Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Sciences

Eric Schussler

2140 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Eric worked as a physical therapist for 10 years prior to completing a PhD at Ohio State University. His current research interests include concussion prevention through improving tackling form, concussion and brain injury identification in contact athletes and bio-mechanical injury risk screening for athletes.

Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Science, The Ohio State University, (2016)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Sponsoring Organization: National Strength and Conditioning Association
Date Obtained: 2020-01-01
Athletic Training
Sponsoring Organization: Department of Health Professions
Date Obtained: 2016-06-21
Physical Therapy
Sponsoring Organization: Department of Health Professions
Date Obtained: 2016-05-18

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Schussler, E. Jon. "Effect of Tackling Style on Concussion Risk in High School Football" $6600. Old Dominion University. June 15, 2019 - August 15, 2019

Expertise

Physical Therapy
Concussion Prevention, Motor Learning, Injury Prevention,
Athletics
Tackling Safety and Instruction

Research Interests

Motor Learning, Concussion Prevention, Football Injury Prevention

Articles

Schussler, E., Stark, D., Kang, Y., Bolte, J., Onate, J. A., Harvey, F. A.. and Schussler, E. (2017). Comparison of a Head Mounted Impact Measurement Device to the Hybrid III Anthropomorphic Testing Device in a Controlled Laboratory Setting. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 12 (4) , pp. 592-600.
Patejak, S., Forrest, J., Harting, E., Sisk, M. and Schussler, E. (2022). The Effect of Experience Levels on Injury Rates in Collegiate Rugby Players. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC THERAPY & TRAINING 27 (1) , pp. 31-35.
Reilly, N., Prebor, J., Moxey, J. and Schussler, E. (2021). Effect of Head Accelerations on Dynamic Balance in Collegiate Women's Rugby. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC THERAPY & TRAINING 26 (6) , pp. 332-337.
Reilly, N., Prebor, J., Moxey, J. and Schussler, E. (2020). Rehabilitation Utilizing Controlled Aerobic Activity in Patients With a Concussion: A Critically Appraised Topic. JOURNAL OF SPORT REHABILITATION 29 (1) , pp. 122-126.
Braid, S. M. and Schussler, E. (2020). Chronic impairments of static postural stability associated with history of concussion.. Experimental brain research.
Schussler, E., Jagacinski, R., Chaudhari, A., Buford, J., White, S. and Onate, J. (2020). High School Competitive Diving Injuries: National Athletic Treatment Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION). . The Sport Journal.
Schussler, E., Jagacinski, R., Chaudhari, A., Buford, J., White, S. and Onate, J. (2018). Inter-rater Agreement and Validity of a Tackling Performance Assessment Scale in Youth American Football. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 13 (2).
Schussler, E. (2018). The Effect of Tackling Training on Head Accelerations in Youth American Football. . International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 13 (2).
Clifton, D. R., Onate, J. A., Schussler, E., Djoko, A., Dompier, T. P. and Kerr, Z. Y. (2018). Normative Functional Performance Values in High School Athletes: The Functional Pre-Participation Evaluation Project.. Journal of athletic training 53 (1) , pp. 35-42.
Schussler, E., Jagacinski, R., Buford, J., Chaudhari, A., White, S. and Onate, J. (2017). Epidemiology of knee sprains in youth, high school, and collegiate American football players. Journal of Athletic Training 52 (5) , pp. 464-473.
Clifton, D. R., Onate, J. A., Schussler, E., Djoko, A., Dompier, T. P. and Kerr, Z. Y. (2017). Comparison of a Head Mounted Impact Measurement Device to the Hybrid III Anthropomorphic Testing Device in a Controlled Laboratory Setting. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 12 (4) , pp. 592-600.
Schussler, E. (2017). Epidemiology of Knee Sprains in Youth, High School, and Collegiate American Football Players.. Journal of athletic training 52 (5) , pp. 464-473.

