Current Projects

Neuromuscular Control Patterns in Rotator Cuff Disease in Aged Adults

Identifiable shoulder disorders are very common in elderly adults. The aim of this study is to investigate neuromuscular control patterns of the rotator cuff and deltoid muscles in elderly adults aged over 65 years with and without shoulder pain. We will investigate differences during various force levels and fatigue tasks. The results of this study will contribute to developing mechanism-based treatment strategies for rotator cuff disease in the elderly. (See flyer.)

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Huiying Zhu at

Balance Control in Older Adults with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a common condition in the diabetes population affecting the lower leg and foot. This results in poor balance control leading to increased fall risk. We aim to identify the biomechanical and neuromuscular control mechanisms affected by peripheral neuropathy. Results of this study will help us develop treatment strategies to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling and consequently enhance the quality of life and life expectancy in old adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (See flyer.) 

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Mohsen Alighanbari at