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Paul A. Cacolice

Paul A. Cacolice, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor
Office address: 214 Woodward Center
Email:  pcacolice@westfield.ma.edu
Office Phone: 413.572.5450
Year started at WSU: 2016

 

Education:

Doctorate of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, August 2015.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Dissertation Title: “Prediction of Ground Reaction Forces With Practical Field and Clinic Tests in a Healthy Collegiate Population“

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science May 2014.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Comprehensive Project Title: “Predicting Sagittal Plane Landing Kinematics with Lower Extremity Muscular Power Tests”

Master of Science in Kinesiology May 2010.
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Graduate Project Title: “Behaviors and Attitudes Towards Elective Equipment Utilization in Ice Hockey”

Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Emphasis in Athletic Training, May 1986.
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

 

Biography:

Instructor, Athletic Training Program, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor, Athletic Training Program, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Athletic Trainer, American International College, Springfield, MA
Owner, Cacolice Conditioning & Consulting, LLC, Enfield, CT
Director of Marketing / Athletic Trainer, GREY Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, Enfield, CT
Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Associates, Bristol, CT
Athletic Trainer, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

 

Professional Activities
Publications:

Shadle I, Cacolice P, “Eccentric Exercises Prevent Hamstring Strains in Adult Male Soccer Players: A Critically Appraised Topic”, J Sport Rehabil 2016.
Cacolice P, Carcia C, Scibek J, Phelps AL. “The use of functional tests to predict sagittal plane landing kinematics in NCAA-D1 female athletes”, Int J Sport Phys Ther. 2015, 10(4):493-453.
Carcia C, Cacolice P, Scibek J. “Sidelying glenohumeral internal rotation values in a healthy collegiate population”, Intl J Sports Phys Ther, 2013, 8(6):793-799.
Cacolice P, Martin R, Scibek J. “Diathermy: A literature review of current research and practices”, Orthop Pract, 2013, 25; 3; 13 155-161.

Presentations / Posters

Pazik, MN, Cacolice, PA. “Effect of Serum Electrolyte Levels on Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps: A Critically Appraised Topic.” Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Annual Clinical Symposium, Student Poster Presentations, Philadelphia, PA, January, 2017.
Cherep S, Milford SA, Cacolice PA, Scibek JS. “Do post exercise compression garments reduce muscle soreness in athletes?: A critically appraised topic.” Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Annual Clinical Symposium, Student Poster Presentations, Philadelphia, PA, January, 2017.
Nelson EL, DePaola A, Manspeaker S, Cacolice PA. “The effects of high intensity warmups on athletes with diagnosed exercise induced asthma: A critically appraised topic.” Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Annual Clinical Symposium, Student Poster Presentations, Philadelphia, PA, January, 2017.
Cacolice P, Carcia C, Scibek J, Phelps AL. “Ground reaction forces are predicted with functional and clinical tests in a healthy collegiate population”, NATA Annual Meeting Free Communications, Baltimore, MD, June, 2016
Alimenti AN, Fisher ET, Cacolice PA. “Occlusion training increases strength and hypertrophy in collegiate male collision sport athletes: A critically appraised topic.” National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting Free Communications, Poster Presentation. Baltimore, MD, June, 2016
Powell KE, Scherer PR, Cacolice PA. “The effect of strength training programs on head impact biomechanics in collision sport athletes: A critically appraised topic”.  National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting Free Communications, Poster Presentation. St. Louis, MO, June 25, 2015. 
Powell MD, Spicher AW, Woodring SC, Cacolice PA. "Throwing Velocity for Baseball Players Improves with the Use of Plyometric or Ballistic Resistance Training." National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting Free Communications, Poster Presentation. St. Louis, MO, June 25, 2015. 

 

Courses currently taught at WSU:

MOVP 102, Introduction to Athletic Training
MOVP 305, Principles of Strength and Conditioning
MOVP 234, Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injury
MOVP 235, Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injury
MOVP 323, Therapeutic Modalities
MOVP 334, Organization and Administration in Athletic Training
MOVP 337, Athletic Training Research and Clinical Decision Making

 

Professional Organization Member:

National Athletic Trainers Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Eastern Athletic Trainers Association
Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts

 

Professional Organization Officer:

NATA Clinical / Industrial / Corporate Athletic Trainer State Representative, 1994 to 1998
Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, Chair, Policy & Procedures Committee, 1995 to 1999
Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association, Board of Directors, 1992 to 1994

 

Awards:

Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, Graduate Student Research Poster Award Winner, 2016
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society, Undergraduate Original Research Award Winner (Co-author/ Faculty Advisor), 2015 and 2014
National Athletic Trainers Association, Doctoral Research Poster Award Finalist, 2013