Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Bradley C. Nindl, PhD, FACSM

The objective the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory is to study comprehensive profiles of an individual's function by evaluating both the sensory and motor characteristics specific to musculoskeletal injury and pathology. Biomechanical and neuromuscular assessments under sports-simulated environments are used to determine specific variables including investigating the influence of weight distribution, muscle function, balance, flexibility, proprioception, gender, aging, and fatigue, as well as the effects of injury, surgery, and rehabilitation on joint stability. Deficiencies in body mechanics and muscle function are used to develop programs not only to improve performance, but also to minimize potential for injury. We have also applied this sports injury prevention and preformance enhancement model to the U.S. military in our research for the U.S. Department of Defense.



John Abt 
Associate director
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh PA  15203