Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Matthew R. Kutz, Ph.D., AT, CSCS, CES, , Bowling Green State University
Senior Associate Editor: Elizabeth J. Walters, Ed.D, ATC, AT, , Baldwin Wallace University
Associate Editors: Dr. Kimberly Peer, Ed.D, AT, , Kent State University
  Dr. Shelley Payne, DHS, PT, AT, , Otterbein University
  Dr. Andrew Krause, Ph.D., AT, , Ohio University
  Trevor Bates, DHSc, MS, AT, ATC, , Mercy College, Toledo
Managing Editor: Sara Stiltner, M.Ed, ATC, AT, Bowling Green State University

Welcome to the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. The JSMAHS is a nationally indexed, peer-reviewed, scholarly, online journal dedicated to the exploration of sports medicine and allied health professional practice, research, and education. The JSMAHS is indexed through both the Directory of Open Access Journals and EBSCO. The JSMAHS continues to welcome manuscripts from new and seasoned authors who have the desire to share knowledge through the dissemination of published works online..

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences as the Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association to provide support to the scholarship of the organization, its members and stakeholders.JSMAHS assists with the dissemination of scholarly work of researchers from all levels. The JSMAHS provides peer-reviewed and relevant research related to Sports Medicine and Allied Health Care professions.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3 (2019) JSMAHS Spring 2019 Issue



Physicians’ Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Athletic Trainers
Joseph H. Vogler, Lindsey E. Eberman, Zachary K. Winkelmann, M. Seth Smith, James L. Turner, and Kenneth E. Games


The Effects of Deep Oscillation Therapy for Individuals with Lower-Leg Pain
McCall E. Christian, Riley C. Koenig, Zachary K. Winkelmann, and Kenneth E. Games


Current Athletic Training Educational Preparation for Dry Needling
Brian V. Hortz, Sue Falsone, and Duncan Tulimieri


Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training on Improving the Reaction Time of Collegiate Softball Athletes: A Randomized Trial
Diana R. Feldhacker, Whitney Lucas Molitor, Ashley Athmann, Molly Boell, Angela Kaiser, Ashley Musch, and Logan Willhite



Commentary: The Use of Case-based Learning and Concept Mapping to Teach Students Clinical Reasoning
Jeremy R. Hawkins, Michael Reeder, Michael Olson, and Amy Bronson