Name: Dr. Michael Powers
Title: Associate Professor
Director, Athletic Training Education Program
Chair, Athletic Training Department
Office Location: McCann 212
Extension: (845) 575-3912
Email: michael.powers@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

PhD in Sports Medicine - University of Virginia, 1999

MS in Athletic Training - University of Florida, 1993

BS in Athletic Training - Northeastern University, 1991

Certifications:

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) since 1991

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1994

Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) through the NY State Department of Health since 2011 (original EMT certification in 1991)

Certified CPR for Healthcare Provider Instructor through the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2000

Publications:

Book Chapters

Powers ME. GABA supplementation and growth hormone response. In: (Ed) Lamprecht M. Acute Topics in Sports Nutrition. S. Karger AG, 2013.

Powers ME. Performance enhancing drugs. In: (Ed) Houglum, J., Harrelson, G., Leaver-Dunn, D. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers 2nd Edition. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated (2010).

Powers ME. Performance enhancing drugs. In: (Ed) Houglum, J., Harrelson, G., Leaver-Dunn, D. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated (2004).

Journal Publications

Powers ME, Tropeano M, Priestman D. Pancreatic laceration in a collegiate soccer athlete. Journal of Athletic Training. In Press.

Erickson K, Powers ME. Factor V Leiden in a female collegiate soccer athlete. Journal of Athletic Training. In Press.

Buell J, Franks R, Ransone J, Powers ME, Laquale K, Carlson-Phillips A. National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: evaluation of dietary supplements for performance nutrition. Journal of Athletic Training. Accepted for publication.

Powers ME, Yarrow JF, McCoy SC, Borst SE. Growth hormone isoform responses to GABA ingestion at rest and after exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2008:40;104-10.

Weiss C, Powers ME. Creatine supplementation does not impair the thermoregulatory response during a bout of exercise in the heat. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 2006:46;555-63.

Hatzel B, Horodyski MB, Kaminski TW, Meister K, Powers ME, Brunt D. Measurement of Glenohumeral Joint Laxity Using the KT-2000 Knee Ligament Arthrometer: a Reliability Analysis. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2006:7;137-43.

Miniello S, Dover GC, Powers ME, Tillman M, Wikstrom E. Lower leg cold immersion does not impair dynamic stability in healthy females. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2005:14;234-247.

Fiscus KA, Kaminski TW, Powers ME. Changes in lower-leg blood flow during warm-, cold-, and contrast-water therapy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005:86;1404-1410.

Powers ME. Safety, efficacy, and legal issues related to dietary supplements. Strategies. 2004:September/October;30-36.

Powers ME, Buckley B, Kaminski TK, Hubbard T, Ortiz C. Six weeks of strength and proprioception training does not affect muscle fatigue and static balance in those with functional ankle instability. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2004:13;201-227.

Powers ME. The safety and efficacy of creatine, ephedra, and anabolic steroid precursors. Athletic Therapy Today. 2004:9(4);57-63.

Dover GC, Powers ME. Cryotherapy does not impair should joint position sense. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2004:85;1241-1246.

Wikstrom E, Powers ME., Tillman MD. Dynamic stabilization time following isokinetic and functional fatigue. Journal of Athletic Training. 2004:39;247-253.

Del Rossi G, Horodyski MB, Brunt D, Powers ME.  The execution of spine board transfer techniques under various degrees of segmental instability of the cervical spine. Spine, 2004:29(7);E134-8.

Del Rossi G, Horodyski MB, Powers ME. The Effect of Training on the Performance of Spine Board Transfer Techniques.  Journal of Athletic Training. 2003:38(3);44-50.

Powers ME, Arnold BL, Weltman A, Perrin DH, Mistry D, Kayler D, Kraemer W, Volek J. Creatine supplementation increases total body water without altering fluid balance. Journal of Athletic Training. 2003:38(1);44-50.

Dover GC, Powers ME, Wilk KE. Reliability of Joint Position Sense and Force Production Measures During Internal and External Rotation of the Shoulder. Journal of Athletic Training. 2003:38(4);304-310 .

Kaminski TW, Buckley BD, Powers ME, Hubbard TJ. Effect of strength and proprioception training on eversion to inversion strength ratios in subjects with unilateral functional ankle instability. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2003:37;410-415.

Dover GC, Kaminski TW, Powers ME, Horodyski MB, Buckley B, Meister KM. Assessment of shoulder proprioception in the female overhand athlete. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2003:31(3);431-437.

Powers ME. Safety and efficacy of steroid precursors: what is the scientific evidence? Journal of Athletic Training. 2002:37(3);300-305.

