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​

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 
Mark Manago, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
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
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD​
Noel So, MD
VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC​​
Meredith Mealer, PhD​



IMSL Faculty & Staff   
Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD
IMSL Director
Balfany, Kat
Kat Balfany, MS, CSCS
Professional Research Assistant
Emily Hager, MS
Professional Research Assistant
Maggie Givan, MA
Research Services Professional
Chelsey Anderson
Chelsey Anderson, CPO
PhD Student
Laura Swink
Laura Swink, OTR, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Rashelle Hoffman

Rashelle Hoffman, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS

Postdoctoral Fellow



Davis-Wilson, Hope

Hope Davis-Wilson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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