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Long, Blaine

Representative Chair of the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Program


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  1. Starkey C, Long BC, Cavillario JM.  Examination of Orthopedic & Athletic Injuries. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: FA. Davis; 2023.

Book Chapter

  1. Long BC. Considerations for Training Modifications. In: Nesser, TW, Ed. The Professional's Guide to Strength and Conditioning. Safe and Effective Principles for Maximizing Athletic Performance.  Provo, UT: BYU Academic Publishing. 2019.

Scholarly Publications

  1. Long BC.  Repeated Electrical Point Stimulation (EPS) Treatments for Myofascial Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle. IJATT. 2020;26(1):36-41.
  2. Mauro A. Long BC. Assessing Cryotherapy and Moist Heat Pack Application With and Without the Use of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation-Contract relax Stretching. IJATT. 2020;26(1):59-64.
  3. Long BC, Jutte LS. 21st Century Attacks on Cryotherapy in Sports Health Care – Clinician Beware. ATSHC. 2020;12(3):99-101.
  4. Boehm K, Long BC, Millar, MT, Miller KC. Clinical Perceptions on the Physiological, Psychological, and Clinical Influence of Kinesio Tex Tape (KTT) in Health Care Practice.  IJATT. 2019;25(3):140-147.
  5. Miller KC, Harsen JD, Long BC. Prophylactic Stretching does not Reduce Cramp Susceptibility. Muscle Nerve. 2018;57(3):473-477.
  6. Miller KC, Truxton TT, Long BC. Temperate-Water Immersion as a Treatment for Hyperthermic Humans Wearing American Football Uniforms. J Athl Train. 2017;52(8):747-752.
  7. Akehi K, Long BC, Goad CL, Cody AD. Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy and Moist Heat Pack Application on Musculotendinous Stiffness and Hysteresis During Passive Ankle Motion. ATSHC. 2018;10(1):31-40.
  8. Burke J, Herman A, Long BC, Miller KC.  Ankle Skin Temperature Changes Following Ice Bag Application with Varying Levels of Elevation. ATSHC. 2017;9(4):163-168.
  9. Miller KC, Hughes LE, Long BC, Adams WM, Casa DJ. Validity of Core Temperature Measurements at 3 Rectal Depths During Rest, Exercise, Cold-Water Immersion, and Recovery. J Athl Train. 2017;52(4):332-338.
  10. Miller KC, Long BC, Edwards JE.  Muscle cramp susceptibility increases following volitionally-induced muscle cramp. Muscle Nerve. 2017;56(6)E95-E99.
  11. Akehi K, Long BC, Warren AJ, Goad CL. Ankle Joint Angle and Lower Leg Musculotendinous Unit Responses to Cryotherapy. J Strength Cond Res. 2016;30(9):2482-2492.
  12. Long BC, Miller KC. Influence of Topical Analgesic Cream on Passive Hip Flexion Range of Motion, Sensation of Pressure, and Temperature. ATSHC. 2016;8(2): 55-62.
  13. Miller KC, Swartz EE, Long BC.  Cold-Water Immersion for Hyperthermic Humans Wearing American Football Uniforms. J Athl Train. 2015;50(8): 792-799.
  14. Miller KC, Long BC, Edwards JE.  Necessity of Removing American Football Uniforms from Hyperthermic Humans Before Cold-Water Immersion. J Athl Train. 2015;50(12): 71240-1246.
  15. Mohr A, Long BC, Goad C. Foam Rolling and Static Stretching on Passive Flexion Range of Motion. J Sport Rehabil. 2014;23(4):296-299.
  16. Akehi K, Long BC. Application of Menthol Counterirritant Effect on Hamstring Flexibility, Sensation of Pressure, or Skin Surface Temperature. ATSHC. 2013;5(5):234-240.
  17. Long BC, Knight KL, Hopkins JT, Feland JB, Parcell AC, Schaalje BG. Intermittent Infusion of Sterile 5% Hypertonic Saline Produces Consistent Pain while Cryotherapy Decreases the Pain. J Sport Rehabil. 2012;21:225-230.
  18. Jutte LS, Hawkins JR, Miller KC, Long BC, Knight KL. Evaluation of Skinfold Thickness at 8 Common Cryotherapy Sites in Various Athletic Populations. J Athl Train. 2012;47(2):170-177.
  19. Long BC. Worksheet No. FA-604A. Consensus on Science: Does heat applied to a musculoskeletal injury improve outcomes? What is the optimal method of applying heat? Circulation. 2010;122:5588.
  20. Jutte LS, Long BC, Knight KL. Temperature Measurement Reliability and Validity with Thermocouple Extension Leads or Change Lead Temperature. J Athl Train. 2010;45 (6):642-644.
  21. Thompson, BJ, Smith DB, Jacobson BH, Fiddler RE, Warren AJ, Long BC, O’Brien MS, Lee K, Glass RG, Ryan ED.  The Influence of Ratio and Allometric Scaling Procedures for Normalizing Upper Body Output in Division I Collegiate Football Players. J Sport Cond Res. 2010;24(9):2269-2273.
  22. Long BC, Jutte LS, Knight KL. Response of Thermocouples Interfaced to Electrothermometers When Immersed in 5 Water Bath Temperatures. J Athl Train. 2010;45(4):338-343.
  23. Long BC, Hopkins JT. Superficial Moist Heat Lack of Influence on Soleus Function.  J Sport Rehabil. 2009;18(3):438-447.
  24. Jutte LS, Knight KL, Long BC. Reliability and Validity of Electrothermometers and Associated Thermocouples. J Sport Rehabil. 2008;17(1):50-59.
  25. Hawkins JR, Knight KL, Long BC. Are Room Temperature and Thermal Neutral Synonymous Terms? An Investigation of Common Therapeutic Modality Control Variables. J Athl Train. 2007;42(3):327-332.
  26. Long BC, Cordova ML, Brucker JB, Demchak TJ, Stone MB. Exercise and Quadriceps Muscle Cooling Time. J Athl Train. 2005;40(4):260-263.
  27. Jutte LS, Knight KL, Long BC, Hawkins, J, Schulthies SS, Dalley EB. The Uncertainty (Validity and Reliability) of Three Electrothermometers in Therapeutic Modality Research. J Athl Train. 2005;40(3):207-210.

Dr. Long's Full List of Publications

  • Board of Certification, Inc. Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • NPI #1871950113
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Responding to Emergencies First Aid
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator Award, 2023
  • Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Athletic Trainer Service Award, 2023
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Athletic Trainer Service Award, 2024
  • Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, 2024
  • BS, Millikin University
  • MS, Indiana State University
  • PhD, Brigham Young University
  • Therapeutic modalities used for pain in post-acute care rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic modalities in joint neuromechanics
  • Athletic training education
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society
  • Board of Certification, Inc. Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • NPI #1871950113
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Responding to Emergencies First Aid

Courses Taught

  • ATR 400WI:  Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine
  • ATR 600:  Immersive Clinical Education I
  • ATR 681:  Therapeutic Modalities 
  • ATR 687:  Manual Therapy
  • ATR 794:  Pharmacology