Neal Glaviano, PhD

Assistant Professor

Kinesiology


Research Overview

My research interest focuses on self-reported disability, altered physical activity, and neuromuscular dysfunction in individuals with patellofemoral pain. My overall goal is to understand the influence of chronic pain on lower extremity function and develop appropriate interventions to improve the subjective and health-related quality of life in patients with patellofemoral pain. Currently, I am investigating pain variability and its influence on physical activity and neuromuscular function of the lower extremity. Additionally, I am investigating novel measures to assess hip muscle function in the patellofemoral pain population. My past research experiences include therapeutic interventions to improve self-reported disability, optimizing electrical stimulation to improve muscle function, and evaluating clinician-friendly biomechanical assessments of various functional tasks.

Education

Masters of Education in Kinesiology University of Virginia 2008
Doctor of Philosophy in Sports Medicine University of Virginia 2016

Recent Publications

1. Glaviano NR, Bazett-Jones DM. Influence of Sagittal Plane Hip Position on Lower Extremity Muscle Activity and Torque Output. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.
2. Doozan M, Bazett-Jones DM, Glaviano NR. Novice versus Expert Intertester Reliability of 2-Dimensional Squatting Kinematics in Females with and without Patellofemoral Pain. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.
3. Kingston B, Murray AM, Norte GE, Glaviano NR. Validity and Reliability of Trunk, Hip, and Knee Frontal Plane Kinematics in Females with Patellofemoral Pain. Physical Therapy in Sport.
4. Glaviano NR, Marshall AN, Mangum LC, Hart JM, Hertel J, Russel S, Saliba S. Rehabilitation with Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation Improves Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Females with Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2019 Dec 10:1-11 [Epub ahead of print]
5. Gilfeather D, Norte G, Ingersoll CD, Glaviano NR. Central Activation Ratio is a Reliable Measure for Gluteal Neuromuscular Function. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2019 Nov 27:1-7 [Epub ahead of print]
6. Glaviano NR, Saliba S. Differences in Gluteal and Quadriceps Muscle Activity during Weight-Bearing Rehabilitation Exercises in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2019 Nov 13 [Epub ahead of print]
7. Baellow A, Glaviano NR, Hertel J, Saliba S. Lower Extremity Strength, Kinematics, and Activation during a Drop Vertical Jump in Females with and without Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Athletic Training.
8. Glaviano NR, Baellow A, Saliba S. Influence of Fear Avoidance Beliefs on Lower Extremity Kinematics in Females with and without Patellofemoral Pain. Athletic Training and Sports Healthcare. 2019;11(4):192-200
9. Glaviano NR, Bazett-Jones DM, Norte G. Gluteal Muscle Inhibition: Consequence of Patellofemoral Pain? Medical Hypotheses. 2019 May;126:9-14
10. Glaviano NR, Marshall AN, Mangum LC, Hart JM, Hertel J, Russel S, Saliba S. Impairment Based Rehabilitation with Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation Improves Lower Extremity Function in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019 Mar; 54(3):255-269
11. Glaviano NR, Saliba S. Association of Altered Frontal Plane Kinematics and Physical Activity Levels in Females with Patellofemoral Pain. Gait and Posture. 2018 Sep; 65:86-88
12. Glaviano NR, Saliba S. Relationship between Lower Extremity Strength and Subjective Function in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 2018 Jul;27(4):327-333
13. Glaviano NR, Baellow A, Saliba S. Physical Activity Levels and Subjective Function in Individuals with and without Patellofemoral Pain. Physical Therapy in Sport 2017 Sept; 27:12-16
14. Glaviano NR, Saliba S. Can the Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Simulation be Improved to Optimize Quadriceps Strengthening? Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2016 Jan;8(1):79-85
15. Glaviano NR, Kew M, Hart JM, Saliba S. Demographic and Epidemiological Trends in Patellofemoral Pain. International Journal of Sport Physical Therapy 2015;10(3):281-290

 

Contact Information
Emailneal.glaviano@uconn.edu
Phone203.988.4381
Mailing Address2095 Hillside Rd
U-1110
Storrs, CT 06269
CampusStorrs Campus