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Biosketch of Prof. Yung-Shen Tsai

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Tsai, Yung-Shen, Ph.D., PT

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Office address: 7th Floor, Administrative Building

Zhungcheng Rd, Section 2,

Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan 111

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E-mail: ystsai@utaipei.edu.tw

Tsai, Yung-Shen, PT, PhD

 

Current Position

Professor

University of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Education

University of Pittsburgh, Sports Medicine, PhD (2005)

New York University, Physical Therapy, MA (1999)

National Taiwan University, Physical Therapy, BS (1994)

 

Academic Experience

Associate Professor, Institute of Sports Sciences and Graduate Institute of Sports Equipment Technology, University of Taipei (2014-present)

Assistant Professor, Institute of Sports Sciences and Graduate Institute of Sports Equipment Technology, University of Taipei (2010-2014)

Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Transition and Leisure Education for Individuals with Disabilities, University of Taipei (2008-2010)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, National Cheng Kung University (2005-2008)

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital (1996-1997)

 

Research Specialization

Sports Medicine

Sports Biomechanics

Physical Therapy

 

Publications

(A) International Journal Articles

  1. Otaka, M., Tsai, Y.S., Zhu, Y., Huang, C.Y., Fogt, D.L., Chen, S.M., Kuo, C.H. Does Ovulation Affect Performance in Tennis Players. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2017. (Accepted)
  2. Wei, C.Y., Chen, C.Y., Liao, Y.H., Tsai, Y.S., Huang, C.Y., Chaunchaiyakul, R., Higgins, M.F., Kuo, C.H. Deep ocean mineral supplementation enhances the cerebral hemodynamic response during exercise and decreases inflammation postexercise in men at two age levels. Frontiers in Physiology, section Clinical and Translational Physiology, 8:1016. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.01016, 2017.
  3. Hung, T.C., Liao, Y.H., Tsai, Y.S., Ferguson-Stegall, L., Kuo, C.H., Chen, C.Y. Hot Water Bathing Impairs Training Adaptation in Elite Teen Archers. Chinese Journal of Physiology, 2017. (Accepted)
  4. Yu, H.B., Chottidao, M., Tsai, Y.S.* Effects of Athletic Footwear on Plantar Force during Rope Skipping. International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 2017. (Accepted)
  5. Huang, T.S., Huang, H.Y., Wang, T.G., Tsai, Y.S., Lin, J.J. Comprehensive classification test of scapular dyskinesis: A reliability study. Manual Therapy, 20(3): 427-432, 2015.
  6. Cheng, K.H.Y., Yu, Y.C., Wong, A.M.K., Tsai, Y.S., Ju, Y.Y. Effects of an eight-week whole body vibration on lower extremity muscle tone and function in children with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 38(3): 256-261, 2015.
  7. Tsai, Y.S.*, Yu, Y.C., Huang, P.C., Cheng, K.H.Y. Seat Surface Inclination May Affect Postural Stability During Boccia Ball Throwing in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(12): 3568-3573, 2014.
  8. Huang, P.C., Pan, P.J., Ou, Y.C., Yu, Y.C., Tsai, Y.S.* Motion Analysis of Throwing Boccia Balls in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(2): 393-399, 2014.
  9. Hou, C.W., Tsai, Y.S., Chien, W. H., Chen, C. Y., Ivy, J., Huang, C. Y., Kuo, C. H. Deep Ocean Mineral Water Accelerates Recovery from Physical Fatigue. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,10:7, 2013.
  10. Tseng, C.Y., Lee, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Lee, S.D., Kao, C.L., Liu, T.C., Lai, C.S., Harris, M.B., Kuo, C.H. Topical Cooling (Icing) Delays Recovery from Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(5):1354-61, 2013.
  11. Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Smoliga, J.M., Myers, J.B., Learman, K.E., Lephart, S.M. A Comparison of Physical Characteristics and Swing Mechanics between Golfers With and Without a History of Low Back Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 40(7): 430-438, 2010.
  12. Huang, Y.S., Wu, T.Y., Learman, K.E., Tsai, Y.S.* A Comparison of Throwing Kinematics in Youth Baseball Players With and Without a History of Medial Elbow Pain. The Chinese Journal of Physiology, 53(3): 160-166, 2010.
  13. Latella, F.S., Chu, Y.C., Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Lephart, S.M. A method of golf specific proprioception to address physical limitations of the golf swing. Science and Golf V: Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf, 320-7, 2008.
  14. Myers, J.B., Lephart, S.M., Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Smoliga, J.M., Jolly, J.T. The role of upper torso and pelvis rotation in driving performance during the golf swing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(2): 181-8, 2008.
  15. Sell, T.C., Ferris, C.M., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Myers, J.B., Fu, F.H., Lephart, S.M. Predictors of proximal anterior tibia shear force during a vertical stop-jump. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 25(12): 1589-97, 2007.
  16. Sell, T.C., Tsai, Y.S., Smoliga, J.M., Myers, J.B., Lephart, S.M. Strength, flexibility, and balance characteristics of highly proficient golfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(4): 1166-71, 2007.
  17. Lephart, S.M., Smoliga, J.M., Myers, J.B., Sell, T.C., Tsai, Y.S.  An 8-week golf-specific exercise program improves physical characteristics, swing mechanics, and golf performance in recreational golfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(3): 860-69, 2007.
  18. Sell T.C., Ferris C.M., Abt J.P., Tsai Y.S., Myers J.B., Fu F.H., Lephart S.M.  The effect of direction and reaction on the neuromuscular and biomechanical characteristics of the knee during tasks that simulate the non-contact ACL injury mechanism.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(1): 43-54, 2006.
  19. Ling, W., Houston, V.L., Tsai, Y.S., Chui, K., Kirk, J. Women's load carriage performance using modular lightweight load carrying equipment. Military Medicine, 169 (11): 914-19, 2004.

