Faculty and Staff

James J. Laskin

Professor, Physical Therapy

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Education

PhD - 2001 - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Exercise Physiology/Adapted Physical Education)

MS - 1989 - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Exercise Physiology)

BS - 1987 - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Physical Therapy)

BS - 1983 - University of Victoria. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Human Performance)

Courses Taught

PT 530 Clinically Applied Exercise Physiology (6 credits)

PT 563 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (3 credits)

PT 578 Physical Therapy for Select Populations (8 credits)

PT 589 Case Study (1 credit)

PT 627 Prevention and Wellness (2 credits)

PT 676 Clinical Reasoning (1 credit)

PT 679 Independent Research (3 credits)

PT 679 Trends in Advanced Wound Management (1 credit)

PT 679 Trends in Complementary Medicine (2 credits)

 

Teaching Experience

1998 - Present      Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

2009 - 2010          Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1994 - 1998          Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

Research Interests

Applied Exercise Physiology

Sports and Recreation for People with Physical Disabilities

Physical Fitness for Disabled Populations

Health Promotion and Secondary Condition Risk Reduction

Projects

Grants Awarded

Formal Clinical Trial SLEEP. Study Aim: To determine the clinical efficacy and effects of the SLEEP© product in a population of individuals with self-reported disordered sleep. Funded by Foundational Biosystems, LLC. 18 months. Laskin JJ (PI), Cardoza F (Co-PI). $1,090,318. Approved, start date Nov. 1st, 2016

Physical Therapists as Agents for Change: A National Initiative to Improve Tobacco Cessation among People with Disabilities. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Health Policy and Administration. Pignataro RM, Shamus E, Bodner M Laskin JJ.  2015,  $15,000.

SportsUnited: International Sports Programming Initiative for Laos. Mansour D.  Laskin JJ cosponsor. (Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana). U.S. Department of State. August 2015 fully funded, travel took place March 2016.

New Directions Wellness Center: Fully Accessible. Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Purchase of replacement upper extremity strength training equipment for the purposes of research and programmatic use. Laskin JJ. 2015, $9,826.

Physical Therapists Providing Smoking Cessation Education: Attitudes and Potential in a Rural Setting. University Grant Program. Co-PIs Laskin JJ, Levison D. 2014, $1,500.

Presentation of Research and the Setting up a Collaborative Research/Exchange Program with Chiang Mai University and Mahidol University, Bangkok, 2010, $4,000 from the UM International Program

ERGYS 2 FES cycle ergometer software and hardware update, purchased as a collaborative agreement with the Montana Medicaid Wavier Program for the New Directions Wellness Center, $6,000, 2011.

Hand cycles for Western Montana – providing access to recreational and health enrichment opportunities. Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation – Quality of Life Grant.  Laskin JJ. $16,800.00, 2011

Restorative Therapies. RT300 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Upper and Lower Extremity Ergometer, purchased as a collaborative agreement with the Montana Medicaid Wavier Program for the New Directions Wellness Center, $23,000. 2009

Neurorecovery Network Training and Equipment. Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation – Quality of Life Grant. Laskin JJ PI $20,665, 2009.

Fully Funded 12 month Faculty Exchange with Chiang Mai University, July 2009 – July 2010.

Efficacy of “SLEEP”. MicroNutrient, LLC. Laskin, JJ. $45,000, 2008.

Bioness Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) foot drop system. Montana Medicaid Waiver Program. $12,300, 2008.

Evaluation of “SLEEP”- Pilot Firecamp Trial. MicroNutrient, LLC. Laskin JJ. $13,750, 2008.

Does IMYB Exercise Improve Performance: A Series of Three studies. MicroNutrient, LLC. Laskin, $23,967, 2008.

Community Wood smoke Exposure and Health Measures in Asthmatic Children. Noonan, C (PI), Laskin JJ. (Co-investigator). Submitted in response to a call from the National Institute of Environmental Health Studies (RFA-ES-05-005) submitted December, 2005 resubmitted September 2007 (5 years, $2,205,372
Funded July 2008.

