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- PhD, Washington University,2007, Movement Science
- MS, Ithaca College, 1999, Physical Therapy
- BS, Ithaca College, 1998, Clinicial Science
- Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (1996-present) – Orthopaedics and Research Section
I am interested in examining the mechanisms underlying chronic-recurrent low back pain. Using information from a physical therapy examination and a 3D movement analysis laboratory, I have investigated differences in movement characteristics between different subgroups of people with low back pain and between people with and without low back pain. Currently, I am examining the relationship between posture and movement and the development and persistence of a low back pain problem. I am particularly interested in how people move during functional activities. At SDSU, I plan to continue this research using 3-D movement analysis, but also plan to use new tools such as MRI and portable devices for movement analysis.