University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Musculoskeletal Sonography and Occupational Performance Laboratory

About Us

Through collaboration with rehabilitation providers, radiologic sciences, industrial and systems engineering, neurology and orthopedics, research conducted by the MSOP lab strives to advance the understanding of musculoskeletal disorders through a holistic approach, to effectively evaluate and provide prevention or rehabilitation interventions within the adult population. This research includes:

  • Use of diagnostic sonography in the evaluation, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with a primary focus on the upper extremities
  • Investigation of physical exposures, stress, psychosocial factors and personality traits as each relate to the development of musculoskeletal disorders and how each mitigate or promote successful prevention and rehabilitation efforts
  • Investigation of tools and approaches for determining functional capacity in healthy and injured workers