Professor - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Director - Human Performance Laboratory (HPL)
Our research interest is focused on the biomechanics of the human body and its relation to the onset of pathology as related to movement and load. Specifically, we study differences in gait and balance resulting from change or intervention (e.g., age, rehabilitation protocol, surgery) aiming to understand the relationships between the performance of activities of daily living, body structure, external forces and muscle function and pathology.
Currently we are investigating the intact foot function during activities of daily living and the differences in the compensation mechanisms employed by individuals with advanced hip and knee osteoarthritis.