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Scotty Butcher MSc, PhD, BScPT, ACSM-RCEP Faculty, School of Physical Therapy

Research Areas

  • Strength training in rehabilitation, older adults, and general populations
  • Physiology of exercise and rehabilitation in clinical populations (COPD, chronic diseases, and aging) and athletes
  • Distribution of muscle oxygenation during exercise
  • Exercise testing and training methodology
  • Functional effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and clinical anaerobic testing
  • Functional muscle physiology and rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Strength Training in Rehabilitation and Aging, High-intensity Clinical Exercise Training, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Exercise Rehabilitation

Selected Publications

  • Butcher SJ, Neyedly TJ, Horvey KJ, Benko CR. Do physiological measures predict selected CrossFit benchmark performance? Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;6:241-247.
  • Buckley S, Knapp K, Lackie A, Lewry C, Horvey K, Benko C, Trinh J, Butcher S. Multimodal high-intensity interval training increases muscle function and metabolic performance in females. 2015;40(11):1157-62.
  • Butcher S, Judd T, Benko C, Horvey K, Pshyk A. Relative intensity of two types of CrossFit exercise: acute circuit and high-intensity interval exercise. Journal of Fitness Research. 2015 Aug;4(2):3-15.
  • Arnold C, Lanovaz J, Oates A, Craven B, Butcher S. The Effect of Adding Core Stability Training to a Standard Balance Exercise Program on Sit to Stand Performance in Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2015 Jan;23:95-102.
  • Butcher S, Yurach M, Heynen N, Pikaluk B, Horvey K, Clemens R, Marciniuk D. The physiologic effects of an acute bout of supramaximal high-intensity interval training compared with a continuous exercise bout in patents with COPD. Journal of Respiratory Medicine. 2013 Oct;Article ID 879695.
  • Butcher S, Pikaluk B, Chura R, Walkner M, Farthing J, Marciniuk D. Associations between Isokinetic Muscle Strength, High-Level Functional Performance, and Physiological Parameters in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2012: 7:537-542
  • Butcher SJ, Lagerquist O, Petersen SR, Marciniuk DD, Collins DF, Jones RL.  Relationship between ventilatory constraint and muscle fatigue during exercise in COPD.  Eur Respir J. 2009:33;763-770.
  • Butcher SJ, Jones RL. The impact of exercise training intensity on change in physiological function in patients with COPD.  Sports Med. 2006:36(4);307-325
  • Butcher SJ, Meshke JM, Sheppard MS.  Reductions in functional balance, coordination, and mobility in patients with stable COPD.  J Cardiopulmonary Rehab. 2004:24;274-280