Increasing Physical Activity in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Humphrey R, and Laskin JJ in cooperation with St. Patrick’s Hospital and Health Sciences Center. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services - CDC funded project. $12,771, 2008.

ERGYS 2 FES assisted cycle. Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation – Quality of Life Grant.  Laskin JJ. $18,000, 2007.

Effect of EFFEX on Ventilatory Threshold and Maximal Oxygen Consumption. MicroNutrient, LLC. Laskin JJ. 2007, $3,500.

University of Montana's Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program – 2 Native American undergraduate students who were mentored in research. 2007, $1,200.

Reduce Obesity Risks in Adults with Physical Limitations. Funded by the Public Health Research Development Program, Sponsored by the University of Montana’s Office of the Vice President for Research. 2006, $8,000).

Reduce Obesity Risks in Adults with Physical Limitations. Laskin JJ, Carter J, & Brown B. A RO3 mechanism proposal submitted to the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases – CFDA no. PAR-01-056 ($265,300), Submitted October 2004, Priority score 219 May 2005. Resubmitted November 1, 2005 and received a priority score of 184 in May 2006

McNair Undergraduate Research Scholarship – Mentor for Travis Obermire (Full scholarship for Mr. Obermire and $1,000 for lab supplies and support), 2005 – 2006.

The Efficacy of Using Accelerometry to Predict Energy Expenditure in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction. The University of Montana, Public Health Research Development Program. Laskin JJ. $8,000, 2005.

Energy Expenditure During Weight Supported Walking. National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF-EPSCoR) Summer Undergraduate Diversity Research Program (Virginia Kudritzki) Laskin JJ. $6,500, 2005.

Assisted Standing/Walking Program – Weight Support System. Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation – Quality of Life Grant.  Laskin JJ ($10,000.00) – Funded September 2004

Effects of a Supervised Exercise Program for Women with Breast Cancer Undergoing Adjuvant Chemotherapy: A Pilot Study. NSF-EPSCOR Undergraduate Research Assistance, Laskin JJ ($1,500) – Funded undergraduate research October 2004 (Jenessa Johnson –student)

A Cadence Based Sub-Maximal Field Test to Predict Peak Oxygen Consumption for Wheelchair Users. National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Summer Undergraduate Diversity Research Program (Rebecca Looysen) Faculty Mentor: Laskin JJ, ($6,500) – April 2004

Effects of Cissus Quadrangularis on bone mineral density and biochemical markers of bone turnover in individuals following joint replacement surgery: A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial. Brown B & Laskin JJ. A solicited proposal to Ajay Patel, President Geni Herbs, 1250 E. Conner Street Noblesville, IN 46060 ($93,182), February, 2004.
 


Grants Submitted

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, ASEAN Studies Research Program (7094) July 2016 – December 2016. Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand. “Building Collaborations and Capacity in Healthcare Research: Thailand, Montana and Laos

Selected Publications

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

Leelarungrayub J, Yankai A, Pinkaew D, Puntumetakul R, Laskin JJ & Bloomer RJ. A preliminary study on the effects of stat fruit consumption on antioxidant and lipid status in elderly Thai individuals. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2016:11;1183-1192. PMID: 27621606 5-year Impact Factor 2.133

Leelarungrayub J, Laskin JJ, Bloomer RJ & Pinkaewa  D. Consumption of star fruit juice on pro-inflammatory markers and walking distance in the community dwelling elderly. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2016:64;6-12. PMID: 26952371 5-year Impact Factor 1.998

Molik B, Laskin JJ, Kosmol, A, Marszalek J, Morgulec-Adamowicz N & Frick T. Relationships Between Performance, Field Tests and Functional Level of Elite Female Wheelchair Basketball Athletes. Human Movement. 2013:14(4); 366-371. 5-year Impact Factor 2.072

Laskin JJ, Gubler C, Brown B, Carter J, Harger S, Matteucci L, McClaughry A. & Gaskill S. The Reliability and Validity of Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Assessment of Body Density. Polish Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 2012:2(12);6-11.

