R, Willson J, Meardon SA. (2018) Step Width affects Hip Contact Forces during Running. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Rachel H, Lin C-C, Blanton C, Huppert T, Sparto P. (2018) The Aging effect on brain hemodynamic changes during four different walking tasks – a functional Near-Infrared Spectrometry study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Blanton C, Lin C-C, Hudson R, Huppert T, Sparto P. (2018) The effect of aging on brain activity during different visual sensory integration balance conditions- a functional Near-Infrared Spectrometry study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Geddes A, Willy RW, Willson JD. (2018) Derivation of a clinical estimate of Achilles tendon load during running.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Hollingsworth CN, Meardon SA, Willson JD. (2018) Patellofemoral joint loads associated with high intensity interval training. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Hollingsworth CN, Dixon M, Willy RW, Willson JD. (2018) Patellofemoral joint loads vary with running speed: application to individuals after ACL reconstruction. APTA Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Morrissette M, Willy RW, Blaylock N, Baggaley M, Meardon SA. (2017) Adaptability to novel running conditions following knee meniscectomy. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Johnson HT, Willson JD, Willy RW. Tibiofemoral Contact Forces During Treadmill and Overground Running. (2017) American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Powell H, Silbernagel KG, Brorsson A,Tranberg R, Willson JD, Willy RW.  (2017) Patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint loading asymmetries are present during running and hopping in individuals 5 years post-Achilles tendon rupture. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Flannery EM, Jenkins WL, Willson JD. (2017) Long term tibiofemoral joint force and kinematic asymmetry during single leg landings between individuals with and without ACL reconstruction. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Brown E, Willy RW, Willson JD, Baggaley M, Jenkins WL, Bartol K, Meardon SA. (2017) Relationship of Running Related Tibial Stress to Foot Mobility and Frontal Plane Tibial Alignment. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Hollingsworth CN, Bowersock CD, Willy RW, Willson, JD. (2017) Long term knee joint contact force asymmetry during running after ACL reconstruction. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Brafford BC, Murray N, Willson JD, Meardon SA, Baggaley M, Willy RW. (2017) The Effects of an In-Field Gait Retraining Program on Dual Task Performance in Runners with a History of Tibial Stress Injury. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Liu J, Willson JD, Meardon SA. (2016) Creating A scalable sex-specific tibia model to predict tibial stresses. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Meardon SA, Stubbs L, Derrick T, Willson JD, Baggaley M, Willy RW. (2016) Comparison of Running Gait Modifications on Tibial Stress. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Blank ZA, Willson JD and Meardon SA. (2016) Bone Loading Activity and Running Related Stress Fracture. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Blaylock NR, Meardon SA, Willson JD, Willy RW. (2016) Gait modification to reduce tibiofemoral contact forces during running in individuals who are post-meniscectomy. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Brown EJ, Willy RW, Baggaley M, Willson JD, Jenkins WL, Meardon SA. (2016) Relationship between Navicular Drop, Tibial Mechanical Axis and Tibial Stress Injury Related Running Mechanics. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Flannery EM, Marion KL, Jenkins WL, Willson JD. (2016) Long term tibiofemoral joint force and kinematic asymmetries during single leg landings among recreational athletes following ACL reconstruction. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Powell H, Silbernagel KG, Brorsson A, Tanberg R, Willson JD, Willy RW. (2016) Patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint loading asymmetries are present during running and hopping in individuals 5 years post-Achilles tendon rupture. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Sanii AR, Warren JM, Johnson H, Willy RW, Willson JD. (2016) Predictors of Tibiofemoral Joint Contact Forces During Running. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Warren, JM, Sanii AR, Huf M, Willy RW, Willson JD. (2016) Clinical prediction of patellofemoral joint contact force during running. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Bowersock CD, Devita P, Willson JD. (2015) Knee joint impulse while running with varied step lengths. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Columbus, OH.

Willson JD, Hayek M, Edwards K, Hollingsworth CN, Willy RW. (2015) Decreased patellofemoral joint loads following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Loss J, Ratcliff O, Willson JD. (2015) Changes in running mechanics and patellofemoral joint loads among males and females following a run to exertion. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Goel L, Willson JD, Meardon SA (2015) Creating a scalable tibial model from magnetic resonance images to predict tibial stress. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Becker MG, Meardon SA, Domire ZJ, Kim S, DeVita P. (2015) Postural responses to perturbations in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Columbus, OH.

Klusendorf A, Meardon SA,  Kernozek TW. (2015). Dynamic postural control in runners with a history of injury. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Meeting,  Indianapolis, IN.

