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Katherine S. Rudolph, PhD , PT

Director, Interdisiplinary Program in
Biomechanics & Movement Sciences

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

University of Delaware
315 McKinly Lab
Newark, DE 19716
Ph: (302) 831-4235
fax: (302) 831-4234
E-mail: krudo@udel.ed

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Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics & Movement Science



Licensure Research Interests Professional Organizations
Education Research Projects & Grants Service
Current Appointment Publications Students & Trainees
Professional History Presentations Teaching
Honors & Awards Invited Presentations Continuing Education

LICENSURE

Delaware Physical Therapist #J1 0000953
Massachusetts Physical Therapist #AH 8062-PT
California Physical Therapist #17698
California Kinesiological Electromyographer #EK 26


EDUCATION
Syracuse University
Boston University
University of Delaware
Boston University
University of Delaware
BS
MSPT
PhD
Post-Doc
Post-Doc
1982
1989
1998
1998
1999
Geology
Physical Therapy
Biomech & Mvmt Sci
Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

CURRENT APPOINTMENT(top)
Sep99-present

University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Department of Physical Therapy

  • Associate Professor (Tenured) Jun09-present
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure track) Jan02-May09
  • Assistant Professor (Non-tenure track) Sep99-Dec02

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomech & Mov Sci

  • Director Sep09-present

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
(top)
Sep96-Jun98 University of Delaware, Research Assistant, Department of Physical Therapy, Motion Analysis Laboratory
Sep96-Jun98 University of Delaware, Research Assistant, Department of Physical Therapy, Motion Analysis Laboratory
Jul95-Aug96 University of Delaware, Teaching Assistant, Department of Physical Therapy, PHYT 607 Electrophysiological Treatment and Evaluation, PHYT 609 Neurophysiologic Evaluation, PHYT 622 Human Anatomy
Sep94-May95 University of Delaware, Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, BISC 267 Human Anatomy & Physiology
Sep93-Jul94 University of California-San Francisco, School of Medicine, Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Assistant Clinical Professor
Sep91-Jul94 Shriners Hospital, San Francisco
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory,
Clinical Research Biomechanics Physical Therapist, II
Dec89-Aug91 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Staff Physical Therapist
Oct89-Dec89 Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
Staff Physical Therapist
Apr83-May86 Atlantic Richfield Corporation - ARCO Exploration Company, Denver, CO.
Senior Petroleum Exploration Technician

HONORS/AWARDS

  • John V. Basmajian Student Investigator Award at the XII Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology in Montreal, Quebec.  June 28-30, 1998 for the abstract and platform presentation: A New Perspective on Dynamic Stability in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee.

FACULTY ADVISOR FOR STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS & GRANTS

  • ACR 07000767 – Mentor for REF/Abbott Health Professional Graduate Student Research Preceptorship. 7/1/2007 - 8/31/2007
  • Post-professional Student Award for the best abstract submitted to the Neurology Section for the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Feb08 Nashville, TN awarded to Roos M, Kesar T, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS. Systematic increases in walking speed have varied effects on post-stroke walking patterns.
  • University of Florida Neuromuscular Plasticity Scholar Awarded to Deepak Kumar, PT, PhD Candidate. Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium, Gainesville, FL, Dec, 2008
  • International Society for Biomechanics ISB Student Dissertation Award Awarded to Deepak Kumar, PT, PhD Candidate, March 3, 2009
  • University of Delaware, Competitive Graduate Fellowship Awarded to: Deepak Kumar, PT, PhD Candidate, March 6, 2009
  • ACR – Mentor for Josh Winters REF/Abbott Health Professional Graduate Student Research Preceptorship. 7/1/2009 - 8/31/2009
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER) Best Podium Presentation Award 2010: Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Manal K. Articular Loading at the Knee in People with Knee Osteoarthritis

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/SOCIETIES (top)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Control of Locomotoin in older adults, knee osteoarthritis and hemiparesis, gait retraining, development of rehabilitaiton devices

RESEARCH PROJECTS & GRANTS (top)

ACTIVE

  • NIH P20 RR16458 (PI: Rudolph) 6/1/07 - 5/31/12 $200,000 (2 PM)
    Knee Stiffness, Proprioception and Instability affect Knee Control in OA
    COBRE Mentoring Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) (Program Director: Buchanan)
    (learn more...)
  • NIH R01 NR010786 (PI: Binder-Macleod) 9/12/07 – 5/31/12 $2,231,992 (1 PM)
    Fast Treadmill Training & Functional Electrical Stim to Improve Walking Post-stroke
    (learn more...)
  • NIH T32 HD 07490 (PI: Binder-Macleod) 5/1/10- 4/31/15 $135,326 (0.45 PM)
    NIH - Health and Human Services PT / PhD Predoctoral Training Program. The goal of this training grant is to increase the number of individuals qualified to conduct research in physical rehabilitation. (learn more...)
  • DOD OR100017 USAMRAA - Cooperative Agreement (PI: Stanhope) 9/30/11 - 9/29/16 3.6 PM $19,500,000 (5 yrs) The BADER Consortium to improve the clinical outcomes and quality of the lives of wounded warriors. (learn more...)

