10:00am - 12:30pm
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MCG Symposium

Symposium of the ISB Technical Group in Motor Control

12:30 - 1:00pm


1:00 - 1:20pm

Opening Ceremony

Isabel Sacco

Universidade de São Paulo; President of i-FAB 2021

1:20 - 2:05pm
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Weight Bearing CT I

Chair: Annamaria Guiotto

University of Padua

Chair: Jayishni Maharaj

Griffith University

2:10 - 2:30pm
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Vicon motion capture for foot biomechanics – pre defined and custom modeling aproaches

Speakers: Felix Tsui and John Porter

2:30 - 3:15pm
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Chronic Ankle Instability

Chair: Sandra Aliberti


Chair: Eneida Yuri Suda

Universidade de São Paulo

3:15 - 3:25pm


3:25 - 3:45pm
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Load-Based Functional Recovery Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Speaker: Robin Queen

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director: Kevin Granata Biomechanics / Granata Treadmill Lab
Faculty Fellow: Office of the VP for Research and Innovation
Virginia Tech

3:45 - 5:15pm
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Gait Retraining for Running Injuries: Focus on the Foot

Irene Davis

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge

Preliminary program – Subject to change

MCG Symposium

Symposium of the ISB Technical Group in Motor Control

Date: April 11, 2021 | Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics is a forum to foster the growing interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics. The symposium is organized by the ISB Technical Group in Motor Control (http://www.mcg.isbweb.org/) and brings together internationally renowned speakers to introduce their work on the understanding and application of motor control principles and approaches with a focus on foot and ankle biomechanics for a range of applications including Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, Modeling, and more.

Researchers and students with an interest in Biomechanics and Motor Control will have the opportunity to discover the latest developments at the intersection of these fields and discuss with experienced investigators.


Model-based comparative biomechanics and muscle function analysis of simulated crouch gait by healthy children and crouch gait in CP children

António Prieto Veloso

António Veloso is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon, since 2010. He is the Director of the PhD Program in Kinesiology at the Faculty of Human Kinetics from the University of Lisbon, also been responsible for the PhD in Biomechanics of this program since 2011 being also the director of the Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory of the University of Lisbon. He has served as Vice Dean at the Faculty of Human Kinetics of the University of Lisbon, between 2005 and 2009. Was also Head of Sports and Health Department at the same institution from 2012 until 2016.

António served as President for the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics between 2005-2009, as member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports for three terms between 2005-2011 and more recently served 6 years as member of the executive council of the International Society of Biomechanics where he was responsible for the programs for the ISB affiliated societies, the ISB technical groups and also the ISB EDC countries support programs.

António has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed academic journal and in congress proceedings. His research interests include the biomechanics of human movement, where he focuses on the development of experimental methodologies, including the modelling and simulation of mechanical loads on the musculoskeletal system.

Motor control alterations in diabetic neuropathy: insights for rehabilitation strategies

Eneida Yuri Suda

Eneida Yuri Suda has a BSc (2000) in Physical Therapy with a MSc (2006) and PhD degrees (2017) in Sciences from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with a one-year internship at Aalborg University, Denmark (2015-16). She is currently a full-time post-doctoral fellow at Laboratory of Biomechanics of Movement and Human Posture from University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has been working with research in Biomechanics since 2003, and her main research areas of interest are biomechanical analysis of the human movement and detection, processing and interpretation of surface EMG, motor control, foot-ankle biomechanics, biomechanics and rehabilitation of diabetic patients.

Motor control at the ankle joint: neuromuscular adaptations to training and injury

Marco Vaz

Dr. Marco Vaz is a Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He received his B.Sc. in Physical Education by the School of Physical Education, Physical Therapy and Dance of the same university in 1985, and his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1996. He is presently a member of the World Council of Biomechanics, and has been a member of the International Society of Biomechanics Executive Council from 2009 to 2015. He has also been the President of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics from 2011 to 2015. His current research focuses on developing a basic understanding of the Biomechanics of Human Movement, with special emphasis on neuromuscular plasticity due to increased- and decreased-use models, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and clinical models related to lower limb injuries.

Biomechanics and motor control of challenged gait in older adults

Eliane Celina Guadagnin

Dr. Eliane Celina Guadagnin completed her Ph.D. in Human Movement Sciences in 2018 from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Federal University of Pampa (Brazil). Her research are mainly focused on the effects of aging on gait under challenging conditions, on muscle structure, and on muscle function, and she is also interested in understanding how these parameters interact with each other and what is the influence of exercise on them.

