Miami University Movement Lab faculty conduct research in motor control and learning, biomechanics, postural control and chiropractic.
Motor control and learning.
Biomechanics and sport.
Motor control and chiropractic.
Miami University Movement Lab Recent Research
Here are some recent research projects.
The previous level of gravitational load is an important factor to consider in determining kinematic and EMG responses to the current level during loading and unloading below standard g.
Significant improvement in objective and subjective outcomes were found after a pragmatic course of care including spinal manipulation in LSS patients.
Non-contact boxing training had a modest positive effect on the frequency and timing of anticipatory postural adjustments resulting from self-induced postural perturbations in healthy adults.
For situations in which participants cannot visit a laboratory (e.g. performing athletes, community dwelling clinical patients, and virus risk concerns) an in-home portable force plate is a trusted and valuable data collection tool.
Experiment determined the information referent on which catchers base their anticipatory neuromotor control when catching balls of unknown weight, and how catchers use this functional referent.
Following an endurance run, there were plane specific movement adaptations in postural sway that may have resulted from neuroprotective changes under extreme fatigue.
Our lab is interested in understanding both basic questions and practical application (e.g. sports, medicine) regarding the control of human movement as well as the control of stability.
The analysis and assessment of human movement during sport activities is of particular interest. Jumping, walking, running, golf, gymnastics and other various other exercise activities are investigated.
Research is focused on how chiropractic affects perception and action. Interested in pursuing clinical questions such as how does chiropractic affect postural stability and movement dysfunction?