Musculoskeletal Health

Advancing the field of musculoskeletal health

Our faculty researching musculoskeletal health are working to find new techniques, therapies, and devices to help people with orthopedic issues and other disorders.

Whether they’re working to improve the long-term outcomes of people with ankle pain, exploring new rehabilitation techniques, or finding new methods of pain control, they’re making discoveries that improve the quality of life for people all over the world and expanding the capabilities of health science practitioners.

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Rehabilitation using ankle robots

SHHS faculty are currently researching the usefulness of an ankle robot in measuring ankle disability and assisting with rehabilitation.

If successful, they will be able to establish a more efficient rehabilitation plan to reduce the disability associated with chronic ankle sprains.


Faculty and students pursuing muscoskeletal research have access to a wide variety of lab facilities, equipment, and other resources. These include shared lab space and equipment in the Health Sciences building and access to the robotics lab at IU Indianapolis.

Specific equipment includes:

  • Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System
  • Hocoma ArmeoSpring Pediatric
  • Hocoma Lokomat Pro Gait System
  • InMotion Shoulder-Elbow Robot, Wrist Robot, and Anklebot 
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation devices (Graston Technique)
  • Neurocom Smart Balance Master
  • Reha Technologies G-EO End Effector Robotic Gait Training System

Learn more about musculoskeletal research at SHHS

See the complete list of researchers