Sports Medicine Research and Projects

Current Sports Medicine Related Projects

Orthopedic Assessment Methods Online - Grants awarded to Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC by the University and the College of Health and Human Services to develop online podcast. Visit examples HERE.

Muscular strain attenuation effects of athletic taping. Sakiko Imamura, ATC (master thesis) - committee: Robert Pettitt, PhD, ATC, CSCS (Chair), Michael Coles, PhD (Dept of Kinesiology), Gary Lentell, DPT (Dept of Physical Therapy)

Effects of caffeine of the VO2 slow component during heavy exercise. Richard Marg (master thesis) - committee: Robert Pettitt, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS (Chair), Felicia Greer, PhD (Dept of Kinesiology), and Michael Coles (Dept of Kinesiology)

Sidhu, A., Lentell, G., Pettitt, R.W. Dabbing the skin surface dry during ice massage augments temperature drop. International Journal of Exercise Science (in progress). Amrik Sidhu, SPT (DPT student)

Hatfield, L., Murray, S.R., Kraft, R.S., Udermann, B.E., Pettitt, R.W. Reactive arthritis: an unusual cause for ipsilateral ankle edema in a collegiate wrestler. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. (in submission)

Cabrera, C.A., Pettitt, R.W. Isotonic exercise evokes potentiation of stretch-shortening pressing but not pressing exercise. Funded by Dept of Kinesiology ($800).

2007 - 2008 Sports Medicine Publications and Abstracts

Pettitt, R.W., Symons, J.D., Eisenman, P.A., Taylor, J.T., White, A.T. (Accepted). Adjustment for gas exchange threshold enhances heart rate-derived VO2 estimates during heavy exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

Steerman, J.G., Reeder, M.T., Udermann, B.E., Pettitt, R.W., Murray, S.R. (2007). Avulsion fracture of the iliac crest apophysis in a collegiate wrestler. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 17:00-000.

Pettitt, R.W., Pettitt, C.D., Cabrera, C., Murray, S.R. (2007). A theoretical method of using heart rate to estimate energy expenditure during exercise. International Journal of Coaching and Sport Science, 2:319-327.

Murray, S.R., Reeder, M.T., Udermann, B.E., Pettitt, R.W. (2008 Accepted). High Risk Stress Fractures: A Case Study and Critical Review. International Conference on Health, Fitness, and Active Living.

Pettitt, R.W. Thoens, A.L., Sailor, S.R., Lembo, R.A., Boergers, R.J. (2007). Acute effects of capsule stretching: are they mediated by optimum angle of external torque? Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA.

Pettitt, C.D, Rivera, E., Pettitt, R.W. (2007). Integrative framework increases physical activity levels among university students. Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA.

Cabrera, C.A., Morales, J., Greer, F. Pettitt, R. (2007). Three different intense concentric exercise bouts fail to evoke postactivation potentiation. Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA.

Lentell, G, Pettitt, R. Sidhu, A.S. (2007). The effect of dabbing the skin surface dry during ice massage treatment on attenuating cryotherapeutic effects. California American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

2006-2007 Sports Medicine Publications and Abstracts

Pettitt, R.W., Symons, J.D., Eisenman, P.A., Taylor, J.E., White, A.T (2007). Use of heart rate to monitor oxygen uptake during heavy exercise and interval training. National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Anaheim, CA.

Hatfield L.N., Pettitt, R.W., Kraft, R.S., Murray, S.R. (2007). Reiter's syndrome: a case report on an atypical cause for ipsilateral ankle edema. National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Anaheim, CA.

Winton, T., Gilbert J.N., Sailor, S., Pettitt, R.W. Burnout in graduate assistant athletic trainers in the college/university setting. Far West Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Pettitt, R.W. (2007). Using heart rate kinetics to monitor metabolic responses to interval training with the rehabilitating athlete. Far West Athletic Trainers' Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Pettitt, R.W. (2007). Pathogenesis, evaluation, and treatment of high risk stress fractures. Far West Athletic Trainers' Association. Las Vegas, NV. Far West Athletic Trainers' Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Hatfield L.N., Pettitt, R.W., Kraft, R.S., Murray, S.R. (2007). Reiter's syndrome: a case report on an atypical cause for ipsilateral ankle edema. Far West Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Pettitt, R.W., Murray, S.R. (2007). Shift of optimum angle and transient fatigability subsequent to repeated eccentric exercise is length dependent. Far West Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

2005 - 2006 Sports Medicine Awards, Publications, and Abstracts

Burnout in Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers in the College/University Setting. Trevor Winton, ATC (master thesis) - committee: Jenelle Gilbert, Ph.D. (Chair), Scott Sailor, Ed.D., ATC, and Robert Pettitt, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS from the Department of Kinesiology. Winton awarded $1000 from Far West Athletic Trainers' Association.

Murray, S.R., Reeder M. Udermann, B.A., Pettitt, R.W. (2006). Pathogenesis, assessment, and treatment of high risk stress fractures. Comprehensive Therapy, 32, 20-26.

Pettitt, R.W., Symons, J.D., Eisenman, P.A., Taylor, J.E., and White, A.T. (2005). Repetitive eccentric strain at long muscle length evokes the repeated bout effect. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 19, 918-924.

Cotts, B.E., Pettitt, R.W. (2005). The Effectiveness of Resistance Exercises Performed on Unstable Equipment. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 27, 10-13.

Pettitt, R.W., Murray, S.R. (2005). Changes in optimum angle and fatigability subsequent to repeated bouts of eccentric exercise at long versus short muscle length in untrained women. Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Pettitt, R.W. (2005). Cost effective exercise for core stability. 19th Annual National Disabled Veterans Conference. Snowmass, CO.