Andrew M. Busch
Associate Professor of Health & Human Kinetics,
- B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
- M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
- Ed.D., United States Sports Academy
Dr. Andrew Busch returned to his alma mater in August 2016. He earned his master’s in Exercise Science from the University of California, PA in 2009 with a focus on athletic performance and injury prevention, and completed his doctorate from the United States Sports Academy in 2016, where he researched the relationship of movement screens with athletic injuries. He is a registered Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He currently teaches courses in the Exercise Science concentration, serves on the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), and is the faculty advisor for pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy students.
He is interested in all aspects of human movement relative to injury prevention and health optimization. Specific aims of his research focus on bridging the gap from evidence-based research to clinicians, therapists, and coaches. The interaction of these areas initially seem distinct, yet his approach to different research questions is grounded in the fundamental concept of neurodevelopmental principles which control human movement and posture. By utilizing movement assessment information, and understanding how to restore dysfunction through the rehabilitation approach of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), his research questions seek to enhance individual outcomes and provide practical applications for individuals’ sustained health, wellness and performance. Dr. Busch acts as a key component in developing integrative approaches for wellness-based approaches aimed at optimizing lifelong health and performance.
Areas of Interest / Expertise
- Exercise Science/ Physiology
- Injury Prevention
- Sports Nutrition
- Personal Health
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Functional Movement Specialist (FMS & SFMA)
- Olympic Weightlifting Coach (USAW)
- Kettlebell Instructor (RKC)
- Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- Sembera M, Busch A, Kobesova A, Hanychova B, Sulc J, Kolar P. Postural-respiratory function of the diaphragm assessed by M-mode ultrasonography. PLOS ONE. 2022;(17)10: 1-15.
- Madle K, Svoboda P, Strimby M, Novak J, Kolar P, Busch A, Kobesova A, Bitnar P. Abdominal wall tension increases using Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization principles in different postural positions. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 2022; (62), 1-7.
- Cibulkov N, Dadova K, Maskova K, Busch A, Kobesova A, Varekova J, Haspikova M, Matoulek M. Bariatric surgery and exercise: A pilot study on postural stability in obese individuals. PLOS ONE. 2022;(17)1.
- Kovari M, Stovicek J, Novak J, Havlickova M, Mala S, Busch A, Kolar P, Kobesova A. Anorectal Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: A Pilot Study on the Effects of an Individualized Rehabilitation Approach. NeuroRehabilitation. 2021;(50)1: 89-99.
- Novak J, Jacisko J, Busch A, Cerny P, Stribmy M, Kovari M, Podskalska P, Kolar P, Kobesova A. Intra-Abdominal Pressure Correlates with Abdominal Wall Tension During Clinical Evaluation Tests. Clinical Biomechanics. 2021; 88: e105426
- Stverakova T, Jacisko J, Busch A, Safarova M, Kolar P, Kobesova A. The impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity of Czech children. PLOS ONE. 2021; 16(7): e0254244.
- Bitnar P, Stovicek J, Hlava S, Kolar P, Arlt J, Marketa A, Madle K, Busch A, Kobesova A. Manual Cervical Traction and Trunk Stabilization Cause Significant Changes in Upper and Lower Esophageal Sphincter: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2021; 44(4): 344-351.
- Busch A, Brownstein J, Ulm R. Comparison of the Effects of Static-Stretching and Tubing Exercises on Acute Shoulder Range of Motion in Collegiate Baseball Players. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2021;16(1): 207-215.
- Sievers M, Busch A, Medial tibial stress syndrome: The relationship between gender and lower-extremity functional performance among collegiate track and field athletes. International Journal of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2021; 4:16: 1-12.
- Jacisko J, Stribmy M, Novak J, Busch A, Cerny P, Kolar P, Kobesova A. Correlation between palpatory assessment and pressure sensors in response to postural trunk tests. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 2020;12:1-10.
- Novak J, Busch A, Kolar P, Kobesova A. Postural and Respiratory Function of the Abdominal Muscles: A Pilot Study to Measure Abdominal Wall Activity Using Belt Sensors. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 2020;10:1-10.
- Busch, A, Mansfield, T. Barnard, M. Mayio, E. Gender Differences in Shoulder Strength, Range of Motion, and Functional Movement across a Division III Collegiate Swim Season. The Sport Journal. 2020;21.
- Feliciano J, McNally M, Busch, A. Performance Differences in Division III Female Field Hockey Athletes with Prior Lower Extremity Injuries Over a Competitive Season. The Sport Journal. 2020;21.
- Busch A, Clifton D, Onate J. Relationship of Movement Screens with Past Shoulder or Elbow Surgeries in Collegiate Baseball Players. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2018;13(6): 1008-1014.
- Busch A, Clifton D, Onate J, Ramsey V, Cromartie F. Relationship of Preseason Movement Screens with Overuse Symptoms in Collegiate Baseball Players. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(6): 960-966.