PhD. Graduate Assistantship
Motion Analysis Laboratory
Biomechanics and Movement Science Program
University of Delaware

We are seeking 2 highly motivated students for our multidisciplinary
doctoral program in Biomechanics and Movement Science. The focus of the
laboratory is the study of the relationship between lower extremity
mechanics and injury. Current funded projects include a Dept of the
Army funded 5 yr prospective study of tibial stress fractures in women.
In addition, funding for a 5 yr study of the effect of wedged orthoses
on Knee OA has recently been secured as part of a larger multi-project
study at UD. A number of studies of foot orthotic intervention are also
underway. Other areas of interest include the study of biomechanical
factors associated with the gender bias in ACL injuries. The lab is
well equipped with a 6 camera, 60/120 Hz VICON motion analysis system
(with real time capabilities), 2 BERTEC force platforms, accelerometry
and EMG. The real time system is currently being used to investigate
the ability to retrain gait patterns in injured runners. A
fee-for-service running injury clinic is also offered at the lab.

Candidates with research experience in the areas described will be given
preference. Candidates with physical therapy backgrounds are also strongly
encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact:

Irene McClay Davis, PhD, PT
Director of Research, Joyner Sportsmedicine Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
305 McKinly Lab
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

(302)831-4263 (ph)
(302)831-4234 (fax)

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