My research interests include functional movement and how movement is related to balance ability. Specifically, I am interested in ways to improve functional movement and the effects of improved functional movement scores on injury risk. I am also studying how the effects of balance training can be crossed from the trained limb to the contralateral limb following lower body injuries as a way to expedite the injury rehabilitation process.
Recent Publications and Research Activity
Harrison, L. J., Lepley, L. K. Fuller, D. K, Caputo, J. L. (2018, February). Cross-over effect of balance training after knee surgery. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Chattanooga, TN.
The Cross Over Effect of Balance Training after Knee Surgery, Submitted to Journal of Sport Rehab: Dec. 2017
Harrison, L. Young, K., Stevens, S., & Caputo J. (2016). Underwater Treadmill Training for a Greenstick Fracture in a Collegiate Softball Player. Presented as a clinical case report to Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium. June 2017. Accepted to The International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training 3/20/17.
Harrison, L. (2017). The Influence of Vision Deficits on Balance Ability and Leisure Activity. Poster at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Greenville, SC.
Harrison, L., Kong, M., & Caputo, J. (2015). Reliability of Biodex Balance System SD Limits of Stability Test– Thesis
2014, 2015, Post season Wingate Test for collegiate wrestling, Pre-season V02max Test for collegiate cross-country runners
Boucher, M., Dougherty E., & Watts, L. (2013). Does Disordered Eating Have a Correlation with Depressive Symptoms in Collegiate Wrestlers? Lock Haven University Capstone Research Project. Presented at Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN. May 2013.
Watts, L. (2012). Female Athlete Triad. Poster at Day of Scholarship. Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA. 2011
Watts, L. (2012). Femoral Cyst Case Study. Poster at Day of Scholarship. Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA. 2011.
2012, Designed an Emergency Action Plan for Montoursville High School, Montoursville, PA Spring 2012
B.S. in Athletic Training at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2013
M.S. in Health and Human Performance at Cumberland University, 2015
Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Middle Tennessee State University, 2018