Athletic Training Research
Research in this area investigates aspects of cultural competence including ascertaining the level of cultural competence of students and athletic trainers; awareness of social determinants of health; and healthcare related issues affecting athletes who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Contact Dr. Rene Shingles if you are interested in cultural competence research.
Research in the area of therapeutic modalities is directed at assessing the commonly used treatments provided in many health care facilities. Current investigations range from cryo- and thermal therapy to electrical agents such as L.A.S.E.R. and electrical stimulation. Common outcome assessed include modality influences on pain perception, temperature changes during rest and following active exercise, skeletal muscle elasticity (e.g., stretching and myofascial release), and healing. Contact Dr. Blaine Long if you are interested in therapeutic modality research.