Dr. Patrick Neary

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External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests: exercise physiology, central (brain) fatigue, muscle fatigue, mild traumatic brain injury (sport-induced concussion), cerebral oxygenation & blood flow, and ballistocardiography.

Dr. Patrick Neary is an exercise physiologist and tenured faculty member in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina as an Associate Professor. Dr. Neary teaches the Introductory Exercise Physiology, Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Exercise Physiology courses in the Faculty.

His research interests include: examining the influence of exercise on central (brain) and peripheral (muscle) factors of fatigue, which is nationally funded by NSERC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada), the pathophysiology of sport-induced concussion (funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research), and the effects of neck strain and fatigue in Canadian Forces Helicopter Pilots (funded by the Department of National Defense Canada).

Dr. Neary has worked with Professional Hockey Teams (Edmonton Oilers, Los Angles Kings) and the Canadian Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team by assisting with the physical testing and preparation of the players. Dr. Neary has also worked with clinical populations such as chronic fatigue syndrome and cardiovascular diseased patients. He is also the Executive Director of the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and Research Centre at the University of Regina where he is responsible for overseeing the Cardiac and Chronic Disease, Prevention and Management Programs, as well as the Executive Health and Wellness Programs. He has written and published more than 100 research papers and abstracts, and presents annually at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Aerospace Medical Association, European Congress of Sports Science, and the American College of Sports Medicine meetings.