Our work aims to improve rehabilitation approaches for a variety of commonly experienced musculoskeletal disorders that have an adverse impact on society.
Examples of these disorders include low back pain, shoulder pain, traumatic knee injuries, and upper extremity overuse injuries. The main research goals are to identify injury mechanisms, target modifiable impairments associated with clinical outcomes, and develop effective interventions to restore function and prevent recurrence. Investigation of these goals encompasses many different methods used alone or in combination including neurophysiological, physiological, genetic, pain-related cognition, imaging, biochemical, biomechanical, physical performance, and clinical measures. Our research is conducted in both laboratory and clinical settings.