Laura Miele, Ph D

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.

PRESENTATIONS

Trampoline Park Facility Supervision and Safety, Pennsylvania Amusement Park Seminar, November-2018, March-2019.

Standard of Care: Preventing Injuries in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Facilities, Lancaster Justice Association CLE Course, February 6, 2015.

Standard of Care: Preventing Injuries in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Facilities, Romano Group and Florida Justice Association CLE Course, August, 28 2014.

Preventing Athletic Injuries, Ohio University, via Adobe Connect, June 29, 2011.

Sport Injury Prevention: Overview and Dynamic Warm-Up. St. Paul’s High School, Bristol CT, September 16, 2009.

Anxiety and Mental Preparation in Sport.  Southington High School Volleyball Team, Southington, CT, September 4, 2009.

Dynamic Warm-up and Sport Injury Prevention, UK International Soccer Camp, July 22, 2009.

Prevention of Lower Extremity Injuries, 14th Sports Medicine Symposium/Select Physical Therapy. Farmington, CT, August 4, 2009.

Sport Injury Prevention Overview and Epidemiology.  CT Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT, May 5, 2009.

Sport Injury Prevention Program: How do we prevent Injury?  Safe Kids Coalition, Newington, CT, April 12, 2009.

The Complete Basketball Player, Long Meadow HS Girls Varsity.  Long Meadow, MA, February 2009.

Dynamic Warm Up, U.S. Lacrosse Foundation Coaches Conference. New Haven, CT, January 2009.

The Mental Components of the Complete Field Hockey Player, The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT October 6, 2008.

Mental Strategies for the Complete Athlete, Connecticut Wave Organization, June 12, 2008.

Psychology of Injury, Elite Sports Medicine, Farmington, CT, March 10, 2008.

The Effects of Providing Procedural and Sensory Information on Preoperative Anxiety and Post Operative Pain in Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction.  University of CT Health Ctr., Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Scholars Seminars. Farmington, CT, March 4, 2008.

Performance Anxiety and Sport Injury Prevention, U.S. Lacrosse Foundation Coaches Conference.  Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, January 13, 2008.

 

Miele-Pascoe, L, & Giordano-Autret, D. (2015)Fitness facility operations: a forensic perspective.
Int. J. of Forensic Engineering, 2015 Vol.2, No.4, pp. 286– 292
Miele, L (2016). Standards of Care and Utility for New Personal Training Directors.
Operations: Familiarize yourself and your staff with key components of safe practices. IDEA Fitness Manager, Volume 28, Issue 1
Miele, L. “Healing in the Pool: A Journey to the Ring after Back Surgery,” Swimming World, http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com,
March 17, 2015
Miele, L. “The Importance of Failure: A Culture of Success.” Psychology Today, Monthly Sport Psychology Blog: The Whole Athlete. www.psychologytoday.com, March 2015
Miele-Pascoe, L. (November, 2014). Concussion Culture: How to Protect Young Athletes.  Scientific American.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mindblog/2014/11/24/concussion-culture-how-to-protect-young-athletes
Psychology Today, Monthly Sport Psychology Blog: The Whole Athlete. www.PsychologyToday.com, October 2014.
Miele, L .(2010)Why Sports are Good for Kidshttp://www.Livestrong.com
Miele, L. (2010) Plyometric Training for Basketball.http://www.Livestrong.com
Miele, L. (2010) Vancouver Olympics 2010: How Can We Give Athletes an Edge on Injury Rehabilitation? Podium Sports Journal. http://www.podiumsportsjournal.com/vancouver-olympics-2-18-2010

Miele, L., Giachetti, D., & Thompson, M. (2010). Preventing Injuries: Teacher Resource Guide. Human Media Relations, Inc.

Miele, L., MD, Fitzsimmons, K., ATC, CSCS, Lerer, T., MS, & Lapidus, G PA-C MPH December, 2009). Knowledge of knee injury prevention attitudes and practices among high school coaches. Journal of Coaching Education.

Nissen C.W., & Miele, L. (Spring, 2009). Injury Prevention: There’s more to it than you think. Connecticut State Medical Society; The Sports Med Newsletter.

Miele, L. (2010) Why Sports are Good for Kids? http://www.Livestrong.com

Miele, L. (2010) Plyometric Training for Basketball. http://www.Livestrong.com

Miele, L. (2007). The Effects of Providing Procedural and Sensory Information on Preoperative Anxiety and Post Operative Pain in Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction (can be accessed through www.proquest.com, unpublished doctoral dissertation).