COMPLETED

  • Beginning Grant-in-Aid (PI: Reisman) 7/1/07 – 6/30/09 10% (0.9 PM) AY (no salary)
    American Heart Association $50,000
    Relationship between speed and walking function post-stroke.
    (learn more...)
  • NIH T32 HD 07490 (PI: Binder-Macleod) 6/03- 5/08 3% effort (0.27 PM) AY
    PT / PhD Predoctoral Training Program $118,000
  • NIH R21 HD047468 (PI: Rudolph) EBRG “Smart Knee Brace” ($275,000, 9/04-8/06) (learn more...)
  • NIH R01 HD38582 (PI: Buchanan) BRP-FES & Biomechanics:Treating Mvmt Disorder ($500,000, 8/02-7/07)
    (learn more...)
  • NIH P20 RR16458-01 - COBRE Subproject 4 (PI Rudolph) Osteoarthritis: Prevention and Treatment (PI Buchanan) Knee Alignment and the Progression of Osteoarthritis ($150,000 direct/yr, 2/23/02-6/30/06)
    (learn more...)
  • NIH R21-HD40956-01 (PI: Rudolph) Smart Fluid Devices for Physical Rehabilitation ($450,000, 3/1/01 – 6/30/04)
    (learn more...)
  • 97D-12-RUD-01 Foundation for Physical Therapy, (PI Rudolph) 1997 Doctoral Research Award Dynamic Stability in the ACL Deficient Knee@ ($6,932)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (top)

