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Alyssa Joy Schnorenberg, MS

Researcher, Lab Manager

Education

MS Biomedical Engineering Marquette University 2012
BS Biomechanical Engineering Marquette University 2007

Interests & Expertise

Alyssa Schnorenberg’s interests include biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering and motion analysis. Her current research focuses on pediatric mobility with assistive devices, examining the upper extremity joint demands of children with orthopaedic disabilities. Additionally she is investigating slips and falls during ladder climbing, examining contributing factors and the body’s response.

Selected Publications

Schnorenberg, A. J., Mickshl, D., Grindel, S. I., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Comparison of Pre and Post-Op Joint Kinematics and Pain between Single and Multi-Tendon Rotator Cuff Tears.
Jahanian, O., Gaglio, A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Evaluation of Hand-rim and Wrist Joint Kinetics During Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation.
Slavens, B. A., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. (In Press). Comparison of Glenohumeral Joint Kinematics and Muscle Activation During Standard and Geared Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Medical Engineering & Physics.
Schnorenberg, A. J., French, M. E., Riebe, J. M., Grindel, S. I., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Shoulder Complex Kinematics Pre- and Post- Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.
Hanks, M. M., Leonardis, J., Schnorenberg, A. J., Lee, K., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Quantication of Trunk and Upper Extremity Kinematic Differences between Able-Bodied Lacrosse Players and Wheelchair Lacrosse Players with Spinal Cord Injury during Overhead Throwing.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Glenohumeral Joint Dynamics and Shoulder Muscle Activity During Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion on Carpeted Floor in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.
Koch, K., Zarenia, M., Emre Arpinar, V., Tugan Muftuler, L., Schnorenberg, A. J., Leonardis, J., Slavens, B. A., & Nencka, A. (2021, May). Viability Assessment of Carpal Bone Kinematic Profiles Developed Using 4D MRI.
Hanks, M. M., Leonardis, J. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Krzak, J. J., Graf, A., Vogel, L. C., Harris, G. F., & Slavens, B. A. (2021). The Influence of Sex on Upper Extremity Joint Dynamics in Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
Qashqai, A. A., Stec, M. H., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muriello, M., Basel, D., & Slavens, B. A. (2020, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Plantar Pressure Assessment During Gait in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome..
Slavens, B. A., Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Tarima, S., Muqeet, V., & Vogel, L. C. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Variability of Shoulder Kinematics Across the Lifespan in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Mickshl, D., , S. I., & Slavens, B. A. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Normalization of Shoulder Kinematics after Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery.
Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Lee, K. K., & Slavens, B. A. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Biomechanical Comparison of Trunk and Upper Extremity Kinematics between Able-Bodied Lacrosse Players and Wheelchair Lacrosse Players with Spinal Cord Injury.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T., & Slavens, B. A. (2019, May). Glenohumeral joint dynamics and shoulder muscle activity during geared manual wheelchair propulsion on carpeted floor in individuals with spinal cord injury. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology : Official Journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology.
Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Lee, K. L., & Slavens, B. A. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Biomechanical Evaluation of Overhead Throwing in Able-Bodied and Wheelchair Lacrosse Players.
Schnorenberg, A. J., French, M., Riebe, J., Grindel, S., & Slavens, B. A. (2019). Shoulder Complex Kinematics Pre- and Post- Rotator Cuff Repair. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.

Presentations

Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hsaio-Wecksler, E. T., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2019). Biomechanical Evaluation of Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. VA Research Day, Milwuakee, WI.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (December 2018). Biomechanical Analysis of the Shoulder During Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Occupational Science and Technology Research Lectureship, Milwaukee, WI.
Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Robertson-Dick, B., Lee, K. k., & Slavens, B. A. (December 2018). Comparison of Glenohumeral Kinematics During the Overhead Lacrosse Throw in Able-Bodied and Wheelchair Lacrosse Players. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Occupational Science and Technology Research Lectureship, Milwaukee, WI.
Qashqai, A. A., Pournezam, M. K., Vigon, N., Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Basel, D. G., & Slavens, B. A. (December 2018). Methods for Characterization of Gait Kinematics in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Occupational Science and Technology Research Lectureship, Milwaukee, WI.
Qashqai, A. A., Pournezam, M. K., Schnorenberg, A. J., Engel, J. M., Basel, D. G., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2018). Characterization of Knee Joint Dynamics During Gait in Youths with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partners for Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Pournezam, M. K., Qashqai, A. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Basel, D. G., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2018). Characterizing Balance in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Using Bertec Balance Advantage System. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partners for Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Jahanian, O., Gaglio, A., Callahan, C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2018). Handrim Biomechanics of Geared Manual Wheelchair Mobility. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partners for Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Tercher, K., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Characterizing Balance in Children with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Using Bertec Balance Advantage. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Barron, A., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Evaluation of Wrist Kinematics during Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Magruder, B., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Functional Upper Extremity Workspace in Pre-Operative Versus Post-Operative Rotator Cuff Repair. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Chapman, B., Qashqai, A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Basel, D., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Plantar Pressure Profiles during Gait in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Bonack, J., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Shoulder Joint Kinematics During Weighted Reaching Tasks Preoperative and Postoperative Supraspinatus Repair. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Vigon, N., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Temporal-spatial Parameters of Gait in Youths with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Slavens, B. A., Schlidt, K. C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L., & Harris, G. (2017). Glenohumeral Joint Biomechanics, Pain and Stroke Pattern Variability During Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility: A Longitudinal Evaluation. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association, Rochester, MN.
Schlidt, K. C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Harris, G. F., & Vogel, L. C. (October 2017). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users. Proceedings of the 94th Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Professional Memberships

  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and Women in Engineering (WE)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Positions Held

  • Project Engineer, MGA Research Corporation, 2007 – 2010