David Keeley is an associate professor of biomechanics, or the mechanics of motion in the human body, for the Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation at NMSU.
Keeley has been conducting research regarding the biomechanics of movement in athletes since 2006. Recently, Keeley conducted a study that involved analyzing shoulder movement in baseball pitchers in order to improve performance and prevent injuries.
Keeley uses biomechanics to model each segment of the body mathematically to determine the center of mass and is currently developing a study to see how these mass ratios relate to improving performance and how they contribute to injury. Keeley will look to see how mass ratio relates to changes in the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon, or ECRB tendon, and see if the ratio can be related to the development of tendon enlargement or function. He plans to look at images of the tendon changes using an ultrasound machine.