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Rudolph, K.S.; Eastlack, M.E.; Axe, M.J.; Snyder-Mackler, L. 1998 Basmajian Student Award Paper: Movement patterns after anterior cruciate ligament injury: a comparison of patients who compensate well for the injury and those who require operative stabilization.  J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 1998;8(6): 349-362.
  2. Rudolph K.S., Axe, M.J., Snyder-Mackler, L.  Dynamic Stability in the ACL deficient knee: Who can hop?  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.  2000;8(5):262-269.
  3. Rudolph K.S., Axe, M.J., Buchanan, T.S., Scholz, J.P., Snyder-Mackler, L.  Dynamic Stability in the ACL deficient knee.  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2001;9(2):62-71
  4. Chmielewski, T.L., Rudolph, K.S., Fitzgerald, G.K., Axe, M.J., Snyder-Mackler, L.   Biomechanical Evidence Supporting a Differential Response to Acute ACL Injury.  Clinical Biomechanics.  2001 Aug;16(7):586-91.
  5. Williams, G.N., Chmielewski, T.L., Rudolph, K.S., Buchanan, T.S., Snyder-Mackler, L. Dynamic knee stability: Current theory and implications for clinicians and scientists. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2001 Oct;31(10):546-66).
  6. Lewek, M., Rudolph, K.S., Axe, M.J., Snyder-Mackler, L.  The effect of insufficent quad strength on gait after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Clin Biomech 2002 Jan, 17(1):56-63.
  7. Chmielewski, T.L., Rudolph K.S., Snyder-Mackler, L. Development of Dynamic Knee Stability after Acute ACL Injury.  J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2002 Aug;12(4):267-74.
  8. Lewek, M., Rudolph, K.S., Snyder-Mackler, L.  Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Weakness and Activation Failure in Patients With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research.  2004 Jan;22(1):110-5.
  9. Schmitt, L.C., Schmitt, L.A., Rudolph, K.S., Management of Patient with a Forearm Fracture and Median Nerve Injury.  J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2004 Feb;34(2):47-56.
  10. Lewek M, Rudolph KS, Snyder-Mackler L, Control of Frontal Plane Knee Laxity during Gait in Patients with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.  2004 Sep;12(9):745-51.
  11. Rudolph, K.S. Snyder-Mackler, L.  Dynamic Stability in the ACL Deficient Knee during a Stepping Task.  J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 2004 Oct;14(5):565-75.
  12. Banala SK, Agrawal SK, Fattah A, Rudolph K, Scholz J.  A Gravity Balancing Leg Orthosis for Robotic Rehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering  IEEE Proceedings on International Conference of Robotics and Automation, 2004, 2474-2479.
  13. Dong S, Lu K-Q, Sun JQ, Rudolph KS.  Rehabilitation Device with Variable Resistance and Intelligent Control.  Medical Engineering & Physics 2005;27:249-255.
  14. Chmielewski TL, Hurd W, Rudolph KS, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler.  Perturbation Training Decreases Knee Stiffness and Muscle Co-contraction in the ACL Injured Knee.  Phys Ther.  2005 85(8):740-54.
  15. Lewek MD, Ramsey D, Snyder-Mackler L Rudolph KS.  Knee stabilization in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis.  Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Sep;52(9):2845-53.
  16. Lewek MD, Scholz J, Rudolph KS, Snyder-Mackler L. Stride-to-stride variability of knee motion in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Gait Posture. 2006 Jun;23(4):505-11.
  17. Dong S, Lu, K-Q, Sun J-Q, Rudolph K. Adaptive force regulation of muscle strengthening rehabilitation device with magnetorheological fluids.  IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2006 Mar;14(1):55-63.
  18. Dong S, Lu KQ, Sun JQ, Rudolph K.  A prototype rehabilitation device with variable resistance and joint motion control.  Med Eng Phys. 2006 May;28(4):348-55.
  19. Dong S, Lu, K-Q, Sun J-Q, Rudolph K. Smart Rehabilitation Devices - Part 1.  Force Tracking Control. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 2006:Jun;17:543-552.
  20. Dong S, Lu, K-Q, Sun J-Q, Rudolph K. Smart Rehabilitation Devices - Part 2.  Adaptive Motion Control.  Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 2006;17(7):555-561. 
  21. Briem K, Ramsey DK, Rudolph KS, Newcomb W, Snyder-Mackler L. Effects of the amount of valgus correction for medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. J Orthop Res. 2007 Mar;25(3):311-8.
