Biomotion Lab

Who We Are

  • A group of disciplined scientists striving toward a common goal
  • Engaged individuals who work together to perform lab tasks
  • Motivated members of a team that uphold unconditional respect for one another
  • Researchers that show innovation, resilience, and resourcefulness
  • Investigators that are consistent, ethical, skilled, and committed to their work 

What We Do

  • Crush It!
  • Conduct purposeful and innovative data collections and analyses in the field of biomechanics
  • Contribute to advancing orthopedic outcomes by improving joint mechanics, function, reducing pain, and increasing muscle strength
  • Maintain an intellectual, dynamic , competitive, fun environment  
  • Support our fellow scientists and hold each other accountable
  • Take initiative, ask questions, and share ideas and findings
  • Keep up to date and contribute to the current literature
  • Embrace challenge and always give our best effort
  • Enjoy working hard and having an impact within the university and wider field
  • Produce high quality publications and conference presentations

Where We Are Headed

By the end of 2018:

  • Funded on 3 grants
  • Have published 12 papers out of our lab
  • Presented 12 abstracts
  • Had 1 PhD student receive an external grant
  • Develop and apply 2 new biomechanical techniques to our lab
  • Develop and test 1 new MRI sequence to study muscle and joint function
  • Test 2 new treatment ideas
  • Test 4 new functional tests that we as a lab develop
  • Have all senior undergraduates go to grad school
  • All undergraduates in lab for more than a year have an opportunity to present at a national level meeting

What We Study

We study how movement and muscle physiology affect pain and function within injured populations. Our overarching goal is to develop innovative effective treatments to improve the quality of life for patients with lower extremity orthopedic injuries.

We do this through developing and using innovative techniques within the fields of:

  • Biomechanics
  • Magnetic Resonance imaging
  • Muscle physiology
  • Quantitative sensory testing
  • Psycho-social testing

Biomotion Lab

College of Health Sciences

419 Wethington Building

900 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-0200

(859) 218-0851


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