Associate Professor, Director, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 753
Clare Milner, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She received her PhD from the School of Biomedical Sciences, Leeds University, Great Britain and post-doctoral training at the Center for Locomotion Studies, Pennsylvania State University and in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware. Her research expertise is in applied biomechanics and gait analysis. Milner teaches doctoral level classes in research methods and advanced biomechanics.
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Milner directs the Gait Laboratory and her research focus is the biomechanics of lower extremity injury, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Milner's research is directed towards helping active people stay injury free and in helping those with mobility limitations such as knee pain maintain functional daily activities. In particular, her work attempts to understand the biomechanical etiology of overuse injuries in recreational runners as a means to reduce injury risk. Specific injuries of interest include tibial stress fracture, iliotibial band syndrome, and Achilles tendinopathy. Her work also attempts to understand the interactions between walking biomechanics and knee loading in people at risk for activity limitations. In particular, people with obesity and/ or knee osteoarthritis. The goal of this work is to reduce the risk of excessive loading at the knee as a means to safely maintain or increase daily physical activity.
Professional Society:Milner is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the Biomechanics Interest Group. She is also a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and International Society of Biomechanics.