Conference Proceeding

Bowersock, C., Schussler, E., Szklo-Coxe, M., Morrison, S. and Russell, D. (2021). Effect Of Prior Concussion History On Stabilization Of The Head During Gait (pp. 136-136) MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE.
Reilly, N., Moxey, J., Prebor, J. and Schussler, E. (2021). Measures of Gait Variability Are Not Sensitive to Aging (pp. S24-S24) JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY.
Reilly, N., Prebor, J., Moxey, J. and Schussler, E. (2020). Gait Variability Alterations in Relation to Prior History of Concussion (pp. S53-S54) JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY.
Prince, J., Schussler, E. and Mccann, R. (2020). Persistent Gait Stability Deficits Associated With History Of Concussion (pp. 733-733) MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE.
Onate, J. A., Starkel, C., Borchers, J., Chaudhari, A., Clifton, D., Comstock, D., Cortes, N., Grooms, D., Hertel, J., McNally, M. and others (2016). Epidemiology Of Knee Sprains In Youth, High School, And Collegiate American Football: 3089 Board# 154 June 3, 3: 30 PM-5: 00 PM. (pp. 876) Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
Schussler, E., Clifton, D., Miller, M. M. and Onate, J. A. (2016). Injury History Predicts Musculoskeletal Lower Extremity Injury Risk in High School Athletes: The FPPE Project: 187 Board# 24 June 1, 11: 00 AM-12: 30 PM. (pp. 36) Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
Ballance, C., Clifton, D., Schussler, E., Beisner, A. and Onate, J. (2016). Inter-rater Agreement of a Tackling Performance Assessment Scale in Youth American Football.: 1009 Board# 325 June 1, 3: 30 PM-5: 00 PM. (pp. 290) Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
Schussler, E., Stark, D., Bolte, J. H., Kang, Y. and Onate, J. A. (2016). Inter-Rater Agreement of the Visually Rated Single-Leg Squat Assessment (pp. 22) Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association.
Clifton, D. R.., Schussler, E., Onate, J. A., Dompier, T. and Kerr, Z. Y.. (2016). Validation Of A Head-mounted Concussion Sensor In A Controlled Laboratory Setting (pp. A51–A52) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical.
Schussler, E., Clifton, D., Miller, M. M.. and Onate, J. A. (2016). Epidemiology Of Knee Sprains In Youth, High School, And Collegiate American Football (pp. 876) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Schussler, E., Grooms, D., Miller, M., Clifton, D., Starkel, C., Best, T. M., Borchers, J., Chaudhari, A. C., Comstock, D., Cortes, N. and others (2016). Inter-rater Agreement of a Tackling Performance Assessment Scale in Youth American Football. (pp. 290) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Clifton, D., Grooms, D., Schussler, E., Miller, M., McNally, M., Starkel, C. and Onate, J. A. (2015). Comparison of 2-Dimensional Measurement of Knee Frontal Plane Projection Angle in ACL Injured Athletes: 2183 Board# 5 May 29, 9: 30 AM-11: 30 AM (pp. 577) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Miller, M. M., Grooms, D., Schussler, E., Clifton, D., Ellis, T. and Onate, J. A. (2015). Deep Squat Score Predicts Functional Movement Screen Performance: 2408 Board# 155 May 29, 9: 30 AM-11: 00 AM (pp. 649) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Starkel, C., Grooms, D., Best, T. M., Borchers, J., Chaudhari, A., Clifton, D., Comstock, D., Cortes, N., Hertel, J., Hewett, T. and Schussler, E. (2015). Single Leg Anterior Reach Performance and Dynamic Postural Control in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement: 1304 Board# 97 May 28, 9: 00 AM-10: 30 AM (pp. 344) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Schussler, E. and Onate, J. A. (2015). Single Leg Hop Limb Asymmetry and Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Healthy High School Athletes: The FPPE Project: 2414 Board# 161 May 29, 9: 30 AM-11: 00 AM (pp. 650–651) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Clifton, D., Grooms, D., Schussler, E., Miller, M., McNally, M., Starkel, C. and Onate, J. A. (2015). Utilizing 2-dimensional Frontal Plane Hip-to-ankle Distance To Determine Knee Flexion Angle During Drop Vertical Jump Testing (pp. A167) journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical.
Miller, M. M.., Grooms, D., Schussler, E., Clifton, D., Ellis, T. and Onate, J. A. (2015). Deep Squat Score Predicts Functional Movement Screen Performance (pp. 649) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Grooms, D., Schussler, E., Miller, M. M. and Onate, J. A. (2015). Single Leg Anterior Reach Performance and Dynamic Postural Control in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement (pp. 344) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Onate, J. A., Chaudhari, A., Borchers, J., Hewett, T., Pan, J., Comstock, D., Cortes, N., Van Lunen, B. L., Hertel, J., Grooms, D. and others (2014). Brain Activation Differences in ACL Reconstructed Individuals and Healthy Controls MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 301–301).
Schussler, E., Chaudhari, A. M., Cortes, N., Best, T. M., Borchers, J. R., Grooms, D., Miller, M. M., Starkel, C., Cerne, J. and Onate, J. A. (2014). Comparison of High School vs. Collegiate Athletes Single Leg Balance and Single Leg Hop Characteristics: The Functional Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (FPPE) Project MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 207–208).
Miller, M. M., Grooms, D., Schussler, E. and Onate, J. A. (2014). iLESS Visual Estimation is a Valid Measure of Knee Valgus During Drop Vertical Jump MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 407–407).
Schussler, E., Mcnally, M., Onate, J. A. and Pantano, K. (2014). Isometric Hip Strength of the Involved versus Uninvolved Limb in Patients with Femoroacetabular Impingement MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 824–825).
Pantano, K., Schussler, E., Mcnally, M. and Onate, J. A. (2014). The Effects Of Focus-of-attention Instruction On The Performance Of A Drop Lateral Cut Maneuver (pp. A169) journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical.
Schussler, E., Grooms, D., Miller, M., Bowman, J., Schroeder, M., Borchers, J., Beisner, A. and Onate, J. A. (2014). The Influence Of An External Versus Internal Focus Of Attention With Regard To Motor Learning And Skill Acquisition For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention (pp. A175–A176) Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical.
Schussler, E., Grooms, D., Miller, M., Bowman, J., Schroeder, M., Borchers, J., Beisner, A. and Onate, J. A. (2013). Association Between Unilateral Lower Extremity Dynamic Postural Control Asymmetry and Unilateral Lower Extremity Power Asymmetry MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 583–583).
Miller, M. M., Grooms, D., Schussler, E., Bowman, J., Beisner, A., Borchers, J. and Onate, J. A. (2013). F-29 Free Communication/Poster-Motor Control.
Grooms, D., Ferguson, S., Marras, W., Beisner, A., Bowman, J., Borchers, J., Miller, M., Schussler, E. and Onate, J. A. (2013). Single Leg Glute Bridge: A Clinical Test for Gluteal Muscle Endurance MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 430–430).
(2013). Trunk Kinematic Control and Muscle Performance in NCAA Division I Lacrosse Players MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 172–172).

Presentations

Schussler, E. (June 02, 2017). The Effect of Tackling Form on Head Accelerations Experienced by Youth Football Players Poster American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Denver CO.
  • 2014: Doctoral Student Abstract Award, American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group