Associate Professor and Program Director
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Bhagwant Sindhu’s research focuses on pursuing theoretically rigorous exploration of approaches for improving upper extremity rehabilitation in two related areas: rehabilitation assessments and rehabilitation outcomes.
Within the broad framework of rehabilitation assessments, his research has focused on sincerity of effort testing; self-report assessments of upper extremity function; and pain assessment.
He has conducted studies to determine differences between maximal and submaximal grip efforts using force-time curves and surface electromyographic signal among healthy people, as well as people with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Surprisingly, these conditions affect different force parameters.