CHARLIE A HICKS-LITTLE, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Summary

Dynamic pathomechanics of knee osteoarthritis (OA) during functional tasks • Kinematic and kinetics at the joints proximal and distal to the pathological knee joint • The influence of knee OA on various sensorimotor measures • Neuromuscular adaptations surrounding the knee OA joint during functional tasks • The effectiveness of new therapeutic modalities in the treatment of knee OA • The relationship between ACL laxity and reproductive hormone levels

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA A
  • Master of Science, EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF
  • Bachelor of Science, EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF

Biography

Dr. Charlie Hicks-Little received her BS in Athletic Training and MS in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlie is currently a faculty member in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and member of the Center on Aging at the University of Utah, where she teaches undergraduate courses in the Athletic Training Education Program and graduate courses in the Sports Medicine Program.  She is the Director of the new Sports Medicine Research Laboratory and also directs the Sports Medicine Graduate Program.