Celebrating 100 Peer-Reviewed Publications

High Point University Professor Kevin Ford

Kevin FordHIGH POINT, N.C., June 20, 2014 – Dr. Kevin Ford, associate professor of physical therapy and director of the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory at High Point University, has published his 100th peer-reviewed manuscript.

Ford’s 100th article, “Real-Time Biofeedback to Target Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Technical Report,” was accepted in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation for publication. The study details a new biofeedback technique that can be used to facilitate learning complex and safer sport movements.

“The publications are important, but getting the opportunity to work with such a great group of students and faculty is what is really special for me,” says Ford. “Now it’s time to roll up the sleeves for the next 100!”

Ford’s research spans innovative studies which examines why devastating injuries occur and determine how they can be prevented. His publications have been referenced more than 1,800 times in leading medical journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal and American Journal of Sports Medicine.

“We are glad Dr. Ford is able to share this moment, and his expertise, with our students,” says Dr. Daniel Erb, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “The entire HPU family wishes him continued success and many more publications.”

The technique highlighted in Ford’s 100th publication is integrated in a video display board at the HPU Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory, and can be translated to innovative portable devices. Ford suggests that the application and the technology behind it will continue to develop and be utilized outside of the lab with the development of numerous wearable sensors.

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