Dr. Sara Mulroy is the Director of the Pathokinesiology Laboratory at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Mulroy is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on gait analysis and the use of electromyography (EMG) to evaluate human movement. She maintains a clinical practice through the Pathokinesiology Laboratory where she evaluates the functional walking capacity of clients with neuromuscular and orthopedic mobility impairments using instrumented laboratory assessment and fine wire, intramuscular EMG recording.
Dr. Mulroy’s research has had 2 primary areas of focus: 1) Biomechanics of the weight-bearing shoulder and prevention and treatment of shoulder pain in persons with spinal cord injury; and 2) Recovery and rehabilitation of lower extremity function to optimize locomotor activities in persons with stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and lower extremity amputation. She has received funding from both National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) as principal investigator for her research in both areas.