Sitilertpisan P, Pirunsan U, Puangmali A, Ratanapinunchai J, Kiatwattanacharoen S, Neamin H & Laskin JJ. Comparison of Lateral Abdominal Muscle Thickness Between Weightlifters and Matched Controls. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2011:12(4);171-174.
PMID: 22085710 2015 Impact Factor 1.575

Morgulle-Adamowicz N, Kosmol A, Molik B, Yilla A, Laskin JJ. Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Skill Performance With Regard to Classification in Wheelchair Rugby Athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2011. 82(1) 61-69 PMID: 21462686 2015 Impact Factor 1.702

Molik, B, Laskin, JJ, Kosmol, A, Skucas, K, Bida, U. Relationship Between Functional Classification Levels and Anaerobic Performance of Wheelchair Basketball Athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2010:81(1);69-73. PMID: 20387400 2016 Impact Factor 1.702

Molik B, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Skucas K., Dąbrowska A, Gajewski J, Ergun N. Wheelchair basketball skill tests – differences between athletes’ functional classification level and disability type. Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, 2010;21(1): 11-19.

Molik B, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Skucas K, Dabrowska A, Gajewski J & Ergun N. Wheelchair basketball skill-tests:Differences between athletes’ functional classification level and disability type. Fizyoterapi Rehabilitasyon. 2010;21(1):11-19.

Molik B, Kosmol A, Morgulle-Adamowicz N, Laskin JJ, Jezior T, & Patrzalek M. Game Efficiency of Elite Female Wheelchair Basketball Palyers During the World Championships (Gold Cup) 2006).  European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. 2009:2(2);26-38

Laskin JJ, Bundy S, Marron H, Moore H, Swanson M, Blair M. Using a Treadmill for the Six-Minute Walk Test: Reliability and Validity. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Research and Prevention. 2007; 27:1-5. PMID: 18197077 2015 Impact Factor 1.632

Gubler-Hanna C, Laskin JJ, Marx BJ, & Leonard CT. Construct validity of myotonometric measurements of muscle compliance as a measure of strength. Physiological Measurement. 2007;28:913-924. PMID: 17664682 2015 Impact Factor 1.576

Gubler Hanna CM, Gaskill SE, Fehrer SC, & Laskin JJ. Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Using Methods of Accumulating Physical Activity: Comparing the Effectiveness of 10,000 Steps and Active Living, Everyday. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 2007;18(3):3-10.

Miller AD, Ruby BC, Laskin JJ, & Gaskill SE. Effects of high intensity/low volume and low intensity/high volume isokinetic resistance exercise on glucose tolerance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2007;21(2):330-335.PMID: 17530931 2015 Impact Factor 1.978

Molik B, Skucas K, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ. Poziom wydolności beztlenowej kończyn górnych koszykarzy na wózkach reprezentacji Polski (juniorów i seniorów) oraz Litwy. (The level of anaerobic performance upper extremities of members of national wheelchair basketball team of Lithuania and Poland (juniors and seniors). Proces doskonalenia treningu i walki sportowej. 2007;4:213-218.

Li S & Laskin JJ. Influences of ventilation on maximal force of the finger flexors. Muscle Nerve. 2006;34:651-655 PMID: 16770794 2015 Impact Factor 2.713

Laskin JJ, Slivka D, & Frogley M. Cadence based sub-maximal field test for the prediction of peak oxygen consumption in elite wheelchair basketball athletes. Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline. 2004:7(1).
 

Manuscripts In Peer Review
Molik B, Laskin JJ, Golbeck AL, Perriman D. Evaluation of the international wheelchair basketball classification system: opinions of elite athletes, coaches and classifiers. Accepted for publication Journal of Rehabilitation Research.

Graczyk D, Mazurek K, Gajewski J, Molik B & Laskin JJ. Effects of SCUBA diving on heart rate variability in individuals with paraplegia. The Spine Journal. Submitted for review.

Boraczyński T, Molik B & Laskin JJ. Relationships between biometric features, body composition and anaerobic power in elite male WTF taekwondo athletes. Archives of Budo Science of Martial Arts and Extreme Sports.  – Submitted for review.

