|KNS 332||Applied Anatomy|
|KNS 422||Biomechanics of Human Movements|
|KNS 634||Advanced Methods and Instrumentation in Biomechanics|
|ES 513||Biomechanics of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation|
|KNS 662||Seminar in Biomechanics|
Songning Zhang is the director of Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Lab. His research interests are mainly focused on gait biomechanical characteristics and management of knee osteoarthritis, gait characteristics of total knee replacement, impact loading attenuation in dynamic activities, injury mechanisms and prevention, biomechanical functions of footwear, and ankle sprain mechanism and effects of ankle orthoses, and human performance mechanisms. Zhang has received research funding from adidas International, DeRoyal Industries, Inc., Schering-Plough Healthcare Product Inc., and Genesco, Inc. to conduct research projects on athletic and walking footwear, medical orthoses, and medical walkers to name a few. His publications include work appearing in biomechanics, sports medicine, and medical journals, national and international proceedings in biomechanics, and two book chapters. He has many presentations at national and international conferences in biomechanics and sports medicine.
|PhD||University of Oregon||Exercise and Movement Science: Biomechanics and
Integrated Exercise Science: Motor Control and Computer Science
|MA||Shanghai University of Sports, Shanghai, China||Sports Training (minor in Biomechanics)|
|BE||Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China||Physical Education|
Zhang is the director of the Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Laboratory at the University of Tennessee. He is a visiting professor at the Shanghai University of Sports and at the Nanjing Sports Institute, China. He is also a fellow of ACSM and has also served on the several committees of American College of Sports Medicine.
He is currently an associate editor and a member of the editorial board for Journal of Sport and Health Science, and an associate editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He has reviewed manuscripts for many peer-reviewed professional journals including the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; Journal of Biomechanics, Gait and Posture, Clinical Biomechanics, Arthritis Care & Research; Journal of Sports Sciences; Journal of Applied Biomechanics; and Sport Biomechanics.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (* – corresponding author, # – senior author)
Yocum, D., Weinhandl, J., Fairbrother, J., and Zhang, S.*# (2018) Effects of Wide Step Width on Knee Biomechanics in Stair Ascent in Obese Participants. Journal of Biomechanics. 75: 138-146. doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.002
Bennett, H., Weinhandl, J.T., Fleenor, K., Zhang, S.# (2018) Frontal Plane Tibiofemoral Alignment is Strongly Related to Compartmental Knee Joint Contact Forces and Muscle Control Strategies during Stair Ascent. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 140(6): 061011 – 061011-8. doi.org/10.1115/1.4039578
Shen, G., Zhang, S.#*, Bennett, H., Martin, J., Crouter, S.E., and Fitzhugh, G.C. (2018) Effects of Knee Alignments and Toe Clip on Frontal Plane Knee Biomechanics in Cycling. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 17(2), 312-321 www.jssm.org/hfabst.php?id=jssm-17-312.xml
Bennett, H., Shen, G., Cates, H., and Zhang, S.*# (2017) Effects of Toe-in and Toe-in with Wider Step Width on Knee Biomechanics in Level Walking in People with Varus, Valgus, and Neutral Knee Alignments. The Knee. 24(6): 1326-1334. DOI:10.1016/j.knee.2017.08.058
Bennett, H., Zhang, S.*#, Shen, G., Weinhandl, J.T., Paquette, M.R. Reinbolt, J. and Coe, D.P. (2017) Effects of Toe-In and Wider Step Width in Stair Ascent with Different Knee Alignments. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 49(3): 563-572. DOI:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001140
Valenzuela, K., Bhaskaran, D., Hummer, C., Schefano, A. and Zhang, S.#* (2016) Effects of a Combined Inversion and Plantarflexion Surface on Knee and Hip Kinematics during Landing. Sport Biomechanics, 15(4): 429-439. doi:10.1080/14763141.2016.1174285
Bennett, H.J., Shen, G., Weinhandl, J.T., and Zhang, S. #* (2016) Validation of the greater trochanter method with radiographic measurements of frontal plane hip joint centers and knee mechanical axis angles and two other hip joint center methods. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(13): 3047-3051. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.06.013
Gardner, J., Klipple, G., Steward, C., Asif, I. and Zhang, S. #* (2016) Acute Effects of Lateral Wedge on Knee Biomechanics of Knee Osteoarthritis in Cycling. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(13): 2817-2823. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.06.016
Rasnick, R., Standifird, T., Reinbolt, J., Fitzhugh, G., Cates, C.H., Zhang, S#*. (2016) Knee Joint Loads and Surrounding Muscle Forces during Stair Ascent in Patients with Total Knee Replacement. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156282. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156282
