Amy Silder, PhD
Experimental biomechanics with applications in sports medicine, injury and rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal modeling and imaging to understand joint and muscle mechanics
Neuromuscular control as affected by injury, aging or training
Mechanical and neuromuscular factors influencing the energetics of human movement
B.S.E. Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University, 1999
M.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2005
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2009
Honors and Awards
2009 Multi-Scale Muscle Mechanics Workshop Young Investigator Award
2009 American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Pre-Doctoral Award
2005 – 2008 National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
2007 National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship
2007 New Investigator Award for Excellence in Clinical/Applied Aging Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging
2001 – 2003 National Scholar Athlete
2001 – 2003 Academic All Big Ten
Sherry M, Best TM, Heiderscheit BC, Silder A, Thelen DG, "Hamstring Strains: Basic Science and Clinical Research Applications for Prevent the Recurrent Injury," Strength and Conditioning Journal.
Silder A, Gleason K, Thelen DG, "Influence of Bicycle Seat Tube Angle and Hand Position on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Neuromuscular Control: Implications for Triathlon Running Performance," Journal of Applied Biomechanics.
Silder A, Reeder SB, Thelen DG, (2010). "The Influence of Prior Hamstring Injury on Lengthening Muscle Tissue Mechanics," Journal of Biomechanics, 43(12), 2254-60.
Silder A, Thelen DG, Heiderscheit BC, (2010). "Influence of a Prior Hamstring Strain Injury on Strength, Flexibility, and Biomechanical Function," Journal of Clinical Biomechanics, 25, 681-86.
Heiderscheit BC, Sherry MA, Silder A, Chumanov ES, Thelen DG, (2010). "Acute Hamstring Injuries: Recommendations for Diagnosis, Rehabilitation and Injury Reduction," Journal of Orthopedic and Sports and Physical Therapy,40, 67-81.
Schmitz A, Silder A, Heiderscheit B, Mahoney J, Thelen DG, (2009). "Differences in lower-extremity muscular activation during walking between healthy older and young adults," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 19(6), 1085-91.
Silder A, Westphal CJ, Thelen DG, (2009). "A MR-Compatible Loading Device for Dynamically Imaging Shortening and Lengthening Muscle Contraction Mechanics," Journal of Medical Devices, 3, 034504-1.
Hernandez A, Silder A, Heiderscheit BC, Thelen DG, (2009). "Effect of Age on Center of Mass Motion During Human Walking," Gait and Posture, 30(2), 217-22.
Silder A, Heiderscheit BC, Thelen DG, Enright T, Tuite MJ, (2008). "MR observations of long-term musculoskeletal remodeling following a hamstring strain injury," Skeletal Radiology, 37(12), 1101-9.
Silder A, Heiderscheit B, Thelen DG, (2008). "Active and passive contributions to joint kinetics during walking in older adults," Journal of Biomechanics, 41, 1520-27.
Whittington B, Silder A, Heiderscheit B, Thelen DG, (2008). "The contribution of passive-elastic mechanisms to lower extremity joint kinetics during human walking," Gait and Posture, 27(4), 624-8.
Silder A, Whittington B, Heiderscheit B, Thelen DG, (2007). "Identification of passive elastic joint moment-angle relationships in the lower extremity," Journal of Biomechanics 40, 2628-35.
Running, cycling, swimming, and watching TV