 

(B)  International Conference Papers

  1. Punthipayanon, S., Tsai, Y.S.* Injuries in Taiwanese amateur boxers. 2017 FISU World Conference on Development through Sport, Taipei, Taiwan.
  2. Chottidao, M., Yu, H.B., Tsai, Y.S.* Gender differences in lower extremity stiffness during jumping rope. 2017 FISU World Conference on Development through Sport, Taipei, Taiwan.
  3. Lin, M.W., Tsai, Y.S.* Effect of one-time battle rope training on heart rate and metabolic equivalent. 2016 the 16th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore.
  4. Yu, H.B., Tsai, Y.S.* Influence of Tai Chi Chuan Training on Ballet Movement. 2016 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  5. Chottidao, M., Tsai, Y.S.* Computations of vertical leg stiffness during jumping rope. 2016 XIV International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement, Taipei, Taiwan.
  6. Yu, H.B., Chottidao, M., Tsai, Y.S.* Effects of Athletic Footwear on Leg Stiffness and Muscle Activities during Jumping. 2016 6th Conference of Asia Society of Sports Biomechanics, Ningbo, China.
  7. Tsai, Y.S.*, Yu, H.B., Chang, Y.H., Liao, P.Y. Tai Chi Chuan Training May Improve Ballet Movements In Senior High School Students. 2016 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Vienna, Austria.
  8. Tsai, Y.S.*, Tsai, S.C., Juang, L.G. Physical characteristics and throwing performance of youth baseball pitchers with and without a history of medial elbow pain. 2015 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Malmo, Sweden.
  9. Chen, E.Y., Lin, J.Y., Tsai, Y.S.* Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Upper Limb Motor Ability in Chinese Shuai Jiao (Wrestling) Contestants. 2015 World Congress of the International Society for Adaptive Medicine, Yonago, Japan.
  10. Wu, C.Y., Chang, Y.C., Tsai, Y.S.* Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Lower Limb Motor Ability in Judo Practitioners. 2015 World Congress of the International Society for Adaptive Medicine, Yonago, Japan.
  11. Chottidao, M., Chang, C.K., Tsai, Y.S.* Electromyographic analysis of lower extremity muscles in different levels of badminton players during receiving. 2015 World Congress of the International Society for Adaptive Medicine, Yonago, Japan.
  12. Tsai, Y.S.*, Chang, C.K., Chen, E.Y., Wu, C.H., Juang, L.G. Comparison of body composition between elementary school and junior high school baseball pitchers. 2014 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  13. Chang, C.K., Huang, S.Y., Tsai, Y.S.* The Relationship Between Body Composition and Ball Speed in Youth Baseball Pitchers. 2013 The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore.
  14. Chiu, Y.H., Chiu, C.W., Tsai, Y.S.* Biomechanical Analysis of Stop-Jump Movement in Female College and High School Basketball Players. 2013 The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore.
  15. Ho, C.L., Chiu, C.W., Tsai, Y.S.* Comparison of anticipated and unanticipated vertical stop jump between college and high school female basketball players. 2013 The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore.
  16. Tsai, Y.S.*, Chen, H.P., Hsu, C.H. Using Ball Resin May Affect Handball Throwing Performance. 2013 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spain.
  17. Hsu, C.H., Chen, A.B., Chiu, C.W., Hsieh, H., Tsai, Y.S.* Reaction Time is One of the Keys to Success in Elite Kendo Players. 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  18. Wang, P.Y., Hsiao, C.H., Lin, M.C., Juang, L.G., Tsai, Y.S.* Kinematic comparison of baseball pitching between elementary school and junior high school players. 2010 World Congress of Biomechanics, Singapore.
