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Clinical and Biomechanical Outcomes in Patients with Lower Limb Pathology

Faculty Mentor: Jesse Christensen
Title: Research Assistant Professor
College: Health
School / Department: Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Project description

We are conducting several clinical and biomechanical studies in our state-of-the-art motion capture laboratory at the VA Medical Center. Research opportunities would include interacting with patients with lower limb pathology (e.g. osteoarthritis, total joint replacement, amputees), collecting/processing clinical and biomechanical data. We are also using wearable technology and developing innovative treatment strategies to improve functional recovery in mobility-impaired adults.

Student Role: Students will learn to collect/process/import clinical (muscle, performance, motion) and biomechanical (kinetic and kinematic) data using several premier software packages.
Student Benefits: Clinical and research experience with several patient populations. Opportunity for potential abstract and manuscript submissions based on experience and commitment.
Project Duration: Specifics will be based on the project and student's commitment. This will be negotiated based upon initial interview (minimum of 6 hrs/wk for two semesters).
Opportunity Type: Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit
Is this a paid opportunity: No
Minimum Requirements: 1. Good personal and communication skills 2. Junior or senior class preferred 3. Minimum of 6 hrs/wk for two semester commitment 4. Strong letter of support