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This is the Strzelczyk Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory (part of the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science).  The laboratory is approximately 2,250 sq. ft. and has capabilities for collecting three dimension motion analysis, force and pressure distribution measurements, and electromyography data. The laboratory has been very successful in terms of our published work.

Biomechanics lab photo student with markers

Physical Therapy student in motion capture experiment to obtain "real time" movement based feedback that is being projected.

 Participant with markers landing
Skeletal motion of drop landing Muscle activation

Our laboratory has extensively studied drop landing biomechanics.  Markers on participant are used to estimate skeletal motions.  We hope to better understand anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes.

running in lab running skeleton figure

We have also studied running biomechanics in various types of footwear, examined runners with patellofemoral pain and those with tibial stress fractures.

Running cycle

We examine plantar loading with walking with a multisensor platform.  Data can be used to estimate loading on different plantar regions of the foot during walking.  This data can be also measured inshoe.

Muscle activation dataMuscle Activation Data Time Lines

We also examine muscle activation using electromyography (EMG).  This allows us to determine the amount of neural activation of muscle during movement performance.

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