Skeletal Muscle Mechanics in Orthopedic Medicine & Sports

Tarih: 11.07.2017
Yer: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Kandilli Kampüsü AZ-19

Skeletal Muscle Mechanics in Orthopedic Medicine & Sports

Filiz Ateş, Ph.D.

Motion Analysis Laboratory,

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA


About the Seminar:

The talk will focus on novel experimental approaches to understand skeletal muscle mechanics in relation to joint function. Ultrasound elastography, high density electromyography, and intramuscular pressure are promising methods to estimate muscle force. The relevance of these non-invasive and minimally invasive approaches in orthopedics and sports biomechanics as well as muscle-fascia interactions will be discussed


About the Speaker:

Filiz Ates received her B.Sc. degree from the Electronics Engineering Department of Istanbul University, and M.Sc. degree from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Bogazici University in Istanbul. Her M.Sc. studies were on light-tissue interactions. In 2013, she received her Ph.D. degree from the same institution in the field of biomechanics and with the focus on skeletal muscle mechanics. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory ‘‘Motricite, Interactions, Performance’’, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Nantes, France and later in the Faculty of Sports Sciences, Waseda University, Japan. She is currently working in the Motion Analysis Laboratory in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Her active research areas include soft tissue mechanics, muscle force estimation with ultrasound elastography, mechanical interactions of skeletal muscles, assessment of the effects and implications of orthopedic surgery as well as other treatment methods, and management of rehabilitation techniques in neuromuscular diseases.