Sports Neuromechanics Lab
Our Research Focus
The primary focus of the Sports Neuromechanics Lab is on improving our understanding of factors that contribute to common acute and chronic sports injuries (e.g. anterior cruciate ligament tears, patellofemoral pain). In addition, we also work to develop/study novel approaches to injury prevention and rehabilitation in sports medicine.
Thomas Gus Almonroeder, DPT, PhD
Tricia Widenhoefer, MSPT, CBIS
Taylor Miller, SPT, CSCS
Emily Watkins, SPT
Jithmie Jayawickrema, SPT
Kristin Mercker, SPT, ATC
Mark Weigand, SPT
- The Effects of Decision-Making on Tibial Impact Accelerations during Lateral Cutting
- The Influence of Squat Instruction on Patellofemoral Joint Loading
- Inter-limb Symmetry during Walking and Running following ACL Reconstruction
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Publications from Our Lab Members
Almonroeder TG, Kernozek T, Cobb S, Slavens B, Wang J, & Huddleston W. (2018). Cognitive demands influence lower extremity mechanics during a drop vertical jump task in female athletes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, [Epub ahead of print].
Almonroeder TG, Kernozek T, Cobb S, Slavens B, Wang J, & Huddleson W. (2017). Divided attention during cutting influences lower extremity mechanics in female athletes. Sports Biomechanics, [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29129134
Benson LC, Almonroeder TG, & O'Connor KM. (2017). Quantifying knee mechanics during balance training exercises. Human Movement Science, 51, 138-145. PMID: 28027463
Almonroeder TG & Benson LC. (2017). Sex differences in lower extremity kinematics and patellofemoral kinetics during running. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (16), 1575-1581. PMID: 27571504
Almonroeder TG, Benson LC, & O'Connor KM. (2016). The influence of a prefabricated foot orthosis on lower extremity mechanics during running in individuals with varying dynamic foot motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 46 (9), 749-755. PMID: 27494054
Collins JD, Almonroeder TG, Ebersole KT, & O'Connor KM. (2016). The effects of fatigue and anticipation on the mechanics of the knee during cutting in female athletes. Clinical Biomechanics, 35, 62-67. PMID: 27128767
Almonroeder TG, Benson LC, & O'Connor KM. (2015). Changes in patellofemoral joint stress during running with the application of a prefabricated foot orthotic. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 10 (7), 967-975. PMID: 26673987
Almonroeder TG, Garcia E, & Kurt M. (2015). The effects of anticipation on the mechanics of the knee during single-leg cutting tasks: a systematic review. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 10 (7), 918-928: PMID: 26673276
Almonroeder TG, Benson LC, & O'Connor KM. (2015). The effect of a prefabricated foot orthotic on frontal plane joint mechanics in healthy runners. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 31 (3), 149-158. PMID: 25536274
Almonroeder T, Willson JD, & Kernozek TW. (2013). The effect of foot strike pattern on Achilles tendon load during running. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41 (8), 1758-1766.
Wouters I, Almonroeder T, Dejarlais B, Laack A, Willson JD, & Kernozek TW. (2012). Effects of a movement training program on hip and knee joint frontal plane running mechanics. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 7 (6), 637-646. PMID: 23316427
Almonroeder TG & Willson JD. (March 2017). Foot posture, orthoses, and patellofemoral pain. Lower Extremity Review.
Almonroeder TG & O'Connor KM. (May 2015). Foot orthoses and patellofemoral pain: frontal plane effects during running. Lower Extremity Review.
** Current/former members of the Sports Neuromechanics Lab in bold