DeCarlo M, Edwards J, Willson JD, McMillan A. (2014) Effects of BMI on Balance Measures in Adolescent Females. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Loss J, Ratcliff O, Warren J, Willson JD. (2014) Effects of running to exertion on patellofemoral joint loads, loading rate, and hip kinematics. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Ratcliff O, Warren J, Loss J, Willson JD. (2014) Modifications of foot strike pattern and step length to decrease patellofemoral joint loads during running. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Vick K, Willson JD, Allison L, Greenwell B, Omahen A. (2014) The association of knee extension power with chair rise performance at varied knee angles. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Willson JD; Ratcliff O; Warren J; Loss J; Sandy R, Kernozek TW. (2013) Foot strike pattern and step length modifications to running to decrease patellofemoral joint stress.  International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat & Clinical Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

Bawek HA, Kernozek TW, Willson JD, Ragan R. (2013) 2D knee and 3D motion Relationships of the Hip and Knee during Bilateral Drop Landing. American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Sorensen BP, Kernozek TW, Willson JD, Ragan R. (2013) 2D and 3D Relationships Between Knee and Hip Kinematic Motion Analysis: Single Leg Drop Landings. American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Walker J, Houck K, Kernozek TW, Willson JD, Straker JS. (2013) Relationships between Isometric Strength, Functional Testing with a Step Down Task, and Dynamic Testing with a Drop Vertical Jump. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Wouters I, Almonroeder T, Willson JD, Kernozek TW. (2013) Comparison of Patellofemoral Stress During Running in Males and Females. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Sharpee R, Ellis E, Willson JD, Meardon SA. (2013) Effects of Step Length on Patellofemoral Joint Stress in Female Runners with and without Patellofemoral Pain. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

State

Scales J, Genova A, Barr A, McCammon M, Willson J, Meardon S. (2017) Sensewear pro armband accuracy during short bouts of exercise, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC.

Williams BL, Lin C-C. (2016) The effect of false vision inputs during sensory integration conditions in young adults- Functional brain imaging study. NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Morrissette M, Willy RW, Blaylock N, Baggaley M, Meardon SA. (2016) Adaptability to Novel Running Conditions following Knee Meniscectomy. NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Mazyck C, Chilton M, Willson JD, Meardon S. (2016) Effects of running intensity on peak and cumulative bone stress, NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Bartol K, Willson JD, Willy R, Meardon S. (2016) Tibial Bone Stress following an Exhaustive Run. NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC.

McDonnell J, Willson JD, DeVita P, Meardon SA. (2016) Midsole hardness property’s effect in injured and non-injured runners. University of North Carolina Movement Science Symposium (ASB South Central Chapter), Chapel Hill, NC.

MacCreery, A, Williams, B, Lin CC. The Brain Hemodynamic Responses during Gait Speed Changes in younger Adults- Functional Brain Imaging Study., 18th Annual ECU Neuroscience Symposium, Greenville, NC.

Blank ZA, Willson JD and Meardon SA. (2015) Bone Loading Activity and Running Related Stress Fracture. NCPTA Fall Conference, Asheville, NC.

Brown EJ, Willy RW, Baggaley M, Willson JD, Jenkins WL, Meardon SA. (2015) Relationship between Navicular Drop, Tibial Mechanical Axis and Tibial Stress Injury Related Running Mechanics. NCPTA Fall Conference, Asheville, NC.

Sanii AR, Warren JM, Johnson H, Willy RW, Willson JD. (2015) Predictors of Tibiofemoral Joint Contact Forces During Running. NCPTA Fall Conference, Asheville, NC.

Warren, JM, Sanii AR, Huf M, Willy RW, Willson JD. (2015) Clinical prediction of patellofemoral joint contact force during running. NCPTA Fall Conference, Asheville, NC.

Bowersock, C., DeVita, P. D., Willson, J.D. (2015). Effect of step length on tibiofemoral joint contact forces during running.   North Carolina Human Movement Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Becker MG, Meardon SA, Domire ZJ., Kim S, DeVita P. (2015) The relationship between virtual time to contact and sway range during and after horizontal translational perturbations: a pilot study. University of North Carolina Movement Science Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC.

