|Exercise and Sport SciencesJeffrey Ives|
|Neuromuscular control, Complementary therapies, Alternative therapies, Body awareness|
Jeffrey Ives’s studies of exercise training programs focus on the mind/body relationship. Whether the program is designed for an athlete seeking to increase performance or for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome exercising to improve function, being mindful of one’s body—how it moves and what causes stress in it—will measurably enhance the specific goals of the training. Ives explored these concepts in several articles, including a study of the relationships between body awareness, posture, and exercise performance.
This practical application of body awareness and body consciousness has led Ives to investigate alternative and complementary therapies, particularly bodywork therapies like massage and chiropractic, and mind-body and energy medicine methods like acupuncture, homeopathy, and therapeutic touch. Using methods to critically evaluate the goals and results of these therapies, Ives has written some of the seminal critical works and broadened the clinical perspectives of his students.
Jeffrey Ives has written books and articles on:
•Perceptual skills in functional strength and
•Relationships between personality and exercise
preferences among women 18-55
•Comparing motor coordination between fit and less fit young adult males
•Posture, body awareness, and exercise performance