Fang, Y., Crouter, S., Fitzhugh, E., Gardner, J., and Zhang, S.*# (2016) Effects of Workload and Cadence on Frontal Plane Knee Load in Cycling. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 48(2): 260-266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000759
Standifird, T., Saxton, A., Coe, D.P., Cates, H.E., Reinbolt, J.A. and Zhang, S. *# (2016) Influence of total knee arthroplasty on gait mechanics of the replaced and non-replaced limb during stair negotiation. Journal of Arthroplasty. 31(1): 278-283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.052
Qian, J., Rong, K., Qian, Z., Wen, C., and Zhang, S.* (2015) Effects of multi-channel dynamic functional electrical stimulation system on hemiplegic gait and muscle forces. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 27(11): 3541-3544. http://doi.org/10.1589/jpts.27.3541
Bennett, H., Brock, E., Brosnan, J.T., and Sorochan, J.C., and Zhang, S. *# (2015) Effects of Two Football Stud Types on Knee and Ankle Kinetics of Single-leg Land-Cut and 180° Cut Movements on Infilled Synthetic Turf. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 31(5):309-317. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2014-0203
Bhaskaran, D., Wortley, M., Chen, Q., Fitzhugh, E.C. Milner, C.E., and Zhang, S.*# (2015) Effect of a combined inversion and plantarflexion surface on ankle kinematics and EMG activities in landing. Journal of Health and Sport Science. 4 (4): 377-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2014.10.005
Paquette, M., Klipple, G., Zhang, S. *# (2015) Greater Step Widths Reduce Internal Knee Abduction Moments in Medial Compartment Knee OA Patients during Stair Ascent. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 31(4):229-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2014-0166
Foch, E., Reinbolt, J., Zhang, S., Fitzhugh, E.C., and Milner, C.E. (2015) Associations between Iliotibial Band Injury Status and Running Biomechanics in Women. Gait and Posture. 41(2): 706-710. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.01.031
Zhang, S.*, Chen, Q., Wortley, M.G., and Bhaskaran, D. (2015) Effects of an inverted surface and ankle brace on ankle biomechanics and ground reaction force during drop landing. Sport Science Research, 36(1): 1-10.
Gardner, J., Zhang, S*#, Liu, H., Klipple, G. Steward, C., Milner, C. and Asif, I. (2015) Effects of Toe-in Angles on Knee Biomechanics in Cycling of Patients with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. Clinical Biomechanics. 30(3): 276-282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.01.003
Ma, H., Zhang, S. #, Zhang, X. (2014) Common Acupoints and Treatment Parameters of Acupuncture Treatments for Knee Osteoarthritis. Medicina dello Sport. 67(4):653-68.
Brock, E., Zhang, S. *#, Milner, C.E., Brosnan, J.T., and Sorochan, J.C. (2014) Effects of Two Football Studs on Biomechanical Characteristics of Single-leg Landing and Cutting Movements on Infilled Synthetic Turf. Sport Biomechanics. 13(4): 362-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2014.965727
Standifird, T., Cates, H.E. and Zhang, S. *# (2014) Stair Ambulation Biomechanics Following Total Knee Replacement: A Systematic Review. Journal of Arthroplasty. 29: 1857-1862. http://dx.doi.org/%2010.10.1016/j.arth.2014.03.040
Gardner, J.K., Paquette, M.R., Milner, C.E., Brock, E., Zhang, S. # (2014) Gait Biomechanics of a Second Generation Unstable Shoes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 30(4): 501-507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jab.2013-0039
Qian, J.Q., Li, Z., Zhang, H., Bian, R. and Zhang, S.* (2014) Effectiveness of Selected Fitness Exercises on Stress of Femoral Neck using Musculoskeletal Dynamics Simulations and Finite Element Model. Human Kinetics, 41: 59-70. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.2478/hukin-2014-0033
Paquette, M.R., Zhang, S. #, Milner, C.E., Fairbrother, J.T., and Reinbolt, J. (2014) Effects of increased step width on frontal plane knee biomechanics in healthy older adults during stair descent. The Knee. 21(4): 821-816. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2014.03.006
Paquette, M., Klipple, G., Milner, C., Zhang, S.# (2014) Does increasing step width alter knee biomechanics in medial compartment knee osteoarthritis patients during stair descent? The Knee. 21(3):676-682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2014.02.020
Headrick, J. F., Zhang, S. #, Millard, R. P., Rohrbach, B. W., Weigel, J.P., and Millis, D. L. # (2014a) Use of an inverse dynamics method to describe the motion of the canine pelvic limb in three dimensions. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 75 (6): 544-553. http://dx.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.75.6.544
Headrick, J. F., Zhang, S. #, Millard, R. P., Rohrbach, B. W., Weigel, J.P., and Millis, D. L. # (2014b) Use of an inverse dynamics method to compare the three-dimensional motion of the pelvic limb among clinically normal dogs and dogs with cranial cruciate ligament–deficient stifle joints following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy or lateral fabellar–tibial suture stabilization. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 75 (6): 554-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.75.6.554
