Ridge, Sarah

Exercise Sciences

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116B  RB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-1365

Assistant Professor

 Education
  • PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware, 2010
  • MS, Biomechanics, University of Delaware, 2003
  • BS, Exercise Science, Skidmore College, 1998
 Courses Taught

Spring 2017
  • EXSC 663: Research Tech in Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 003
Winter 2017
  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 007
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 011
Fall 2016
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 004
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 010
Spring 2016
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 008
  • EXSC 663: Research Tech in Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 008

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hyldahl RD, Evans A, Kwon S, Ridge SE, Robinson E, Hopkins JT, Seeley MK. 2016. Running decreases knee intra-articular cytokine and cartilage oligomeric matrix concentrations: a pilot study. 116(11-12):2305-2314.  doi:10.1007/s00421-016-3474-z

Ridge SE, Henley J, Manal K, Miller F, Richards JG. 2016. Biomechanical analysis of gait termination in 11-17 year old youth at preferred and fast walking speed. Human Movement Science. 49.  doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2016.07.001

Denning WM, Becker Pardo M, Winward JG, Hunter I, Ridge SE, Hopkins JT, Reese CS, Parcell AC, Seeley MK. 2016. Ambulation speed and corresponding mechanics affect articular cartilage catabolism. Gait and Posture. 44:131-136.  doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.11.007

Johnson AW, Myrer JW, Mitchell UH, Hunter I, Ridge SE. 2016. The Effects of a Transition to Minimalist Shoe Running on Intrinsic Foot Muscle Size. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 37:154-158. <website> doi:10.1055/s-0035-1559685

Ridge SE, Standifird T, Rivera J, Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Hunter I. 2015. The effect of training in minimalist running shoes on running economy. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 14(3):643-647.

Rencher N, George JD, Vehrs PR, Ridge SE, Fellingham GW. 2015. The acute effects of whole-body corrective exercise on postural alignment. International Journal of Exercise Science. 8(3):213-223.

Acuna S, Smith D, Robinson J, Hawks J, Starbuck P, King D, Ridge SE, Charles SK. 2014. Instrumented figure skating blade for measuring on-ice skating forces. Measurement Science and Technology. 25(12).

Bruening DA, Ridge SE. 2014. Comparison of automated event detection algorithms in pathological gait. Gait & Posture. 39(1):472-477. <website>

Ridge SE, Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Hunter I, Robinson E, Rich BS, Brown SD. 2013. Foot Bone Marrow Edema after 10-week Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(7):1363-8. <website> doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182874769

Ridge SE, Henley J, Manal K, Miller F, Richards JG. 2012. Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of Planned and Unplanned Gait Termination in Children. Gait and Posture.

Abstract

Ridge SE, Olsen MT, Garner KR, Myrer JW, Bruening DA, Johnson AW. 2017. Comparison of Intrinsic Foot Muscle Size and Strength Between Gymnasts and Shod Runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49(5s):101.

Dunbar JL, Ridge SE, Bruening DA, Garner KR, Eggett DL, Johnson AW. 2017. Lateral Extrinsic Foot Muscle Size Best Predicts Time to Stability in Single Leg Landing. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49(5s):125.

Johnson AW, deVries T, Brewer S, Rich A, Myrer JW, Davis I, Ridge SE. 2016. 8 Week Exercise Protocol and Minimalist Shoes Walking Effect on Lower Leg Muscle Size. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(5 Suppl 1):8.  doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000485030.90011 .4b

Tuttle N, Ridge SE, King DL, Magnusson BM. 2016. Common Injuries Among Adult Figure Skaters. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(5 Suppl 1):874.  doi:10.1249/01.mss. 0000487617.63598.a0

Stahl C, King D, Tuttle N, Charles SK, Adair C, Harper B, Ridge SE. 2016. Cross Validation of a Figure Skating Blade Instrumented to Measure Figure Skating Impact Forces. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(5 Suppl 1):284.  doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000485854.34394 .53

Griffin DB, Olsen MT, Johnson AW, Davis I, Ridge SE. 2016. The Effect of an 8-week Arch Muscle Strengthening Protocol on Arch Height Index. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(5 Suppl 1):727.  doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000487181.07038 .9f

Olsen MT, Griffin DB, deVries T, Johnson AW, Davis I, Ridge SE. 2016. The Effect of an 8-week Strengthening Protocol on Intrinsic Foot Muscle Size and Strength. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(5 Suppl 1):726.  doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000487178.61296 .06

Bridges J, Ridge SE, Myrer JW, Hunter I, Davis I, Eggett DL, Johnson AW. 2016. Therapeutic Exercise Effects on Function of the Medial Longitudinal Arch During Running: A Preliminary Study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(5 Suppl 1):725.  doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000487177.84167 .ee

Johnson AW, Myrer JW, Gulbransen MT, Newell NJ, Ridge SE. 2016. Intrarater reliability in the measurement of intrinsic foot muscle strength. Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy. 46(1):A99.

