Biomechanics at Central Washington University

The Human Biomechanics Research Laboratory is part of the Department for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science at Central Washington University. The lab is used for teaching activities as well as research projects. 
Lab-based classes taught with hands-on experiences in the lab are:
  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics


  1. Foch E., Reinbolt J.A., Zhang S., Fitzhugh E.C., Milner C.E., (2015) Associations between iliotibial band syndrome status and running biomechanics in women. Gait and Posture, 41, 706-710.

  2.  Roemer, K.,  Raisbeck, L. (2015). Temporal dependency of sway duringsingle leg stance changes with ageJournal of Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 30(1), pp. 66–70

  3.  Lewis, C.L Foch, E., Luko, M.M., Loverro, K.L., Khuu A., (2015) Differences in lower extremity and trunk kinematics between single-leg weight bearing testsPLoS One, 8, e0126258

  4. Roemer, K., Leser, R. (2014) Motion Tracking and analysis systemsChapter 5 in: Computer Science in Sport: Research and Practice, Routledge, UK

  5. Foch E., Milner C.E., (2014) Frontal plane running biomechanics in female runners with previous iliotibial band syndromeJournal of Applied Biomechanics, 30, 58-65. 

  6. Foch E. and Milner C.E., (2014) The influence of iliotibial band syndrome status on running biomechanics examined via principal components analysisJournal of Biomechanics, 47, 81-86.

  7. Roemer, K., Hortobagyi, T., Richter, C., Munoz Maldonado, Y., Hamilton, S. (2013). Effect of BMI on knee joint torques in ergometer rowing, Journal of Applied Biomechanics Vol. 29,  pp. 763-768 

  8.  Roemer, K., Hamilton, S., Richter, C. (2011). Kinetics of the lower extremities in ergometer rowing depend on body mass index, Portuguese Journal of Sport Science, Ed. Teixeira Marques, A., Vol. 11, No. 2(Suppl.), pp. 821-824

  9. Kuhlmann, C., Roemer, K., Milani, T. L. (2011). Lowering velocity of the center of mass during the approach affects jump height in volleyball spike jumps, Portuguese Journal of Sport Science, Ed. Teixeira Marques, A., Vol. 11, No. 2(Suppl.), pp. 101-104

  10. Richter, C., Hamilton, S., Roemer, K. (2011). The impact of body mass and skill level on rowing kinematics, Portuguese Journal of Sport Science, Ed. Teixeira Marques, A., Vol. 11, No. 2(Suppl.), pp. 613-616

  11.  Roemer, K., Jungnickel, U., Lindner, F., Milani, T.L. (2010). Multi-body system model of the knee joint and its applications Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 391-402 

  12. Schlee, G., Thomas, M. L., Roemer, K. (2010). Plantar pressure distribution, rearfoot motionand ground reaction force after long distance running, Footwear Science Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 129-134

  13. Kuhlmann, C., Roemer, K. (2008). Vergleichende Analyse von Technikparametern beim Angriff in definierten Spielsituationen im Volleyball., Ed. Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 29-34

  14. Roemer, K. (2005). Lösung inverser Problemstellungen in der Biomechanik am Beispiel von Beinstreckbewegungen, Ed. Dekan der Sportwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 90-109

  15. Wydra, G., Glueck, S., Roemer, K. (1999). Kurzfristige Effekte verschiedener singulärer Muskeldehnungen, Deutsche Zeitschrift fuer Sportmedizin / Süddeutscher Verlag onpact GmbH, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 10-16