Research is conducted in biomechanics laboratory in Gunter Hall. Students at the undergraduate and graduate level are highly encouraged to participate in research in the lab.
Main focus is on human movement and performance.
Can functional improvements be attained using an osteomyoplastic technique over a traditional amputation surgery?
How does adding mass or changing the feet affect gait?
How is the body able to return to a static posture following activity?
How do cancer survivors, amputees, or older adults maintain postural stability?
General biomechanical research related to exercise topics
We have several studies currently investigating the influence of footware with and without loads on running kinematics.
We are working closely with physical therapists in the area to investigate several theraputic modalities including foam rolling and laser asissted rehabilitation techniques.