  22. Ramsey DK, Snyder-Mackler L, Lewek MD, Newcomb W, Rudolph KS. Effect of Anatomical Realignment on Muscle Function During Gait in Patients with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2007 57(3):389-397.
  23. Schmitt LC, Rudolph KS.  Influences on Knee Movement Strategies during Walking in Persons with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2007, Jul 30;57(6):1018-1026.
  24. Rudolph KS, Schmitt LC.  Age-related changes in strength and walking patterns: Are they related to knee osteoarthritis? Phys Ther. 2007 Nov;87(11):1422-32.
  25. Schmitt LC, Rudolph KS.  Muscle Stabilization Strategies in People with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis:  The Effect of Instability. J Orthop Res. 2008 Apr 10;26(9):1180-1185.
  26. Schmitt LC, Fitzgerald GK, Reisman AS, Rudolph KS.  Instability, Laxity, and Physical Function in Patients with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. Phys Ther 2008 Dec;88(12):1506-16.
  27. Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Farquhar WB.  Influence of Speed on Walking Economy Post-Stroke.  Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Jul-Aug;23(6):529-34.
  28. Kesar TM, Perumal R, Reisman DS, Jancosko A, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS and Binder-Macleod SA Functional electrical stimulation of ankle plantarflexor and dorsiflexor muscles: effects on poststroke gait. Stroke. 2009 Dec 4012;3821-7.
  29. Kesar TM, Perumal R, Jancosko A, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS and Binder-Macleod SA Novel Patterns of Functional Electrical Stimulation Have an Immediate Effect on Dorsiflexor Muscle Function During Gait for People Poststroke. Physical Therapy. Jan, 2010;901;55-66
  30. Zeni J, Rudolph KS, Higginson JS.  Alterations in Quadriceps and Hamstrings Coordination In Persons With Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis.  J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2010 Feb;20(1): 148-154.
  31. Temel M, Rudolph KS, Agrawal S. Gait Recovery in Healthy Subjects: Perturbations to the Knee Motion with a Smart Knee Brace.  IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2010).
  32. Temel M, Rudolph KS, Agrawal SK.    Gait Recovery in Healthy Subjects: Perturbations to the Knee Motion with a Smart Knee Brace.  Advanced Robotics.  Special Issue on Rehabilitation Robotics, Mobility & Manipulation.  2011.  In Press
  33. Malecka CL, Roos MA, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS.  The influence of systematic increases in treadmill walking speed on gait kinematics after stroke.  2011 Phys Ther, In Press
  34. Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Manal K.  An EMG-Driven Modeling Approach to Muscle Force and Joint Load Estimations: Applications to Pathological Conditions. J Orthop Res. 2011: in Review.
  35. Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS.  Neuromuscular Adaptation in people with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2011: In Review.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. James MA, Rudolph KS: Shoulder Pain in Paraplegia and Tetraplegia: The Weight Bearing Upper Extremity. in Betz RR, Mulcahey MJ editors: The Child with a Spinal Cord Injury, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Symposium, Rosemont , IL . pp. 449-458. 1996.
  2. Rudolph, K.S. , Fitzgerald, G.K., Snyder-Mackler, L.: Restoration of Dynamic Stability in the ACL deficient Knee. in Lephart, S., Fu, F., editors: Role of Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Management in Articular Pathology. Human Kinetics Publisher, Champaign , IL . pp.393-404, 2000.
  3. Chmielewski, T.L., Rudolph K.S., Axe, M.J., Fitzgerald, G.K., Snyder-Mackler, L. Movement Patterns of individuals with good potential to dynamically stabilize their knees after acute ACL rupture. In: The Many Faces of Osteoarthritis, ed by KE Kuettner and VC Hascall, Raven Press, New York , pp. 461-463. 2002.
  4. Snyder-Mackler L, Schmitt L, Rudolph K, Woodzell W. Electrophysical Agents in Sport and Exercise Injury Management in Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise. In Kolt and Snyder-Mackler L (eds) Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise. Churchill Livingstone, pp. 217-232. 2003.
  5. Ling SM, Rudolph KS. Osteoarthritis. In Stephen T. Wegener ST , Basia L, Gall EP (eds) Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases. 3 rd Edition. American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta , GA , 2006.

