Quantifying healthy neuromuscular control of the shoulder
The shoulder joint complex has vast mobility and is prone to injury. Our lab is interested in understanding how neuromuscular activation and posture influence healthy shoulder mechanics. Our lab utilizes a robotic device to measure shoulder mechanics in a single plane of movement, and is developing new ways to simultaneously assess the shoulder in all 3 planes of movement. These assessments of healthy shoulder mechanics are important baseline measures as we expand these technologies to assess a variety of shoulder pathologies.