RESEARCH GRANTS
  • Research Grant: AASU Research & Scholarship Grant, 2006-2007. Riemann, B, Coates, C, Davies, GJ. Effects of plyometrics on shoulder stiffness
  • Biodex, 2009. Funding for Software.
  • Biodex, 2010. Equipment grant of Biodex Balance Stabilometer and Biodex Balance Sway
  • TheraBand, 2010. Funding for research project.

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA.
Master's Theses Advisor/Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor

2005

Thesis Committee Chair-2005

  • Nichols, J, Howard, Z. Plyometric training study of the shoulder complex to identify optimum training parameters, MS Thesis completed, November, 2005

2006

Thesis Committe Chair-2006

  • Alt, L, Arnold, L, Schroeder, M. The effects of BodyBlade training on shoulder proprioception, strength, and closed kinetic chain function, December, 2006
  • Houman, S, Westphall, A. Cross education: the effects of unilateral plyometric training on the contralateral upper extremity, December, 2006
  • Posey, G, Moore, J. The effects of stretching on performance changes of the quadriceps peak torque and functional performance, December, 2006

2007

Graduate Student Research Presentations, April, 17, 2007- AASU, Savannah, GA.,

  • Chaudet, J, Bourgeois, A, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on internal/external rotation and overhead throwing, April, 17, 2007
  • Byrnes, E, Simpson, L, Stephens, G, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Comparison of random vs blocked protocol design for upper extremity rehabilitation: a prospective randomized controlled training study (Honorable mention financial award), April, 17, 2007
  • Witt, J, McElveen, M, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Intra- and inter-rater reliability using standard goniometry to measure glenohumeral internal and external rotation., April, 17, 2007

Thesis Committe Member-2007

  • Bench, J. Physically active women with a history of low back pain uses similar total ranges of motion during bimanual box-lifting as healthy women. April, 2007
  • Lapinski, S. Residual effeects of same day lower extremity strength and conditioning training on drop jump propulsion kinetics. April, 2007
  • Smith, LL. Neither internal nor external attentional focus interventons change knee kinematics during landing in females. April, 2007

Thesis Committe Chair-2007

  • Byrnes, E, Simpson, L, Stephens, G, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Comparison of random vs blocked protocol design for upper extremity rehabilitation: a prospective randomized controlled training study
  • Chaudet, J, Bourgeois, A, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on internal/external rotation and overhead throwing
  • Turner,N, Ferguson, K, Wetherington, B, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ: Establishing unilateral ratios of scapulothoracic musculature using hand held dynamometry
  • Wilson, R, Bushman, M. Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Effects of upper extremity and trunk plyometrics on throwing velocity and bat speed

Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor -Chair-2008

  • Ansley, M, Overstreet, A, McBride, B, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
    Title: Multi-Center Study for correlation between simple field tests of upper extremity function and power
    (Florida Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine)
  • DeNyse, J, Spruill, J, Rosenau, M, Riemann, BL, Lander, J, Davies, GJ
    Title: Plyometric training and effects of core stability and upper extremity testing and training
  • Gardenhour, H, Ludwig, L, Riemann, BL, Wright, L, Davies, GJ
    Title: Descriptive HHD testing of rotator cuff IR/ER in different positions: Prone, supine, seated 90/90 abduction, seated 90/90 scaption, seated 90/90 flexion, 30/30/30 position
  • Jackson, C, Kangeter, T, Gardner, J, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
    Title: Plyometric training of the core and effects on trunk and shoulder outcome measures

Thesis Committe Member-2008

  • Black, Veronica
    Effects of strength and conditioning program on vertical jump propulsion mechanics, April, 2008
  • McGrath, Sarah E.
    Effects of prophylactic ankle stabilization on lower extremity stiffness, April, 2008
  • Witt, James
    Glenohumeral joint range of motion in competitive swimmers, April, 2008
  • Hodge, Melissa K.
    Changes in hip muscle strength and vertical leg stiffness during a training run for distance runners, December, 2008

