Dr Paulien Roos
Telephone:+44 (0)29 206 87760
Location:2F20, 2nd Floor, Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
My research interests are in computer simulation and biomechanical analysis of human movement. I am particularly interested in balance and in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. As a Cardiff Academic Fellow in the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre ( AR UK BBC ) my research is focused on rehabilitation of injured patients and the delay of long-term complications.
Projects that I am involved in are:
- An evaluation of movement strategies that reduce patellofemoral compression forces.
- The effect of muscle weakness and strengthening on knee stability.
- An evaluation of biomechanical strategies used by individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries during functional tasks and implications for treatment.
- An evaluation of predictors of Osteoarthritis and development of preventative rehabilitation interventions.
- The effect of joint loading and alignment on joint structures during functional activities and exercises in knee patients and healthy subjects.
- Optimising functional movement in knee injured patients using real-time virtual reality feedback to develop novel exercise interventions.