  19. Hsu, C.H., Chiu, C.W., Hsieh, H., Juang, L.G., Tsai, Y.S.* The effect on balance training in junior high school baseball players. 2010 World Congress of Biomechanics, Singapore.
  20. Huang, P.C., Yu, L., Lau, W.C., Chen, C.C., Tsai, Y.S.* The relationship between leg stiffness and performance ability in kendo players. 2010 World Congress of Biomechanics, Singapore.
  21. Yu, L., Huang, P.C., Chen, H.S., Chen, C.C., Tsai, Y.S.* The relationships among core muscle strength, attack time, and maximum push-off force of the hind foot in kendo players. 2010 World Congress of Biomechanics, Singapore.
  22. Hsiao, C.H., Wang, P.Y., Chiu, C.W., Hsieh, H., Tsai, Y.S.* Throwing Kinematics in Youth Pitchers and Field Players. 2010 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  23. Wang, P.Y., Hsiao, C.H., Hsu, C.H., Tsai, Y.S.* Joint Flexibility in Elementary and Junior High School Baseball Pitchers. 2010 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  24. Chiu, C.W., Hsu, C.H., Hsieh, H., Tsai, Y.S.* Hip Muscle Strength in Senior and Junior High School Baseball Pitchers. 2010 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  25. Tsai, Y.S. *, Wu, T.Y., Chen, Y.T. Little League Elbow Related Factors in Throwing Pattern and Physical Characteristics. 2009 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  26. Tsai, Y.S. *, Wu, T.Y. Throwing Kinematics and Physical Characteristics in High School Pitchers With and Without Elbow Pain. 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  27. Wu, T.Y., Chen, Y.T., Tsai, Y.S.* Relationships among Hip Strength, Trunk Muscle Endurance, Balance, and Throwing Performance in High School Pitchers. 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  28. Chen, Y.T., Wu, T.Y., Tsai, Y.S.* Effect of Regular Exercise Training on Core Muscles and Throwing Performance in High School Pitchers. 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  29. Sell, T.C., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Lephart, S.M. Age Related Changes in Performance-Related Physical Characteristics in Golfers.  2008 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  30. Latella, F.S., Chu, Y., Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Lephart, S.M. A Method of Golf Specific Proprioception to Address Physical Limitations of the Golf Swing. 2008 World Scientific Congress of Golf V, Phoenix, AZ.
  31. Tsai, Y.S. *, Wu, P.L., Wu, T.Y. Throwing Kinematics in Youth Baseball Players With and Without Elbow Injury. 2007 International Society of Biomechanics XXI Congress, Taipei, Taiwan.
  32. Tsai, Y.S. *, Lephart, S.M., Chen, W.L., Wu, T.Y., Wu, P.L. The Effects of a Validated Adult Golf-Specific Exercise Program on Teenage Golfers. 2007 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  33. Wu, T.Y., Wu, P.L., Tsai, Y.S.* Relationship between Strength, Trunk Rotational Movements, and Ball Speed in High School Golfers. 2007 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  34. Wu, P.L., Wu, T.Y., Tsai, Y.S.* Relationship between Trunk Strength, Movements, and Throwing Speed in Youth Baseball Players. 2007 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  35. Lephart, S.M., Myers, J.B., Sell, T.C., Tsai, Y.S., Bradley, J.P. Golf Injury Prevention: An Orthopedic Approach through Physical Testing, Biomechanics, and Training. 2007 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  36. Windley, T.C., Fradkin, A.J., Myers, J.B., Sell, T.C., Tsai, Y.S., Lephart, S.M. Sex Differences in the Flexibility and Strength of Recreational Golfers.  2007 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA.
  37. Myers JB, Lephart SM, Tsai YS, Sell TC, Jolly JT, Smoliga JM. Relationship between upper torso and pelvis rotation and driving performance in the golf swing.  2006 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. May 31-June 3.
