Ryan Hubble, PhD
Public & Allied Health Sciences
rhubble [at] desu.edu
- Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia (2012-2017)
Ph.D. in Human Movement Science
Dissertation: “The efficacy of a trunk strengthening program for improving postural stability in people with Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial.”
Director: Dr. Michael Cole
- Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA (2010-2012)
M.S. in Biomechanics
Thesis: “Whole body vibration and drop landing mechanics.”
Director: Dr. Douglas Clark Dickin
- Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, USA (2006-2010)
Areas of Concentration: Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology
- My current research interests are in the use of wearable sensors to augment and improve the evaluation of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. In addition, I also am interested in different exercise modalities and their ability to improve balance and stability in Parkinson’s disease.
- Hubble, R.P., et al., Influence of Whole Body Vibration on Drop Jump Landings and Knee Loading Mechanics. Journal of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, 2022. 3(1): p. 5-11.
- Hubble, R. P., Silburn, P. A., Naughton, G. A., & Cole, M. H. (2019). Trunk Exercises Improve Balance in Parkinson Disease: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 43(2), 96-105.
- Hubble, R. P., Naughton, G., Silburn, P. A., & Cole, M. H., Trunk Exercises Improve Gait Symmetry in Parkinson Disease: A Blind Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, 2018. 97(3), 151-159.
- Hubble, R.P., et al., Assessing stability in mild and moderate Parkinson’s disease: Can clinical measures provide insight? Gait & Posture, 2016. 49: p. 7-13.
- Hubble, R.P., et al., Wearable sensor use for assessing standing balance and walking stability in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review. PLoS One, 2015. 10(4): p. e0123705.
- Hubble, R.P., et al., Trunk muscle exercises as a means of improving postural stability in people with Parkinson’s disease: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open, 2014. 4(12): p. e006095.
- Dickin, D.C., et al., Changes in postural sway frequency and complexity in altered sensory environments following whole body vibrations. Human Movement Science, 2012. 31(5): p. 1238-46.
- Conway, Z.J., Hubble, R.P., Silburn, P.A., Cole, M.H., Gait difficulties persist with deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease (In development, submitting to Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair)
Professional Organizations and Memberships
I review manuscripts for the following journals at request:
- Plos ONE (2015-Present)
- Perceptual and Motor Skills (2016-Present)
- Sport Biomechanics (2017-Present)
- PeerJ (2017-Present)
- Gait and Posture (2020-Present)