David Rusaw

Universitetslektor ortopedteknik

Biträdande Avdelningschef
Avdelningen för rehabilitering , Hälsohögskolan

Medicine doktor


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David’s research and teaching is primarily focused on rehabilitation biomechanics.  More specifically:

  • How is that individuals who use assistive technology – such as prostheses and orthoses – compensate during standing and walking to safely and effectively ambulate?
  • Are there ways that we can make these movements more effective or safer?
  • Are the methods in which we analyze movement effective in describing this in these individuals?
  • Are there clinical measures we can use to identify individuals who are at increased risk of injury due to the way in which they move?

David collaborates nationally and internationally in his efforts to answer the above questions.  Amongst others, this involves collaborations with:

  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway)
  • Nottingham-Trent University (UK)
  • University of Hull (UK).

David is a member of the following associations:

  • AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe)
  • ISB (International Society of Biomechanics)
  • ISPO-S (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics-Sweden)
  • SOIF (Sveriges Ortopedingenjörers Förening/Swedish Prosthetics and Orthotics Association)
  • SSFr (Svenska statistikfrämjandet/Swedish Statistical Society).

Artikel

Ramstrand, N., Gjøvaag, T., Starholm, I., Rusaw, D. (2019). Effects of knee orthoses on kinesthetic awareness and balance in healthy individuals . More information
Rusaw, D. (2018). Adaptations from the prosthetic and intact limb during standing on a sway referenced support surface for transtibial prosthesis users Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. More information
Möller, S., Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Ramstrand, N. (2018). Reduced cortical brain activity with the use of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees during walking Prosthetics and orthotics international. More information
Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Rusaw, D. (2018). Do predictive relationships exist between postural control and falls efficacy in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(11), 2271-2278. More information
Rusaw, D. (2017). The validity of forceplate data as a measure of rapid and targeted volitional movements of the center of mass in transtibial prosthesis users Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12(7), 686-693. More information
Rusaw, D., Rudholmer, E., Barnett, C. (2017). Development of a limits of stability protocol for use in transtibial prosthesis users: Learning effects and reliability of outcome variables Gait & Posture, 58, 539-545. More information
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, S. (2016). Validation of the Inverted Pendulum Model in standing for transtibial prosthesis users Clinical Biomechanics, 31, 100-106. More information
Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Rusaw, D. (2015). Does postural control predict falling and the fear of falling in lower limb amputees? Prosthetics and orthotics international, 39(1 (suppl.)). More information
Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Nolan, L., Ramstrand, N. (2013). Bilateral electromyogram response latency following platform perturbation in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users: Influence of weight distribution and limb position Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 50(4), 531-544. More information
Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Nolan, L., Ramstrand, N. (2012). Can vibratory feedback be used to improve postural stability in persons with transtibial limb loss? Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 49(8), 1239-1254. More information
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, N. (2011). Motion-analysis studies of transtibial prosthesis users: a systematic review Prosthetics and orthotics international, 35(1), 8-19. More information
Ramstrand, N., Thuesen, A., Nielsen, D., Rusaw, D. (2010). Effects of an unstable shoe construction on balance in women aged over 50 years. Clinical Biomechanics, 25(5), 455-460. More information
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, N. (2010). Sagittal plane position of the functional joint centre of prosthetic foot-ankle mechanisms Clinical Biomechanics, 25(7), 713-720. More information
Ramstrand, N., Andersson, C., Rusaw, D. (2008). Effects of an unstable shoe construction on standing balance in children with developmental disabilities: a pilot study Prosthetics and orthotics international, 32(4), 422-433 London: Informa Healthcare Ltd. . More information

Artikel, forskningsöversikt

Jarl, G., Hellstrand Tang, U., Nordén, E., Johannesson, A., Rusaw, D. (2019). Nordic clinical guidelines for orthotic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: A systematic review using the AGREE II instrument. More information

Konferensbidrag

Rusaw, D., Hellstrand Tang, U., Nordén, E., Johannesson, A., Jarl, G. (2018). Clinical guidelines for orthotic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a review with a nordic perspective. 11. Nordiske Bandagist Kongres, 6-8 September, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. More information
Rusaw, D. (2018). Biomechanical Models of Standing in Prosthetic Users. 11. Nordiske Bandagist Kongres, 6-8 September, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. More information
Rusaw, D. (2018). An Iterative Feedback Procedure for Course Evaluation and Structure. ISPO Global Educators Meeting 2018, Göttingen, Germany, 18-20 September 2018. More information
Ramstrand, N., Gjøvaag, T., Starholmen, I., Rusaw, D. (2017). Effects of knee orthosis design on proprioception and balance. ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 May 2017. More information
Rusaw, D., Rudholmer, E., Barnett, C. (2017). A limits of stability protocol utilizing measures of the center of mass and center of pressure in transtibial prosthesis users: learning effects and reliability. ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 May 2017. More information
Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Rusaw, D. (2017). A longitudinal analysis of the relationships between postural control, falls efficacy and falling in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users. ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 May 2017. More information
Rusaw, D. (2015). Limb prostheses and postural control: evaluation, interaction and functional consequence. Nordisk Ortopedteknisk Kongress, Reykjavik, Island 1-3 Oktober 2015. More information
Rusaw, D. (2013). The use of vibratory feedback to improve postural stability of individuals with transtibial amputation. 14th ISPO World Congress, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 February 2013. More information
Rusaw, D. (2013). The prosthesis and weight-bearing contributions on EMG response latency subsequent to rapid platform perturbation in transtibial prosthesis users. 14th ISPO World Congress, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 February 2013. More information
Rusaw, D. (2010). Instrumented motion analysis of trans-tibial prosthesis users: a systematic review of data capture and analysis techniques. 13th ISPO World Congress, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May 2010. More information
Rusaw, D. (2010). Sagittal plane position of the functional joint centre of prosthetic foot-ankle mechanisms. 13th ISPO World Congress, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May 2010. More information
Rusaw, D. (2009). Instrumented motion analysis and trans-tibial prosthetics: a systematic review. Ortopedteknik 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Rusaw, D. (2007). The effects of liner thickness and suspension technique on knee joint proprioception in trans-tibial amputees. 12th ISPO World Congress, Vancouver, Canada, July 28 – August 3, 2007. More information
Rusaw, D. (2004). Observational gait analysis: The prosthetic challenges. Saskatchewan Association of Kinesiologists (2004), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. More information

Övrigt

Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K. . Differences in mobility for individuals using a non-microprocessor-controlled versus a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee. More information
Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Hagberg, K., Rusaw, D. . Cortical brain activity of transfemoral or knee-disarticulation prosthesis users performing single and dual-task walking activities. More information

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