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Michael Olson

Fax
(940) 397 4901
Title
Associate Professor/Chair
Location
D.L. Ligon Coliseum
Room
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Louisiana State University Doctor of Philosophy 2006
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Master of Science 1999
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Bachelor of Science - Biology 1997
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Professor and Chair 08/15/2019
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Associate Professor 08/15/2005 08/15/2019

Publications

Olson, M.W. (2020). Static loading of the knee joint results in modified single leg landing biomechanics. PLoS One, 15(2), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219648

Olson, M.W. (2018). Modification of paraspinal muscle activation patterns during walking gait after prolonged cyclic flexion-extension of the trunk. Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal, 3(3), 1038.

Olson, M. W., Li, L. (2018). Repetitive trunk loading leads to faster trunk movement in response to external perturbation. Journal of Biomechanics, 80, 95-101.

Moreau, N.G., Knight, H., & Olson, M. W. (2016). A potential mechanism by which torque output is preserved in cerebral palsy during fatiguing contractions of the knee extensors. Muscle & Nerve, 53, 297-303.

Olson, M.W. (2014). Comparison of trunk muscle reflex activation patterns between active and passive trunk flexion-extension loading conditions. Human Movement Science, 34, 12-27.

Jiang, C., Olson, M.W., & Li, L. (2013). Determination of biomechanical differences between elite and novice San Shou female athletes. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 11, 25-28.

Olson, M. W. (2011). Passive trunk flexion-extension influences muscle activation during dynamic activity. Muscle & Nerve, 44, 749-756.

Olson, M. W. (2011). Passive repetitive loading of the lumbar tissues influences force output and EMG during maximal efforts. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111, 1269-1278.

Olson, M. W. (2010). Trunk muscle activation during sub-maximal extension efforts. Manual Therapy, 15, 105-110.

Olson, M. W. (2010). Trunk extensor fatigue influences trunk muscle activities during walking gait. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 20, 17-24.

Olson, M. W., Li, L, Solomonow, M. (2009). Increased viscoelastic tissue compliance in the low back during passive cyclic trunk flexion-extension exercise, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 19, 30-38.

Li., L., Olson M. W., Winchester J. B. (2008). A proposed method for determining peak power in jump squat exercise, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22, 326-331.

Olson, M., Solomonow, M., L. Li, L. (2006). Flexion-relaxation response to gravity, Journal of Biomechanics, 39, 2545-2554.

Olson, M. W., Li., L., Solomonow, M. (2004). Flexion-relaxation response to cyclic lumbar flexion, Clinical Biomechanics, 19(8), 769 – 776.

Invited Chapter in Edited Book:

Olson, M. W. Gait and Low Back Pain: Biomechanical and Neuromuscular Control Factors in Determining Gait Differences in Individuals with and without Low Back Pain. In: Gait Biometrics: Basic Patterns, Role of Neurological Disorders and Effects of Physical Activity, Li & Holmes Eds., Nova Science Publishers, 2013.

Conference Proceedings

Regional:

Jones, J. & Olson, M. W. (2016). Temporal Measures of Muscle Activation and Force Stabilization before and after Static Loading of the Knee Joint Capsule. in the program of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) conference (November 4 – 5, 2016, Fort Wayne, IN, USA)

Yang, H., Olson, M. W. (2015). Evaluation of Knee Kinematics Parameters Before and After Mechanical Loading of the Knee Joint, in the program of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) conference (November 6 – 7, 2015, Fort Wayne, IN, USA)

Soma, N., Olson, M. W. (2013). Induced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Creep Influences Ground Reaction Forces and Muscle Activation in Walking, in the program of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) conference (November 8 – 9, 2013, Merrillville, IN, USA)

Vij, S. K., Olson, M. W. (2013). Recovery of Force Output and Electromyography from Trunk Muscles After Cyclic Passive Loading, in the program of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) conference (November 8 – 9, 2013, Merrillville, IN, USA)

Olson, M. W., Li, L. (2004). Cyclic Flexion-Extension Induces Increased Silence During Flexion-Relaxation, in proceedings of the 2004 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) conference (January 29 - 31, 2004, Atlanta, GA, USA).

Li, L., Olson, M. W. (2004). Flexion-Relaxation Phenomenon in Relation with Ligament Creep and Micro Damage, in proceedings of the 2004 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) conference (January 29 – 31, 2004, Atlanta, GA, USA).

National/International:

Olson, M. (2019). Response of Low Back Muscles to Modified Shoe, Landing, and Speed Conditions: A Pilot Study, in the proceedings of the 2019 American Society of Exercise Physiologists Conference (October 11-12, 2019, Wichita Falls, TX, USA).

Olson, M. W. (2019). Static Loading of the Knee Joint Results in Modified Single Leg Landing Biomechanics, in the proceedings of the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 28 – June 1, 2019, Orlando, FL, USA).

Olson, M. W., Li, L. (2018). Repetitive Trunk Loading Leads to Faster Trunk Movement in Response to External Perturbation, in the proceedings of the 2018 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 29 – June 2, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA).

Olson, M. W., Kemp, S. (2015). Low Back Fatigue Influences Postural Variability, in the proceedings of the 2015 American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) conference (August 5 – 8, 2015).

