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Claire Milner

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Clare Milner

PhD, FACSM

Associate Professor, Director, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

Clare Milner, PhD, FACSM, is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and director of the PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She received her PhD from the School of Biomedical Sciences, Leeds University, Great Britain, and completed postdoctoral 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.

Faculty Fellowships

Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

Professional Society

American College of Sports Medicine
American Society of Biomechanics
International Society of Biomechanics.

Selected Publications

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Editorial review board membership:

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Applied Biomechanics.

Research Interests

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. Her work also attempts to understand the interactions between walking biomechanics and knee loading in people at risk for activity limitations, particularly people with obesity and/ or knee osteoarthritis. The goal of this work is to reduce the risk of excessive loading at the knee to safely maintain or increase daily physical activity.

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  • Postdoctoral fellowship in running biomechanics,  University of Delaware, USA
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in gait analysis, Penn State University, USA
  • PhD in biomechanics, University of Leeds, UK