The midfoot passive mechanical properties affect the lower limb biomechanics in weight-bearing activities

Fabrício Magalhães

Fabrício Magalhães earned a Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUCMG, Brazil), a Specialization in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in Sports and Therapeutic Exercises from PUCMG (Brazil), a Master degree in Sports Sciences (applied field: Sports Biomechanics) from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil), a Doctorate in Bioengineering (applied field: Biomechanics) from Università di Bologna (UNIBO, Italy), and Post-Doctoral residency in Rehabilitation Science (applied field: Motion Analysis) from UFMG (Brazil). He has experience in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Bioengineering and Sports, and currently, he is the human motion analysis laboratory’s manager at UFMG, author of dozens of articles and reviewer of some high-impacted scientific journals.

Isabel Sacco

Prof. Isabel C. N. Sacco has a Bachelor’s degree (1995), a MSc (1997) and a PhD (2001) in Physical Education by the University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil). Her graduation and post-graduation majors focused on the diabetic neuropathy, and since then it is her main clinical and scientific expertise. Nowadays, she is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo (since 1999); 1B Research fellow of CNPq-Brazil (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development); and the head of the Laboratory of Biomechanics of Movement and Human Posture (LaBiMPH), whose main areas of research today include intelligent systems for decision making in health, Education in Health, Biomechanics and rehabilitation of diabetic and osteoarthritis patients. Prof. Sacco is currently on the editorial specialists’ board of the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy and serves as a reviewer of several Journals in the Biomechanics and Rehabilitation fields all over the world. Prof. Sacco coordinates and supervises research mainly related to biomechanics of human locomotion and rehabilitation of different neuromuscular pathologies, Pilates-exercise method, and casual and sport footwear. Acted as the Director of the Post Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at School of Medicine USP (2015-2019) and currently, is the vice-director. She had been honored by the Brazilian Government as one of the only 22 young (under forty years old) female Brazilian scientists in the national territory with a recognized merit, building up an academic carrier of national and international recognition with relevant scientific production and important role in the formation of human resources. Mother of Paola Sacco (17 yrs old).

ORAL SESSION 1 - Weight Bearing CT I

1:20-1:27pm3D Weight-Bearing Bone Architecture Measures to Enhance Plantar Loading Analysis in the Diabetic Foot
Claudia Giacomozzi, Claudio Carrara, Claudio Belvedere, Giada Lullini, Paolo Caravaggi, Stefano Durante, Lisa Berti, Giulio Marchesini, Luca Baccolini, Alberto Leardini
1:27-1:34pmCan preoperative weightbearing CT alignment predict postoperative patient reported outcomes in adult acquired flatfoot deformity?
Cesar de Cesar Netto, Katrina E Bang, Jonathan Garfinkel, Jonathan Day, Danilo Nishikawa, Guilherme Honda Saito, Nacime Salomao Barbachan Mansur, Jonathan Deland, Scott Ellis
1:34-1:41pmHallux valgus deformity in patients with adult acquired flatfoot deformity: a weightbearing CT study
Katrina E Bang, Cesar de Cesar Netto, Andrew Roney, Alessio Bernasconi, Lauren Roberts, International WBCT Society, Carolyn Sofka, Jonathan Deland, Scott Ellis
1:41-1:48pmPosterior and Middle Facets of the Subtalar Joint: The Retrospective Search for an Early Sign of Peritalar Subluxation and Progressive Flatfoot Deformity
Elijah Auch, Thiago Alexandre Silva, Nacime Mansur, Shuyuan Li, Kevin Dibbern, John Femino, Daniel Baumfeld, Cesar de Cesar Netto

ORAL SESSION 2 - Chronic Ankle Instability

2:30-2:37pmIncreased jerk during a single-limb jump-stabilization task is associated with worse symptoms of ankle joint health among individuals with chronic ankle instability
Kyle B. Kosik, Kathryn Lucas, Matthew C. Hoch, Jacob T. Hartzell, Katherine A. Bain, Phillip A. Gribble
2:37-2:44pmThe Effect of Attending Physical Rehabilitation After the First Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain on Landing Forces in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability
Matthew Hoch, Jacob Hartzell, Katherine Bain, Phillip Gribble, Kyle Kosik
2:44-2:51pmThe influence of footwear on lower-limb electromyography in individuals with chronic ankle instability during walking
Gabriel Moisan, Martin Descarreaux, Vincent Cantin
2:51-2:58pmTwo weeks of anterior to posterior talocrural joint mobilizations do not change dorsiflexion at heel strike in those with chronic ankle instability
Kimmery Migel, M. Spencer Cain, Brian G. Pietrosimone, J. Troy Blackburn, Jason R. Franz, Kyeontak Song, Jaeho Jang, Erik A. Wikstrom