Profile for Naoko Giblin

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Specialty area(s)

Patellofemoral pain, running related injuries and interventions, applied biomechanics, athletic training

Brief biography

Native of Chiba, Japan. 

B.S. in Athletic Training (2002) - Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

M.S. in Exercise Science (Athletic Training) (2006) - University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Ph.D. in Exercise Science (Applied Biomechanics) (2010) - University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Visiting Assistant Professor (2010-2012) - University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Assistant Professor (2012-2018) - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Associate Professor (2018-  ) - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Current courses at UWL

I primarily teach ESS 303 Lab (Biomechanics), ESS 304 (Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement Assessment and Analysis, ESS 383 (Clinical Pathology in Exercise Science), ATS 740 (Research Methods), ATS 741-744 (Athletic Training Research I-IV), ATS 745 (Statistics for Athletic Training), and ATS 750 (Athletic Training Readings).

Education

B.S. in Athletic Training, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Dec 2002)
M.S. in Athletic Training, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (May 2006)
Ph.D. in Exercise Science with emphasis in applied biomechanics, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (Aug 2010)

Teaching history

I taught various courses in Kinesiology Department as a doctoral student and visiting assistant professor at University of Toledo.

Professional history

I have been a certified (and licensed) athletic trainer since 2003. I have experience providing clinical care in a variety of settings, including NCAA Division-I Athletics, community colleges, and high schools. 

Research and publishing

My primary research interest is biomechanical analysis of people with patellofemoral pain syndrome and other running-related injuries. I am also interested in clinically-oriented research, such as the efficacy of Kinesiology Taping on recovery and performance.