Our Work

The mission of the Mizzou MAC is to combine the tools of engineering (computational analysis, instrumentation, measurement, and mechanical design) with the clinical expertise of physical therapy and orthopaedics to address issues of musculoskeletal health.

The Mizzou MAC is located within the department of physical therapy and is associated with the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI). The Mizzou MAC uses experimental and computational methods in movement analysis with an emphasis on joint loading, rehabilitation, and orthopaedics. The Mizzou MAC works closely with the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory (COL), Athletic Training, as well as the department of bioengineering. Resources include a state-of-the-art gait lab with marker based and makerless motion catpure, wireless EMG, and force plates. The lab also includes computational resources for development of subject specific musculoskeletal models and movement simulation.

Director: Trent M. Guess, PhD

Events and Honors

25April

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Dr. Guess received an Excellence in Education Award from the University of Missouri

19March

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Swithin Razu received a Mizzou Advantage Graduate Travel Grant

12July

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MAC selected as a winner of the 2016 MSC Software Simulating Reality contest.

10July

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Derick Davis, a summer researcher in the MAC, received the Dean's SSRA 2016 International Research Scholarship

18May

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Swithin Razu recieved a Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Travel Award

12Nov

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Dr Portia Flowers and Swithin Razu received the Health Sciences Research Day Dean's Award