Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

Martin G. Rosario, PT, Ph.D., CSFI, ATRIC

Contact

mrosario1@twu.edu
214-689-7712
 IHSD 8815

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Biography

Martin G. Rosario is currently an Assitant  Professor at Texas Woman's University Physical Therapy School. He earned his Bachelor of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, in 2004, his Master's in Physical Therapy in 2006 and Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in 2016, working with Dr. Alexis Ortiz and Dr. Donald C. Dunbar. 

 
In his thesis work, he assessed the role of diabetes on motor control and lower extremity neuromuscular activation in people with control type two diabetes. While working an his Ph.D., Martin accepted a position as a Physical Therapy supervisor and clinical researcher at an HIV focus community center in San Juan, PR, where he worked for six years.  During that time, he developed and used new assessment protocol and research focus strategies to maintain Ryan White HIV Federal Funding for the clinic. Currently and for the last two years, Martin is the Clinical Researcher for the HIV focus community clinic with the purpose of applying research for intervention treatments and justifying the federal funding.
 
In 2016, Martin accepted an Assistant Professor position at Texas Woman's University of Dallas, where he has been since.  While at Dallas, Martin has continued his work on motor control and neuromuscular deficiencies in people with HIV. His work leads to the development of a balanced protocol that aid on the understanding of standing motor alteration in people with HIV. 
 
Part of Martin's motivation for moving to Dallas was the Coordination of the Human Cadaver Laboratory. Martin developed an anatomy educational outreach activity in 2017. He has been involved with Undergraduates, OTA students, OT, and Nursing students thus far. He has served on several renown committees at the facility, and he is a member of various prestige organizations.
 
Martin has several refereed publications and is a National and International Presenter.

Education

Ph.D., Human Anatomy, Universidad de Puerto Rico
M.S., University of Puerto Rico Med Sci Campus
B.S., Biology Human Approach, University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus

Research Interests

Motor Control Deficiencies; Human Inmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids; Spatial-Temporal Gait Parameters, Joint Kinematics; Balance; Stimulant Affect

Latest Articles

Perceived and Measured Balance Profile in Active Hispanic-Latino Older Adults Participating in a Community Center
International Journal of Physiotherapy (2021)
Martin Rosario, Aleena Jose, Lara Davis

Adequate Management of type two diabetes creates minor complications in Cardio-Postural Profile in Latinx-Hispanic People
International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports (2021)
Aleena Jose, Martin G. Rosario

3D Anatomy Application (App): A Supplemental Learning Aid for Upper Extremity Anatomy Occupational Therapy Courses
Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age (JOLTIDA) (2021)
Martin G. Rosario

Motor and Cardiovascular Distinctions among genders in Hispanic-Latinx People Living with HIV
International Journal of Physiotherapy (2021)
Martin G. Rosario, Gabriel Gines, Leah Jamison

ANKLE COMPLEX NEUROMUSCULAR COORDINATION VARIATION IN PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV
International Journal of Physiotherapy (2021)
Martin G Rosario, Abigail Schacher, Gayle Bevers, Kendra Longoria, Abigail G Versemann

Part A of Anatomy at the Mall: A Multimodal Activity to Enhance Health Awareness and Identify Early Signs of Health-Related Issues in the General Public
Journal of Mental Health and Social Behaviour (2021)
Martin G Rosario, Cassandra Woodson, Michael G George, Victoria Junious, Aleena Jose

The adaptation of lower limb neuromuscular activation and lactate levels while pushing a sled
International Journal of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (2021)
Martin G. Rosario, Daniel Heistand,, Catie Lewis, Natalie Valdez, Matthew Nevarez

Peripheral Neuropathy Impacts Gait Motor Components in Hispanic-Latinx living with HIV
International Journal of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (2021)
Martin G Rosario, Leah G Jamison, Gabriel Gines

Energy Drinks May Improve Postural Sway While Provoking an Early Onset of Muscle Fatigue
Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices (2021)
Ashley Correa, Clare Hanrahan SPT, Lauren Basye SPT, Martin G Rosario

The Impact of a High/Low Fulcrum Rotating Balance Platform on Standing Postural Stability in Healthy Young adults
Journal of Sport Research (2021)
Martin G Rosario, Carley Bowman, Abigail Versemann, Daniel Heistand

Latinxs with HIV: Depressive Cognitive Alterations as a Precursor to Cardio-Motor Deficits
International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports (2021)
Aneesah Hyder, Martin G. Rosario

Ankle complex musculature adaptations after Energy Drinks consumption in healthy young adult.
International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports (2021)
Martin G Rosario, Clare Hanrahan, Lauren Basye, Ashely Correa

Gastrocnemius and Tibialis Anterior Neuromuscular Recruitment Modifications During Postural Standing in People Living with HIV.
HIV and Aids Review (2020)
Martin G. Rosario

Anatomy Observational Outreach: A Multimodal Activity to Enhance Anatomical Education in Undergraduate Students
Journal of Student Research (2020)
Martin Rosario, Monica Mathis

Lower Limb Neuromuscular Modification and Standing Postural Control Alteration in Apparent Asymptomatic People Living with HIV
Journal of Rehabilitation Practices and Research (2020)
Martin G. Rosario

Dynamic and Static Postural Alterations in HIV-Related Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a Hispanic Latino Male: A Case Study
HIV and Aids Review (2020)
Martin G. Rosario, Leah Jamison