 

Selected Published Abstracts
Laskin, JJ, Tairattanasuwan T, Rungsawat U, Ketsuwan N, Szczepkowski N, Kochanowski J, Czyzewski P, Malzcewski D & Molick B.Improving Accelerometry Derived Estimations of Energy Expenditure in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2016;48:489 PMID: 27584374 2015 Impact Factor 4.014

Laskin JJ. Fitness and Wellness Programing for People with Physical Disabilities and Chronic Illness: Two Succesful Models. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2008;40(5):55. 2015 Impact Factor 4.014

Laskin JJ, Blair M, Ostertag SA, Elias A, & Heil D. Estimation of Energy Expenditure Using Accelerometry in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction: Do Current Algorithms Work? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2007;39(5):S179. 2015 Impact Factor 4.014

Selected Book Chapters
Anderson, MA & Laskin JJ. Cerebral Palsy. In: ACSM’s Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology, (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.

Laskin JJ. Cerebral Palsy. In: ACSM’s exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities (3rd ed.). Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2009.

Laskin JJ. Sports for Athletes with Physical Disabilities. In: Sports and Spine. T. A. Lennard & H. M. Crabtree (Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2005.

 

Selected Invited/Keynote Presentations

“Prevention and Wellness: The Natural Progression of Physical Therapy Practice”. Keynote speaker, 4th International Conference of Prof. Andrzej Seyfried Physiotherapy Ideas. Jozef Pilsudski University of Physical Education. Warsaw, Poland, October, 2014

 “Sport for People with Physical Disabilities” Keynote speaker, Senate Committee on Sport. Senate Chambers, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2010

 “Sport for People with Physical Disabilities”. Keynote speaker, International Exercise & Sports Medicine Conference – Pre-University ASEAN Games, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010.

“Exercise is Medicine and the Prevention of Secondary Chronic Conditions”. Keynote speaker, Thailand Annual Sports Science Conference, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010.

“Use of Accelerometry in Research”. An invited speaker to the School of Sport and Technology, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010.

“Exercise is Medicine for those with Physical Disabilities”. Keynote speaker Thailand National Senate session on Sport for People with Physical Disabilities, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010.

“Physical Activity Patterns and Motor Development of Thai Children” and “The Physical Activity Pattera and Risk for Falls in Thai Elderly”. An invited speaker with Yankai A and Sriboonreung T, Chiang Mai University Collaborative Research Meeting, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010.

“Reliability and Validity of Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Measurement of Body Density”. An invited speaker to the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Graduate Research Day, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009.

“Exercise is Medicine and the Prevention of Secondary Chronic Conditions”. An invited speaker to the Thailand Annual Sports Medicine Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009.

“Working with Individuals with Physical Disabilities”. An invited speaker by the Northwest Region of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting. 2009.

“The Benefits of Exercise on Parkinson’s Disease and Beyond”. An invited speaker by the Montana Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Regional Meeting, Missoula. MT, 2008.

“Current State of Exercise Testing and Prescription for People with Physical Disabilities”. An invited speaker by the Northwest Region of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting. 2008.

“Fitness Colloquia What Would You Do for a T-Shirt.” An invited speaker by the Northwest Region of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting. 2008.

“Current Trends in SCI Rehab: Body Weight Supported Ambulation, FES Bike and Literature. An Invited speaker with Ostertag G, Northern Rockies Rehabilitation Symposium, presented by the Rehabilitation Institute of Montana, Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT, 2008.

“The Importance of and Impact of Preventing Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Disabilities”. Keynote speaker at the Disabilities Counts II, Minnesota Disability Data Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2008.

“Your Most Challenging Client”. Fitness Colloquia. An invited speaker by the Northwest Region of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, 2007.

“Exercise and Cancer”, An invited speaker by Camp Make a Dream, Gold Creek, MT, 2007.

“A Clinical Case”. Fitness Colloquia.  An invited speaker by the Northwest Region of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, 2006.

“New Directions Wellness Center: A Novel/Model Multidisciplinary Program”. Main session presentation presented at the American Society for Exercise Physiologists Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2005.

