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.

Gait Laboratory

Main focus is on human movement and performance.

Ertl Project

Can functional improvements be attained using an osteomyoplastic technique over a traditional amputation surgery?

Prosthesis Manipulation

How does adding mass or changing the feet affect gait?

Dynamic Stability

How is the body able to return to a static posture following activity?

Postural Stability

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.

Clinical Research

We are working closely with physical therapists in the area to investigate several theraputic modalities including foam rolling and laser asissted rehabilitation techniques.