- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Areas
- Research Keywords
- Research Description
My research program focuses on the study of chronic musculoskeletal pain. I am interested in understanding the physiological mechanisms and developing treatments to target these mechanisms, using both animal and human models. I am also involved in advancing objective diagnostic biomarkers to assist with the assessment and management of all forms of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
- Research Summary
My research program adopts a broad and integrative approach to the study of chronic musculoskeletal pain, incorporating both basic and clinical sciences. A major arm to my research program is investigating the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms using both animal and human models. My research also aims to advance reliable diagnostic criteria (imaging, biomarkers) and physical assessment techniques (quantitative sensory testing, electromyography) that enable effective and reliable treatment and management strategies. By emphasizing transdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations, my research program will continue to inform future clinical and experimental initiatives in the field of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
- Techniques Used
Electromyography, therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic interventions (dry needle, manual), quantitative sensory testing techniques, animal surgery models.
- Lab Equipment
Bioelletronica Quattrocento HDsEMG 64 Channel, Electronic Von Frey, diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, MRC Systems Weighted Pinprick.
- Locations of international collaborators
George Mason University, National Institutes of Health (USA).