Ultrasound Elastography – What Are We Measuring in Muscle?
Chairs: Sabrina Lee, Northwestern University; Eric Perreault, Northwestern University & Tom Sandercock, Northwestern University
Neuromechanical Adaptations After Training and Exercise
Chair(s): Francesco Negro, University of Brescia; Claudio Orizio, University of Brescia
Neuromechanics of Joint Stability After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Chairs: Luca Laudani, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Andrea Macaluso, University of Rome Foro Italico
Why Are Muscles Weak After Stroke?
Chair: William Zev Rymer, Northwestern University
Multimodal Biomarkers of Motor Performance, Impairment and Recovery Derived from Physiological Measurements
Chairs: Vincent C.K. Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Giacomo Severini, University College Dublin
Biomechanical and Clinical Challenges in the Shoulder from the Applied Perspective
Chair: Birgit Juul-Kristensen, University of Southern Denmark
High Density Surface EMG: A Non-Invasive Research Tool at the Transition to Clinical Applications
Chairs: Ales Holobar, University of Maribor; Bernd Lapatki, University of Ulm; Hans van Dijk, University of Ulm
EMG Signal Decomposition: Validation and Impact In Our Physiological Understanding of Neural Control of Movement
Chair(s): Dario Farina, Imperial College London and Ales Holobar, University of Maribor
Insights into Cognitive Processes from Motor System Measurements
Chairs: Simon Kelly, University College Dublin; Mathieu Servant, Vanderbilt University
Muscle Stiffness and Extensibility: How Do They Affect Muscle Function?
Chair: Massimiliano Ditroilo, University College Dublin
Moving Beyond the Physical: Addressing Musculoskeletal Injury Induced Neuroplasticity and Motor Control to Improve Patient-function
Chairs: Dustin R. Grooms, Ohio University
Neuromechanics of LowerLimb Amputation and Prosthetic Gait
Chairs: Silvia Conforto, Roma Tre University
1. How amputation of a lower limb affects the locomotor control strategies
2. How the neuromechanical analysis of amputee’s gait can inform physicians and engineers
3. How a proper quantitative assessment can help the procedures for functional recovery.
Technological improvements have led to the development of innovative prosthetic devices. During their rehabilitation process, lower limb amputees, both trans-femoral and trans-tibial, need to adapt their gait control schemes to completely different biomechanical demands on both the residual and contralateral limbs. Non-invasive muscle function assessment through surface electromyography, the evaluation of motor coordination with muscle synergy analysis, the study of dynamic stability, the analysis of kinematic and kinetic patterns during walking, when integrated among each other can make the therapeutic process more effective and improve the technical solutions used for developing and controlling the prosthetic devices. This symposium will encompass the major methodologies for neuromechanical and functional evaluation of walking after amputation, with the aim of developing novel methodologies to improve treatment and evaluation of lower limb amputees.
An Increased Reliance on Contralesional Cortico-reticulospinal Motor Pathways and Sensorimotor Impairments following a unilateral brain injury: Good or Bad?
Chairs: Julius P.A. Dewald, Northwestern University
Novel Approaches to Enhance Recovery After Central Nervous System Injury
Chairs: Monica Perez, University of Miami; Jose Pons, Cajal Institute Spanish National Research Council
New Insights into Trunk Control in Back Pain Through Novel Approaches
Chair: Paul Hodges, University of Queensland