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.  Developed 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 where we mostly study 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 running, therapeutic exercise and jumping/landing. 

Here is an article about my work that was featured in the La Crosse Tribune

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 with many of my graduate students as co-authors. Students have an awesome opportunity to be mentored and work with faculty on research projects at UWL.  They are part of a true faculty/student partnership and our outcomes over the years have been excellent.  Often, students are listed as co-authors on our many publications or presentations at professional meetings based on their lab effort.  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 what papers are most often cited by other scientists (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 research!