Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Senior Clinical Faculty

Area: Exercise Science
Office: 26E Phillips Hall

Degree: Ph.D., Miami University
M.S., Miami University
BSc, National College of Chiropractic | DC, National College of Chiropractic

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:
My research interests lie broadly in the area of human movement and coordination. I am most interested in how chiropractic, exercise and rehabilitation affect human performance. Specifically, I study the stability and adaptability of these motor control patterns and the factors that impact on that stability such as clinical intervention (e.g. chiropractic adjustments). My long-term goals are to develop and validate biomechanical measures that can be used to quickly assess the stability and efficiency of goal-directed movements along with interventions to maximize these functions and prevent injury.

Courses Taught at Miami:
Motor Skills and Motor Learning (KNH 184)
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Corrective Exercise (KNH 453/553)
Exercise and Health (KNH 188)
Human Functional Anatomy (KNH 244)

Representative Publications:

1. DeVocht JW, Smith DL, Long CR, Corber L, Kane B, Jones TM, Goertz CM. The effect of chiropractic treatment on the reaction and response times of special operation forces military personnel: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Sep 20;17(1):457.
2. Cramer GD, Smith DL. Correctly identify practitioners and put adverse events of spinal manipulation into perspective. Orthopedic Reviews. 2014; 6(5248):20.
3. Potteiger JA, Smith DL, Maier ML, Foster TS. Relationship Between Body Composition, Leg Strength, Anaerobic Power, and On-Ice Skating Performance in Division I Men's Hockey Athletes. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Jul;24(7):1755-62.
4. Stuber K, Smith DL. Chiropractic treatment of pregnancy-related low back pain: a systematic review of the evidence. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2008; 31:447-454.
5. Smith DL, Dainoff MJ, Smith JP. The effect of chiropractic adjustments on movement time: a pilot study using Fitts' Law. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2006;29(4):257-66.

Chiropractic Science Podcast:

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