1997 – PhD – Texas Woman’s University
1992 – MS – University of Arkansas
1989– BS – Ohio University
Biomechanics of Human Movement with Laboratory
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
NATABOC – Certified Athletic Trainer of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Board of Certification
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
FMS – Level II trained Functional Movement Screen™ Specialist
ACSM/EIM – Level I Exercise is Medicine Credential of the American College of Sports Medicine in conjunction with Exercise is Medicine®
Areas of Research
My research interests focus on sport movement and technique evaluation for athletes with and without disabilities. Specifically, I study how athletes can improve their performance through optimizing their biomechanics, and what biomechanical factors contribute to or explain their sports injuries. My recent project involves correcting basic movement patterns such as stepping, squatting and rolling with the goal of improving the running mechanics of competitive runners. I am a member of NSU’s Sports Medicine Interdisciplinary Team where I support our student-athletes by collecting data and producing research related to injury prevention.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Mokha, M., Romanes, J., Kostzner, K., Sprague, P., & Gatens, D. (in review). Correcting functional movement patterns reduces faulty running biomechanics. Submitted to the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
- Mokha, M., Sprague, P., & Gatens, D. (in press). Predicting musculoskeletal injury in National Collegiate Athletic Association division II athletes from asymmetries and individual-test versus composite functional movement screen scores. Journal of Athletic Training.
- Cheatham, S.W., Mokha, M., & Lee, M. (2015 Jan. 22). Postoperative rehabilitation after hip resurfacing: A systematic review. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation [E-pub ahead of print]
- Mokha, M. (2015). "Evaluation of Gait." In C. Starkey, S. Brown, and J. Ryan , Evaluation of Orthopedic and Athletic Injuries (4th ed.). Philadelphia: FA Davis Company.
- Mokha, M., Sprague, P., Rodriguez, R., & Gatens, D. (2015). Functional movement pattern training improves mechanics in a female runner with external snapping hip syndrome. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 20(1), 25-33.
- Mokha, M., & Hauck, S. (2014). Dermatoses in rowers. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 19(5), 37-43.
- Sprague, P. A., Mokha, G.M., Gatens, D. R., & Rodriguez, R. (2014). The relationship between glenohumeral joint total range of motion and the functional movement screenTM shoulder mobility test. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 9(5), 657–664.
- Sprague, P., Mokha, M, & Gatens, D. (2014). Changes in functional movement patterns over a competitive season in intercollegiate soccer and volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(11), 3155-3163.