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Michael Sitler

Michael Sitler
Professor
Deputy Provost for Operations, Temple University
 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, East Stroudsburg State College
  • Master’s of Science, East Stroudsburg State College
  • Doctor of Education, New York University
 

 

Biography

Credentials

NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer

Publications/Presentations

Shultz, S., Sitler, M., Tierney, R., Hillstrom, H., and Song, J. (accepted for publication in 2012). Consequences of Pediatric Obesity on the Foot and Ankle Complex. Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association.

Hootman, J., Driban, J., Sitler, M., Harris, K., and Cattano, N. Reliability and Validity of Three Quality Rating Instruments for Systematic Reviews of Observational Studies. Research Synthesis Methods. (Vol. 2011, doi:10.1002/jrsm.41).

Driban, J., Barr, A., Amin, M., Sitler, M., and Barbe, M.  Joint Inflammation and Early Degeneration Induced by High Force Reaching are Attenuated by Ibuprofen in an Animal Model of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. (Vol. 2011, doi:10.1155/2011/691412).

Hemsley, K., Sitler, M. Moyer, R., and Oatis, C. (2010). Neromuscular and Psychological Influences on Range of Motion Recovery in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patients. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. (Vol. 20, pp 684-692).

Driban, J., Sitler, M., Barbe, M., Barr, A., Amin, M, Balasubramanian, E., Kendrick, Z., and Ziskin, M. (2010). The Potential of Multiple Synovial Fluid Protein Concentration Analyses in the Assessment of Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. (Vol. 19, pp 411-421).

Shultz, S., Hills, A., Sitler, M., and Hillstrom, H. (2010). Body Size and Walking Cadence Affect Hip Power in Children’s Gait. Gait and Posture. (Vol. 32, pp 149-284).

Driban, J., Sitler, M., Barbe, M., and Balasubramanian, E. (2010). Is osteoarthritis a Heterogeneous Disease that can be Stratified into Subsets?  Clinical Rheumatology. (Vol. 29, pp 123-131).

Bartosik, K., Sitler, M., Hillstrom, H., and Palamarchuk, H. (2010). Anatomical and Biomechanical Assessments of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (Vol. 100, pp 121-132).

Shultz, S., Sitler, M., Tierney, R., Hillstrom, H., and Song, J. (2009). Effects of Pedicatric Obesity on Joint Kinematics and Kinetics during Two Walking Cadences. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (Vol. 90, pp 2146-2154).

Jimenez, C., Santiago, M., Sitler, M., Boden, G., and Homko, C.  (2009). Insulin Sensitivity to a Single-Bout of Resistance Exercise in Type-I Diabetic Mellitus. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.(Vol. 18, pp 564-571).

Huxel, K., Swanik, C., Swanik, K., Bartolozzi, A., Hillstrom, H., Sitler, M., and Moffit, D. (2008).  Stiffness Regulation and Muscle Recruitment Strategies of the Shoulder in Response to External Rotation Perturbations.  Bone and Joint Surgery. (Vol. 90, pp 154-162).

Cleary M., Sitler M., and Kendrick Z.  (2006). Dehydration and Symptoms of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness in Normothermic Men. Journal of Athletic Training, (Vol. 41, No 1, pp 36-45).

Hamstra-Wright, K., Swanik, B., Sitler, M., Swanik, K., Ferber, R., Ridenour, R., and Huxel, K.  (2006). Gender Comparisons of Dynamic Restraint and Motor Skill in Children. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. (Vol. 16, No. 1, pp 56-62).

Lake, A., Sitler, M., Stearne, D., Swanik, B. and Tierney, R.  (2005). Effectiveness of Prophylactic Hyperextension Elbow Braces on Limiting Active and Passive Elbow Extension Prephysiological and Postphysiological Loading. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. (Vol. 35, No. 12, pp 837-843).

Mansell, J., Tierney, R., Sitler, M., Swanik, K., and Stearne, D.  (2005). Resistance Training and Head-Neck Segment Dynamic Stabilization in Male and Female Collegiate Soccer Players. Journal of Athletic Training, (Vol. 40, No. 4, pp 310-319).

Cleary M., Sweeny L, Kendrick, Z, and Sitler M.  (2005). Dehydration and Symptoms of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness in Hyperthermic Males.  Journal of Athletic Training.  (Vol. 40, No. 4, pp 288-297).

Epler, M., Sitler S., and Moyer R.  (2005). Kinematics of Healthy and Meniscal Repaired Knees. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal. (Vol. 13, No. 2, pp 91-109).

Tierney R., Sitler M., Swanik B., Swanik K., Higgins M., and Torg T. (2005). Gender Differences in Head-Neck Segment Dynamic Stabilization During Head Acceleration. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  (Vol. 37, No. 2, pp 272 - 279).

Epler, M., Sitler S., and Moyer R. (2004).  Inside-Outside Repair of an Isolated Meniscal Tear Results in Predictable Favorable Clinical and Functional Outcomes. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal. (Vol. 12, No. 2, pp 283-300).

