Interdisciplinary Movement Science Laboratory (IMSL)

Our Mission

​​To promote activity and healthy aging through movement.

Our Vision

​Improving the lives of aging adults with disability through innovative rehabilitation research.

Our Values

IMSL Values Image

Our Research

Overground Motion Analysis Lab
Instrumented Split Belt Treadmill Motional Analysis LabOther Equipment
1725 square foot motion analysis laboratory

Eight camera 3-dimensional motion capture (Vicon)

Imbedded forceplates (Bertec)

15 meter walkway
Twelve camera 3-dimential motion capture including hardware and software (Vicon)

Split-belt force-plate instrumented treadmill (Bertec)

Gaterite Electronic Walkway
Wearable accelerometer-based systems (Delsys, Actigraph, ActivPAL, Notch, XSENS, Medtronic Zephyr Performance Systems)

Telemedicine equipment (Tablets for remote participant interaction, Dedicated telehealth workspace)

Electromechanical dynamometer (Humac Norm)

Indirect Calorimeter (Parvo Medics)
Research PatientsPatient assisting with conducting researchOther Equipment


IMSL Research Collaborators 
Daniel Matlock, MD, PhD 
Megan Morris, PhD, MPH 
Colle​​ge of Nursing
Paul Cook, PhD, LP​
Daniel Matlock, MD, PhD 
Megan Morris, PhD, MPH 
Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc
Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD
Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS​​
DU Center for Orthopedics Biomechanics​
Bradley Davidson, PhD ​
UCH Limb Restoration Group​
Jason Stoneback, MD ​
Kristen Loker, NP
VA Rocky Mountain GRECC
Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, PhD Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD​
Noel So, MD
VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC​​
Meredith Mealer, PhD​



IMSL Faculty & Staff   
Cory Christiansen 21 Headshot
Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD
IMS Team Co-Director, IMS Motion Capture Lab Co-Director

Mark Manago 21 Headshot

Mark Mañago, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS,
IMS Team Co-Director

Brecca Gaffney, PhD
IMS Motion Capture Lab Co-Director

Maggie Givan, MA
Research Services Professional

Emily Hager
Emily Hager, MS
Program Analyst

Balfany, Kat
Kat Balfany, MS, CSCS
Professional Research Assistant

Eliza Biondi


Eliza Biondi, MS

Professional Research Assistant

Davis-Wilson, Hope

Hope Davis-Wilson, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Chelsey Anderson

Chelsey Anderson                            PhD Student

Cami Larson

Cami Larson
DPT Student

Graciela Salinas

Graciela Salinas
DPT Student


Kaycee Binder                    DPT Student

IMSL Alumni   
Paul Kline Headshot Paul Kline, PT, DPT, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020

Matt Miller Headshot

Matt Miller, PT, PhD

PhD Student, 2019


Amanda Murray HeadshotAmanda Murray, DPT, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016

Laura Swink

Laura Swink, OTR, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2021

Rashelle Hoffman

Rashelle Hoffman, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS
Postdoctoral Fellow 2021


Contact Us

Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab 
13121 E. 17th Ave.
Mail Stop C244
Aurora, CO 80045

Lab Phone: 303-724-6035​
Dr. Christiansen's Office: 303-724-9101
Dr. Mañago’s Office: 303-724-0247

If you’re interested in participating in one of our ongoing clinical trials, call 303-724-6035 or email​