  38. Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Smoliga, J.M., Myers, J.B., McCrory, J.L., Erhard, R.E., Lephart, S.M. Swing Mechanics, Spinal Loads, and Physical Characteristics of Trunk and Hip in Golfers With and Without Low Back Pain. 2005 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Keystone, CO.
  39. Tsai, Y.S., Smoliga, J.M, Sell, T.C., Myers, J.B., and Lephart, S.M. Validation of an 8 week Golf-Specific Exercise Program to Improve Golfer Physical Characteristics and Performance. 2005 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  40. Sell T.C., Ferris, C.M., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Myers, J.B., Fu, F.H., and Lephart, S.M. Gender Differences in Knee Kinematics During Dangerous Lateral Jump Landing Tasks.  2005 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  41. Sell, T.C., Ferris, C.M., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Myers, J.B., Fu, F.H., and Lephart, S.M. Females demonstrate unsafe landing kinematics during lateral jump landing tasks implicated in noncontact ACL injuries. 2005 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Hollywood, FL.
  42. Ling, W., Houston, V.L., Tsai, Y.S., Chui, K., and Kirk, J. Physically active women’s load carriage performance using Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment. 2004 American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL. 
  43. Sell, T.C., Ferris, C.M., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Myers, J.B., Fu, F.H., and Lephart, S.M. Neuromechanical factors for ACL injury during tasks implicated in noncontact ACL injuries. 2004 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec.
  44. Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Myers, J.B., McCrory, J.L., Laudner, K.G., Pasquale, M.R., and Lephart, S.M. The Relationship between hip muscle strength and golf performance. 2004 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  45. Sell, T.C., Ferris, C.M., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Myers, J.B., Fu, F.H., and Lephart, S.M. Predictors of anterior shear force during reactive and planned jumps. 2004 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  46. Tsai, Y.S., McCrory, J.L., Sell, T.C., Draovich, P, Phillipon, M.J., Myers, J.B., and Lephart, S.M. Hip strength deficits present in athletes with an acetabular labral tear before surgery. 2004 Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  47. Tsai, Y.S., McCrory, J.L., Sell, T.C., Draovich, P, Phillipon, M.J., Myers, J.B., and Lephart, S.M. Hip strength, flexibility, and standing posture in athletes with an acetabular labral tear. 2004 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  48. Sell, T.C., Ferris, C.M., Abt, J.P., Tsai, Y.S., Myers, J.B., and Lephart, S.M. Predictors of anterior tibia shear force during a vertical stop-jump maneuver. 2004 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  49. Ling, W., Houston, V.L., Mason, C.P., Tsai, Y.S., Chui, K., and Kirk, J. The influence of strength and load on locomotion of healthy women while carrying four different loads using the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment. 2003 American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Washington, DC.
  50. McCrory, J.L., Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T.C., Phillipon, M., Myers, J.B., & Lephart, S.M. Biomechanics of the hip joint in golfers with a history of hip labral tears. 2003 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  51. Tsai, Y.S. and Moffat, M. The effects of wearing platform shoes on foot pressure in women. 2001 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

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