Musculoskeletal & Metabolic Impairments with Aging & Chronic Diseases

Our focus is to study human movement and movement-related dysfunction induced as a result of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and physical frailty with aging.

Exercise and physical activity training interventions are powerful mediators of human movement and movement-related dysfunction. Our studies utilize assessments of human movement and physical performance including disease-specific measures of impairment, functional limitation, and disability that may be ameliorated by exercise interventions.

Faculty Investigator

David R. Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA


Kay Bohnert, MS


Dan Bittel, PhD Student