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Christopher Wendt

Position: Lab Manager/Instructor Department: Physical Therapy

Contact Info

Office: Human Performance and Biodynamics Lab Phone: 336-716-0521

Biography

Mr. Wendt is the current lab manager of the Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University Human Performance and Biodynamics (HPB) Laboratory. He performs the day-to-day operations and administrative management of the HPB Lab by conducting and analyzing research regarding human motion. Additionally, he assists the Department of Physical Therapy faculty and graduate students' human motion research projects, provides technical assistance and maintaining equipment and software updates necessary for quality assurance and teaches biomechanical or research related content in the DPT program at WSSU.

Mr. Wendt received his Master of Science Degree in Biomechanics at East Carolina University, where he worked as a graduate research assistant in the ECU Biomechanics Lab. There, he gained extensive experience with motion capture, force platform, EMG and isokinetic dynamometry which carry over to the current position in the Human Performance and Biodynamics Lab.

Educational Background

  • BS Exercise Physiology, 2012, East Carolina University
  • MS Biomechanics, 2014, East Carolina University

Research and Project Interests

  • Kinematic and Kinetic Evaluation of the Golf Swing
  • Clinical Gait Analysis of Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Motion Analysis
  • Gait Kinematics, Balance and Functional Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Sports biomechanical analysis, particularly the golf swing

Courses Taught

Biomechanics - EXS 3315