PRESENTATIONS (top)

  1. Rudolph KS, Semenza D, Durben N. The effect of verbal encouragement on human muscle performance at the Massachusetts State Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Jun 24-28, 1990
  2. Rudolph KS, Effects of small changes in Walking Velocity on Kinematics and Kinetics in Uninjured people and people with ACL deficiency. APTA-Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA, February 11-15, 1998
  3. Rudolph KS, Eastlack ME, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L. Functional Performance after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Comparison of Patients who Compensate well for the Injury and Those who Require Operative Stabilization. 1998 APTA-Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA, February 11-15, 1998
  4. Rudolph KS, Eastlack ME, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L. A New Perspective on Dynamic Stability in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee. Presented by Katherine Rudolph at the XII Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology in Montreal, Quebec. June 28-30, 1998
  5. Chmielewski T, Manal TJ, Rudolph KS, Snyder-Mackler L. The Effects of Perturbation Training on Walking and Jogging Performance of Patients with Acute ACL Injury. Presented by T. Chmielewski at the International Society of Biomechanics XVIIth , Calgary, BC, August, 1999
  6. Rudolph KS, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L Implications of Dynamic Stability after ACL Injury: Who can hop and who can not. APTA-Combined Sections Meeting, Seattle, WA, February 3-7, 1999
  7. Lewek M, Rudolph KS, Snyder-Mackler L. Lower extremity neuromuscular response to a rapid valgus movement at the knee during standing. Presented by Michael Lewek at the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Annual Trainee Conference. Bethesda MD; December 4-5, 2000,
  8. Lewek M, Rudolph KS, Axe MJ, and Snyder-Mackler L. The Effect Of Quadriceps Weakness On Gait After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Presented by M Lewek. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, May 30 - June 2, 2001
  9. Lewek M, Rudolph K, Snyder-Mackler L. Lower extremity neuromuscular response to a rapid valgus movement at the knee during standing. NIH-NCMRR Annual Trainee Conference. Bethesda, MD, December, 2001.
  10. Markley F, Sock K, Rudolph K, Mangione K. Lower Extremity Muscle Activation during a leg press exercise in persons after hip fracture. Clinical Practice: Case Reports & Research Presentations at Arcadia University. April 26, 2002.
  11. Lewek M, Rudolph K, Snyder-Mackler L. Frontal plane knee joint laxity is responsible for altered gait patterns in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2003.
  12. Schmitt LC, Rudolph KS, Schmitt LA. Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in a Patient with a Forearm Fracture and Median Nerve Injury. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Tampa, FL, February, 2003.
  13. Schmitt LC, Rudolph KS. Physiological And Biomechanical Changes In Middle Age Persons As Related To Knee Osteoarthritis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Tampa, FL, February, 2003.
  14. Lewek M, Rudolph K, Snyder-Mackler L. The persistence of quadriceps weakness following an opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Tampa, FL, February, 2003.
  15. Lewek M, Rudolph K, Newcomb W, Snyder-Mackler L. Anatomical realignment modifies muscular response times at the knee. International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Biennial Congress. Aukland, New Zealand, March , 2003.
  16. Rudolph KS, Handling, MA. The Effects of Small Changes in Cadence on Sagittal Plane Kinematics and Kinetics. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Wilmington, DE May, 2003
  17. Lewek M, Rudolph K, Snyder-Mackler L. Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and knee pattern variability during gait. Submitted for presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA, May, 2003.
  18. Lewek M, Rudolph K, Newcomb W, Snyder-Mackler L. Changes in Quadriceps Strength Predict Physical Function 1 year after High Tibial Osteotomy APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN Feb, 2004
  19. Lewek, M; Rudolph, K; Snyder-Mackler, L Lateral Muscle Co-Contraction Is Not Related to Knee Adduction Moments in Patients With Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2004.
  20. Sai K. Banala, Sunil K. Agrawal, Abbas Fattah, Katherine Rudolph, John Scholz. A Gravity Balancing Leg Orthosis for Robotic Rehabilitation 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA Apr 26-May 1, 2004
  21. Schmitt LC, Lewek MD, Snyder-Mackler L, Rudolph KS. Neuromuscular Changes with Aging: Implications for Knee Stability The XVth International Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Boston, MA, June 2004
  22. Lewek MD, Snyder-Mackler L, Rudolph KS. Individuals with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis have an Altered Neuromuscular Response to a Rapid Valgus Perturbation at the Knee in Standing. The XVth International Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Boston, MA, June 2004
  23. Ramsey DK, Lewek MD, Rudolph KS, Newcomb W, Snyder-Mackler L. Muscle Responses to Valgus Perturbations after Anatomic Tibial Realignment. Osteoarthritis Research Society International, World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Chicago IL Dec 2-5, 2004.
  24. Ramsey D, Lewek D, Rudolph K, Newcomb W, Snyder-Mackler L. Reflexive muscle responses during valgus perturbations after anatomic tibial realignment. 9th World Congress of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, Chicago, IL December 2-5, 2004
  25. Dong S, K.-Q. Lu, J. Q. Sun and K. Rudolph Physical Therapy Applications of MR Fluids and Intelligent Control. Presented at the International Society for Optical Engineering; Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California, March 6-10, 2005.
  26. Ramsey D, Lewek D, Rudolph K, Newcomb W, Snyder-Mackler L. The Effect of Anatomical Realignment on Muscle Function in Medial Knee OA. International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine 5th Biennial Congress, Hollywood, Florida, April 3-7, 2005.
