Prior Research


Once 'Stepping On' Ends: Continuing a Group Falls Prevention Program via the Internet
Funding Agency: UW PERC Collaborative Health Sciences Program
Research Team: Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
Collaborators: Dr. Jane Mahoney (UW-Madison), Dr. David Gustafson (UW-Madison)

Cranial Nerve Noninvasive Neuromodulation to Enhance Gait and Balance - Older Adults
Funding Agency: NIH: National Institute on Aging
Research Team: Carrie Francis, Dr. Jason Franz, Dr. Darryl Thelen, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
Collaborators: Dr. Neil Binkley, Mitch Tyler (UW-Madison), Dr. Yuri Danilov (UW-Madison), Dr. Kurt Kaczmarek (UW-Madison)
[Research Abstract]


Toward the development of a musculoskeletal model of the thumb with application to improving workers' health
Funding Agency: Center for Disease Control - National Inst for Occupational Safety and Health
Research Team: Dr. Joseph Towles
Collaborators: Dr. Robert Radwin (UW-Madison)

Comparison of Usual Podiatric Care and Early Physical Therapy for Plantar Heel Pain
Funding Agency: Orthopedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association
Research Team: Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
Collaborators: Dr. Shane McClinton (Des Moines University), Tim Flynn (Rocky Mountain University), Tom McPoil (Regis University)


Mechanics of the aging Achilles tendon with implications for walking performance
Funding Agency: NIH: National Institute on Aging
Research Team: Dr. Jason Franz, Dr. Laura Slane, Kristen Rasske, Dr. Darryl Thelen


Characterizing Myofascial Trigger Points using Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography
Funding Agency: UW Sports Medicine Classic Fund
Research Team: Dr. Laura Slane, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Patrick Grabowski (UW Health), Travis Obermire (UW Health)


Functional Testing as Additional Criteria for Return to Play following an ACL Sprain
Funding Agency: UW Sports Medicine Classic Fund
Research Team: Jen Sanfilippo, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit, Christa Wille, Mikel Stiffler
Collaborators: Dr. Geoff Baer (UW-Madison)


Prevention of Second ACL Injury in High Risk Athletes: A Pilot Study
Funding Agency: UW Sports Medicine Classic Fund
Research Team: Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit, Mikel Stiffler
Collaborators: Dr. David Bell (UW-Madison)


Post-pregnancy recovery of abdominal muscle function and running mechanics
Funding Agency: UW Sports Medicine Classic Fund, Virginia Horne Henry Fund
Research Team: Dr. Elizabeth Chumanov, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit, Mikel Stiffler
Collaborators: Dr. Alison Brooks (UW-Madison), Cristine Agresta (Temple University)
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Step Rate Modification during Running
Research Team: NIH, Shapiro Fellowship, Hilldale Fellowship
Primary Researchers: Rachel Lenhart, Christa Wille, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
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Cartilage Contact and Early Degeneration following ACL Reconstruction
Funding Agency: NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Research Team: Jarred Kaiser, Mike Vignos, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Dr. Rick Kijowski (UW Health), Dr. Oliver Wieben (UW-Madison), Dr. Geoffrey Baer (UW Health)
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Increasing Physician use of Exercise for Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Funding Agency: NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Research Team: Christa Wille, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
Collaborators: Dr. John Beaulieu (Visual Health Information, Inc.)
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Multi-Domain Computational Framework for Simulating Musculoskeletal Systems
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Research Team: Jarred Kaiser, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Dr. Yasin Dhaher (RIC), Dr. Dan Negrut (UW-Madison)
[Research Abstract]


Ultrasonic analysis of the effects of aging on tendon mechanics
Funding Agencies: NIH: National Institute on Aging, American Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics
Research Team: Dr. Laura Slane, Alex Ehlers, Dr. Darryl Thelen
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Records Review and Computational Modeling for the Evaluation of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeries
Funding Agency: UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, International Society of Biomechanics
Research Team: Rachel Lenhart, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Dr. Matt Halanski (UW Orthopedics), Dr. Michael Schwartz (Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare; GCSH), Dr. Tom Novacheck (GCSH)
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A Mechanistic Examination of Falls Occurring in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer's Disease
Funding Agency: Wisconsin Comprehensive Memory Program
Collaborators: Dr. Carey Gleason (UW-Madison), Dr. Jane Mahoney (UW Hospitals)

Biocomputation of the Links Between Muscle Morphology, Coordination and Injury
Funding Agency: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Research Team: Amy Silder, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Dr. Silvia Blemker(UVA)
[Research Abstract]


Measurement and Simulation of Biarticular Muscle Function During Human Walking
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Research Team: Amy Silder, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Dr. James McCarthy (UW Hospitals)
[Research Abstract]


Rehabilitation of Acute Hamstring Strains: Effects of Treatment on Muscle Morphology, Running Mechanics and Reinjury Potential
Funding Agency: National Football League Charities
Research Team: Amy Silder, Dr. Darryl Thelen
Collaborators: Marc Sherry (UW-Madison), Dr. Michael Tuite (UW Hospitals)
[Research Abstract]


Internet Delivery of Animated Rehabilitation Exercises (IDARE) - Phase II
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Research Team: Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
Collaborators: Dr. John Beaulieu (Visual Health Information, Inc.)

Continuous Motion of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
Funding Agency: Medtronic, Inc
Research Team: Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit
Collaborators: Dr. Paul Anderson (UW-Madison)

Assessing Accuracy of Gait Analysis Models using Forward Dynamic Simulations
Funding Agency: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Collaborators: Dr. Frank Buczek (Shriners Erie)

Biomechanical Causes of Slow Gait in the Elderly
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging
Collaborators: Dr. Jane Mahoney (UW Hospitals)

Hamstring Muscle Mechanics and Function During Sprinting
Funding Agency: Aircast Foundation
Collaborators: Dr. Tim Best (The Ohio State University)

Saddle Pressure and Pelvic Motion During Seated Cycling
Funding Agency: Trek Bicycle Corporation
Collaborators: Dr. Heidi Ploeg (UW-Madison)

Effects of a Previous Strain Injury on Hamstring Muscle Mechanics: Implications for Preventing Re-Injury
Funding Agency: National Football League Charities
Collaborators: Dr. Michael Tuite (UW Hospitals), Dr. Thomas Best (The Ohio State University)
[Research Abstract]


Generating Muscle Actuated Simulations of Movement
Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Collaborators: Dr. Frank C. Anderson (Stanford University)
[Research Abstract]


Identifying Thoracic Spine and Rib Origins of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain
Funding Agency: American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
Collaborators: Bill Boissonnault, PT (UW-Madison)


Please find current research projects on our research page.

Email to: Darryl Thelen Last Updated: 6/27/2017