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Brent L. Arnold, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, is the chair and a professor in the Department of Health Sciences. He is an athletic trainer by profession whose research focuses on chronic ankle instability. Prior to joining the School of Health & Human Sciences in 2013 Arnold was a professor in the athletic training program and graduate program director in the Department of Kinesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Arnold has also served on the athletic training and kinesiology faculties at West Virginia University and the University of Virginia. Prior to completing his Ph.D. Arnold was an athletic trainer at Princeton University serving the freshman football, indoor track, and baseball teams. He was also a summer athletic training intern for the Indianapolis Colts. Arnold is a Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and a member of the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. Arnold graduated Indiana University Bloomington with a B.S. in 1986, received an M.S. from the University of Arizona in 1988, and received a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 1994.
Arnold’s research focus is musculoskeletal and proprioceptive deficits associated with chronic ankle instability. His work has established that force is misperceived by individuals with chronic ankle instability. Using meta-analysis he has established that individuals with chronic ankle instability display deficits in both balance and strength. Finally, his work has established that chronic ankle instability lowers quality of life to levels associated with greater job loss and inability to work.
Arnold BL, Docherty CL. (2006). Low load eversion force sense, self-reported ankle instability, and frequency of giving way. Journal of Athletic Training, 41, 233-238.
Docherty CL, Arnold BL, Hurwitz S. (2006). Contralateral force sense deficits are related to the presence of functional ankle instability. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 24, 1412-1419.
Arnold BL, de la Motte SJ, Linens SW, Ross SE. (2009). Ankle instability is associated with balance impairments: a meta-analysis. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 41, 1048-1062.
Arnold BL, Linens SW, de la Motte SJ, Ross SE. (2009). Concentric evertor strength differences and functional ankle instability: a meta-analysis. Journal of Athletic Training, 44, 653-662.
Arnold BL, Wright CJ, Ross SE. (2011). Functional ankle instability is associated with lower health related quality of life. Journal of Athletic Training, 47, 634-641.
Wright CJ, Arnold BL. (2012). Fatigue’s effects on eversion force sense in individuals with and without functional ankle instability. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, 21, 127-136.
Wright CJ, Ross SE, Arnold BL. (2013). Individuals with Functional Ankle Instability, but not copers, have increased forefoot inversion during walking gait. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 5, 201-209.
Linens SW, Ross SE, Arnold BL, Gayle R, Pidcoe PE. (2014). Postural stability tests that identify subjects with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Athletic Training, 49, 15-23.
Wright CJ, Arnold BL, Ross SE, Linens, SW. (2014). Recalibration and validation of the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool cutoff score for individuals with chronic ankle instability. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 1853-1859.
Ross SE, Linens SW, Wright CJ, Arnold BL. (2015). Noice-enhanced eversion force sense in ankles with and without functional instability. Journal of Athletic Training, 50, 819-824.
Linens SW, Ross SE, Arnold BL. (2016). Wobble board rehabilitation for improving balance in ankles with chronic instability. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 26, 76-82.
Kwon Y, Arnold BL, Powell DW, Williams. SDB. (2018). Influence of Rest Interval on foot-tibia coordination with chronic ankle instability during the Star Excursion Balance Test. Human Movement Science, 58, 239-247.