The UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory conducts research on the biomechanics and neuromuscular coordination of human movement, with applications in orthopedics and rehabilitation. Our experimental facilities include capabilities to record three dimensional kinematics, kinetics and dynamic images during movement. Computer simulations are used to characterize musculotendon dynamics, estimate internal loadings and test principles guiding movement control. The overall goal of the research is to establish a scientific basis for the clinical treatment and prevention of impairments that limit locomotor performance.

You should also check out some of the recent lab happenings on our new facebook page!

Recent Lab News
May 2016
Carrie Francis defended her PhD thesis. Congrats Dr. Francis! She will start as an Assistant Professor at University of Northwestern, St. Paul this fall.

February 2016
Colin Smith, Jarred Kaiser and Josh Roth presented their research at the 2016 Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fl.

February 2016
Dr. Darryl Thelen was recognized for his teaching excellence with the Harvey Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction!

Spring 2016
Welcome to our new Post Docs Moria Bittmann, Scott Brandon, and Josh Roth and MS student Emily Keuler!

December 2015
Congrats to our lab graduates Jarred Kaiser, PhD and Kristen Rasske, MS!

For previous news check out our News Page!
Email to: Darryl Thelen Last Updated: 8/7/2015