Weise K., Sitler M., Tierney R., and Swanik K. (2004). Effectiveness of Glenohumeral Joint Stability Braces on Limiting Active and Passive Shoulder Range of Motion in Collegiate Football Players.Journal of Athletic Training, (Vol. 39, No. 2, pp 151 - 155).

Karagiannopoulos C., Sitler M., and Michlovitz S. (2003). Reliability of Two Functional Goniometric Methods for Measuring Forearm Pronation and Supination Active Range of Motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Vol. 33, No. 9, pp 523-531.

Grant-Ford, M., Sitler, M., Kozin, S., and Barbe, M. (2003).  Biomechanical Assessment of a Prophylactic Wrist Orthosis During Mechanical Loading in a Cadaveric Model.  American Journal of Sports Medicine.  Vol. 31, No. 5, pp 736-743.

Tierney, R., Mattacola, C., Sitler, M., and Maldjian, C. (2002). Head Position and Football Equipment Influence Cervical Spinal Space During Immobilization. Journal of Athletic Training. Vol. 37, No. 2, pp 185-189.

Tierney, R., Maldjian, C., Mattacola, C., Straub, S., and Sitler, M. (2002). Cervical Spinal Measures in Normal Subjects. Journal of Athletic Training. Vol. 37, No. 2, pp 190-193.

Cleary, M., Kimura, I., Sitler, M., and Kendrick, Z.  (2002).  Temporal Pattern of the Repeated Bout Effect of Eccentric Exercise on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journal of Athletic Training. (Vol. 37, No. 1, pp 32-36).

Allen, A., Sitler, M., Marchetto, P., Kelly, J., and Mattacola, C.  (2001).  Assessment of the Endoscopic Semitendinosis/Gracilis Autograft Procedure with Interference Screw Fixation for Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Orthopaedics. Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 347–353.

Verrone Hals, T., Sitler, M. and Mattacola, C. (2000).  Effect of a Semi-rigid Prophylactic Ankle Stabilizer on Performance in the Functionally Unstable Ankle. Journal Of Sports Physical Therapy. Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 552-556.

Kelly, J., Aliquo, D., Sitler, M., Odgers, C., and Moyer, R.  2000).  Relationship of Burners in Cervical and Foraminal Stenosis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 28, No.2, pp. 214-217.

D'Arco, P., Sitler, M., Kelly, J., Moyer, R., Marchetto, P., Kimura, I., and Ryan, J. (1998). Clinincal, Functional, and Radiographical Assessments of the Conventional and Modified Boyd-Anderson Surgical Procedures for Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Injuries. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 254-261.

Locke, A., Sitler, M., Aland, C., and Kimura, I. (1997). Long-term Use of a Softshell Prophylactic Ankle Stabilizer on Speed, Agility, and Vertical Jump Performance.  Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 235-245.

Boyle, M., Sitler, M., Duffy, A., Rogers, K., and Kimura, I. 1997). Knowledge and Attitudes of Certified Athletic Trainers Towards HIV+/AIDS and Treating the Athletic Injuries of HIV+/AIDS Athletes.  Journal of Athletic Training, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 40-44.

Ra, M., Sitler, M., Moyer, R., Marchetto, P., Kelly, J., Ryan, J., and Kimura, I. (1996). Clinical, Functional, and Radiographic Assessment of Arthroscopic Abrasion Chondroplasty of the Knee. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 127-142.

Gulick, D., Kimura, I., Sitler, M., Paolone, A., and Kelly, J. (1996). Effects of Various Treatment Techniques on the Signs and Symptoms of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journal of Athletic Training, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 145-152.

Sitler, M and Horodyski, M. (1995). Effectiveness of Prophylactic Ankle Stabilizers for Prevention of Ankle Injuries, Sports Medicine, Vol. 20, No.1, pp. 53-57.

McPherson, K., Sitler, M., Kimura, I., and Horodyski, M. (1995). Effects of Semirigid and Softshell Prophylactic Ankle Braces on Performance. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 147-152.

Emery, L. Sitler, M., and Ryan, J. (1994). Mode of Action and Angular Velocity Fatigue Response of the Hamstrings and Quadriceps. Isokinetic and Exercise Science, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 91-95.

Sitler, M., Ryan, J., Wheeler, B., McBride, J., Arciero, R., and Horodyski, M. (1994).  The Efficacy of a Semi-rigid Ankle Brace to Reduce Acute Ankle Injuries in Basketball: A Randomized, Clinical Study at West Point. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 454-461.

Bocchinfuso, C., Sitler, M., and Kimura, I. (1994).  Effects of Two Semirigid Prophylactic Ankle Stabilizers on Speed, Agility, and Vertical Jump.  Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 125-134.

Walsh, M., Rhinehimer, B., Muntzer, E., Patel, J., and Sitler, M. 1994).  Early Controlled Motion With Dynamic Splinting Versus Static Splinting in Zones III and IV Extensor Tendon Lacerations:  A Preliminary Report. Journal of American Society of Hand Therapists, Vol. Oct-Dec, pp. 232-236.

