Loriann M. Hynes

Assistant Professor

Director - Athletic Therapy Certificate
Certified Athletic Therapist

Locations / Contact Info:

324 Stong College - SC
Keele Campus
Ext. 22734

Email address(es):


Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science


PhD - 2009
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON

MSc. - 2004
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON

Dip SIM - 1997
Sheridan College
Oakville, ON

BPE - 1994
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Selected Publications

King, Colin D. and Hynes, Loriann M. (2021) "An Exploration of Concussion Assessment and Management Knowledge in Athletic Therapy Students," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 15: No. 2, Article 11. Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol15/iss2/11

Peisachovich E, Da Silva C, Gal R, Boni M, Hynes LM. (March 6, 2020) Exploring the Experiences of Learners Exposed to Simulated Person Methodology with an Athletic Therapy Course. Cureus 12(3): e7194. doi:10.7759/cureus.7194  

Hurtubise JM, Gorbet DJ, Hynes LM, Macpherson AK, Sergio LE. White matter integrity and its relationship to cognitive-motor integration in females with and without post-concussion syndrome. Journal of Neurotrauma 2020.  Ahead of print  http://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2019.6765

Register-Mihalik JK, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, McCulloch KL, Mihalik JP, Martin Mrazik, Murphy I, Naidu D, Ranapurwala SI, Schneider K, Gildner P, McCrea M, and Active Rehab Study Consortium Investigators.  Methodology and implementation of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) for early post-concussion rehabilitation: The Active Rehab Study, 2019. Frontiers in Neurology.  08 November 2019 https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.01176

Joshi H, Hynes L, Edgell H.  Influence of a Jugular Compression Collar on Cerebrovascular and Autonomic Function in Men and Women.  PLOS ONE.  2019; 14(12): e0225868.

Miller, MB, Macpherson AK, Hynes LM.  Athletic Therapy Students’ Perceptions of High-Fidelity Manikin Simulation: A Pilot Study. Athletic Training Education Journal, 2018;13(2):158-167.

Hynes LM, Dickey JP. The rate of change of acceleration: Implications of head kinematics during rear-end impacts.  Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40 (3), p.1063-1068, May 2008

Hynes, LM, Sacher, NS, Dickey, JP.  Chapter in "Parallel Manipulators" titled “Specific Parameters of the   Perturbation Profile Differentially Influence the Vertical and Horizontal Head Accelerations During Human Whiplash Testing". Published by Advanced Robotic Systems International, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-3-902613-20-2.

Hynes LM, Dickey JP.  Is there a relationship between whiplash-associated disorders and concussion in hockey?  A preliminary study.  Brain Injury 2006, Feb;20(2):179-188.



Canadian Red Cross
Educational Specialist: Canadian Council for First Aid Education 2016-Present

Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
Certified Athletic Therapist 1997-Present, Board of Directors 2020-Present Accredited Institutions Committee 2015-Present, Lead National Examiner 2011-2013, National Exam Appeals Coordinator 2007-2009, Chair, Certification Committee 2005-2006,

Ontario Athletic Therapists Association
Certified Athletic Therapist - 1997-Present, Vice President, Internal Affairs - 1998-2005

Society of Sports Therapists, United Kingdom
Honorary Member, 2013-Present


Premier's Award Nominee: Outstanding College Graduate, Health Sciences - 2015

Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award - CATA - 2018

CATA Research Grant Award - 2019

CATA Certified Writing Award - 2020

Research Lab of the Month - 2020

Student Accessibility Service Award - 2021


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Concussion injuries plague amateur and professional sports enthusiasts alike.   Regardless of the level of sport, those who have suffered a concussion experience similar sequelae.  Our understanding of what causes the signs and symptoms of concussion is far greater today than ten years ago, but there is still much work to be done.  Further investigation into the role of the neck soft tissue in relation to concussion symptomology will expand our understanding of this invisible injury.  Based on experience from working with athletes at various levels of sport, the Whiplash and Concussion Injury Lab takes a unique approach to the identification, assessment and rehabilitation of these injuries.