Juan Rodriguez


Juan Rodriguez





Juan Rodriguez was born in Pereira, Colombia and grew up in West Palm Beach Florida. He has been enthralled by science and medicine since he was a child, he is now an Officer for the Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association, the College of Health Professions and Sciences Kinesiology Undergraduate representative and a RAMP Scholar. Juan is conducting research with experts in the field of rehabilitation into the Effects of Mental imagery on Myofascial Restrictions.

Faculty Mentor

William J. Hanney, DPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Undergraduate Major

Kinesiology B.S.

Future Plans

My future Career Plans are to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an investigator in the exercise and rehabilitation field.


The Effects of Mental Imagery on Myofascial Restrictions, Dr. William J. Hanney, University of Central Florida,


Both flexibility and ROM are thought to play an essential role in many types of movement from daily activities to performance in sports and other activities. Evidence supports the use of mental imagery as a tool to produce viable changes in flexibility.1 However, currently, little research exists regarding how mental imagery can produce physical and physiological changes in measures including generic muscle flexibility. The purpose of this study is to find the effects of using a guided mental imagery protocol on myofascial restrictions, essentially seeing if mental imagery can influence hamstring physical and measures including myofascial length and muscle tone.

  1. Williams, J.G., J.L. Odley, and M. Callaghan, Motor Imagery Boosts Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in the Attainment and Retention of Range-of -Motion at the Hip Joint. J Sports Sci Med, 2004. 3(3): p. 160-6.


Therapeutic methods, Kinesiology

Juan Rodriguez