Porter GK, Kaminski TW, Hatzel BM, Powers ME, Horodyski MB. An examination of the stretch-shortening cycle of the dorsiflexors and evertors in uninjured and functionally unstable ankles.  Journal of Athletic Training, 2002:37(4):494-500.

Powers ME. Ephedra and its application to sport performance: another concern for the athletic trainer? Journal of Athletic Training. 2001:36(4);420-424.

Kaminski TW, Powers ME, Buckley B. Differential assessment of elbow injuries. Athletic Therapy Today. 2000:5(3);6-11.

Powers ME. Creatine and ephedra and their application to sport performance. In, Proceedings. National Athletic Trainers' Association. 51st Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, Champaign, Ill., Human Kinetics: National Athletic Trainers' Association, 2000, p.216-218.

Powers ME. Rotator cuff strengthening for pitchers. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 1998:7(4);285-299.

Powers ME. Vertical jump training for volleyball. Journal of Strength and Conditioning. 1996:18(1);18-23.

Research Interests:

Performance enhancing supplements and drugs

Emergency medicine

Neuromuscular control

Affiliations:

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association

New York State Athletic Trainers' Association

Presentations:

"Bilateral Tri-Compartment Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome in a Collegiate Distance Runner: A Case Report." Poster presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 18, 2012, St. Louis, MO.

“Cryotherapy does not impair cervical spine extension strength.” Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 13, 2007, Anaheim, CA.

“Common Injuries in the Weight Room.” Oral presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Chapter Annual Symposium, February 2, 2007, Charlotte, NC.

“The Safety and Efficacy of Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach.” Oral presentation at the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium, January 20, 2007, Charlottesville, VA.

“The Safety and Efficacy of Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach.” Oral presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference, May 21, 2006, Virginia Beach, VA.

“The Safety and Efficacy of Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach.” Oral presentation at the Winchester Physical Therapy Coaches Conference, August 12, 2006, Winchester, VA.

“Nutritional supplements: anabolic agents.” Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 26, 2003, St. Louis, MO.

“Nutritional Supplements and their Application to Sport Performance.” Oral presentation at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Meeting and Symposium, April 5, 2003.

“The effects of pre-cooling on electrically evoked knee extension force.” Poster presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 18, 2002, Dallas, TX.

“The effects of heat and ice on muscle reaction patterns following ankle perturbation.” Poster presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 18, 2002, Dallas, TX.

“Daily changes in fluid distribution detected by bioimpedance spectroscopy and the effects of body position.” Poster presentation at the National American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and Symposium, May 30, 2002, St. Louis, MO.

“A comparison of open and closed kinetic chain proprioception and their relationship with knee joint laxity in healthy females.” Poster presentation at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Annual Symposium, May 23, 2002, Mount Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

“Eccentric repetition variation on quadriceps strength and thigh girth.” Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 20, 2001, Los Angeles, CA.

“Creatine and Ephedra and their Application to Sport Performance.”  Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, July 2, 2000, Nashville, TN.

“The Effect of Creatine Supplementation on Intracellular and Extracellular Water Content.”  Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, June 30, 2000, Nashville, TN.

"The Use and Abuse of Nutritional Supplements in Athletics." Oral presentation at the NCAA Athletic Prevention & Program Leadership Education Conference, January 24, 1999, Charlottesville, VA.

 “The Safety and Efficacy of Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach.” Oral presentation at the Penn State Athletic Training Conference, March 26, 2004, State College, PA.

“Creatine supplementation does not alter the physiological response to exercise in the heat.” Oral presentation at the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium, March 29, 2003, Atlanta, GA.

“Nutritional Supplements and their Application to Sport Performance.”  Oral presentation at the Southeast Fitness Expo, February 2, 2003, Gainesville, FL.

“Rotator Cuff Conditioning for Pitchers.”  Oral presentation at the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium, March 24, 2001, Atlanta, GA.

“Nutritional Supplements and their Application to Sport Performance.”  Oral presentation at the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium, April 2, 2000, Atlanta, GA.

"Commonly Used Ergogenic Aids: Fact or Fiction?" Oral presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Conference, May 22, 1999, Williamsburg, VA.

"Commonly Used Ergogenic Aids: Fact or Fiction?" Oral presentation at the The Art and Science of Sports Medicine, June 1999, Charlottesville, VA.

"Creatine as an Ergogenic Aid: Is it the Steroid of the 90s?" Oral presentation at the The Art and Science of Sports Medicine, June 1998, Charlottesville, VA.

"Proposed Ergogenic Aids: Fact or Fiction?" Oral presentation at the The Art and Science of Sports Medicine, June 1997, Charlottesville, VA.