Research Studies

 

Andrews Research & Education Institute:
Research Studies

AREI conducts numerous research studies to enhance and support the medical sciences. As an orthopaedics and sports medicine facility, our primary research focus includes:

  1. Biomechanics, kinematic studies, functional evaluation of patients and research on injury prevention and mechanisms
  2. Clinical outcomes, analysis of patient data including examination, diagnosis, treatment plan in various IRB approved studies
  3. Cadaveric and animal labs conducted to gain better understanding of joint structure, function and orthopaedic replacement devices from industry

Research efforts are funded by AREI operating funds, industry and individual grants.


Research Projects:

  • Stretching with applied vibration for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Biomechanics researchers at the Andrews Research & Education Institute are investigating stretching with applied vibration for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Eligible participants are between the ages of 18 and 65, have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, and have not received surgical treatment. The study involves one 15-minute visit to the Andrews Institute during which investigators will apply vibration under the foot while the participant stretches. For additional information or to enroll in the study, contact Elizabeth Russell, PhD at 850.916.8774 or elizabeth.russell@R3em00vE3bhcpns.org.

  • 8 month research project at AREI in collaboration with Athletes’ Performance and City of Pensacola Firefighters. Researchers from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from the recognized Kinesiology program. Researchers assess the injury potential of incumbent firefighters while they perform simulated work tasks in the biomechanics laboratory. Upon completion of a 12-week movement training program designed and administered by coaches, examinations determine of the performance movement training program can reduce the injury potential of firefighters. “Ultimate goal is to develop effective and practical musculoskeletal injury prevention strategies for firefighters and subsequently introduce such strategies to other “occupational athletes” (e.g., members of the Armed Forces. Publication in 2010. Beach and Frost

  • Patellofemoral Compressive Force & Stress and Cruciate Ligament Between Back and Front Barbell Squats; Beach, Frost, Zheng, Ionno, Fleisig, Wilk, Paulos, & Andrews

  • Patellofemoral Compressive Force & Stress and Cruciate Ligament Force Between the Powercleans and Snatch; Beach, Frost, Zheng, Ionno, Barnett, Fleisig, Wilk, Paulos, & Andrews      

  • Patellofemoral Compressive Force & Stress and Cruciate Ligament Between Sumo and Conventional Deadlifts; Beach, Frost, Zheng, Ionno, Fleisig, Wilk, Paulos, & Andrews

  • Patellofemoral Compressive Force & Stress and Cruciate Ligament Between Forward and Backwards Lunges; Beach, Frost, Zheng, Ionno, Orr, Fleisig, Wilk, Paulos, & Andrews

  • Patellofemoral Compressive Force & Stress & Cruciate Ligament During Plyometric Exercises; Beach, Frost, Zheng, Ionno, Fleisig, Wilk, Paulos, & Andrews

  • Effects on a Six Week Resistance Training Program on Throwing Velocity, Trunk Strength and Power, Shoulder Strength and Power, and Supraspinatus Muscle and Tendon Morphology in High School Baseball Players; Ionno, deMahy, Orr, Fleisig, Paulos, & Andrews

  • An electromyographic analysis of the shoulder while performing exercises using the bodyblade; Yamashiro, Mikla, Paulos, & Andrews

  • An electromyographic analysis of the shoulder while performing common rehabilitation dumbbell exercises; Yamashiro, Mikla, Paulos, & Andrews

  • An electromyographic analysis of the shoulder while performing exercises using the wonderweight; Yamashiro, Mikla, Paulos, & Andrews
 
 
 
 
 

Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s mission is to provide the best medical care for the musculoskeletal system through orthopaedics and sports medicine, utilizing innovative clinical and surgical technologies, and to improve patient care through research and education, emphasizing prevention. Legal info.