Hopkins, J., Sitler, M. and Ryan, J. (1993).  The Effects of Hip Position and Angular Velocity on Quadriceps and Hamstring Eccentric Peak Torque and H/Q Ratio. Isokinetic and Exercise Science, Vol. 4, No.1, pp. 27-33.

Woodworth, M. and Sitler, M. (1993). Iowa Wrestlers Continue Detrimental Weight Loss Practices. IowaMedicine: Journal of the Iowa Medical Society, Vol. 83, No 10, pp. 375-377.

Sitler, M. (1992).  Role of Prophylactic Knee and Ankle Bracing in Injury Reduction. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 223-236.

Sitler, M., Ryan, J., Hopkinson, W., Wheeler, J., Santomier, J. Kolb, R, and Polly, D. (1990).  The Efficacy of a Prophylactic Knee Brace to Reduce Knee injuries in Football:  A Prospective, Randomized Study at West Point.  The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 310-315.

Welch, M., Sitler, M. and Horodyski, M. (1989). Should Athletic Trainers be Concerned About HIV? Guidelines for Athletic Trainers. Journal of Athletic Training, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 27-30.

Sitler, M. and Welch, M. (1986).  Nasal Septal Injuries.  Journal of Athletic Training, Vol.21, No. 1, pp. 10-14.

Welch, M., Sitler, M. and Kroeten, H. (1986).  Boxing Injuries from an Instructional Program. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 14, No. 9, pp. 81-90.

 

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE REVIEWS

Rigbsy, R., Sitler, M., and Kelly, D. (2010). Subscapularis Integrity: An Examination of Shoulder Index Tests. Journal of Athletic Training.  Vol. 45, No 4, pp 404-406.

Jenkin, M., Sitler, M., and Kelly, D. (2010). Clinical Usefulness of the Ottawa Ankle Rules for Detecting Fractures of the Ankle and Mid-foot. Journal of Athletic Training.

Grants & Contracts

Moffit, D., Sitler, M. & Sachs, M. (2007-08)

Funded Research Grant by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation in the amount of $2,151 to determine neuropsychological influences on neuromuscular activation and functional stability.

 

Tierney, R., Higgins, M., Sitler, M., & Caswell, S. (2005-06)

Funded Research Grant by the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association in the amount of $3,997 to determine gender differences in head acceleration and dynamic stabilization during soccer heading with and without soccer headgear.

 

Caswell, S. Tierney, R., Higgins, M., & Sitler, M. (2005-06)

Funded Research Grant by the Mid-Atlantic Trainers’ Association in the amount of $1,500 to determine gender differences in head acceleration and dynamic stabilization during soccer heading with and without headgear.

 

Tierney, R., Higgins, M., & Sitler, M. (2005-06).

Funded Research Grant by the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society in the amount of $2,348 to determine gender differences in head acceleration and dynamic stabilization during soccer heading with and without soccer headgear.

 

Gulick, D., Kimura, I., & Sitler, M. (1994-05)

Funded Research Grant by the NATA Research and Education Foundation in the amount of $4,685 to determine the effect of various treatment modalities on delayed onset muscle soreness.

 

Sitler, M. (1990-92)

Funded Research Grant by Aircast Inc., Summit, NJ in the amount of $85,000 to conduct a two-year study to determine the efficacy of prophylactic ankle braces to reduce ankle injuries in basketball.

 

Sitler, M. & Marks, M. (1991-92)

Funded Research Grant by the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society in the amount of $880 to survey the Pennsylvania NATA undergraduate curriculum graduates on job satisfaction, educational goals, and future directions for PATS.

 

Sachs, M., Sitler, M., Schwillie, G. (1990-91) 

Funded Research Grant-In-Aid by Temple University in the amount of $2,300 to determine the physical factors and psychological characteristics that predispose intercollegiate athletes to injury.

 

Sitler, M. (1986-88)

Funded Research Grant by the United States Army Medical Research and Medical Command, Fort Detrick, MD in the amount of $98,000 to conduct a two-year study to determine the efficacy of prophylactic knee braces to reduce knee injuries in football.

 


Research


Dr. Sitler is nationally and internationally recognized for his research on evidence-based practice in athletic training and sports medicine, with particular focus on interventions to reduce unintentional injuries and
post-surgical outcomes.

Additional Info

Dr. Sitler served as interim dean of the College of Public Health from 2010 - 2013.

He is the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Recognition Award for Scholarly Achievement (1987), American Academy of Orthopaedic Society O’Donoghue Award for outstanding research (1989), Henry Albert Scientific Presentation Award (1993), Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (1997), East Stroudsburg University Alumnus Achievement Award (1997), and Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Distinguished Merit Award (2004).

In 2008 and 2009, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer Society’s Hall of Fame and as a fellow in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, respectively. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Bud Sayers Miller Distinguished Educator Award, National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

He is recent past president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Athletic Training and Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.