Profile for Thomas Kernozek

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Specialty area(s)

Biomechanics of Human Movement, Research Methods and Statistics


Brief biography

Have taught in the Physical Therapy Program since 1996. Responsible for developing the Strzelczyk Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory in the Health Science Center and am the founder of the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS)

We currently have a very active biomechanics research laboratory that primarily examines lower extremity injury mechanisms and joint/soft tissue loading. Much of our work has examined the biomechanical factors related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, patellofemoral pain and Achilles tendon loading during movement.  Currently, I serve as the Director of the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) and the Health Professions Department Chair. 

La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) est. 2005. LIMS website
Strzelczyk Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory Lab website


Post doctoral training, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota (GO GOPHERS!)

Professional history

Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, member of the American Society of Biomechanics, Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Biomechanics.

Research and publishing

Published over 100 research manuscripts largely with many of my graduate students as co-authors. My students have an awesome opportunity to work with me and be mentored on research projects studied in our laboratory.  It is a true faculty/student partnership that allows us to complete this kind of work.  Often, students are listed as co-authors on our many publications or presentations at professional meetings.  Follow the link to see what we are currently publishing (Pubmed Publications website). My faculty/student research has been cited by many other scientists in our field.  Follow the google link to learn a little more about our research and which papers are most often cited  (Google Scholar Kernozek Citations website)

If you want to become a physical therapist as well as be involved in contemporary research within movement science, UWL is a really great place to be!  Become part of LIMS!