Griffin DB, Olsen MT, Seabrook KE, Ridge SE, Johnson AW, Myrer JW. 2015. Correlation of Arch Height Measurement and Foot Strength. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47(5S):124.

Ridge SE, Mitchell UH, Hunter I, Johnson AW. 2014. Muscle Size Difference Before and After 10-week Minimalist Shoe Transition: Preliminary Comparison of Injured vs. Non-injured Runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(5):589.

Ridge SE, Manal K, Henley J, Miller F, Richards J. 2013. Biomechanical Analysis of Gait Termination in Children at Preferred and Fast Walking Speeds. <website>

Standifird T, Mitchell UH, Ridge SE. 2013. Lower extremity muscle activation during barefoot, minimalist, and shod running. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.

Ridge SE, Hunter I, Mitchell UH, Johnson AW. 2013. Arch height changes after 10-week transition to minimalist running shoes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(Supplement 1).

Standifird T, Hunter I, Johnson AW, Ridge SE. 2013. Minimalist and shod lower extremity running mechanics at heel strike. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(Supplement 1).

Nelson J, Hunter I, Mitchell UH, Johnson AW, Ridge SE. 2013. The Effect of Footwear on Foot Strike Pattern in Running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(Supplement 1).

Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Ridge SE, Hunter I. 2013. Intrarater and interrater reliability using the varifit accu-Pin scanner in assessing foot arches. Journal of Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy. 43(1):A104. <website>

Ridge SE, Mitchell UH, Hunter I, Johnson AW, Brown SD. 2013. Bone marrow edema in the foot after a 10-week transition from traditional running shoes to minimalist running shoes. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 43(1):A104.  doi:10.2519/jospt.2013.43.1.A64

Standifird T, Johnson AW, Hunter I, Ridge SE. 2012. Lower extremity joint moments during the active peak vertical ground reaction force in three different running conditions. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.

Book

Hunter I, Seeley MK, Ridge SE. 2010. BYU Biomechanics. Provo, UT: Self. <website>

Conference Proceedings

Kepple T, Ridge SE, Mattson J, Richards JG. 2010. Computer Simulation of the Flight Phase of Figure Skating Jumps.

Ridge SE, Wagner N, Swanik CB. 2008. Shear Thickening Fluid Based Protective Foam Padding. <website>

Ridge SE, Richards J, Royer T. 2004. Altering Angular Momentum in Figure Skating Jumps.

Presentations

Bruening DA, Olsen M, Johnson AW, Ridge SE. The Role of the Midtarsal Joint in Drop Landings. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2017 .

Seeley MK, Evans A, Hyldahl RD, Kwon S, Ridge SE, Robinson E, Hopkins JT. Decreased intra-articular inflammation of the knee and mechanical load due to running. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. 2016 .

Evans A, Ridge SE, Hyldahl RD, Kwon S, Hopkins JT, Robinson E, Seeley MK. The effect of running ground reaction force on serum and knee synovial fluid cartilage oligomeric matrix protein. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. 2016 .

Ridge SE, Davis I, Shakoor N, Ferris D. Minimal Footwear: It's not just for running. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Raleigh, NC. 2016 .

Johnson AW, deVries TD, Brewer S, Andrew R, Myrer JW, Davis IS, Ridge SE. 8 Week Exercise Protocol and Minimalist Shoes Walking Effect on Lower Leg Muscle Size. Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Tuttle N, King D, Magnusson BM, Ridge SE. Common injuries among adult figure skaters. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Stahl C, King D, Tuttle N, Charles SK, Adair C, Harper B, Ridge SE. Cross validation of a figure skating blade instrumented to measure figure skating impact forces. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Ridge SE, Davis I, Bonacci J, Warne J. Minimal Footwear Running: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Griffin D, Olsen M, Johnson AW, Davis I, Ridge SE. The effect of an 8-week arch muscle strengthening protocol on arch height index. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Olsen M, Griffin D, deVries T, Johnson AW, Davis I, Ridge SE. The effect of an 8-week strengthening protocol on intrinsic foot muscle size and strength. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Bridges J, Ridge SE, Myrer JW, Hunter I, Davis I, Eggett DL, Johnson AW. Therapeutic exercise effects on function of the medial longitudinal arch during running: a preliminary study. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Johnson AW, Myrer JW, deVries TD, Stoneman PD, Ridge SE. Comparison of intrarater reliability of ultrasound foot muscles size measurements using video recordings versus still images. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Anaheim, CA. 2016 .

