The Applied Biomechanics Research Laboratory aims to prevent injuries and improve the performance and well-being of individuals who are susceptible to injuries. The lab is Co-Directed by Dr. Oyama and Dr. Cheever.
Dr. Oyama’s primary research interest is in the identification and modification of movement patterns and physical characteristics (ex. strength, flexibility, core stability) that are associated with injuries. Many of her research projects involve analysis of baseball pitching biomechanics.
Dr. Cheever’s primary interest is the long-term cumulative health effects of a collision and/or contact sport career. This research can be divided into multiple arms:
Research opportunities may be available to qualified and well-motivated undergraduate and graduate students. The undergraduate students may earn course-credits through research opportunities (KIN4913 Independent Study, KIN4933 Practicum in Kinesiology Research, or KIN4936 Kinesiology Internship). The Master’s students may work on a thesis project under the direction of Dr. Oyama and/or Dr. Cheever. Dr. Oyama and Dr. Cheever co-lead bi-weekly journal clubs. Joining the journal club is a great way for students to get involved in research.
The Applied Biomechanics Research Laboratory is equipped with equipment to conduct the research outlined above.
Dr. Sakiko Oyama (Publication List)
Dr. Kelly Cheever (Publication List)
Location: MB 3.324
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644