Muscle and Tendon Performance Lab

Muscle Performance Lab; Stuart Binder-Macleod
Karin Gravare Silbernagel; tendon injury; lower leg injury; DRI; tendon research group

 

Muscle and Tendon
Performance Lab

STAR Health Sciences Complex, Rm 120
Lab Phone: 302-831-3145

 

Researchers

Stuart Binder-Macleod, PhD, PT
Samuel Lee, PT, MPT, PhD
Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC
Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, ATC, ScD, SCS, FAPTA

A 1009 sq. foot human muscle performance laboratory is a shared facility.  All of the equipment necessary for stimulating and recording forces from major human muscle groups is presently available.  This laboratory uses a customized LabView application software program that allows a personal computer to control an electric stimulator while continuously acquiring data.  The same program is used to reduce and analyze the data.

Equipment
  • 2 computerized force dynamometers (KIN-COMs)
  • Grass S8800 stimulators, customized
  • LabVIEW application software and hardware
  • GE Logiq e ultrasound imaging
  • Continuous shear wave elastography (cSWE)
  • Ergotest Muscle lab unit for evaluation of strength (linear encoder), function (light mat) and muscle activation (EMG)
  • HR MATTM VersaTek Pressure Measurement System