SMRI research is organized into four main areas: Active Duty/Veterans, Athletics, Active Girls Healthy Women, and Equestrian Athlete. Each area is focused on developing strategies unique to injury and task-specific needs of these populations:

  • Characterize health, injury, and performance profiles to inform training practice and policy
  • Develop strategies for occupational, sport, and lifestyle injury prevention and performance
  • Validate interventions for musculoskeletal and concussion treatment and performance optimization
  • Implement interventions to achieve long-term health and wellness

For over 25 years, faculty from the Sports Medicine Research Institute has: 

  • Studied the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Developed an extensive research agenda focusing on:
    • Proprioception and neuromuscular control in joint stability
    • The role of capsuloligamentous structures in the pathoetiology of joint injury
    • Comprehensive profiles of an individual's function and risk by evaluating both the sensory and motor characteristics specific to musculoskeletal injury and pathology
    • Biomechanical and neuromuscular assessments under sports-simulated environments
    • The effects of injury, surgery, and rehabilitation on joint stability and function
    • Characterizing the physical and physiological demand of sport and military tasks
    • Identification of deficiencies in body mechanics and muscle function
    • Develop programs to improve performance and minimize potential for injury
  • Secured over $50M in funded research from sources which include, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NFL Charities Foundation, and serval other foundations.
  • Delivered over 20 keynote lectures at professional events around the world
  • Published over 200 Peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Delivered more than 350 national and international presentations