Dave Hudson

Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Professor

Phone: 828-227-2288
Email: dhudson@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: HHSB 230

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2004 
  • M.S., University of Delaware, 1999
  • B.S., Ithaca College, 1989

Research Interests:

  • Bone Structure, Function and Health
  • Foot Structure and Function
  • Gender Differences in Biomechanics

Courses:

  • Clinical Biomechanics I
  • Clinical Biomechanics II
  • Clinical Biomechanics III
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Research Project
 
Recent Publications & Presentations:

    Publications

  • Morrison K, Hudson D, Davis I, et al. Plantar pressure distributions during a running gait in subjects with chronic ankle instability. Foot & Ankle International, 2010;31(11):994-1000.
  • Myers J, Shanks G, Watson T, Hudson D. Single inclinometer vs. double inclinometer Measures of lumbar spine range of motion. Ortho Phys Ther Pract. 2009;21(4):146-148.
  • Hudson D. A comparison of ultrasound to goniometric and inclinometer measurements of torsion in the tibia and femur. Gait Posture. 2008;28:708-710.
  • Hudson D, Royer T, Richards J. Bone mineral density of the proximal tibia relates to axial torsion in the lower limb. Gait Posture. 2007;26:446-451.
  • Hudson D, Royer T, Richards J. Ultrasound measurements of torsions in the tibia and femur. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006;88:138-143.
  • Crenshaw SJ, Royer TD, Richards JG, Hudson DJ. Gait variability in people with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2006;12:613-619.

      Published Abstracts

  • Hudson D, Walking With Poles Lowers the Frontal Plane Moment on the Knee [abstract]. Med Sci  Sports Exerc. 2010;42(5).
  • Morrison KE, Davis IS, Dierks TA, Richards JG, Royer TD, Hudson DJ, Kaminski TW.  Ankle and rearfoot mechanics during a running gait in subjects with chronic ankle instability.  J Athl Tr. 2009:44 (3), (Supplement) S – 13.
  • Morrison KE, Davis IS, Dierks TA, Richards JG, Royer TD, Hudson DJ, Kaminski TW.  Plantar pressure distributions during a running gait in subjects with chronic ankle instability.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009:39 (10): A1-24. 
  • Morrison K, Hudson D, Kaminski T. Assessment of center of pressure trajectory during a running gait in subjects with chronic ankle instability [abstract]. Med Sci  Sports Exerc. 2008;40(5).
  • Hudson D, Hudson K, Richards J. Windmill vs. overhead throwing: a biomechanical comparison [abstract]. Med Sci  Sports Exerc. 2007;39(5).
  • Morrison K, Hudson D, Kaminski T. Dynamic plantar pressure distributions in subjects with ankle instability [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006;36(11).
  • Hudson D, Richards J. Relationship between axial torsion and the adult foot progression angle [abstract]. Med Sci  Sports Exerc. 2006;38(5).
  • Kolar K, Hudson D, Kaminski T. Analysis of running biomechanics in subjects with ankle instability [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2006;38(5).

    Presentations

  • Gross M, Hudon D, Williams W, Butler R. Running Biomechanics Symposium.  Spring meeting of the NCPT, May, 2011; Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Hudson D, Hudson M, MacInnes D. gender differences in structure and function of the foot. Presented at: the 16th Annual Meeting of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society; April, 2011; Bethesda, MD. 
  • Hudson D. The effects of walking poles on the frontal the frontal plane moment of the knee. Paper presented at: the national meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine; June 2010; Baltimore, MD.
  • Hudson D. The effects of walking poles on plantar pressures of the foot.Paper presented at: the 2nd Meeting of JEGM; May, 2010; Miami, FL.
  • Hudson D. and Richards J. Orthotic control of hyperpronation in the rearfoot is improved with exercise. Presented at: the 14th Annual Meeting of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society; April, 2009; Denver, CO.
  • Morrison KE, Hudson, DJ, Kaminski TW.  Assessment of center of pressure trajectory during a running gait in subjects with chronic ankle instability.  Paper presented at: the national meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine; June 2008; Indianapolis, IN.
  • Hudson, D., The adult rotational profile. Presented at: the 13th Annual Meeting of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society; April, 2008; Richmond, VA.
  • Royer T. and Hudson D. Effects of area selection choice on quantifying proximal tibia bone density. Presented at: the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics; August, 2007; Palo Alto, CA.
  • Hudson D, Hudson K, and Richards J. Windmill vs. overhead throwing: A biomechanical comparison. Paper presented at: the national meeting of American College of Sports Medicine; June, 2007; New Orleans LA.
  • Fullenkamp A, Richards J, Adams A, Hudson, D. Dynamic knee axis alignment: A clinical comparison. Paper presented at: The 12the Annual meeting of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society; April, 2007; Portland, OR.
  • Kolar K, Hudson D, and Kaminski T, Analysis of running biomechanics in subjects with ankle instability. Paper presented at: the national meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine; July 2006; Denver, CO.
  • Kolar K, Hudson D, and Kaminski T. Dynamic plantar pressure distributions
    in subjects with ankle instability. Presented at: the 3rd International Ankle Symposium; September, 2006; Dublin, Ireland.
  • Hudson, D, Richards J. Prediction of the adult foot progression angle: A study of the rotational profile, Presented at: the National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine; June, 2006; Denver, CO.
  • Hudson D, and Richards J. Axial torsion relates to subchondral bone density in the proximal tibia, Paper presented at: Combined meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics and American Society of Biomechanics; August, 2005; Cleveland, OH.
  • Fullenkamp A, Hudson D, Richards J, Clinical usefulness of four functional knee axis algorithms.  Paper presented at: Combined meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics and American Society of Biomechanics; August, 2005; Cleveland, OH.
  • Crenshaw S, Hudson D, Richards J, Royer T. Daily changes in gait in subjects with multiple sclerosis. Paper presented at: the 10th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society; April, 2005; Portland, OR.
 

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