Dr. Ajit Chaudhari has been a member of the faculty at Ohio State University Sports Medicine since 2006. He is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedics, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and the Co-Director of the Movement Analysis & Performance program. His research focuses on one basic question: can we better understand how athletic injuries happen by studying the human body as a mechanical system?
Dr. Chaudhari is an expert in the role of core stability in the prevention and treatment of injuries across the entire body, the mechanisms behind overuse running injuries, the mechanisms behind anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and the biomechanics of the golf swing. He has worked with athletes from several Ohio State University and professional sports teams, as well as the Ohio State Dance department and BalletMet. His research has been sponsored by organizations such as the National Football League, National Institutes of Health, National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration, National Science Foundation and industrial sponsors.
Dr. Chaudhari has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the biomechanics of gait and athletic injury and is a reviewer for several sports medicine, kinesiology, orthopaedics and biomedical engineering journals. He is currently a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Orthopaedic Research Society, and American Society of Biomechanics; and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.