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Silfies Presents Neuromuscular Control Research in Milwaukee

December 1, 2012

Sheri Silfies, PhD, who is an associate professor and the Research Lab Coordinator for the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department, presented her current research on trunk neuromuscular control in low back pain on December 17 as a part of the Brotz Lecture Series in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Her lecture was attended by faculty, PhD and other graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in biomedical engineering.

She also met with doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows at the Tech4Pod Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Marquette to discuss their ongoing projects. At Tech4Pod, Silfies learned about postural control in patients’ pre and post scoliosis correction surgery, computer modeling of foot and ankle motion, and the development and validation of low-cost motion capture systems.

“Meeting with and sharing ideas about current studies and future projects with graduate students and faculty in engineering is always rewarding. I believe collaboration between our disciplines often results in better research into the areas of musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation,” Silfies commented.