Members of the Wellsandt Lab include: Liz Wellsandt, Matt McManigal, RJ Barber, Regg Strotheide, Daniel Podsiadlo, David Fu, and Alyx Flippin. Not pictured: Ferinand Osayande, Vanessa Derner, and Jayce Cameron.
Welcome to the Wellsandt Lab!
Why do we do what we do? In short, to better the patient experience and outcomes after injury. Our primary goals are to:
- Understand and optimize outcomes after lower extremity musculoskeletal injury
- Promote a safe return to pre-injury activities, lifelong physical activity and function, and long-term joint health.
How do we do this? We use a patient-centered and interdisciplinary approach to ask relevant research questions and seeks answers through rigorous and sound methodological design and analysis using the following tools:
- Biomechanical movement analysis
- Physical activity monitoring
- Clinical testing measures such as isokinetic muscle strength testing
- Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Body fluid biomarkers analyses.
We appreciate your interest in our lab! If you have any questions or would like additional information about our lab, please contact the lab director:
Liz Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
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- Dr. Wellsandt was awarded a 3-year grant from the Rheumatology Research Foundation in July 2019 to investigate biomarkers in the development of osteoarthritis after knee injury
- David Fu (UNMC Medical Student) received a student research grant through the College of Medicine in May 2019 to investigate the effect of adductor canal blocks on walking
- Emilie Hicks and Katie Hedlund (UNMC PT Students) graduated in May 2019. They were the first students in the Wellsandt Lab. Congratulations Emilie and Katie!