Olson, M. W., Hole, M. (2014). Examination Of Medial Knee Collapse In Collegiate Female Volleyball Players With And Without Previous Injury, in the proceedings of the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 27 – 31, 2014, Orlando, FL, USA).

Vij, S. K., Olson, M. W. (2014). Recovery of Force Output and Electromyography From Trunk Muscles After Cyclic Passive Loading, in the proceedings of the 2014 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 27 – 31, 2014, Orlando, FL, USA).

Sougiannis, A.T., Olson, M.W., Wallace, J.P. (2013). Changes in Running Form and Economy in Trained Male Endurance Runners Switching to Barefoot Shoes, in the proceedings of the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 29 – June 1, 2013, Indianapolis, IN, USA).

Olson, M. W. (2012). Trunk Kinematics Analysis during Acute Loading Before and After Prolonged Loading of the Paraspinal Tissues, in the proceedings of the 2012 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 30 – June 2, 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA).

Olson, M. W. (2011). Reflexive Response of the Paraspinal Muscles to Sudden Load Performed Before and After Passive and Active Trunk Flexion-Extension: A Pilot Study. in proceedings of the XXIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) (July 3 – 7, 2011, Brussels, Belgium).

Olson, M. W., Morrisy, M., Ostrowski, E. (2011). Temporal Analysis of Paraspinal Muscle Activation Prior To and Immediately Following Passive Cyclic Trunk Flexion-Extension, in the proceedings of the 2011 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (June 1 – 4, 2011, Denver, CO, USA).

Moreau N. G., Knight H. Olson M.W. (2011). To Decline or Not To Decline: A Potential Mechanism by Which Torque Output Is Preserved In Cerebral Palsy. Section on Pediatrics, Combined Sections meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, in the proceedings of Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(1), 101 (February 9 – 12, 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA).

Olson, M. W. (2010). Neuromuscular Recovery of Paraspinal Muscles Activation Following Passive Cyclic Trunk Flexion-Extension, in the proceedings of the 2010 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (June 1 – 5, 2010, Baltimore, MD, USA).

Olson, M. W., Li, L., & Solomonow, M. (2009). Viscoelastic Tissues Compliance and Lumbar Muscles Activation during Passive Cyclic Flexion-Extension, in proceedings of the Second International Fascia Research Congress (October 26 – 30, 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Leone, J. E., Fetro, J. V., Kittleson, M. J., Welshimer, Partridge, J. A., Robertson, S. A., Maurer-Starks, S., & Olson, M. W. (2009). Development and Validity of the Adolescent Body Image Satisfaction Scale (ABISS): Implications for the Strength and Conditioning Professional, in proceedings of the 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Conference (June 29 – July 4, 2009, Las Vegas, NV, USA).

Olson, M. W., Denny, J. (2009). Response of Lumbar Muscles to Release of the Trunk after Passive Cyclic Trunk Flexion-Extension, in proceedings of the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 26 – 30, 2009, Seattle, WA, USA).

Olson, M. W. (2008). Neuromuscular Fatigue of the Lumbar Extensors Influences Walking Gait Parameters in Healthy Women, in proceedings of the 17th Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) June 18-21, 2008, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada).

Olson, M. W. (2008). Differential Recruitment of Trunk Musculature during Sub-maximal Isometric Trunk Extension Efforts, in proceedings of the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 27 – 31, 2008, Indianapolis, IN, USA).

Olson, M. W. (2007). Modified Walking Velocity Variability After Standing Trunk Flexion-Extension Exercise, in proceedings of the XXI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) (July 1 – 5, 2007, Taipei, Taiwan).

Olson, M. W. (2007). Increased Lumbar Passive Tissue Compliance as a Function of Static Passive Trunk Flexion, in proceedings of the 2007 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 29 – June 2, 2007, New Orleans, LA, USA).

Olson, M. W., Li., L. (2006). Increased Lumbar Passive Tissues Compliance as a Function of Continuous Trunk Flexion-Extension Exercise, in proceedings of the 2006 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (May 30 – June 3, 2006, Denver, CO, USA).

Olson, M. W., Li., L. (2005). Activation Patterns of Trunk Muscles during Cyclic Flexion-Extension, in proceedings of the XX Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) (August 1 – 6, 2005, Cleveland, OH, USA).

Winchester, J.B., Olson, M. W., and Li L. (2005) A Proposed Method for Determining Peak Power in the Jump Squat Exercise, in proceedings of the 2005 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Conference (July 3 – 7, 2005 Las Vegas, NV, USA).

Olson, M. W., Li, L. (2004). Decreased Electromyography Frequency in Paraspinal Muscles During Sustained Cyclic Trunk Flexion-Extension, in proceedings of the 2004 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference (June 2 – 5, 2004, Indianapolis, IN, USA).

Olson, M. W., Li. L. (2003). Evidence for the Induction of Spinal Ligament Creep During Cyclic Flexion-Extension, in proceedings of the XIX Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) (July 6 – 11, 2003, Dunedin, New Zealand).

Olson, M. W., Miller, M. K., Kernozak, T., Tripplet-McBride, T. (2001). The Effects of Hard and Soft Landing Surfaces on Maximum Vertical Jumping Following Depth Jump Plyometric Exercise, in proceedings of the 2001 American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) conference (April 27 – 31, 2001, Cincinnati, OH, USA).