Early signs of standing postural instability in asymptomatic people living with HIV
HIV and Aids Review (2020)
Martin G. Rosario

Lower Limb muscle Activation and kinematics modifications of young healthy adults while pushing a variable resistance sled
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, (2020)
Martin G. Rosario, Monica Mathis

The Influence of Energy Drinks on Lower Limb Neuromuscular Timing and Postural Sway in Healthy Young Adults
Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices (2020)
Martin G. Rosario, Aneesah Hyder, Leah Jamison

The Role of HIV Antiretroviral Medication on Motor-Cognitive and Neurological Alterations in Hispanic People Living with HIV
Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices (2020)
Martin G. Rosario, Leah R Jamison, Gabriel Gines

Effects of Training with Impairment Based Therapeutic Intervention Program for Improvement in Function and Independence in an Individual Diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis
Journal of Rehabilitation Practices and Research (2020)
Leah Jamison, Mallory Spoonts, Martin G Rosario

Lifestyle, Physical and Cardiovascular Components Associated with Immune Profile in Hispanic-Latino People Living with HIV
Journal of Mental Health and Social Behaviour (2020)
Martin G Rosario, Gabriel Gines, Leah Jamison

Overall fitness benefits in individuals with HIV participating in a community- based exercise program
Journal of Rehabilitation Practices and Research (2020)
Elizabeth Orozco, Martin G Rosario

Neuromuscular timing activity on ankle musculature in young adults during single and dual-motor tasks accompanied with altered sensory conditions.
Journal of Rehabilitation Practices and Research (2020)
Martin G Rosario, Aleena Jose, Carley Bowman

Temporo-Spatial Gait Adaptations While Walking on Different Surfaces in Latino-Hispanic Adults with Controlled Type II Diabetes
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, (2020)
Martin G Rosario, Ngozi Mbue, Aleena Jose

Anatomical Variations of the Axillary Artery of a Human Cadaver:A Case Study
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research (2020)
Martin G. Rosario

Neuromuscular Timing Modification in Responses to Increased Speed and Proportional Resistance while Pushing a Sled in Young Adults
European Journal of Human Movement (2020)
Martin G Rosario

Evaluating static postural control in subjects with controlled-diabetes mellitus II
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, (2019)
Martin Rosario

The Perceived Benefit of Short Term Service Trip of Students and Participants while Working in an HIV Community Center in Puerto Rico
F1000 Research (2019)
Martin G. Rosario

Autonomic nervous system assessment in people with HIV: A cross-sectional study
F1000 Research (2018)
Martin Rosario, Maryvi Gonzalez

Evaluation of controlled type II diabetics ascending and descending a ramp surface at an imposed speed: A case-control study
F1000 Research (2018)
Martin g. Rosario, Elizabeth Orozco, Nairoby Babilonia, Greisy Tellez, Francheska Mojica

Proprioception and vestibular alterations affect postural control in children with mild autism: A pilot study
F1000 Research (2018)
Martin Rosario, Lizzette Lopez, Michelle Mendez, Anas F Ababneh, Maryvi Gonzalez-Sola

Balance as an assessment of health-related quality of life in people living with HIV.
Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, (2018)
Martin G Rosario, Norberto Quiles, Alexis Ortiz

INCREASED STATIC POSTURAL SWAY AFTER ENERGY DRINK CONSUMPTION A RANDOMIZED TRIAL
F1000 Research (2017)
Martin G Rosario, Henry Collazo, Milagros Mateo, Maryvi Gonzalez-Sola, Flavia Bayron

Reliability and Concurrent Validity Between Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Knee Valgus During Drop Jumps
Journal of Sports Medicine (2016)
A Ortiz, M Rosario, A Rodriguez-Lafontaine, A Seda, C Figueroa

Long-Term Participation in a Community-Based Fitness Program for Hispanic Adults Living with HIV Influences Health-Related Outcomes Fitness in Hispanic Adults Living with HIV
Journal of Physical Therapy & Health Promotion (2014)
A Ortiz, F Ramirez-Marrero, Martin G Rosario, H Venegas-Rios

Current Projects

The focus of my research projects is to investigate motor control deficiencies in patients with Human Inmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids, employing 3D/2D motion analysis systems, electromyography and force/pressure plates.  Specifically, my studies emphasis is in comparing spatial-temporal gait parameters, joint kinematics, (standing and dynamic) balance, and neuromuscular function with “healthy” individuals while performing several functional walking and balance tasks. Recently, my research focus had expanded into understanding the influence of specific brain and central nervous system stimulants, for instance, caffeine and energy drinks, on postural motor control.   

Externally Funded Projects

Woodcock Grant Year 1 of 1
TWU | $15,000.00 | 2019
Role: Principal Investigator

Faculty Research Award Year 1 of 1
West Coast University | $10,000.00 | 2018
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Judge Travel Award for 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
Judge Travel Award for 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference | $400.00 | 2017
Role: Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Texas Woman's University Small Grant Program for Publication Fees
Texas Woman's University Small Grant Program for Publication Fees | $218.00 | 2020
Research Grant

Student Small Grant for Sled Resistance study
Center of Student Research | $500.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Student Small Grant for HIV study
Center of Student Research | $500.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Small Grants Award
TWU Office of Research | $760.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Teaching and Research Grant for Equipment and Technology
TWU | $84,500.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Anatomy Association (AAA)
  • American College Sport Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • International Fitness Association (IFA)
  • National Exercise and Sport Trainers Association (NESTA)