 

Selected Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations

Laskin JJ, Tairattanasuwan T, Rungsawat U, Ketsuwan N, Szczepkowski N, Kochanowski J, Czyzewski P, Malzcewski D,  Molick B. Improving Accelerometry Derived Estimations of Energy Expenditure in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction. Poster at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual meeting, Boston, 2016.

Laskin JJ, Wiley S, Levison D. Tobacco Use Counseling Practices by Physical Therapists in Montana. Platform presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA, 2016.

Laskin JJ, Mays R. The Proliferation of Accelerometry for the Public: Reliability, Validity and Utility. Symposia at the Northwest Region of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, 2016.

Molik B, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ, Malone LA, Yilla AB, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Wilson J, Gomez M, Skucas K, Rutkowska I, Gajewski JV. References values of 30-seconds Wingate test for male athletes with physical impairments. European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity, Olomouc (Czech Rep.) 2016.

Laskin JJ, Villarreal-Caldero R. Functionality Variables and Accelerometry Energy Expenditure Estimate Improvement in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction. 4th International Conference of Prof. Andrzej Seyfried Physioltherapy Ideas. 2014 Warsaw, Poland.

Molik B, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ, Malone LA, Yilla AB, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Wilson J, Gomez M, Skucas K, Rutkowska I, Gajewski JV. Wartości referencyjne 30-sekundowego testu Wingate dla zawodniczek z niepełnosprawnością ruchową (References values for 30-seconds Wingate test for female athletes with physical impairments). II Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa 2014 Wrocław.

Villarreal-Caldero R, Laskin JJ. Functionality Variables and Accelerometry Energy Expenditure Estimate Improvement in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction. Poster at the UM Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2013.

Molik B, Kosmol A, Kaczmarek A, Laskin JJ, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Yilla AB, Malone L, Szyman R. Opinia Polskich I Amerykańskich Zawodników Niepełnosprawnych Na Temat Systemów Klasyfikacyjnych W Koszykówce Na Wózkach. Poster at III Międzynarodowa Konferencja Polskiego Towarzystwa Adaptowanej Aktywności Fizycznej, 2013.

Laskin JJ, Nystuen S, LaPrath HR, Gayvert AJ, Houston KL & Sprague LM. A Comparison of Habitual Physical Activity Patterns in School Children (Grades 7- 12) at Prince Royal’s College and Chiang Mai International School. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, 2011.

Molik B, Malone LA, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ. Wydolność Beztlenowa Dzieci I Młodzieży Z Uszkodzeniem Rdzenia Kręgowego. II Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa poświęcona, 2012.

Molik B, Laskin JJ, Rutkowska I, Golbeck AL, Kosmol A, Rekowski W, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Gajewski J. System Klasyfikacji Zawodników W Koszykówce Na Wózkach - Opinie Uczestników. VI Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa nt. Wrocław, 2012.

Molik B, Laskin JJ, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Kosmol A, Frick T, Rutkowska I.  Zależność Między Wydolnością Beztlenową Kończyn Górnych, Sprawnością Fizyczną Specjalną, A Poziomem Funkcjonalnym Koszykarek Na Wózkach. XIX Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa, Spain, 2010.

Molik B, Laskin JJ, Kosmol A, Morgulec-Adamowicz A, Frick T. Relationships Between Anaerobic Performance, Skill Tests, And Functional Levels Of Female Elite Wheelchair Basketball Athletes. ISAPA, Gavle, Sweden, 2009.

Laskin JJ, Ostertag, S, Malouf J. Use of functional electrical stimulation leg cycle ergometer to supplement physical therapy treatment of an individual with paraplegia and bilateral shoulder pain. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, 2009.

Laskin JJ, Ostertag S. Progression of locomotor training with body weight support treadmill training and over the ground walking in an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009.

Reimers R, Boulter M, Criswell K, Jones J, Borkova M, Laskin JJ. Energy Expenditure During Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Walking for People with Locomotor Dysfunctions. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009.

Laskin JJ, Gebhardt L, Stahl S. Reliability and Validity of Accelerometry on Individual with Locomotor Dysfunction. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2009.

Laskin JJ, Gebhardt L,  Stahl S. Reliability and Validity of Accelerometry on Individual with Locomotor Dysfunction. Poster at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2009.

