Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research Laboratory

Clinical Orthopedic  Rehabilitation and Research Laboratory logoThe Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research (CORR) Laboratory is committed to providing an opportunity for faculty and students to study the biomechanical factors contributing to musculoskeletal injury, and to advance clinical research in orthopedic rehabilitation.

A variety of clinical research projects are being conducted by the orthopedic research team. This is a collaborative lab space with researcher Wen Liu's Neuromuscular Research Laboratory.


Neena Sharma Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT
Assistant Professor and Director, CORR Laboratory
The focus of Sharma's research is on chronic lower back pain, as well as hip, leg and knee conditions such as osteoarthritis. Using exercise, manual therapy and fMRI assessments, she is exploring possible new treatments for these common and significant impairments. Projects

Linda Denney Linda Denney, PT, M.Appl.Sci (Manip)
Clinical Instructor
Denny's research emphasis concerns rotary instability of the knee, specifically anterior cruciate ligament injury and prevention. She is also studying rehabilitation after total knee replacement.

Steve Jernigan Stephen D. Jernigan, PT, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
In addition to studying fall risk assessment and quality of life in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Jernigan is also actively engaged in work using Thera-Band for exercise prescription.


photo of the lab team, Clinical Orthopedic  Rehabilitation and Research Laboratory

Pictured with Neena Sharma, PhD, lab director (center) are (from left) students Zaid Mansour, Krista Sanchez, Christian Busch, Fahed Mehyar, Saddam Kanaan (alum), and Gurpreet Singh.

Last modified: Nov 08, 2013

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Research projects and collaboration

Selected grants


Lab Director
Neena Sharma

Neena Sharma, PT, PhD, CMPT


The CORR laboratory space includes a large testing area, two participant changing rooms, and a foyer. Lab team members have offices adjacent to the laboratory. The laboratory houses the following equipment:

– Biodex isokinetic dynamometer
– Biodex Balance System SD
– Optotrak motion-capture system (6 cameras)
– Telemyo wireless EMG system
– Two forceplates
– A LifeFitness treadmill

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