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

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. Through collaboration with rehabilitation providers, radiologic sciences, industrial and systems engineering, neurology and orthopedics, MSOP research is focused in three primary areas:

  • Advancing the use of sonographic imaging for the evaluation, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with a primary focus on the upper extremities
  • Understanding contributions 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
  • Investigating tools and approaches for measuring and improving functional capacity, occupational performance, productivity, health, and wellness in healthy and injured workers