Publications

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Movement Deficits Following Concussion

Howell, D.R., Osternig, L.R., and Chou, L.-S. (2015). Return to activity after concussion affects dual-task gait balance control recovery. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 47, 673–680. 

Howell, D.R., O’Brien, M.J., Raghuram, A., Shah, A., and Meehan, W.P. (2018a). Near Point of Convergence and Gait Deficits in Adolescents Following Sport-Related Concussion. Clin J Sport Med 28, 262–267. 

Howell, D.R., Lugade, V., Potter, M.N., Walker, G., and Wilson, J.C. (2019a). A multifaceted and clinically viable paradigm to quantify postural control impairments among adolescents with concussion. Physiological Measurement. 

Howell, D.R., Potter, M.N., Kirkwood, M.W., Wilson, P.E., Provance, A.J., and Wilson, J.C. (2019b). Clinical predictors of symptom resolution for children and adolescents with sport-related concussion. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics E-pub ahead of print.

Howell, D.R., Wilson, J.C., Brilliant, A.N., Gardner, A.J., Iverson, G.L., and Meehan, W.P. (2019c). Objective clinical tests of dual-task dynamic postural control in youth athletes with concussion. J Sci Med Sport 22, 521–525. 

Musculoskeletal Injury Risk after Concussion

Howell, D.R., Lynall, R.C., Buckley, T.A., and Herman, D.C. (2018b). Neuromuscular control deficits and the risk of subsequent injury after a concussion: a scoping review. Sports Med 48, 1097–1115.

Howell, D.R., Buckley, T.A., Lynall, R.C., and Meehan III, W.P. (2018c). Worsening dual-task gait costs after concussion and their association with subsequent sport-related injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 35, 1630–1636.

Concussion Rehabilitation

Howell, D.R., Brilliant, A.N., Oldham, J.R., Berkstresser, B., Wang, F., and Meehan, W.P. (2019d). Exercise in the first week following concussion among collegiate athletes: Preliminary findings. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Howell, D.R., Andrew Taylor, J., Tan, C.O., Orr, R., and Meehan, W.P. (2019e). The Role of Aerobic Exercise in Reducing Persistent Sport-related Concussion Symptoms. Med Sci Sports Exerc 51, 613–619.

Movement differences between Boys and Girls after Concussion

Howell, D.R., Stracciolini, A., Geminiani, E., and Meehan III, W.P. (2017). Dual-task gait differences in female and male adolescents following sport-related concussion. Gait & Posture 54, 284–289.

Howell DR, Oldham JR, Lanois C, Koerte, IK, Lin AP, Berkstresser B, Wang F, Meehan III WP. Dual-task gait recovery after concussion among female and male collegiate athletes.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In press, accepted November 5, 2019.

Gray M, Wilson JC, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Howell DRFemale adolescents demonstrate greater oculomotor and vestibular impairments than male adolescents following concussion. Physical Therapy in Sport. E-pub ahead of print: January 7, 2020.

Sleep Problems after Concussion

Howell, D.R., Berkstresser, B., Wang, F., Buckley, T.A., Mannix, R., Stillman, A., and Meehan III, W.P. (2018d). Self-reported sleep duration affects tandem gait, but not steady-state gait outcomes among healthy collegiate athletes. Gait & Posture 62, 291–296.

Howell, D.R., Oldham, J.R., Brilliant, A.N., and William P.  Meehan, I.I.I. (2019f). Trouble Falling Asleep After Concussion Is Associated With Higher Symptom Burden Among Children and Adolescents: Journal of Child Neurology 34, 256–261.

Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Wilson PE, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC. Sleep problems and melatonin prescription after concussion among youth athletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. In press, accepted October 3, 2019.