Dr. Thomas Palmer, Ph. D., MSJ Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Integrative Health, Research Published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

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Dr. Thomas Palmer joined the faculty in Spring 2022 as an adjunct instructor of biomechanics. He joined the faculty on a full-time basis in Fall 2022. TP, as he likes to be called, is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with distinctions, and a Tactile Strength and Conditioning Facilitator. With over 28 years of experience as a tenured professor, he holds several certificates in corrective exercises and manual therapies. His primary teaching objectives have focused on Human Performance, Athletic Training, and Rehabilitation Sciences. His research focuses on evaluating the cause-and-effect relationships of training/rehabilitative interventions targeting the spine, pelvis, and trunk among active populations, such as athletes, firefighters, and law enforcement. He currently teaches Advanced Strength Training, Athletic Conditioning and Performance, Principles of Human Performance, Motor Learning and Motor Control Across the Lifespan, Health Theories and Health Systems, and Physiological Responses and Management of Stress.


Read below for a brief overview of Dr. Thomas Palmer's published research in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research:


"My research focuses on improving functional tasks, such as those performed in sport or common daily activities, following training interventions that target your core musculature. Muscular stability and muscular power at the proximal core segments of the pelvis, spine, and trunk are essential attributes in maximizing sport performance and tasks necessary for everyday living. However, the literature is still limited to support this premise. My hope is to be able to continue to build a scientific foundation for the assessment and implementation of my current practices to allow others to maximize performance and limit injury. I think we have a long road ahead of us, but publications like this add another brick to the pervertible wall of evidence and progress. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research is one of the premier clinical journals for academic and clinical practitioners. I am honored to be able to publish in such a widely revered journal. The exciting thing is my recent works have been able to validate assessment and training interventions that now offer clinicians reliable resources.” (Dr. Thomas Palmer)


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Congratulations Dr. Thomas Palmer on the amazing accomplishment of having your research published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research!