Bartol, K., Willson, J.D., Meardon, S.A. (2015) Predictors of Bone Geometry in Runners. North Carolina Human Movement Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Stubbs, L., Meardon, S.A. (2014) The Use of Gait Modification to Reduce Tibial Stress in Runners: A Critically Appraised Topic (CAT). NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Blank, Z. Meardon, S.A. (2014) Bone Loading Activity, Tibial Bone Geometry, and Running Related Stress Fracture. NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Wright M, Willy RW, Meardon SA. (2014) Stride time variability during running following partial meniscectomy. NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Edwards, K., Hayek, M. L., Hollingsworth, C. N., Price, V., Waggoner, S., RW Willy, JD Willson (2014). Decreased patellofemoral joint loads following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.   NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Garrision, K., Alexander, B., DeNardis, E., Jenkins, W., Willson, J., Garrison K, Alexander B, DeNardis E, Jenkins W, Willson J (2014). The influence of ACL reconstruction surgery on frontal and sagittal plane motion at the knee during a single leg landing from a jump.   NCPTA Fall Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Loss, J., Ratcliff, O., Warren, J., & Willson, J. D. (2013). Effect of exertion on patellofemoral joint loads during running.   NCPTA Fall Conference, Asheville, North Carolina.

 

Local

Morrissette, M., Willy, R.W., Blaylock, N., Meardon, S.A. (April 2016). Movement variability during running following knee menisectomy. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Barr, A., McCammon, M., Willson, J.D., Meardon, S.A. (April 2016). Accuracy of Sensewear Pro Armband during short bouts of exercise. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Reynolds, V., Meardon, S.A., Willson, J.D. (2016 April). Cumulative knee joint loads associated with interval training. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Niland, S., Murrary, N. Baggaley, M. Meardon, S.A., Willson, J.D., Willy, R.W. (2016 April). Cognitive Performance during a gait retraining program to address running mechanics associated with tibial stress injuries. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Bowersock, C. D., DeVita, P. D., & Willson, J. D. (2015, March). The effect of stride length on patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint contact forces while running.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Flannery, E., Garrison, K., Jenkins, W. L., & Willson, J. D. (2015). The influence of ACL reconstruction surgery on frontal and sagittal plane motion at the knee during a single leg landing from a jump.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Hayek, M. L., Hollingsworth, C. N., Willy, R. W., & Willson, J. D. (2015). Cumulative Knee Joint Loads as a Function of Running Speed Among People with and without.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Huf, M. D. & Willson, J. D. (2015, March). Effect of Foot Strike on Patellofemoral and Tibiofemoral Joint Contact Forces.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Price, V. & Willson, J. D. (2015). Factors Correlated with Between-Limb Tibiofemoral and Patellofemoral Joint Load Asymmetry Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Sanii, A. R., Willy, R. W., Meardon, S. A., & Willson, J. D. (2015). Kinematic Predictors of Tibiofemoral Joint Contact Forces During Running.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Waggoner, S. & Willson, J. D. (2015). Single-Leg Squat Mechanics: Differences Among People With and Without ACL Reconstruction, and Association with Running Mechanics.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Warren, J. M., Willy, R. W., Meardon, S. A., & Willson, J. D. (2015). 3D Predictors of Patellofemoral Joint Contact Forces in Healthy Individuals.   ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Blank Z.A., Meardon, S.A. (2015) Bone Loading Activity and Running Related Stress Fracture. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Brown, E., Willy, R.W., Baggaley, M., Jenkins, W.L., Meardon, S.A. (2015) Navicular Drop and Tibial Mechanical Axis: Relationship with Running Mechanics Associated with Tibial Stress Fracture. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina.

Becker M, Sungham K, Meardon SA, Domire Z, & DeVita P. (2014) Postural responses to perturbations in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a research proposal. East Carolina Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, NC.

Katherine Edwards, Meredith Hayek, John Willson. (2014). Changes in Running Mechanics Following a Prolonged Run Among Males and Females. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina

Chelsea Hollingsworth, Jennifer Warren, Dr. John Willson. (2014). Effect of walking speed on patellofemoral joint loads per unit distance. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina

Justin Loss, SPT, Dr. John D. Willson, Ph.D. (2013) The Effects of Footwear on Gait Parameters: A comparison of traditional running shoes, minimalist footwear, and barefoot running. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina

Olivia Ratcliff, Dr. John Willson, Ph.D, MPT. (2013) Effects of Step Length on Patellofemoral Joint Stress in Female Runners with and without Patellofemoral Pain. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina

Kathryn Vick, John Willson, Leslie Allison, Brittany Greenwell, Ali Omahen. (2013) The Association of Knee Extension Power with Chair Rise Performance at Varied Knee Angles. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina

Bourgeois, E; Bendahmane, H; Kitchens, E; Ross,C; Thompson, J; Jenkins, WL; Willson, J. (2013) The Influence of Foot Type and Gender on Frontal Plane Motion at the Hip During a Single Leg Landing. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina

Jennifer Warren, John Willson. (2013) Changes in foot strike pattern and running mechanics following accommodation to minimalistic footwear. ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, Greenville, North Carolina