Ms. Balogh is an expert in biomechanical engineering. Her expertise include providing technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving accident reconstruction and biomechanical analysis of human injury, specializing in computational, impact injury and orthopedic biomechanics.

 

Ms. Balogh has a unique combination of research and industry experience. Her research background includes studying typical and perturbed patterns of postural and gait initiation and computational biomechanics of the human finger.  Ms. Balogh experience in industry includes working with product development and the testing of medical manufacturing machine products, and has contributed  to  a  variety  of  Small Business  Innovation  Research  (SBIR)  programs primarily  geared  towards  safety/survivability  technology  for  various  divisions  of  the  military.  The primary projects of which she contributed to include a shock-resistant mission module support system, energy absorbing and crashworthy seats for helicopters, and a lumbar load tolerance study. Ms. Balogh efforts assisted in redefining the recommended lumbar load tolerances for improving the crashworthiness of seating in naval helicopters.

 

Ms. Balogh’s education combined with her competitive history as an elite athlete provides a thorough understanding of human biomechanics and kinematics. Ms. Balogh holds a M.Sc. Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University. She is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics, the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and the Society of Automotive Engineers, among a number of other professional affiliations.

Dr. Laura Miele has over 25 years of experience in the sport, fitness, and recreation and education industry.   Dr. Miele has extensive experience in consulting and testifying in cases involving sport, fitness, recreation and education; more specifically:

  • Fitness Facilities

  • Personal Training

  • Physical Education

  • Sport and Recreation

  • School Supervision

  • Injury Prevention

  • Proper Training Practices and Procedures in Sport

  • Safe Environment for Athletes

  • Trampoline Parks/Adventure Courses

  • Gymnastics

  • Concussion Protocol

  • Mandated Reporting/Abuse in Sport

  • Emergency Preparation and Response in Schools, Fitness and Sport Facilities

 

Dr. Miele played Division I basketball at Arizona State; was Tight End for the Arizona Caliente, of the Women’s Professional Football League; and was also a New York Golden Gloves semi-finalist in 2004. She began coaching athletes in 1986 and has been involved as a personal exercise and fitness trainer since 1994. Dr. Miele has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe as an athlete and coach and has been involved in consulting, coaching and teaching a wide range of sports including but not limited to; Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Football, Archery, Bowling, Figure Skating, Hockey, Boxing, Wrestling, Field Sports, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Gymnastics and Tennis.

Dr. Miele holds a Doctorate in Psychology (with emphasis in Sport and Exercise), a Master’s in Education: Alternative Education/Minor: Education Administration and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education.

She is part of the adjunct faculty at Ohio University for the Sport and Recreation Pedagogical Department, and continues to provide personal training and consultation in a variety of training methods, sports, and psychological necessities.

Dr. Miele runs her own business ‘Mind over Body Athletics, LLC’ in which she trains and consults athletes and coaches in a variety of sports, injury prevention, and training methods. Dr. Miele continues to consult schools, athletic directors, coaches, parents, and student-athletes on the importance of preventative tactics in sports. Dr. Miele was a middle school and high school Physical Education teacher from 1997 to 2006, and then returned to education from 2011 to 2014 after managing the Sport Injury Prevention Program for a Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Miele played Division I basketball at Arizona State; was Tight End for the Arizona Caliente, of the Women’s Professional Football League; and was also a New York Golden Gloves semi-finalist. She began coaching athletes in 1986 and has been involved as a personal exercise and fitness trainer since 1994.

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