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Current and Past Research Projects  

Current Research

  • Differences in COM-COP distances & muscle activity during gait initiation in healthy older adults and healthy younger adults: A pilot study. Curtis-Vinegra, L. Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Effects of Direction Cue Time Constraints and Walking Speed on Turn Strategy Preference and Anticipatory Gait Changes in Healthy Older and Young Adults: A Pilot Study. Torre, D.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Effects of Helmet Fit on Cervical Spine Motion During Lacrosse Helmet Facemask Removal. Harris, M.; Barcavage, C.; Tran, J.; Ciccone, S.; Boergers, R.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Effect of using a back brace on trunk stability and muscle function during a step down task in individuals with chronic or recurrent low back pain presenting lumbar instability. Poulsen, K.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Mechanical cost associated with spatial and temporal interlimb variables during walking in healthy individuals. Nair, P.; Cabell, L.; Garrels, J.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • The Effect of Saddle Positioning on Joint Kinematics and Muscle Recruitment for Triathlon Cycling in the Aero Position. DeShong, D.; Olivo,R.; Ross, R.; Boergers, R.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Past Research

  • Does Carrying a Loaded Backpack Change Lower Limb Movement During Gait? A Methodological Study. Regan, D; De Luna, C.; Lin, Y.; Makhar, V.; Cabell, L.; Stiskal, D.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Influence of a Loaded Backpack on Lower Extremity Movement During Gait. De Luna, C.; Regan, D.; Lin, Y.; Makhar, V.; Stiskal, D. Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
  • Kinematic and Kinetic Differences in the Trunk, Pelvis, and Lowe Extremities in Women with and without Patellofemoral Pain when descending Stairs. Phillips, H.; Cabell, L.; Powers, C.; Glendening, D.: Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
Sports biomechanical science

Richard Boergers, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, demonstrates how he would remove the facemask of a lacrosse helmet, which is a key component of his research on the effects of helmet fit on cervical spine motion.
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