Interdisciplinary Movement Science Laboratory (IMSL)

Our Mission

​​To promote active and healthy aging through movement.

Our Vision

​Improving the lives of aging adults through novel rehabilitation practices.


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

If you’re interested in participating in one of our ongoing clinical trials, call 303-724-6035 or email emily.hager@cuanschutz.edu​

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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 
CU ACCORDS
Daniel Matlock, MD, PhD 
Megan Morris, PhD, MPH 
Colle​​ge of Nursing
Paul Cook, PhD, LP​
CU PMR
Daniel Matlock, MD, PhD 
Megan Morris, PhD, MPH 
Mark Manago, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc
Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, FAPTA
CU RESTORE​
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 ​
Guy Lev, PT, DPT, COMPT
Kristen Loker, NP
VA Rocky Mountain GRECC
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD​
Noel So, MD
VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC​​
Meredith Mealer, PhD​

 

 

IMSL Faculty & Staff   
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Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD
IMSL Director
cory.christiansen@cuanschutz.edu
Balfany, Kat
Kat Balfany, MS, CSCS
Professional Research Assistant
katherine.balfany@cuanschutz.edu
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Emily Hager, MS
Professional Research Assistant
emily.hager@cuanschutz.edu
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Maggie Givan, MA
Research Services Professional
maggie.givan@cuanschutz.edu
Chelsey Anderson
Chelsey Anderson, CPO
PhD Student
chelsey.anderson@cuanschutz.edu
Laura Swink
Laura Swink, OTR, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
laura.swink@cuanschutz.edu

Rashelle Hoffman

Rashelle Hoffman, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS

Postdoctoral Fellow

rashelle.hoffman@cuanschutz.edu

 

 

Davis-Wilson, Hope

Hope Davis-Wilson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

hope.davis-wilson@cuanschutz.edu

Larson, Cami

Cami Larson
DPT Student

Graciela Salinas

Graciela Salinas
DPT Student

Karissa Sandoval Headshot

Karissa Sandoval
DPT Student

Stoddard, Rachel

Rachel Stoddard
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