Clark Dickin

Clark Dickin

Director of Biomechanics Laboratory and Associate Professor of Exercise Science


Room:HP 311C


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.