Doctorate of Science Committe Member-2008
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

  • Williams, Duane A.
    Alternative methods for measuring scapular protraction and retraction maximal isometric forces, December, 2008
    Thesis Committee Member-2009
  • Leah Ferster, ATC
  • A Kinetic comparison of Bilateral Squats with varying foot/ankle positions, May, 2009
  • Adam Gustavson, ATC
  • A Kinetic Comparison of Bilateral Squats with varying foot/ankle positions, May, 2009
  • Leeanna Woodworth
  • Comparison of spine kinematics between dominant and non-dominant leg kicking in collegiate women soccer players, December, 2009
Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor -Chair-2009
  • Merritt, E, Akins, M, Kirkland, L, McGee, A, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: Plyometric training of the legs and trunk and assessment of the core and lower extremity
    with power tests and functional tests
  • Jennings, A, Sharber, T, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: Plyometric training of the trunk and assessment of the core and lower extremity
    with power tests and functional tests
  • Campbell, J, Waterman, W, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: Validity and reliability of the BioMotion Machine: a comparison of the medicine ball throw and maximum force output
  • Grimmett, K, Black, C, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: EMG Analysis of different exercises for LE step up exercises
  • Jameson, J, Turner, L, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: EMG Analysis of different exercises for LE step up exercises in subjects with PFPS
  • Congleton, A, Ward, R, Yang, M, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: Motion analysis and kinematic analysis of the lunge exercise
  • Carter, C, Yang, M, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: EMG analysis of the lunge exercise in normal and subjects with PFPS
  • Ross, J, Whitfield, K, Wofford, N, Riemann, B, Davies, GJ
    Title: A systematic review of the effectiveness of core stability exercises.

Thesis Committee Member - MSSM, 2010

  • " Koch, K, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Comparison of ground reaction forces between four plyometric pushup variations. Poster presentation, June, 2010
  • " Limbaugh, GK, Riemann, BL, Traylor, D, Davies, GJ. Comparing one-arm seated shot put throw performance between baseball and non-baseball athletes. Poster presentation, June, 2010
  • " Woodworth, L, Riemann, BL, Limbaugh, GK, Davies, GJ. Comparison of spine kinematics between dominant and non-dominant leg kicking in collegiate women soccer players. June, 2010


Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor -Chair-2010

  • Dunn, CA, Powers, MS, Graham, K, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
    Title: Open kinetic chain vs closed kinetic chain perturbation training in the shoulder
  • Merritt, MT, Newland, HA, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
    Title: The effects of upper extremity plyometrics vs strength training on static/dynamic strength, proprioception and power of the shoulder musculature

    Research Projects - Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine Residency Program -2010-2011
  • Wait, KR, Bower, NC, Davies, GJ, Reuteman, PF, Straker, JS, Hoover, ND
  • Title: Intra- and Intertester reliability and concurrent validity of the bubble and universal goniometers for measuring shoulder internal rotation range of motion using the semi-sidelying position
Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor -Chair-2011
  • Richardson, D, Whiggum, A, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
  • Title: The effects of a core resistance training program using the Boston Biomotion Instrument on throwing velocity, bat speed, and 30-yard sprint in collegiate baseball players.
  • Bush, M, Griffin, C, Willenbring, K, Bringman, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
  • NASM Movement Analysis Screening: reliability, construct validty, and association with static physical performance measurements
  • Weiland, K, Woodward, G, Worsley, M, Bringman, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ
  • NASM Movement Analysis Screening: reliability, construct validty, and association with dynamic physical performance measurements

    Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor -Chair-2012

  • Arnsdorff, K, Anderson, S, Burton, K, Voight, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The effectiveness of low volume versus high volume upper extremity plyometric exercises on the kinematics and kinetics of the shoulder. (Completed-September,2012) (Research poster accepted, APTA-CSM, San Diego, CA., 2013) (Nominated for one of the top Orthopaedic Section poster abstracts)
  • Ewin, WC, King, JE, Kirksey, AM, A Randomized Prospective Training Study of Open Kinetic Chain and Closed Kinetic Chain Perturbation Training in Subjects with Shoulder Pain (Research Poster accepted at APTA-CSM, San Diego, CA., 2013)
  • Ewin, WC, King, JE, Kirksey, AM, Davies, GJ, Bringman, D, Wilcox, A, Riemann, BL. A Randomized Prospective Training Study of Open Kinetic Chain and Closed Kinetic Chain Perturbation Training in Clients with Shoulder Pain. Research presentation at Alpha Eta National Allied Health Honor Society Student Symposium. Orlando, Fl., October 2012.
  • Hagan, K, May, A, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Effects of dominant arm rotator cuff fatigue on bilateral glenohumeral and scapulothoracic muscle strength and glenohumeral arthrokinematics. (Completed-September, 2012.)
  • Jackson, A, Moreland, C, Oddi, C, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The effects of isolated vs multiple joint training on the knee muscles. (Completed-September, 2012.)
  • King, E, Davies, GJ, Cunningham, TC. Intratester reliability for quantification of forces with accessory and physiological movements using computerized instrumented shoulder models (Research Poster accepted at APTA-CSM, San Diego, CA., 2013) (Nominated for one of the top Orthopaedic Section poster abstracts)
    Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor -Chair-2013
  1. Anderson, A, Bond, J, Fitzpatrick, K, Morris, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Comparison of the effects of open vs. closed kinetic chain exercises on patients with patellofemoral pain. (In progress) 2012-2013.
  2. Clark, S, Rex, N, Austin, T, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Upper extremity power measure and
    determining a gold standard. (In progress) 2011-2012.
  3. Dunaway, J, Ezell, C, Stroer, K, Webb, L, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The Effects of Simulated Computerized Shoulder Model Training on the Accuracy and Consistency of Shoulder Mobilizations in First-Year Physical Therapy Students. (In Progress) 2012-2013.
  4. Holzwarth, A, Keen, L, McMahan, D, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The Effectiveness of Low Versus Moderate Volume Plyometrics Training on Functional Outcome Measures of the Shoulder. (In Progress) 2012-2013.
  5. Schneider, E, Smith, C, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. The Effect of Scapular Fatigue on Upper Extremity Power. (In progress) 2012-2013.
  6. Schneider, E, Smith, C, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Reliability and validity of the MR CUBE for power testing. (In progress) 2012-2013.
  7. Schneider, E, Smith, C, Riemann, BL, Davies, GJ. Reliability and validity of the MR CUBE for proprioceptive testing. (In progress) 2012-2013.
  8. Schneider, E, Smith, C, Davies, GJ. Effectiveness of using the MR CUBE in training subjects with shoulder pain and (In progress) 2012-2013.
  9. Manske, R, Schneider, E, Smith, C, Davies, GJ, et.al. Hand held dynamometry testing of the shoulder with the scapular in the positions of resting neutral, protracted, retracted (scapular setting position): a multicenter prospective repeated measures design. (Will begin, 2013)
 
 

Doctoral Capstone Project Advisor - Chair - 2014


  1) Davis, S, Hodgdon, K, Lake, D, Davies, GJ. The Effects of Hip Abductor and External Rotator Fatigue in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. (Ongoing Research 2013-14)

2) Finlay, M, Paskewich, C, Crawley, C, Lake, D, Shappy, J, Davies, GJ. The effect of unweighting on pain and gait pattern in individuals with various knee pathologies. (Ongoing Research 2013-14)

3. Elliot, T, Marshall, K, Lake, D, Davies GJ. The Effect of Sitting on Stability Balls on Lower Back Pain and Core Endurance. (Ongoing Research 2013-14)

4. Halbert, G, Burkett, D, Lake, D. Davies, GJ. A Conmparison of Isolated Total leg Strengthening vs Functuional Training on Strength, Balance, and Agility in Healthy Individuals. (Ongoing research 2013-2014)