Our Project Aims

Whether to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, or to recover from stoke, sex-specific hormones affect the entire person.  While traditional rehabilitation has generally considered impairments associated with the musculoskeletal and the nervous systems as separate and discrete problems, our ground-breaking approach is the first of its kind to examine how cyclically changing hormone levels impact the full neuro-muscular axis – from muscle to brain. 
We aim to examine how hormone state affects state-of-the-art rehabilitation methods yet to be employed in patient care – such as non-invasive brain stimulation – as well as traditional therapies already implemented in the clinic – such as treadmill training.  Together with establishing simple methods to track how hormone flux is altered in injury and disease, our approach would allow for timing therapy to the most efficacious days in a woman’s cycle.

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Untangling of Lower Limb Synergies Post Stroke
PROJECT TYPE: Stroke

Research Project

Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Human Knee Joints
PROJECT TYPE: Biomechanics

Research Project

Exploring Sex Effects in Rehabilitation Medicine
PROJECT TYPE: Stroke, Hormones

Research Project