Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory
The Exercise & Sport Injury Laboratory (EASIL), under the direction of Kinesiology faculty members Joe Hart, Jay Hertel, Jake Resch, and Sue Saliba provides research opportunities for faculty and graduate students in the masters and doctoral degree programs in Sports Medicine & Athletic Training at the University of Virginia.
Located in historic Memorial Gymnasium, EASIL consists of four distinct testing areas and includes state of the art equipment for the measurement on numerous aspects of human motion and neuromuscular performance. The lab houses measurement systems to assess strength, muscle activation, balance, motion, gait, joint laxity, functional performance, and neurocognitive function. Specific equipment includes, but is not limited to, a multimode dynamometer, an electromagnetic motion capture system, an instrumented treadmill with a camera-based motion capture system, numerous force plates, musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging units, surface electromyography systems, arthrometers, and numerous clinical and functional movement assessment tools.
EASIL Research Team
EASIL is directed by faculty members Joe Hart, Jay Hertel, Jake Resch and Sue Saliba
Recent Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Publications
- Fraser JJ, Hertel J. Preinjury to Postinjury Disablement and Recovery After a Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Case Report. J Athl Train. 2018 Aug 22. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-114-17. [Epub ahead of print]
- Glaviano NR, Saliba S. Association of altered frontal plane kinematics and physical activity levels in females with patellofemoral pain. Gait Posture. 2018 Sep;65:86-88.
- Bodkin SG, Slater LV, Norte GE, Goetschius J, Hart JM. ACL reconstructed individuals do not demonstrate deficits in postural control as measured by single-leg balance. Gait Posture. 2018 Jun 20. pii: S0966-6362(18)30861-0. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.06.120. [Epub ahead of print]
- Eddy R, Goetschius J, Hertel J, Resch J. Test-Retest Reliability and the Effects of Exercise on the King-Devick Test. Clin J Sport Med. 2018 Mar 26. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000586. [Epub ahead of print]