Molik B, Laskin JJ, Kosmol A, Morgulec-Adamowicz N, Trick T. Relationships Between Anaerobic Performance, Skill Tests, And Functional Levels Of Female Elite Wheelchair Basketball Athletes. 17th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, Switzerland 2009.

Laskin JJ. New Directions Wellness Center – A Unique Community/University Based Approach to Health Promotion for People with Disabilities and Chronic Illness. Inclusive Fitness – Club Industry, 08 Chicago, IL October 2008
 

Molik B, Laskin JJ, Golbeck A, Tan Trien D. Evaluation of the International Wheelchair Basketball Classification System: Opinions of Elite Athletes, Coaches, and Classifiers. Presentation at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation European Forum, Wetzlar, Germany, 2008.

Laskin JJ. Fitness and Wellness Programing for People with Physical Disabilities and Chronic Illness: Two Successful Models. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2008.
Laskin JJ, Blair M, Ostertag SA, Elias A, Heil D. Estimation of Energy Expenditure Using Accelerometry in Individuals with Locomotor Dysfunction: Do Current Algorithms Work? Poster at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2007.

Laskin JJ, Bundy S, Moore H, Swanson M, Thies H, Blair M. Using a Treadmill for the Six Minute Walk Test: Reliability and Validity. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2007.

Molik B, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ, Skucas K. Zależność pomiędzy klasyfikacją funkcjonalną a poziomem wydolności beztlenowej koszykarzy na wózkach. Kongres Polskiego Towarzystwa Rehabilitacji, 2007.

Molik B, Skucas K, Kosmol A, Laskin JJ, Rutkowska I, Morgulec N. Poziom wydolnosci beztlenowej konczyn gornych koszykarzy na wozkach reprezentacji Polski (juniorow i seniorow) oraz Litwy (The level of anaerobic performance of the upper extremities of members of national wheelchair basketball team of Lithuania and Poland (juniors and seniors). XV Miedzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa: Kierunki doskonalenia treningu i walki sportowej. Spala, Poland 26-28 XI 2006.

Laskin JJ, Brady K, Fowler L, Hodgskiss H, Johnson K, Waldron N, Cowan B, Cunningham N, Sanders M, Kudritzki, V. ADAPTS - Addressing Daily Academic Problems & Training For Success. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, 2006.

Laskin JJ, Kudritzki V, Langstaff S, Obermire T, Sanders M. Energy Expenditure During Weight Supported Walking. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, 2006.

Laskin JJ. Physical Therapy Assistant Issues in Geriatric Physical Therapy: Progressing a Strength Training Program within the Plan of care. A short course (1.5 hours) presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA, February 2005.

West J, Kehoe L, Shertzer E, Laskin JJ, Klocek JW. Changes in Depression, Strength, and Cardiovascular Capacity within Chronic Pain. Poster presented at The University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2005.

Hibbs M, Shertzer EL, Kehoe L, Laskin JJ, Klocek JW. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Effects on Pain Related Anxiety, Kinesiophobia, and Muscular Strength. Poster presented at The University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2005.

Langstaff S, Sanders M, Laskin JJ. Effects of Energy Expenditure During Weight-Supported Treadmill Walking. Poster presented at The University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2005. (Honorable Mention)

Johnson JL, Laskin JJ. Exercise and Its Role in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: how a fitness program can decrease the side effects of adjuvant therapy. Poster at The University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2005. (Honorable Mention)

Laskin JJ, Malone LA. A Sub-Maximal Field Test for Prediction of Peak Oxygen Consumption in Persons with Physical Disabilities. Platform presentation to the International Federation for Adapted Physical Education., Verona, Italy, 2005.
Kudritzki V, Laskin JJ. Energy Expenditure During Weight Supported Walking. Platform at the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF-EPSCoR) Summer Undergraduate Diversity Research Program, 2005.

Laskin JJ, Waldron N, Johnson KN, Hodgskiss H, Fowler LL, Beers-Brady K, Kudritzki V, Blair M, Cowan B, Cunningham N. Addressing Daily Academic Problems & Training for Success. Poster at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2005.

