Missouri State University

James Hackney, PT, PhD

 

Associate Professor

  

 

 

Education

 

Dr Hackney received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1987, Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1992, and PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, with an emphasis in biomechanics and neural control, in 2007.  He joined the Department of Physical Therapy in July 2007 and is the course director for PTE 712: Biomechanics and Kinesiology, PTE 750: Research and Outcome Analysis, PTE 803: Sports Physical Therapy,  PTE 872: Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Assistive Technology, and PTE 883: Patient Management: Critical Integration and Analysis II.

 

Research and Teaching

 Dr. Hackney's main research interests involve the behavior of the human lower body in high speed movements, such as running and jumping.  His main teaching expertise is in the fields of kinesiology, biomechanics, and sports physical therapy.

Dr. Hackney also serves as a provider of continuing education for physical therapists and athletic trainers on behalf of Missouri State University.  A sample of his course, "Returning Full Force: Advanced Sports Rehabilitation for the Lower Body may be viewed through the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39jf7nwo0VQ&feature=channel.  A sample of his course, "Getting Back into Stride: Rehabilitation for recreational and competitive runners," may be viewed through this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvPs0q25dE

   

Publications and Presentations

Refereed Journal Articles

Hackney, J. M., Wade, M. G., Larson, C. J., Smith, J. P., Rakow, J. (2010). Impairment in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed subjects in adjusting ground reaction forces in running.  Physiotherapy and Practice, 26,(8).

Hackney, J. M., Hunt, G. C., Lerche, F. F., Voi, P., Smith, J. W. (2010). An external shoe modification for reducing metatarsal head pressure in people with metatarsalgia. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 22(1), 37-42.

Hackney, J. M. (2001). Effect of elastic lumbosacral supports on mechanical stresses on the lumbar spine. Occupational Ergonomics, 2(4), 251-256.

Hackney, J. M. (1993). Relationship between forward head posture and diagnosed internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. Journal of Orofacial Pain, Quintescence Publishing, 7(4), 386-390.

Books

Hackney, J. M. (1998) "Anatomy and Physiology" in Kulstad,S . ed. "Sports Medicine for Young Athletes:  A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Coaches" Fairview Press.

Presentations

Hackney, J. M., Hunt, G. C., Lerche, F., Voi, P., Smith, J. M., Annual Combined Sections Meeting, "Mechanism and Effectiveness of an External Shoe Modification in Treatment of Patients with Metatarsalgia," American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA. (February 18, 2010).

Hackney, J. M., Hunt, G. C., Lerche, F., Voi, P., Smith, J.  Annual Meeting of American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association, "Mechanism and Effectiveness of an External Shoe Modification in Reducing Metatarsalgia Symptoms," American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association, Seattle, WA. (September 22, 2009).

Hackney, J. M., Spring Sports Medicine Conference, "Preservation of proprioceptive sensitivity in running gait with anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed subjects," Minnesota Sports Medicine (April 2007).

Hackney, J. M., Matheson, L., Harvison, L., Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center Weekly conference series, "Evaluation and treatment of functional instability of the lumbar spine." (May 2002).

Coleman, K., Gilchrist, L., Hackney, J. M., Swenson, M., Spring Conference of Minnesota Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association, "Walking the World Wide Web: Using the internet to enhance your clinical practice." (April 2002).

Hackney, J. M., Spring Conference, Minnesota Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, "Effect of elastic lumbosacral supports on mechanical stresses on the lumbar spine," American Physical Therapy Association. (April 1998).

Coleman, K., Gilchrist, L., Hackney, J. M., Swenson, M., Fall Conference of Minnesota Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association, "Participation in Research by Clinicians through Case Study Presentation." (October 1997).

Clinical Experience

Dr. Hackney had practiced as a physical therapist for almost 20 years, mainly in sports rehabilitation and orthopedic physical therapy, prior to becoming a full time academician in 2007.  This clinical work was interrupted for 9 months while he served as the Interim Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ivy Tech State College in Gary, Indiana and for 2 months while he taught workshops in orthopedic physical therapy in Managua, Nicaragua.