  27. DK Ramsey, MD Lewek, KS Rudolph, Newcomb, MD L Snyder-Mackler. The Effect of Anatomical Realignment in Patients with Medial Knee OA. Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Boston, MA, Dec 8-11, 2005.
  28. Schmitt LC. Rudolph KS. Muscle Stabilization Strategies And Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Boston, MA, Dec 8-11, 2005.
  29. Rudolph KS. Development of a Smart Exercise Device. APTA Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, CA. Feb 1-5, 2006.
  30. Schmitt LA. Rudolph KS. Relationships among Factors Associated with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. APTA Combined Sections Meeting San Diego, CA. Feb 1-5, 2006.
  31. Rudolph KS, Schmitt LC. Self reported knee Instability Influences Function in People with Medial Knee OA. Presented at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, DC. July 20-22, 2006
  32. Rudolph KS, Schmitt LC. Strength, instability, and muscle activation, affect knee motion in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. Presented at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, DC. July 20-22, 2006
  33. Schmitt LA. Rudolph KS. Influences on Knee Movement Strategies during Walking in Persons with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. American College of Rheumatology, Washington, DC. Nov 10-15, 2006
  34. Rudolph KS, Reisman DS, Wagner C. The influence of speed on walking function after stroke. International Socitey for Posture and Gait Research. Burlington, VT. July 2007
  35. Rudolph KS, White J, Kumar D, Sun JQ. Use of a Smart Knee Brace to Challenge Walking. Innovations in Balance and Locomotor Rehabilitation: The Translation from Fundamental Science to Clinical Applications. The Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital and the Gustav Levinschi Foundation. Montreal, Quebec July 13, 2007
  36. Rudolph, KS. Smart Knee Brace Applications. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, June 19, 2007.
  37. Rudolph KS, Sun JQS, Reisman DS, Hauck K, White J. Development of a Smart Knee Brace. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, MA February, 2007
  38. Schmitt LA. Rudolph KS. Muscle Stabilization Strategies in Persons with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis: The Effect of Instability" APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Boston, February 14-18, 2007.
  39. Roos M, Rudolph K, Kesar T, Reisman, D. Systematic increases in walking speed have varied effects on post-stroke walking patterns. Platform Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February, 2008.
  40. Kumar D, Rudolph, KS, Manal, KT. Force changes in Vastus Medialis during gait: Relationship with EMG and impact on co-contraction estimates- a proof of concept. Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics. Pre-ORS Symposium. San Francisco, CA. March, 2008
  41. Kumar D, Schmitt LC, Rudolph, KS. Influence of Self-Reported Instability on Neuromuscular Responses in People with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA. March, 2008
  42. Kumar D, Reisman DS, Rudolph KS. Adaptation to perturbed walking in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. November, 2008
  43. Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Muscle Forces during Walking in Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. ORS 55th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. Feb, 2009
  44. Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Neuromuscular control of the knee in people with Knee Osteoarthritis. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February, 2009
  45. Malecka CL, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS. Spatial and temporal gait parameters respond differently to increased walking speed in chronic stroke survivors. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February, 2009
  46. Roos M, Reisman, D, Rudolph KS. Clinical Measures Can Identify Deficits in Speed Modulation in Persons Post Stroke. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February, 2009
  47. Kurt Manal, Deeepak Kumar, Katherine Rudolph, Thomas S. Buchanan.   An Emg Driven Musculoskeletal Modeling Approach for Estimating Articular Loading at the Knee.  Accepted to XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics.  Cape Town, South Africa July 5-9, 2009.
  48. Kesar T, Perumal R, Reisman AS, Rudolph KS, Higginson J, Binder -Macleod SA. Effects of Novel Physiological-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation Patterns on Post-Stroke Gait, American Society of Biomechanics, University Park, PA on August 26-29, 2009.
  49. Manal KT, Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Buchanan TS. An Emg-Driven Musculoskeletal Modeling Approach to Estimate Articular Loading at the Knee. Presented at the International Conference on Computational Bioengineering, , Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy. September 16-18, 2009.
  50. Temel M, Rudolph KS, Agrawal SA. Gait Recovery in Healthy Subjects: Perturbations to the Knee Motion with a Smart Brace" presented at the 3rd International Congress on Gait & Mental Function, Washington DC; February 26-28, 2010,
  51. Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Manal KT Medial and Lateral Articular Loading Strategies in Knee Osteoarthritis Presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society 56th Annual Meeting, in New Orleans, Louisiana; March 6-9, 2010.
  52. Temel M, Rudolph KS, Agrawal S. Gait Recovery in Healthy Subjects: Perturbations to the Knee Motion with a Smart Knee Brace.  IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2010) at Montréal, Canada, July 6-9, 2010.
  53. Kumar D, Rudolph KS, Manal KT.  Lateral Compartment Unloading in People with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis" for presentation at the 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov 6 -11, Atlanta, GA 2010.
  54. Kumar D, Reisman DS, Swanik CB, Rudolph KS.  Neuromuscular Responses to Perturbations during Walking in Knee Osteoarthritis: Influence of Instability, Strength, Proprioception and Stiffness.  Accepted for presentation at the 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov 6 -11, Atlanta, GA

