The goal of my research is to identify mechanisms underlying psychomotor responses to stress and pain, and to apply this knowledge to the prevention and treatment of chronic pain disorders. We use a variety of neurophysiologic techniques to investigate how the central nervous system responds to stress and pain in healthy individuals and clinical populations. Common experimental techniques include surface and intra-muscular electromyography (EMG), peripheral nerve stimulation, and quantitative sensory testing. We also conduct clinical studies to investigate risk factors and novel treatment strategies for chronic pain disorders including neck pain and fibromyalgia.
Katrina Maluf, PT, PhD
The lab is equipped with OT Bioettronica High Density EMG/EEG System, Noraxon Telemyo Wireless EMG, Delsys Myomonitor Portable EMG, Medoc PATHWAY –CHEPS Quantitative Sensory Analyzer, BTE Multi-cervical unit, MiniSun IDEEA activity monitors, and Stress Eraser portable biofeedback units.
- Ryan Marker (Rehabilitation Science Program, University of Colorado)
- Modifiable risk factors for chronic neck pain: The goal of this NIH-funded prospective investigation is to identify risk factors for chronic neck pain that can potentially be modified through physical therapy intervention. Candidate risk factors in the physical, psychological, and neurophysiological domains are being investigated.
- Dr. Dan Anton, Physical Therapy Program, Eastern Washington University
- Dr. Lisa Corbin, Center for Integrative Medicine, UC Denver
- Dr. Bradley Davidson, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Denver
- Dr. Roger Enoka, Neurophysiology of Movement Lab, UC Boulder
- Dr. Doug Everrett, Division of Biostatistics, National Jewish Medical Center
- Dr. Benzi Kluger, Department of Neurology, UC Denver
- Dr. Wendy Kohrt, Division of Geriatric Medicine, IMAGE Group, UC Denver
- Dr. Mark Laudenslager, Director of the Behavioral Immunology and Endocrinology Laboratory. UC Denver
- Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, UC Denver
- Center for Women’s Health Research, UC Denver
- Rehabilitation Science PhD Program, UC Denver