PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware
MS, Biomechanics, University of Delaware
BS, Exercise Science, Skidmore College
Dr. Ridge teaches Biomechanics and is involved in the research series in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Professional Interests Focus
Dr. Ridge’s expertise is in biomechanics, specifically biomechanics of lower extremities during activities such as walking, running, jumping, and landing. To perform research in this area, she uses a variety of kinematic and kinetic measurement tools including 2D and 3D video motion analysis, force plates and other custom force transducers, and inertial measurement units. Recent research projects include gaining understanding about the movement of the foot and the role of foot muscles, the effect of footwear on lower extremity mechanics, and the use of inertial measurement units to quantify athletic activity. She appreciates collaboration with other faculty, students, and clinicians from a variety of areas.