Biosciences Graduate Program

Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA

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Chair & DEO, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1-254 MEB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-335-9803

Email: richard-shields@uiowa.edu
Web: Human Movement Control/Performance Laboratory

Education

BS, Biology, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC
PT, Physical Therapy Certificate, Mayo Clinic of Health Related Sciences, Rochester, MN
MA, Exercise Physiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
PhD, Exercise Physiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program

Research Summary

Central Research Theme: Prescribed Activity (Exercise) is medicine.

1) Neuro-musculoskeletal adaptation to various “activity based” interventions in humans with spinal cord injury: muscle molecular and physiological adaptations, segmental and central reflex adaptations, and trabecular bone image adaptations.

2) Neuromuscular control of movement in humans after acute and chronic perturbations from reduced activity (Age, ACL injury, muscle fatigue, CNS injury).

3) Acute responses to passive heat stress on extra-cellular proteins (HSP70, hormones), motor cortical excitability, and motor learning. Funding: NIH, Private Foundations, Industry.

Selected Publications

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Shields R, Dudley-Javoroski S.  Fatigue modulates synchronous but not asynchronous soleus activation during stimulation of paralyzed muscle..  Clin Neurophysiol.  2013 May 11. S1388-2457(13):00278-2.
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Iguchi M, Littmann A, Chang S, Webster L, Knipper J, Shields R.  Heat stress and cardiovascular, hormonal, and heat shock proteins in humans..  J Athletic Train.  2012 March. 47(2):184-90.
[PubMed]

Tseng S, Shields R.  Limb segment load inhibits post activation depression of soleus H-reflex in humans..  Clin Neurophysiol.  2012 March. 124(5):982-90.
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Littmann A, Iguchi M, Madhavan S, Kolarik J, Shields R.  Dynamic position sense impairment is independent of perceived knee function in woman with ACL reconstruction.  J Sport Rehabil.  2012 February. 21(1):44-53.
[PubMed]

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23