• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

Biomechanics Motion Analysis Lab

In my Biomechanics 3322 class we took a visit to the Motion Analysis Lab in SCI 1220 on campus. We’ve been talking in class about motion analysis in the field and in the lab with high-resolution cameras. We are lucky enough here at CSS to have a motion analysis lab that is used for the PT and OT graduate students.

During our hour long visit one of the girls from my class put on sensors and walked on a treadmill so we could analyze her gait pattern. The sensors picked up the infrared from the 7 cameras surrounding the classroom, which then portrayed a 3D image on the computer. One of the computer applications showed us the activation of multiple muscles. We looked at the gluteus medius and gluteus maximus activity during hip flexion and extension throughout each leg swing. It was pretty neat to apply some of the material I learned in Kinesiology and make a connection in the biomechanics motion analysis lab.

Another student put adhesive sensors on his bicep and the two heads of his triceps so we could analyze the action potential of these muscles as the student quickly touched his nose. Surprisingly the most muscle activation was seen in the triceps. Upon further thought I understood exactly why the amplification was higher for the triceps even though the bicep is the one pulling the arm up to the nose. In this situation the triceps is engaged as it slows the arm down so the subject doesn’t smack himself in the face. It is awesome to be able to apply what you learn in the classroom from lectures and textbooks into partially real life situations.

You gotta love Exercise Physiology!

Ryan Murphy with senors on his upper arm as we look at the action potential on the computer.

Ryan Murphy with senors on his upper arm as we look at the action potential on the computer.

The Motion Analysis Lab in SCI 1220

The Motion Analysis Lab in SCI 1220

Amy with senors on her legs as the cameras portray a 3D image on the computer.

Amy with senors on her legs as the cameras portray a 3D image on the computer.


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