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (top)

  1. Rudolph, KS Dynamic Stability in Stable and Unstable ACL Deficient Knees. University of East London, London, England, October 27, 2000
  2. Rudolph KS. Dynamic Stability in Stable and Unstable ACL Deficient Knees” Section for Health Science at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, October 25, 2000
  3. Rudolph KS. Dynamic Stability in Stable and Unstable ACL Deficient Knees. Department of Orthopedics, Ulleval University Hospital of the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, October 23, 2000
  4. Rudolph KS. Considerations in the Use of Dynamic EMG in Kinesiological Research” Section for Health Science at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, October 25, 2000
  5. Rudolph KS. Knee stabilization in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis: Implications for disease progression. East Carolina University, Dec 10, 2004
  6. Rudolph, KS. Control of the ACL Deficient Knee: Insights into Dynamic Stability. Center for Sport Oslo Sport and Trauma Research Center The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education Department of Orthopedics, Ulleval University Hospital of the University of Oslo, NIMI, Oslo, Norway; October 23, 2002.
  7. Rudolph, KS. Rehabilitation after ACL Injury: a Clinical Research Perspective. Center for Sport Oslo Sport and Trauma Research Center The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education Department of Orthopedics, Ulleval University Hospital of the University of Oslo, NIMI Oslo, Norway; October 24, 2002.
  8. Rudolph KS, Schmitt LC. Laxity & Instability in people with knee osteoarthritis. 9th International Conference in Orthopaedics, Biomechanics and Sports Rehabilitation, Perugia, Italy November 11-13, 2005.
  9. Rudolph KS, Schmitt LC. Knee instability and muscle activity in osteoarthritis. 9th International Conference in Orthopaedics, Biomechanics and Sports Rehabilitation, Perugia, Italy. November 11-13, 2005.
  10. Rudolph KS. Smart fluid devices – variable resistance exercise device. 9th International Conference in Orthopaedics, Biomechanics and Sports Rehabilitation, Perugia, Italy. November 11-13, 2005.
  11. Rudolph KS. A smart knee brace. 9th International Conference in Orthopaedics, Biomechanics and Sports Rehabilitation, Perugia, Italy. November 11-13, 2005.
  12. Rudolph KS. University of Louisville, Functional Fitness and the Science of Joint Preservation Instructional Course. The Influence of Age on Knee Stabilization strategies – implications for OA development. Louisville, KY April 28-29, 2006
  13. Rudolph KS. University of Louisville, Functional Fitness and the Science of Joint Preservation Instructional Course. Frontal Plane Knee Instability in Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis” Louisville, KY April 28-29, 2006

SERVICE (top)

  • Grant Review Panels
    • Foundation for Physical Therapy Scientific Review Committee
      • Member 1/2006-6/2009
      • Chair 6/2009 - present
    • National Institutes of Health 
      • Ad Hoc Special Emphasis Panel (SBIR/STTR)  Nov 8-9, 2001, 
      • Ad Hoc Special Emphasis Panel (SBIR/STTR)  July 11-12, 2002
      • Geriatrics and Rehabilitaiton Medicine Study Section - June 26-27, 2003
      • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section - October 23-24, 2003
      • Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group ZAR1 EHB-H 11/1/07
      • Ad Hoc Fellowship Review Panel, 2011/05 ZRG1 F10B-s (20) L, 3/15/07
    • Shriners Hospital for Children, Scientific Review Rehabilitation Subcommittee Member, Jul07-July2009
    • Reumafonds (Dutch Arthritis Association) Grant Reviewer – Mar07, Mar08
  • International Thesis Examiner
    • Boon W. Lim, School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Australia. Knee Malalignment and Quadriceps Strengthening in Individuals with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis (Advisor: Kim Bennell, PT, PhD) April, 2008
    • Tamika Heiden, School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia. (Advisors: David Lloyd, PhD, Timothy Ackland, PhD) March, 2009
  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Arthritis Care and Research
    • European Journal of Applied Physiology
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
    • Journal of Applied Biomechanics
    • Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (May07, Oct07, Oct08)
    • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
    • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
    • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
    • Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
  • Committees
    • University of Delaware
      • Department of Physical Therapy
        • Admissions Committee (2000-present)
        • Web Site Committee (2000-present)
        • Curriculum Committee (2006-present)
        • CAPTE Self-Study Committee Chair (Oct07 - Dec09)
      • Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science
        • Executive Committee (Sep07-Aug09)
        • Director, (Sep09-present)
      • University Faculty Senate (Sep05-Aug06)
      • UD Council on Graduate Education, Professional Education Subcommittee Chair (Jan 2011-present)
      • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate (Sep06-Aug07)
    • American Physical Therapy Association 
      • Section on Research
        • Finance Committee Member (Jun02-May05)
        • Nominations Committee Member (Jun03-May05)
        • Nominations Committee Chair (Jun05-May06)
        • Eugene Michels Forum Planning Committee (Mar08-present)
      • Neurology Section
        • Telecommunications Committee Member (Sep07-Present)
  • Member of Interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, 9/99 - present
  • Invited participant in the conference Gait Analysis in Rehabilitation Medicine.  Sponsored by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research September 26-28, 1996. 
  • Conference Co-Coordinator for the Multisegmental Motor Control: Interface of Biomechanical, Neural and Behavioral Approaches,  New Hampton, NH, August 13-18, 1995. 
  • Invited participant in: Muscle Function in Normal and Pathological States: A Research Retreat sponsored by the Section on Research - APTA.  August, 22-25, 1994.
  • Co-Editor of the Bay Waves Newsletter of the Golden Gate Chapter of the APTA, 4/93-7/94.

