La Crosse Institute for Movement Science

Strzelczyk Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory

Room 3002, Health Science Center, La Crosse, WI 54601


The Strzelczyk Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory was developed in 1981 with the start up funds provided by Bob Strzelczyk.  We have come a long way since our early days in Cowley Hall.  The laboratory is now housed in the Health Science Center and is part of the Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Health Professions.  The director of the laboratory  and the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science is Thomas Kernozek, Ph.D.


  • To assist the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in accomplishing their objectives as a graduate program within the University system. 
  • To stimulate the student's ability to critically analyze clinical research questions which examine and provide information to the knowledge base of the profession. 
  • To promote scientific inquiry, provide service and collaboration with other faculty, clinicians and organizations within as well as outside the College and University. 
  • To provide multidisciplinary undergraduate research opportunities for university students.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is part of the Medical Consortium with Gundersen Lutheran, Franciscan Skemp Heathcare (part of the Mayo Healthcare system), Western Wisconsin Technical College, and Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI.  All of these partners have contributed to the development of Health Science Center. The lab space is currently approximately 2,250 sq. ft. with a 65 foot runway.

Research / Clinical Interests:

Walking and running gait analysis, sports movements like jumping, landing or cutting, seating assessment, lower extremity biomechanics, orthosis and footwear design, therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation outcome studies of the shoulder and knee, and ergonomics.

Interested in research?

UW-L has opportunities for graduates and undergraduates to participate in research in the biomechanics lab.  Graduate students may select the thesis or research options.

Last updated: January 26, 2001

Copyright 2000


La Crosse Institute for Movement Science