 

Bainbridge D, Laskin JJ. Health Issues & the Role of Prevention in Persons with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD). Platform at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, 2004.

Laskin JJ, Gubler Hanna C, Carter J, Harger S, McClaughry A, Matteucci L, Brown B, Gaskill SE. Reliability and Validity of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Estimating Body Density. Platform at the American Society for Exercise Physiologists Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2004.

Laskin JJ, Brueck K, Morrison G, Schoff H. The Validity of a Cadence Based sub-max Aerobic Fitness Field Test for Wheelchair Users. Platform at the American Society for Exercise Physiologists Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2004.

Ravesloot C, Laskin JJ, Ipsen C, Szalda-Petree A, Huskey M, Laney S, Cherot N,  Brod R. Finding the needle in a haystack: Using a Touch Screen Computer System to Collect Low Base Rate Healthcare Utilization Information. Biannual conference of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington, DC, 2004.  

Publications

Awards

2007      University of Montana Tom Boone Town and Gown Award - recognizes faculty members who foster a deeper understanding between the University and Missoula

2006      Inducted into the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame

2005      School of Education Partnership Award for providing an outstanding Internship site (New Directions Wellness Center) for undergraduate students in The Department of Health and Human Performance

2004      SIRC Research Award Original research article nominated for submission- Laskin, JJ, Slivka, D. &  Frogley, M. A cadence based sub-maximal field test for the prediction of peak oxygen consumption in elite wheelchair basketball athletes. Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline, 2004;7(1):8-18.

Professional Experience

Faculty Positions

1998 - Present      Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

2009 - 2010          Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1994 - 1998          Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Professional Service Compensated (Selected)

2011- Present       Physical Therapist for Innovative Rehabilitation (Riverside and Village Healthcare Centers (approximately 200 hours per year)

 

Professional Service Uncompensated (Selected)

2016 - Present       European College of Sport Science Congress 2020. Warsaw, Poland. Member of the Scientific Committee

2014 - Present        Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Executive Board President-elect, President, Past President,                  

2012 - Present         Foundational Biosystems LLC, Scientific Advisory Board Member,                

2011 & 2014             Invited guest of the American Physical Therapy Association to lobby on Capital Hill (House and Senate) for the preservation of current levels of funding for Rehabilitation Research

2011                          Physical Therapist – Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team - Training camp and Competition, Las Vegas, USA

2010                           Exercise Physiologist for the Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team Training Camp, Vancouver, Canada

2008                           Physical Therapist – Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team – Friendship Games Beijing, China

2009                           Exercise Physiologist for the Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team Training Camp, Winnipeg, Canada.

2007                           Physical Therapist & Conditioning Coach- Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Selection Camp and Training Camp, Winnipeg, Canada

2007                           Physical Therapist & Conditioning Coach - Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team training camp, Ottawa, Canada

2007                           Physical Therapist & Conditioning Coach - Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team America’s Paralympic Qualifier – Para-Pan-American Games Rio, Brazil

2006                            Wheelchair Rugby Athlete Training Camp and Classifier Workshop

2005                            Physical Therapist – Canadian National Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team World Junior Championships. Birmingham, England.

2005                            Montana Special Olympics – State Games MAPTA volunteer for FunFitness. Missoula, Montana

2005                            Physical Therapist & Conditioning Coach- Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Selection Camp and Training Camp, Edmonton, Canada

2005 - 2008                 Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Executive Board Member-at-Large (Fitness)

1998 - 2010                 Sport Science Researcher. Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Teams            

2004 - 2010                  Advisory Group Member for Special Olympics Health Promotion Committee

 

Community Service

2010 - Present                      NPR – Public radio phone volunteer

2007 - 2009                           Legacy Montana – board member

2007                                      Pre-season training program for U13 boys Striker Soccer – collaboration with students in PT 528 (Therapeutic Intervention II)

2007                                      Presentations about the physical therapy profession (5 x 45 minute presentations) to high school students at Big Sky and Hellgate High Schools.

1999 - 2006                           YMCA and Striker’s Soccer Coach