University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Musculoskeletal Sonography and Occupational Performance Laboratory

Completed Research

Using Sonography in Hand Therapy

Sonographic biofeedback in hand therapy during tweezer use

Funded by the Rehabilitation Research Career Development program (NICHD K12), this collaborative project with the hand therapists at Keck Hospital evaluated the experiences of hand therapists with sonographic training and explored the barriers or facilitators to implementation of sonography into clinical practice.

Sonographic Evaluation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel

Together with researchers at the Laboratory for Investigatory Imaging at The Ohio State University, our research teams explored the use of sonographic imaging to develop and evaluate novel, cutting-edge methods for the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome, including Doppler imaging and evaluating morphologic changes over time.

Sonography for Male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Longitudinal sonographic imaging of the male pelvic floor depicting the urethra

With funding from the Southern California Clinical & Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI), this collaboration with researchers in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy investigated the physical and psychosocial mechanisms underlying chronic pelvic pain syndrome; specifically, the use of sonographic imaging to evaluate muscles of the pelvic floor.