Nicole Chimera, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

Nicole Chimera

Office: WC 249
905 688 5550 x6755

My research interest in understanding lower extremity movement patterns to enhance injury prevention.  To appreciate injury development, it is crucial to establish how the neuromuscular system stabilizes and supports the kinetic chain. Understanding injury mechanisms is integral to establishment of intervention strategies.  Enhancing injury prevention through intervention research study has been a predominant theme throughout my career.

  • Exploring clinical movement screening tools
  • Evaluating injury risk assessment using clinician friendly tools
  • Intervention strategies to reduce risk of injury in sport and physical activity
  • Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
  • Ontario Athletic Therapist Association
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Canadian Society of Biomechanics
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Chimera NJ, Lininger M, Hudson B, Plucknette L, Kendall C, Szalkowski T, Warren M. Feasibility of injury reporting via text messaging in multiple community sports settings. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 2020;25(6):328-333.
  • Chimera NJ & Larson M. Predicting Y-Balance Test performance from foot characteristics. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2021;30(1):16-21.
  • Warren M, Lininger MR, Chimera NJ, Smith CA. Utility of FMS to understand injury incidence in sports: current perspectives. Invited review. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 2018;9:171-182.
  • Mason ML, Clemons MN, LaBarre KB, Szymczak NR, Chimera NJ. Critically Appraised Topic on the Tuck Jump Assessment: Does the TJA demonstrate interrater and intrarater reliability in healthy individuals? Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2020;29(4):503-508.
  • Warren M, Lininger MR, Smith CA, Copp A, Chimera NJ. The association of functional screening tests and non- contact injuries in Division I female student-athletes. Journal Strength and Conditioning Research. 2020;34(8)2302- 2311.
  • Chimera NJ, Holmes, M, Gabriel D. Anthropometrics and electromyography as predictors for maximal voluntary isometric wrist strength: Considerations for ergonomists. Applied Ergonomics. 2021;97:103496. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103496. Online ahead of print.
  • Chimera NJ, Merasty D, Lininger MR. Injuries and Illnesses in males and female athletes across 10 years of Canada Games. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2021; 53(8S):206.
  • Chimera NJ, Merasty D, Lininger MR. Incidence of Injury and Illness in Summer and Winter Canada Games. Clin J Sport Med 2021;31:e127.
  • Chimera NJ, Lininger M, Warren M.  The use of text messaging for injury reporting in sports: A critically appraised topic.  International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 2018;23(6):219-225.
  • Chimera NJ, Knoeller S, Cooper R, Kothe N, Smith CA, Warren M.  Prediction of Functional Movement Screen™ performance from lower extremity range of motion and core tests International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2017;12(2):173-181.
  • Lininger MR, Smith CA, Chimera NJ, Hoog P, Warren M. The Tuck Jump Assessment: An exploratory factor analysis in a college age population. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2017;31(3):653-659.
  • Smith CA, Olsen B, Olsen L, Chimera NJ, Warren M. Comparison of female collegiate athletes and college age cohort in Tuck Jump Assessment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2017;31(4):1048-1054.
  • Pain Modalities for Kinesiologists
  • Professionalism in Kinesiology
  • Functional and Ergonomic Assessment
  • Clinical Practices in Athletic Therapy
  • Clinical Assessments in Athletic Therapy
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries

Research and thesis supervision opportunities are available. Please email if you are interested in more information.

Undergraduate thesis and independent study opportunities available. Please email if you are interested in more information.