STUDENTS & TRAINEES (top)

Current Advisor
Henry Wright MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Joshua Winters PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Margaret Roos PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: The Influence of Dynamic Balance on Ambulation Activity in People Post Stroke
Current Committee Member
Stephen Suydam MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Thesis: Maximal Movements: From Signal Verification to Force Production (Co-Advisors: Kurt Manal & Thomas Buchanan)
Kota Takahashi PhD Gait Adaptation of Natural and Prosthetic Deformable Segmental Powers to Walking Velocity (Advisor: Steven Stanhope)
Stephanie Di Stasi PhD

Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
The Fickle ACL Deficient Athlete: Investigation of the Non-Coper Response to Injury, Surgery, and Neuromuscular Training (Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler)

Maria Bellumori PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: Chris Knight)
Geetanjali Gera PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
(Advisor: John Scholz)
Matthew Hinsey MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Thesis: Comparison of Reactive Knee Stiffening Strategies
Between Sexes (Advisor: Buz Swanik)
     
Former Advisor
2010 Deepak Kumar PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Neuromuscular Control of Joint Stability in Knee Osteoarthritis
2007 Joseph White MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
Thesis: Real Time Event Detection and Control of a Smart Knee Brace for Gait Rehabilitation (Co-Advisor: Jian-Qiao Sun)
2006 Laura C. Schmitt PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Knee Stabilization and Medial Knee Osteoarthritis
2006 Andrew Davison MS Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Development of a smart knee brace for early gait rehabilitation of stroke patients. (Co-Advisor: Jian-Qiao Sun)
2005 Shufang Dong PhD Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation: Development and Control of Variable Resistance Exercise Device with Magnetorheological Fluids (Co-Advisor: Jian-Qiao Sun)
Former Committee Member
2009 Trisha Kesar PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Thesis: Effects of frequency and intensity on skeletal muscle fatigue during repetitive electrical stimulation. (Advisor: Stuart Binder-Macleod)
2007 Joseph Zeni PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Changes in function and joint loading in people with progressive knee OA (Advisor Jill Higginson)
2005 Trisha Kesar MS

Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware

2004 Maikutlo Kebaetse PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Strategies that improve skeletal muscle performance during electrically elicited, repetitive, non-isometric contractions in healthy subjects and subjects with spinal cord injuries (Advisor Stuart Binder-Macleod)
2004 Dustin Roberts MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Thesis: Relating changes in pennation angle to EMG and joint moment generated during maximal isometric contractions in healthy and pathological subjects using ultrasound (Advisor: Thomas Buchanan)
2003 Michael D. Lewek PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Knee alignment and the progression of osteoarthritis, (Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler)
2003 Scott Stackhouse PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris and triceps surae muscles in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (Advisor Stuart Binder-Macleod)
2003 Zhixu Guan MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
Thesis: Effects of environmental impedance on synergic muscle activity. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware (Advisor: Thomas Buchanan)
2003 Rachna Gupta MS Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Lower Extremity Mechanics behind successful orthotic intervention in patients with anterior knee Pain. (Advisor: Irene McClay Davis)
2002 Terese L. Chmielewsk PhD Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware
Dissertation: Neuromuscular control in people with ACL deficiency (Advisor: Lynn Snyder-Mackler)
2000 Eric Ramos MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
Postural perturbation of ACL deficient patients (Advisor: Thomas Buchanan)
2000 Michael Lewek MPT Thesis Option Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware
Thesis: The Effect of Quadriceps Femoris Strength on Gait in Patients Following ACL Reconstruction

COURSES TAUGHT (top)

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  1. Plasticity along the Neural Axis:  How should it affect our Practice? offered by the Neurology Section of the APTA.  February 14, 2007
  2. The Impact of Technology on Stroke Rehabilitation.  Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education.  August 29, 2006
  3. Evidence-Based Exercise Interventions for the Older Adult.  Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD October 15, 2005
  4. Prosthetic Management and Rehabilitation of Persons with Amputation.  Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. April 14, 2000. 
  5. Wound Management in the New Millenium.  Pre-conference Course offered by the Section on Clinical Electrophysiology of  the APTA. February 2, 2000
  6. Clinical Gait Analysis: A Focus on Interpretation.  At Newington Childrens Hospital, Newington, CT.  April 1-3, 1993
  7. Electromyography Fine-Wire Technique, at the Motion Analysis Laboratory of Childrens Hospital, San Diego, CA.  September 18-19, 1992
  8. Interpretation of Gait Analysis Data, at the Motion Analysis Laboratory of Children=s Hospital, San Diego, CA.  September 14-17, 1992
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