Songning Zhang

Associate Professor - Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

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Dr. Songning Zhang is an associate professor of Biomechanics in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies and the director of Biomechanics and Sports Medicine Lab.   He obtained a PhD degree in Biomechanics from the University of Oregon and a MA degree in Sport Training from the Shanghai University of Sports, China. His research interests focus on gait and cycling biomechanics and rehabilitation of people with knee osteoarthritis and total knee replacement, injury mechanisms and prevention of sports activities, biomechanical functions of footwear, and ankle sprain mechanisms.

Focus Areas: Biomechanics | Knee Osteoarthritis | Footwear | Total Knee Arthroplasty | Ankle Sprains and Instability | Medical Orthoses

Skills and Expertise: Gait Biomechanics | Cycling Biomechanics | 3D Kinematics of Human Movements | 3D Kinetics of Human Movements | Electromyography | Multi-segment Foot Models | Sports Performance | Visual 3D

Selected Publications:

Stair Ambulation Biomechanics Following Total Knee Replacement: A Systematic Review (in press)
T. Standifird, H.E. Cates, and S. Zhang, Journal of Arthroplasty, 2014.
Effects of Increased Step Width on Frontal Plane Knee Joint Biomechanics in Knee OA Older Adults During Stair Descent (in press)
M. Paquette, G. Klipple, C. Milner, and S. Zhang, The Knee, 2014.
Effects of Increased Step Width on Frontal Plane Knee Biomechanics in Healthy Older Adults During Stair Descent
M.R. Paquette, S. Zhang, C.E. Milner, J.T. Fairbrother, and J.A. Reinbolt, The Knee, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 821-826, 2014.
Use of an Inverse Dynamics Method to Compare the Three-dimensional Motion of the Pelvic Limb Among Clinically Normal Dogs and Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament–deficient Stifle Joints Following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy or Lateral Fabellar–tibial Suture Stabilization
J.F. Headrick, S. Zhang, R.P. Millard, B.W. Rohrbach, J.P. Weigel, and D.L. Millis, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 554-564, 2014.
Effects of Resistance and Tai Ji Training on Mobility and Symptoms of Senior Citizens with Knee Osteoarthritis
M. Wortley M.R. Paquette, L. Baumgartner, E. Byrd, G. Klipple, L. Brown, J. Krusenklaus, and S. Zhang , Journal of Health and Sport Science, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 209-214, 2013.
Do Knee Eccentric Strength and Knee Joint Biomechanics and EMG Differ Between Jumpers and Non-jumpers in Landing Activities?
X. Wu, S. Zhang, Y. Liu, D. Zhang, and B. Xie, B, Human Movement Sciences, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1299-1309, 2013.
A Comparison of Gait Biomechanics of Flip-flops, Sandals, Barefoot and Shoes
X. Zhang, M. Paquette, and S. Zhang, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, vol. 6, 2013.
An Unstable Rocker-Bottom Shoe Alters Lower Extremity Biomechanics During Level Walking
S. Zhang, M. Paquette, C.E. Milner, C. Westlake, E. Byrd, and L. Baumgartner, Footwear Science, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 243-254, 2012.
Is the Inverted Surface Landing More Suitable in Evaluating Ankle Braces and Ankle Inversion Perturbation?
Q. Chen, M. Wortley, D. Bhaskaran, C.E. Milner, and S. Zhang, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 214-220, 2012.
Frontal Plane Multi-segment Foot Kinematics in High- and Low-arched Females During Dynamic Loading Tasks
W.D. Powell, B. Long, C.E. Milner, and S. Zhang, Human Movement Science, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 105-114, 2011.