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Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Ithaca College

An expert on the biomechanics of sport performance, Deborah King has researched the movement patterns and performance characteristics of volleyball, basketball and other sports that include “jump and land” and “stop and go” tasks, with a focus on competitive figure skating. Professional skaters and coaches use her findings to increase performance as well as to treat and prevent knee and ankle injuries as well as stress fractures.

King has written articles on how physical activity influences inflammatory markers associated with atherosclerosis, effects of the menstrual cycle on strength in female athletes, and how aerobic training affects gait characteristics of individuals with multiple sclerosis.


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    Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences , Ithaca College