Johnson AW, Myrer JW, Gulbransen MT, Newell NJ, Ridge SE. Intrarater reliability in the measurement of intrinsic foot muscle strength. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Anaheim, CA. 2016 .

Denning W, Pardo MB, Winward JG, Hunter I, Ridge SE, Hopkins JT, Parcell AC, Seeley MK. Gender differences in the association between acute articular cartilage metabolism and ambulatory kinetics. American Society of Biomechanics National Meeting. Columbus, OH, USA. 2015 .

Ridge SE, Davis IS, deVries TD, Myrer JW, Johnson AW. The effects of a foot strengthening program on intrinsic foot muscle size and strength - a pilot study. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, OH. 2015 .

Olsen MT, Griffin DB, Seabrook KE, Ridge SE, Johnson AW. Comparing Static and Dynamic Arch Height During Running Using the Oxford Foot Model. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Diego, CA. 2015 .

Tuttle N, Ridge SE. Generalized Joint Laxity and Hip Injuries in Figure Skaters. Annual Meeting of the Professional Skaters Association. Minneapolis, MN. 2015 .

Ridge SE, Tuttle N, Whipple N, Harper B, Charles SK, King D. Measurement of Landing Forces During On-Ice Figure Skating Jumps. Annual Meeting of the Professional Skaters Association. Minneapolis, MN. 2015 .

Davis I, Ridge SE, Fleming N. Minimal Footwear - A Return to the Basics. International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance. Boston, MA. 2014 .

Ridge SE, Nelson J, Dahle L, Mitchell UH, Johnson AW, Hunter I, Standifird T, Bruening D. Lower Extremity Kinematics After 10-week Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes. World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA. 2014 .

Smith D, Acuna S, Hawkes J, Packard J, Robinson J, Ridge SE, King D, Charles SK. System for Measuring Figure Skating Forces on Ice. World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA. 2014 .

Ridge SE, Mitchell UH, Hunter I, Johnson AW. Muscle Size Difference Before and After 10-week Minimalist Shoe Transition: Preliminary Comparison of Injured vs. Non-injured Runners. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Orlando, FL. 2014 .

Rosquist P, Merrell J, Anderson B, Bird E, Fullwood DT, Bowden AE, Ridge SE. Foam Sensors and Their Application in Sport Related Concussions. Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research. BYU, Provo. 2014 .

Mitchell UH, Ridge SE, Johnson AW, Hunter I. Light, Lighter, Barefoot; Symposium. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Newport Beach, CA. 2013 .

Ridge SE, Manal K, Henley J, Miller F, Richards J. Biomechanical Analysis of Gait Termination in Children at Preferred and Fast Walking Speeds. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Omaha, NE. 2013 .

Standifird T, Mitchell UH, Ridge SE. Lower extremity muscle activation during barefoot, minimalist, and shod running. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Omaha, NE. 2013 .

Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Ridge SE, Hunter I, Myrer JW. Abductor hallucis cross-sectional area increased after a 10-week transition period of running in Vibram five-fingers running shoes. Physical Therapy 2013: American Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition. Salt Lake City. 2013 .

Mitchell UH, Johnson AW, Ridge SE, Hunter I. Intra- and Inter-tester Reliability of the Varifit Foot Assessment Device. American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting. 2013 .

Ridge SE, King D. Landing Impact Research. Landing Impact Summit. Colorado Springs, CO. 2012 .

Standifird T, Johnson AW, Hunter I, Ridge SE. Lower extremity joint moments during the active peak vertical ground reaction force in three different running conditions. 2012 American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL. 2012 .

Ridge SE, King D. Landing Impact Research. Landing Impact Summit. Colorado Springs, CO. 2011 .

May M, Ridge SE, Johnson AW, Hunter I, Mitchell UH, Benson B. Effect of Training in Vibram FiveFiners on Running Economy: Preliminary Results. SW ACSM. Reno, NV. 2011 .

Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Ridge SE, Hunter I, Asay J, Petersen J, Olson T. Inter-tester reliability of the varifit foot assessment device. SW ACSM. Reno. 2011 .

Johnson AW, Olson T, Ridge SE, Mitchell UH, Hunter I, Assay J, Petersen J. Intra-rater reliability of foot intrinsic muscle size measured by ultrasound. SW ACSM. Reno. 2011 .

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