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Uwe Kersting

Professor, PhD



Uwe Kersting
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 E2-205
DK-9220 Aalborg

Tel: +45 9940 8094
Fax: +45 9815 4008

E-mail: UweK

Background and Interests


1996 German Sport University Cologne: Adaptation of the human calcaneus to training induced loading.

Previous Appointments

2001 – 2007 Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

1996 – 2001 Lecturer in Training and Movement Sciences/Biomechanics, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Research Interests

  • Injury Biomechanics                                     
  • Clinical Biomechanics                      Movement Dynamics and
                  Sports Technology Laboratory
  • Sport Biomechanics

  • Adaptation of Biological Tissues


Foot function and morphology are investigated in collaboration with Forskningens Hus at Aalborg Sygehus. At SMI, research projects on ankle injury mechanisms have been established. Currently, various industry contacts are developed to enhance this research area.

Press                                                       Teaching                

Skiing Injury Project: 1    2    3     4                                  Teaching Materials

Publications (selected)

Rathleff, M.S; Samani, A; Olesen, C.G,; Kersting, U.G; Madeleine, P (2011): Inverse Relationship between the Complexity of Midfoot Kinematics and Muscle Activation in Patients with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print].

Kersting, U.G. (2011): Regulation of impact forces during treadmill running. Footwear Science. 3: 1,59 – 68.

Ferdinands, R.E.D., Marshall, R.N., Kersting, U.G. (2010): Centre of mass kinematics of fast bowling in cricket. Sports Biomechanics 9(3): 139–152.

Hedayatpour, N., Hassanlouei, H., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Kersting, U.G., Falla, D. (2011): Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness Alters the Response to Postural Perturbations. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Jun;43(6):1010-6.

Niehoff, A., Kersting, U.G., Helling S., Dargel, J., Maurer, J., Thevis, M., Brüggemann, G.P. (2010): Different mechanical loading protocols influence serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein levels in young healthy humans. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(3): 651 – 657.

Ferdinands, R.E.D., Kersting, U.G., Marshall, R.N., Stuelcken, M. (2010): Distribution of modern cricket bowling actions in New Zealand. European Journal of Sport Sciences, 10 (3): 179 - 190.

Gurney, J., Rosenbaum, D., Kersting, U. (2007): Between-day reliability of repeated plantar pressure distribution measurements in a normal population. Gait and Posure, doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2007.07.002.

Kersting, U.G., Kriwet, A. Brueggemann, G.-P.(2006): The Influence of Restricted Rearfoot Motion on Impact Forces During Running. Research in Sports Medicine, 14(2):.117 – 134.

Rosenhahn, B., T. Brox, U. G. Kersting, A. W. Smith, J. K. Gurney, R. Klette: (2006) :A system for marker-less motion capture. Kuenstliche Intelligenz (Invited Paper, The German AI Journal), 20(1): 46 – 52.

Kersting, U.G., Stubendorff, J.J., Schmidt, M.C., Brüggemann, G.-P. (2005): Changes in knee cartilage volume and serum COMP after running exercise. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 13: 925 – 934.   

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