Laura Ann Zdziarski

Laura Ann Zdziarski, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Advisor: Dr. Heather Vincent
Track: Movement Science
Dissertation: “Improving Functional Outcomes in Obese Orthopaedic Trauma Patients with an Integrated Care Approach and Early Mobilization”
Degree awarded: May 2017
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Publications while a student:

Hahn H, Vincent KR, Herman DC, Wasser JG, Chen C, Zdziarski LA, Morgan C, Vincent HK. Biomechanical, Metabolic and Cardiopulmonary Responses of Masters Recreational Runners during Running at Different Speeds  Research in Sports Medicine. 2016.

Wasser JG, Vasilopoulos T, Zdziarski LA, Vincent HK. Exercise Benefits for Chronic Low Back Pain in Overweight and Obese Individuals. PM R. June 2016. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.06.019.

DuBose DN, Zdziarski LA, Scott N, et al. Horizontal Slide Creates Less Cervical Motion When Centering an Injured Patient on a Spine Board. J Emerg Med. 2016;50(5):728-733. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.09.027.

Vincent HK, Chen C, Zdziarski LA, Montes J, Vincent KR. Shooting motion in high school, collegiate, and professional men’s lacrosse players. Sports Biomech. 2015;14(4):448-458. doi:10.1080/14763141.2015.1084034.

Zdziarski LA, Chen C, Horodyski M, Vincent KR, Vincent HK. Kinematic, Cardiopulmonary, and Metabolic Responses of Overweight Runners While Running at Self-Selected and Standardized Speeds. PM R. July 2015. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.441.

DuBose D, Connoly S, Hatzel B, Zdziarski LA, Del Rossi G, Hill I, Prasarn M, Rechtine G, Horodyski MB. Motion Created in an Unstable Cervical Spine During the Removal of a Football Helmet: Comparison of Techniques. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2015;7(6).

Vincent HK, Percival S, Creasy R, Alexis D, Seay AN, Zdziarksi LA, Macmillan M, Vincent KR. (2014) Acute Effects of Enhanced Eccentric and Concentric Resistance Exercise on Metabolism and Inflammation. J Nov Physiother 4: 200 doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000200

Zdziarski LA, Vincent KR. It is NOT the Gastrocnemius, Soleus, or Achilles …. What Could It Be? A Plantaris Muscle Injury: Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015;14(2):84-85. doi:10.1249/JSR.0000000000000136.

Zdziarski LA, Wasser JG, Vincent HK. Chronic pain management in the obese patient: a focused review of key challenges and potential exercise solutions. J Pain Res. 2015;8:63-77. doi:10.2147/JPR.S55360.

Vincent HK, Zdziarski LA, Vincent KR. Review of Lacrosse-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries in High School and Collegiate Players. Sports Health Multidiscip Approach. September 2014:1941738114552990. doi:10.1177/1941738114552990.


Prasarn M, et al. Comparison of the Vacuum Mattress versus the Spine Board Alone for Immobilization of the Cervical Spine Injured Patient: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Study. Spine. Accepted for publication April 2017. In press.