Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. Jim Dickey


MSK Research Areas of Interest

Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Implantable & Wearable Devices, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation, Regenerative Medicine, Sport Medicine

Dr Jim Dickey's biomechanics research intersects biology and engineering. His research has several foci, including joint injuries, occupational whole-body vibration and concussion. 

Recent Publications (Link to Publons)

Sample Below:

  1. Brooks JS, Redgrift A, Champagne AA, Dickey JP. The Hammer and the Nail: Biomechanics of Striking and Struck Canadian University Football Players. Journal of Biomedical Engineering. In Press. (Accepted March 26, 2021). DOI: 10.1007/s10439-021-02773-4.
  2. Bonn MM, Alvarez L, Graham L, Thompson JWG, Dickey JP. Biofeedback as an intervention for persistent post-concussive symptoms: A randomized feasibility trial. Journal of Concussion. 2021, In Press. (Accepted Aug 31 2021) DOI:10.1177/20597002211046459.
  3. Linde LD, Bent LR, Dickey JP, Kumbhare DA, Srbely JZ. Exploring the effect of capsaicin induced central sensitization on the upper limb nociceptive withdrawal reflex threshold. Experimental Brain Research. 2021, In Press. (Accepted Sept 1 2021) DOI: 10.1007/s00221-021-06216-3.
  4. Brooks JS, Allison W, Harriss A, Bian K, Mao H, Dickey JP. Purposeful heading performed by female youth soccer players leads to strain development in deep brain structures. Neurotrauma Reports. 2(1): 354-362, 2021. DOI: 10.1089/neur.2021.0014
  5. Bonn MM, Harriss AB, Thompson JWG, Dickey JP. Performing more than 20 purposeful gameplay headers in a soccer season may alter autonomic function in female youth soccer players. Research in Sports Medicine. 29(5): 440-448, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/15438627.2021.1888098
  6. Donskov AS, Brooks JS, Dickey JP. Normative Reference of the Single Leg, Medial Countermovement Jump in Adolescent Youth Ice Hockey Players. Sports 2021, 9(8): 105, DOI: 10.3390/sports9080105
  7. Donskov AS, Brooks JS, Dickey JP. Reliability of the Single Leg, Medial Countermovement Jump in Youth Hockey Players. Sports. 9(5):64. DOI: 10.3390/sports9050064.
  8. Holland, S., Dickey, J., Ferreira, L., & Lalone, E. (2020). Investigating the grip forces exerted by individuals with and without hand arthritis while swinging a golf club with the use of a new wearable sensor technology. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 234(3): 205-216. DOI: 10.1177/1754337120923838
  9. Manning KY, Brooks JS, Dickey JP, Harriss A, Fischer L, Jevremovic T, Blackney K, Barreira C, Brown A, Bartha R, Doherty T, Fraser D, Holmes J, Dekaban GA, Menon RS. Longitudinal changes of brain microstructure and function in non-concussed female rugby players. Neurology. 95(4): e402-e412, 2020. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009821
  10. Barkwell GE, Dickey JP. Different Lower-Limb Setup Positions Do Not Consistently Change Backstroke Start Time to 10 m. Sports. 8(4): 43 (15 pages), 2020. DOI: 10.3390/sports8040043
  11. Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Thompson, J., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. Cumulative soccer heading amplifies the effects of brain activity observed during concurrent moderate exercise and continuous performance task in female youth soccer players. Journal of Concussion. 4:1-9, 2020. DOI 10.1177/2059700220912654
  12. Versteegh, T.H., Dickey, J.P., Emery, C.A., Fischer, L.K., MacDermid, J.C., Walton, D.M. Evaluating the effects of a novel neuromuscular neck training device on multi-planar static and dynamic neck strength: A pilot study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(4): 708-716, 2020. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003091
  13. Brooks, J., Smith, W., Webb, B., Heath, M., Dickey, J.P. Development and validation of a high-speed video system for measuring saccadic eye movement. Behavior Research Methods. 51(5):2302-2309, 2019. DOI 10.3758/s13428-019-01197-2
  14. Harriss, A.B., Abbott, K., Kimpinski, K., Holmes, J.D., Johnson, A.M., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. An Evaluation of Heart Rate Variability in Female Youth Soccer Players Following Soccer Heading: A Pilot Study. Sports.  7:229 (7 pages), 2019. DOI: 10.3390/sports7110229
  15. Donskov, A.S., Humphreys, D., Dickey, J.P. What is Injury In Ice Hockey: An Integrative Literature Review on Injury Rates, Injury Definition, and Athlete Exposure in Men’s Elite Ice Hockey. Sports. 7:227 (23 pages), 2019. DOI: 10.3390/sports7110227
  16. Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. The number of purposeful headers female youth soccer players experience during games depends on player age but not player position. Science and Medicine in Football. 3(2):109-114, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2018.1506591.
  17. Caryn, R.C., Dickey, J.P. Transmission of Acceleration from a Synchronous Vibration Exercise Platform to the Head During Dynamic Squats. Dose-Response. 7(1): 1-7, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/1559325819827467
  18. oddard, E.C., Dickey, J.P. Exercise Acutely Improves Dynamic Balance in Individuals with Unilateral Knee Osteoarthritis. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Science. 7(1):5-11, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2019.070102
  19. Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. Head impact magnitudes that occur from purposeful soccer heading depend on the game scenario and head impact location. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 40:53-57, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.01.009