Check Out This Upcoming Bertec Webinar


Interested in expanding your knowledge of the vestibular system and learning more about how the body keeps itself balanced during activity? We have the perfect educational opportunity for you!

On Wednesday, September 29th from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST, Christopher J. Arellano, PhD will lead a webinar titled, Coupling the Arms and Legs During Treadmill Walking. 

Don’t miss Dr. Arellano’s discussion on the role of arm swing during walking, including the metabolic, mechanical, and neural benefits. In one short hour, he will explain his team's motivation for developing a device that couples the arms and legs during walking, and its potential for exploring new research questions and paradigms in the field of gait rehabilitation.   

Subject: Coupling the Arms and Legs During Treadmill Walking
Speaker: Christopher J. Arellano, PhD
When: Wednesday, September 29th from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST

Christopher J. Arellano, PhD currently works as an Assistant Professor in the University of Houston’s Health and Human Performance Department. 

He earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a MS degree in Biomechanics and Motor Control at the University of Houston. He was then selected as a NASA Harriett G. Jenkins predoctoral fellow, which provided him the opportunity to earn his PhD in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder. 

At CU Boulder, he studied human walking and running and sought to understand how different balance control strategies minimize metabolic cost. Shortly after, he completed a Postdoctoral fellowship at CU Boulder, studying how aging affects the ability to control movement. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University studying the significance of muscle-tendon shape change on locomotor movement. 

Dr. Arellano and his team at the University of Houston tackle problems that range from basic to applied, but the integrative understanding of animal locomotion remains an integral part of his scientific curiosity and interest.

By the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics, role, and importance of arm swing in walking
  • Identify key themes that have inspired exploration of the benefits of coupling the arms and legs during walking
  • Recognize the active role of arm swing as a potential rehabilitation strategy 

What’s included:

  • Live Q&A Session
  • Immediate Feedback

Seize this opportunity to learn about balance and movement from a seasoned expert. Register for free today!

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