Kyle T. Ebersole, Ph.D., LAT

Associate Professor

[Image] Kyle Ebersole

Pavilion, Room 364
Phone: (414) 229-6717
Fax: (414) 229-3366
ebersole@uwm.edu

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska, 2000
  • M.P.E., Exercise Science, University of Nebraska, 1996
  • B.S., Kinesiology-Athletic Training, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1994


Speaker Topics

  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Firefighter Performance and Injury
  • Sport Performance
  • Movement Screens
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Athletic Training

Interests & Expertise

Dr. Ebersole conducts research pertinent to expanding the scientific knowledge base that informs the physiological basis for injury prevention, re-conditioning, strength training, and physiological performance across a continuum of sport and occupational athletes. Recent and ongoing research projects include exploring the application of heart rate variability as a measure of recovery and injury state in baseball pitchers; development of indices that discriminate between injured and uninjured muscle; influence of massage on muscle function and the autonomic nervous system; application of movement screens in the evaluation of athlete performance; examination of the physiological markers of firefighter performance; and development of performance screening tools for firefighters. Dr. Ebersole is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and has earned certifications from the National Academy in Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).


Recent Publications

Refereed Journals

Ebersole, K. T.,& Beine, D. B. (2011). Clients With Orthopedic, Injury, and Rehabilitation Concerns in NSCA’s Essentials for Personal Training (2nd ed., pp. 530-563). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Sabin, M. J., Ebersole, K. T., Martindale, A. R., Price, J. W., & Broglio, S. P. (2010). Unilateral Balance Performance in Collegiate Basketball Athletes During Stable and Unstable Conditions. Journal of Strength and Condition­ing Research, 24, 2074-2080.

Sosnoff, J. J., Voudrie, S. J., & Ebersole, K. T. (2010). The effect of knee joint angle on torque control. Journal of Motor Behavior, 42, 5-10.

Ebersole, K. T., Sabin, M. J., & Haggard, H. A. (2009). Patellofemoral Pain and the Mechanomyographic Responses of the Vastus Lateralis and Vastus Medialis Muscles. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 49, 9-18.

Snyder, K. R., Earl, J. E., O’Connor, K. O., & Ebersole, K. T. (2009). Resistance training is accompanied by increases in hip strength and changes in lower extremity biomechanics during running. Clinical Biomechanics, 24, 26-34.

Kania, M., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (2009). Personal and Environmental Characteristics Predicting Burnout Among Certified Athletic Trainers Employed at NCAA Institutions. Journal of Athletic Training, 44(1), 58-66.

Ebersole, K. T., & Malek, D. M. (2008). The Influence of Fatigue on the Electro-Mechanical Efficiency of the Vastus Medialis and Vastus Lateralis. Journal of Athletic Training, 43, 152-156.

Thorpe, J. L., & Ebersole, K. T. (2008). The influence of lower extremity strength on the star excursion balance test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 42, 1429-1433.


Book Chapters

Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (2007). The Role of Intra-Individual Responses to Injury Rehabilitation: The Case of a Repeat ACL Injury. In D Pargman (Ed), Psychological Bases of Sport Injury (pp. 351-366). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.


Presentations

Ebersole, K.T. (2009). Determinants of Balance in Athletes. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Ebersole, K.T., Sabin MJ, Haggard HA, Kusch BM (2008). The Influence of Patellofemoral Pain on the Star Excursion Balance Test Performance. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Sabin, M.J., Ebersole, K.T., Price, J.W., & Martindale, A.R. (2008). Relationship Between the Star Excursion Balance Test and Functional Measures of Strength, Power, and Agility. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Ebersole, K.T., Sabin, M.J., & Haggard, H.A. (2008). Patellofemoral Pain and the Mechanomyographic Responses of the Vastus Lateralis and Vastus Medialis Muscles. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Misic, M.M., Ebersole, K.T., & Evans, E.M. (2008). Star Excursion Balance Test as a Measure of Lower Extremity Physical Function Change Across the Lifespan in Women. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Valentine, R.J., Misic, M.M., Ebersole, K.T., & Evans, E.M. (2008). Influence of body composition on gait function in young and old women. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Voudrie, S.J., Sosnoff, J.J., & Ebersole, K.T. (2008). Joint Angle and Torque Variability. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Indianapolis.

Ebersole, K.T. (2007). Clinical applications of electromyography and mechanomyography. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Ebersole, K.T., Thorpe, J.L., & Sabin, M.J. (2007). Movement Phase Differences in Quadriceps and Hamstring Activation During The Star Excursion Balance Test. Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Convention, St. Charles, IL.

Thorpe, J.L., Ebersole, K.T., & Sabin, M.J. (2007). The influence of lower extremity strength on the star excursion balance test. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA.


Current and Previous Activities

  • Member of Journal of Athletic Training Editorial Board
  • Manuscript reviewer for 6 scientific journals
  • Member of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Conference abstract and student grant reviewer for National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • State of Wisconsin Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Performance consultant for professional sport clubs and companies