Rudi A. Marciniak

Rudi A. Marciniak
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | UWM · Department of Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology

Master of Science

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Introduction
My research agenda supports the advancement of knowledge related to preparation and recovery of human performance with an emphasis on cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health and injury prevention. More specifically, my agenda seeks to inform training and recovery practices of occupational athletes through the utilization of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal performance measures.
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - July 2022
Wisconsin Athletic Club
Position
  • Personal Trainer
Description
  • Coach clients to meet personal health and performance goals
September 2018 - June 2021
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Lead labs for the Gross Anatomical Kinesiology and Physiological Regulation in Exertion & Disease courses within the Occupational Therapy and Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs, respectively.
July 2015 - October 2020
Aurora Health Care
Position
  • Health Educator
Description
  • Led research based weight management program through educational classes and 1-on-1 coaching.
Education
January 2018 - May 2023
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Field of study
  • Exercise Physiology
January 2014 - May 2015
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Field of study
  • Kinesiology
September 2009 - December 2013
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Field of study
  • Kinesiology

Publications

Publications (13)
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Objectives: Fire departments have employed far-infrared sauna (FIRS) use as part of post-fire call protocols to address concerns related to carcinogens. The inability of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to fully recover following an emergency call, as demonstrated by heightened sympathetic nervous system activity and delayed parasympathetic nerv...
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Objective To examine cardiovascular responses to medical (MED) and fire (FIRE) alarm tones in firefighters.Methods Heart rate was collected throughout 24-h shifts (N = 41). Call logs were utilized post hoc to identify heart rate at the time the alarm sounded (TIMETONE), peak heart rate following the alarm (TIMEPEAK), and heart rate at the time of s...
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Background: Research has suggested that balance ability contributes to musculoskeletal injury (MSKI) rates in firefighters. Though the Y-Balance Test (YBT) can predict injury, it is unclear what physical measures inform YBT performance in firefighters. Thus, there is a lack of knowledge regarding best practice for improving balance in firefighters...
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INTRODUCTION: Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of onduty death of firefighters (FF) in the U.S., accounting for 48% of dutyrelated fatalities in 2017. It has been suggested that an increase in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) following the sound of an alarm tone may prompt a change in heart rate (HR), potentially increa...
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INTRODUCTION: Ascending and descending stairs is a common activity required of firefighters (FF). Prior studies have examined stair climbing tasks as a way to potentially evaluate this aspect of the job. It remains unclear if improvement in a stair climbing (SC) task will occur as part of a FF recruit training program. PURPOSE: To examine SC perfor...

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