Pfeiffer, J.L., Zhang, S., and Milner, C.E. (2014) Knee Biomechanics during Popular Recreational and Daily Activities in Older Adults. The Knee, 21(3): 683–687. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2014.02.025
Powell, D.W., Williams, D.S.B, Windsor, B., Butler, R.J, and Zhang, S. (2014) Ankle work and dynamic joint stiffness in high- compared to low-arched athletes during a barefoot running task. Human Movement Science. 34(1): 147-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2014.01.007
Brindle, R.A., Milner, E.C., Zhang, S. and Fitzhugh, E.C. (2014) Changing Step Width Alters Lower Extremity Biomechanics during Running. Gait & Posture, 39 (1), 124-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.06.010
Wortley M., Paquette M.R., Baumgartner L., Byrd E., Klipple G., Brown, L., Krusenklaus J. and Zhang S.* # (2013) Effects of resistance and Tai Ji training on mobility and symptoms of senior citizens with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 2(6): 209-214. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.1016/j.jshs.2013.01.001
Wu, X. Zhang, S.*#, Liu, Y., Zhang, D. and Xie, B. (2013) Do knee eccentric strength and knee joint biomechanics and EMG differ between jumpers and non-jumpers in landing activities? Human Movement Sciences, 32(6): 1299-1309. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.1016/j.humov.2013.03.008
Zhang, X., Paquette, M. and Zhang, S.*# (2013) A comparison of gait biomechanics of flip-flops, sandals, barefoot and shoes. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6:45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-6-45
Tate, J., Milner, C. E., Fairbrother, J., and Zhang, S. (2013) The effects of a home-based instructional program aimed at improving frontal plane knee biomechanics during a jump-landing task. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 43(7), 486-494. http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2013.4229
Freedman, J.A., Milner, C.E., Thompson, D., Zhang, S. and Zhao, X. (2013) The Influence of Body Mass Index and Velocity on Knee Biomechanics during Walking. Gait & Posture, 37(4): 575-579. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.016
Fu, W., Liu, Y., Zhang, S. (2013) Effects of Footwear on Impact Forces and Soft Tissue Vibrations during Drop Jumps and Unanticipated Drop Landings. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34: 477-483. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.1055/s-0032-1327696
Thoms, A.W., Brosnan, J.T., Paquette, M.R., Zhang, S., and Sorochan, J.C. (2013) A New Device for Simulating Athlete-to-Surface Interactions on Natural and Synthetic Turf. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 41 (3), 1-7. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.1520/JTE20120103
Westlake, C.G, Milner, C.E., Zhang, S. and Fitzhugh, E.C. (2013) Do Thigh Circumference and Mass Changes Alter Knee Biomechanics during Walking? Gait & Posture, 37 (3): 359-362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.07.031
Paquette M.R., Baumgartner L., Zhang S.# (2013) Acute effects of barefoot, minimal shoes and running shoes on lower limb mechanics in rear and forefoot strike runners. Footwear Science, 5 (1), 9-18. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.1080/19424280.2012.692724
Zhang, S.*, Paquette, M, Milner, C.E., Westlake, C., Byrd, E. and Baumgartner, L. (2012) An unstable shoe alters lower extremity biomechanics during level walking. Footwear Science, 4(3), 243-253. HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/19424280.2012.735258
Zhang, S.*, Wortley, M., Silvernail, J.F., Carson, D., and Paquette, M.R. (2012) Do ankle braces provide similar effects on ankle biomechanical variables in subjects with and without chronic ankle instability during landing? Journal of Sport and Health Science, 1 (2), 114-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2012.07.002
Powell, D.W., Long, B., Milner, C.E., and Zhang, S. # (2012) Effects of Vertical Loading on Arch Characteristics and Intersegmental Foot Motions. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28: 165-173.
Milner, C.E., Fairbrother, J.T., Srivatsan, A. and Zhang S. (2012) Simple verbal instruction improves knee biomechanics during landing in female athletes. The Knee, 2012: 19: 399-403.
Chen, Q., Wortley, M., Bhaskaran, D., Milner, C.E., and Zhang S.* # (2012) Is the Inverted Surface Landing More Suitable in Evaluating Ankle Braces and Ankle Inversion Perturbation? Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 22(3):214-220.
Powell, D.W., Clowers, K., Keefer, M. and Zhang, S.* # (2012) Alterations in neuromuscular activation patterns associated with walking in short-leg walking boots. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 1(1): 43-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2012.02.003
Qian, J., Su, Y., Song, Y., Ye, Q. and Zhang, S.* (2012) A Comparison of a Multi-body Model and 3D Kinematics and EMG of Double-leg Circle on Pommel Horse. Journal of Human Kinetics, 31: 5-13.
Fu, W., Liu, Y., Zhang, S., Xiong, X., and Wei, S. (2012) Effects of local elastic compression on muscle strength, electromyographic, and mechanomyographic responses in the lower extremity. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22(1): 44 – 50.