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Research in the MUSL Lab studies musculoskeletal biomechanics of the shoulder and upper limb. This research takes a comprehensive approach to assessment of upper limb mobility, functionality, and injury risk in various populations, including older adults, patients with a rotator cuff tear, and workers. The ultimate goal of this research is to identify the underlying mechanisms contributing to upper limb movement and functional deficits, so that effective treatment strategies can be developed to return patients to a pre-injury level of function. This work is accomplished through the application of experimental, computational, and medical imaging techniques.