Lucas Ettinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Specialties: Human Anatomy, Biomechanics

Education

  • 2013 PhD, University of Oregon, Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • 2009 MS, University of Oregon, Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • 2007 BS, University of Oregon, Human Physiology

Courses

Professor Ettinger is the instructor of record for the Human Anatomy (BIOL 246) and the associated laboratories. He also teaches the Research Design (EXSCI 356W) course and the new College Colloqium course entitled Dissecting Medical Ethics (IDS 101) and contributes to the Senior Seminar (EXSCI 496).  

Advising

Professor Ettinger advises current students in Exercise Science, transfer students, Pre-Health and Allied Health professions. 

Publications

Refereed Research Papers

  • Ettinger L, Shapiro M, Karduna A.  Patients with Subacromial Impingement Demonstrate Proprioceptive Deficits at the Shoulder and Elbow.  Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2017. 
  • Ettinger L, Weiss J, Shapiro M, Karduna A. Normalization to Maximal Voluntary Contraction is Influenced by Subacromial Pain. J Appl Biomech. Apr 26 2016.
  • Ettinger L, Shapiro, M, Karduna A.  Subacromial Injection Results in Further Scapular Dyskinesis.  Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.  2014. 8(2).
  • Ettinger L, Kincl L, Johnson P, Garfinkle S, Karduna A. Workday Arm Elevation Exposure, a Comparison between two Professions. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 2013; 1(2): 119-127
  • Ettinger L, McClure P, Kincl L, Karduna A. Exposure to a workday environment results in an increase in anterior tilting of the scapula in dental hygienists with greater employment experience. Clinical Biomechanics. 27(4): 341-345, 2012

Refereed Abstracts 

  • Boucher A, Ettinger L.  (2016).  Diabetic Neuropathy on Knee Joint Position Sense.  Murdock College Science Research Conference.  Gonzaga University, Washington.
  • Ostrander T, Ettinger L. (2016).  Joint Torque Partially Accounts for Proprioceptive Acuity. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium. Vancouver, British Colombia. 
  • Ostrander T, Ettinger L. (2015).  Joint Torque Partially Accounts for Proprioceptive Acuity. Murdock College Science Research Conference.  Vancouver, Washington

Recent Presentations and Moderations

  • Northwest Biomechaninics Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene OR, 2017.  Moderator. “Upper Extremity Biomechanics.”
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 2017.
  • Murdock College Science Research Program, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA, 2016.  Presentation: “Diabetic Neuropathy on Knee Joint Position Sense.”
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC, 2016.  Presentation: “Internal Torque Partially Accounts for Proprioceptive Acuity in the Shoulder.”
  • Murdock College Science Research Program, Vancouver WA, 2015.  “Internal Torque Partially Accounts for Proprioceptive Acuity in the Shoulder.”
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium, Willamette University, Salem OR, 2014.  Moderator “Upper Extremity Biomechanics.”
  • International Shoulder Group (ISB) Aberystwyth University Wales UK, 2012. “Subacromial Injection Results in Further Scapular Dyskenisis.”
  • Northwest Biomechaninics Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene OR, 2012.  “Subacromial Injection results in Altered Scapular Kinematics and Muscle Recruitment Patterns.”
  • American Society of Biomechanics, University of Southern California, Long Beach CA, 2011.  “Arm Elevation Exposure, a Comparison Between Two Professions.”
  • Northwest Biomechaninics Symposium, University of British Colombia, Vancouver BC, 2011.  “Arm Elevation Exposure, a Comparison Between Two Professions.”
  • American Society of Biomechanics, Brown University, Providence RI, 2010.  “Alterations in Shoulder Joint Perception Pre and Post Workday .”
  • Northwest Biomechaninics Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 2010.  “Joint position sense in Dental Hygienists Pre and Post Workday.”
  • American Society of Biomechanics, Penn State University, State College PA, 2009.  “Scapular Kinematics of Dental Hygienists Pre and Post Workday.”
  • Northwest Biomechaninics Symposium, Washington State University, Pullman WA, 2009.  “Scapular Kinematics of Dental Hygienists Pre and Post Workday.”