Biomechanics Laboratory
Clark Dickin

Clark Dickin

Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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HP 311C  Phone: 765-285-5139  

Biomechanics Laboratory
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room HP 311
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Education

B.P.E., University of Calgary, 1993. Major: Physical Education
M.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1996. Major: Kinesiology (Biomechanics)
PhD., Oregon State University, 2002. Major: Motor Control/Learning. Minor: Gerontology

Research Interests

Understanding the control of voluntary and reactive muscular responses in both neurotypically healthy and neurologically impaired individuals. Specific areas of emphasis include: 1) changes in postural control as a function of age and Parkinson’s disease, and 2) influence of whole body vibration on both voluntary and reactive motor responses in such areas as power production, reflexive responses and the influence of disease (e.g., Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy).

Current Projects

Sensory constraints, postural control and whole body vibration and muscle reflexes in older adults and patients with Parkinson's disease.

Effects of varied frequencies and amplitudes of whole body vibration on postural control.

Recent Publications

Dickin, D.C., Sandow, R., & Dolny, D. (In Press). Bilateral and Alternating Contraction Deficit in Total and Individual Joint Powers during Multi-Joint, Closed-Chain Leg Extensions. European Journal of Sports Sciences.

Reyes, G. F., Dickin, D.C., & Dolny, D. (In Press). Effects of muscular strength, exercise order, and acute whole-body vibration exposure on bat swing velocity. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

Dickin, D.C. (2010). Obtaining reliable performance measures on the sensory organization test: Altered testing sequences in young adults. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 20 (4), 278-285.

Guggenheimer, J.D., Dickin, D.C., Reyes, G.F., & Dolny, D.G. (2009). The effect of whole body vibration and power cleans on acute sprint performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 23 (4), 1135-39.

Dickin, D.C. & Doan, J.B. (2008). Postural stability in altered and unaltered sensory environments following fatiguing exercise of the lower extremity joints. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport. 18 (6), 765-72.

Dickin, D.C. & Clark, S.E. (2007). Generalizability of the sensory organization test in college aged males: Obtaining a reliable performance measure. Clinical journal of Sports Medicine. 17 (2), 109-115.


 

Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
    No.
    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
    Location
  • Course
    Anatomical Kinesiolo
    No.
    294
    Section
    2
    Section
    1200-1350
    Days
    F
    Location
    HP 254
  • Course
    Anatomical Kinesiolo
    No.
    294
    Section
    2
    Section
    1300-1350
    Days
    M W
    Location
    HP 254
  • Course
    Mechan Analysis of M
    No.
    634
    Section
    1
    Section
    1400-1550
    Days
    M W
    Location
    HP 254
  • Course
    Thesis
    No.
    698
    Section
    31
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
Biomechanics Laboratory
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room HP 311
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 am -5 pm Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-5178
Fax: 765-285-8762
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