The work of Dr. Mark Geil, Associate Professor of Biomechanics, was recently highlighted at the 2010 Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists in Chicago.
Dr. Geil is pioneering efforts to bring research results into clinical practice to inform patient care. He chaired a symposium on "Knowledge Translation" at the conference and addressed the critical need for secondary knowledge sources in allied health care.
At the same conference, his research results on kinematic adaptations in children with limb loss created a bit of a stir. Dr. Geil and his colleagues continue to challenge a long-standing prosthetic prescription practice, and with each new paper more and more physicians and prosthetists are rethinking how they care for the youngest amputees.