Loriann M. Hynes

Assistant Professor

Coordinator - Athletic Therapy Certificate
Certified Athletic Therapist

Locations / Contact Info:

326 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

1.  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

2.  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.

3.  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 Athletic Therapists Association
Certified Athletic Therapist 1997-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 Granduate, Health Sciences - 2015

OATA Research Award - 2008


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

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.