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Stephen C. Cobb, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor, Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator

Education

Ph D Sport Science Georgia State University 2005
MS Sports Medicine Georgia State University 1999
BA Sports Medicine Messiah College 1994

Speaker Topics

  • Lower-Extremity Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Science

Interests & Expertise

Stephen Cobb’s research interests are focused on the etiology, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lower-extremity injury. Specifically, Cobb is interested in investigation of the pathoetiological factors and abnormal gait mechanics associated with the precipitating traumas, chronic ankle instability and ankle fracture, that lead to the development and progression of posttraumatic ankle and foot osteoarthritis.

Cobb’s ongoing studies include the investigation of the effect of footwear on multi-segment foot and lower-extremity gait mechanics and the effect of footwear on multi-segment foot and lower-extremity gait mechanics in patients with chronic ankle instability.

Selected Publications

Almonroeder, T. G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S. C., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Cognitive Demands Influence Lower Extremity Mechanics During a Drop Vertical Jump Task in Female Athletes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 1-22.
Gerstle, E. E., O’Connor, K., Keenan, K. G., & Cobb, S. C. (2017, December). Foot and Ankle Kinematics During Descent From Varying Step Heights. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 33(6), 453-459.
Almonroeder, T. G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S. C., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W. (2017, November). Divided attention during cutting influences lower extremity mechanics in female athletes. Sports Biomechanics, 1-13.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Huddleston, W., Cobb, S. C., O’Connor, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2017, May). Acute Responses of Strength and Running Mechanics to Increasing and Decreasing Pain in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Athletic Training, 52(5), 411-421.
Cobb, S. C., Joshi, M., & Pomeroy, R. L. (2016, December). Reliability of a Seven-Segment Foot Model with Medial and Lateral Midfoot and Forefoot Segments During Walking Gait. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32(6), 608-613.
Cobb, S. C., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., Earl, J. E., Cashin, S. E., & James, C. R. (2014). The relationship between select lower extremity and core strength variables, foot posture, and postural stability. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(2), 173-180.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., & Cobb, S. C. (2014). Differences in hip strength among individuals with low, typical, or high arches. Ath Training Sports Health Care, 6(2), 73-78.
Cobb, S. C., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., Cashin, S. E., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2014). The Relationship Among Foot Posture, Core and Lower Extremity Muscle Function, and Postural Stability. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(2), 173-180.
Cobb, S. C., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & James, C. R. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The relationship among foot posture, core and lower extremity muscle function, and postural stability. Journal of athletic training, 49(2), 173-80.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., O’Connor, K. M., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013). Effect of patellofemoral pain on strength and mechanics after an exhaustive run. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(7), 1331-1339.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., Huddleston, W. E., O’Connor, K. M., Armstrong, B. S., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Effect of patellofemoral pain on strength and mechanics after an exhaustive run. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 45(7), 1331-9.
Cobb, S. C., Jones, M. N., Bazett-Jones, D. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2012, November). The effect of boundary shape and minima selection on single limb stance postural stability. J Appl Biomech, 28(5), 608-615.
Laughlin, W. A., Weinhandl, J. T., Kernozek, T. W., Cobb, S. C., Keenan, K., & O’Connor, K. M. (2011). The effects of single-leg landing technique on ACL loading. J Biomech, 44(10), 1845-1851.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., M, J., Cashin, S. E., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2011). Normalizing hip muscle strength: Establishing body-size-independent measurements. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(1), 76-82.
Cobb, S. C., James, C. R., Hjerhstedt, M., & Kruk, J. (2011). A digital photographic measurement method for quantifying static foot posture: Validity, reliability, and descriptive data. Journal of Athletic Training, 46(1), 20-30.

Honors & Awards

Graduate School Research Fellow (2012) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Research Fellow (2010) .