Biomechanics lab photos

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


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.


We have also studied running biomechanics in various types of footwear, running using different foot strike patterns and with difference cadence and have examined runners with patellofemoral pain and those with tibial stress fractures.



We examine plantar loading during walking with a multisensor platform.  Data can be used to estimate loading on different plantar regions of the foot.  These data can be also measured in-shoe with a different instrument in our lab.


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