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  • Alfred E.Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering - Seminar series

    Fri, May 03, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Kate Havens, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, USC

    Talk Title: Oh Baby! Integrating Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Engineering to Address Postpartum Pain

    Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Havens will introduce the biomechanics underlying pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction in postpartum mothers, integrating musculoskeletal anatomical, orthopedic biomechanical, and engineering principles. She will delve into the unique adaptations during pregnancy and postpartum, focusing on posture, gait, and balance activities, alongside an exploration of the anatomy of the region. This knowledge informs innovative engineering solutions for mitigating perinatal biomechanical challenges, particularly the unique demands of infant caregiving tasks.

    Biography: Dr. Kate Havens is an Associate Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and specializes in biomechanics and anatomical sciences. Her research interest is perinatal health. She studies biopsychosocial aspects of new motherhood and focuses her laboratory work on biomechanics underlying lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction in postpartum mothers.

    Host: Megan McCain

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

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