Mark Schuenke

Education

M.S.

University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

2014

B.S.

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

1999

Ph.D.

Ohio University

2014

Post-Doctoral Training

Biomedical Sciences

Ohio University

Athens

Ohio

Expertise

Skeletal muscle architecture

Lumbopelvic pain

Human gross and microanatomy

Biomechanics

Nerve Entrapment

Research

Current Research

Force distribution of abdominal and paraspinal muscles in the thoracolumbar fascia.

Research Interests

Examine potential countermeasures to age-related muscle atrophy and diabetes.

Examine anatomical and biomechanical relationships related to lumbopelvic pain.

Examine sites of potential nerve entrapment.

Selected Publications

Bregman, P. & Schuenke, M.D. Clinical Considerations for the Superficial Fibular Nerve. (2016) Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 33(2):243-254.

Volek, J.S., Freidenreich, D.J., Saenza, C., Kunces, L.J., Creighton, B.C., Bartley, J.M., Davitt, P.M., Colleen X. Munoz, C.X., Anderson, J.M., Maresh, C.M., Lee, E.C., Schuenke, M.D., Aerni, G. Kraemer, W.J., Phinney, S.D. (2016) Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Metabolism 65(3):100-110.

Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M.D., & Willard, F.H. (2014) The functional coupling of the deep abdominal and para-spinal muscles: The effects of simulated para-spinal contraction on force transfer to the middle and posterior layer of the thoracolumbar fascia. Journal of Anatomy 225(4):447-462.

Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M.D., & Willard, F.H. (2013) Altered intracompartmental pressure within the thoracolumbar fascia container: Its effect on force transfer to the common tendon of the transversus abdominis muscle to the middle and posterior layer of the paraspinal muscle compartment. Proceedings for 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Dubai, UAE: 27-40.

Schuenke, M.D., Herman, J.R., & Staron, R.S. (2013) Preponderance of evidence proves “big” weights optimize hypertrophic and strength adaptations. European Journal of Applied Physiology 113(1):269-271.

Vleeming, A., Schuenke M.D., Sturesson, B., & Willard F.H. (2013) Authors' response to the letter to the Editors by Professor M. T. Cibulka: a critical interpretation of sacroiliac joint movement studies. Journal of Anatomy 222(3):391-5.

Schuenke, M.D., Vleeming, A., Van Hoff, T., & Willard, F.H. (2012) Anatomical considerations of load transfer through the lateral margin of the thoracolumbar fascia: a description of the lumbar interfascial triangle and its relation with the lateral raphe. Journal of Anatomy 221(6): 568-576.

Sussman, W.I., Han, E., & Schuenke, M.D. (2012) Quantitative assessment of the ischiofemoral space and evidence of degenerative changes in the quadratus femoris muscle.  Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 35(4):273-281.

Vleeming, A., Willard, F.H., Schuenke, M.D., Masi, A., & Danneels, L. (2012) The sacroiliac joint: anatomy, function, and clinical implications. Journal of Anatomy 221(6):537-567.

Willard, F.H., Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M.D.,  Danneels, L., & Schleip, R. (2012) The thoracolumbar fascia: anatomy, function, and clinical implications. Journal of Anatomy 221(6): 507-536.

Staron, R.S., Herman, J.R., & Schuenke, M.D. (2012) Misclassification of hybrid fast fibers using immunohistochemical and histochemical methods in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 26(10):2616-2622.

Schuenke, M.D., Herman, J.R., Gilders, R.M., Hagerman, F.C., Hikida, R.S., Rana, S.R., Ragg, K.E., & Staron, R.S. (2012) Early-phase adaptations in response to slow-speed versus traditional resistance-training regimens. European Journal of Applied Physiology 112(10):3585-3595.

Bregman, P. & Schuenke, M.D. Clinical Considerations for the Superficial Fibular Nerve. (2016) Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 33(2):243-254.

Volek, J.S., Freidenreich, D.J., Saenza, C., Kunces, L.J., Creighton, B.C., Bartley, J.M., Davitt, P.M., Colleen X. Munoz, C.X., Anderson, J.M., Maresh, C.M., Lee, E.C., Schuenke, M.D., Aerni, G. Kraemer, W.J., Phinney, S.D. (2016) Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Metabolism 65(3):100-110.

Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M.D., & Willard, F.H. (2014) The functional coupling of the deep abdominal and para-spinal muscles: The effects of simulated para-spinal contraction on force transfer to the middle and posterior layer of the thoracolumbar fascia. Journal of Anatomy 225(4):447-462.

Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M.D., & Willard, F.H. (2013) Altered intracompartmental pressure within the thoracolumbar fascia container: Its effect on force transfer to the common tendon of the transversus abdominis muscle to the middle and posterior layer of the paraspinal muscle compartment. Proceedings for 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Dubai, UAE: 27-40.

Schuenke, M.D., Herman, J.R., & Staron, R.S. (2013) Preponderance of evidence proves “big” weights optimize hypertrophic and strength adaptations. European Journal of Applied Physiology 113(1):269-271.

Vleeming, A., Schuenke M.D., Sturesson, B., & Willard F.H. (2013) Authors' response to the letter to the Editors by Professor M. T. Cibulka: a critical interpretation of sacroiliac joint movement studies. Journal of Anatomy 222(3):391-5.

Schuenke, M.D., Vleeming, A., Van Hoff, T., & Willard, F.H. (2012) Anatomical considerations of load transfer through the lateral margin of the thoracolumbar fascia: a description of the lumbar interfascial triangle and its relation with the lateral raphe. Journal of Anatomy 221(6): 568-576.

Sussman, W.I., Han, E., & Schuenke, M.D. (2012) Quantitative assessment of the ischiofemoral space and evidence of degenerative changes in the quadratus femoris muscle.  Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 35(4):273-281.

Vleeming, A., Willard, F.H., Schuenke, M.D., Masi, A., & Danneels, L. (2012) The sacroiliac joint: anatomy, function, and clinical implications. Journal of Anatomy 221(6):537-567.

Willard, F.H., Vleeming, A., Schuenke, M.D.,  Danneels, L., & Schleip, R. (2012) The thoracolumbar fascia: anatomy, function, and clinical implications. Journal of Anatomy 221(6): 507-536.

Staron, R.S., Herman, J.R., & Schuenke, M.D. (2012) Misclassification of hybrid fast fibers using immunohistochemical and histochemical methods in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 26(10):2616-2622.

Schuenke, M.D., Herman, J.R., Gilders, R.M., Hagerman, F.C., Hikida, R.S., Rana, S.R., Ragg, K.E., & Staron, R.S. (2012) Early-phase adaptations in response to slow-speed versus traditional resistance-training regimens. European Journal of Applied Physiology 112(10):3585-3595.

Other Scholarly Activity

Schuenke, M.D.  & Lex Towns Concepts of Anatomy, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th Ed. (in review)

Schuenke, M.D., Talsma, J. & Willard, F.H. Fascia Systems of the Body (2016). Lehrbuch Osteopathische Medizin (German for Textbook Osteopathic Medicine), edited by Johannes Mayer & Clive Standen; Elsevier.

Willard, F.H. & Schuenke, M.D.  (2012) The neuroanatomy of female pelvic pain.  In: Female Pelvic Pain Syndromes, edited by Baily, A.: Humana Press, New York

Funded Grants

Innervation patterns of the prepatellar bursa (P.I. M.D. Schuenke), Dellon Institute.

Abdominal wall transplant: Considerations of innervation (P.I. M.D. Schuenke), Dellon Institute.

Invited Plenary Presentation

Genetics and Embryology of Fascia. Keynote. Fourth International Fascia Research Congress. Washington D.C. (2015).

The Lumbar Interfascial Triangle and its Relation with the Lateral Raphe: Anatomic Constituents of Load Transfer through the Lateral Margin of the Thoracolumbar Fascia. Keynote Address of 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Dubai (2013).

Comparative anatomy:  peripheral nerves of the plantar vs. hand. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2016).

Anatomical approaches to soleal sling: pearls & pitfalls. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2016).

Publication Incubator Panel Discussion. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2016).

Anatomic review for common fibular and tarsal tunnel techniques. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2016).

Innervation of Tibial and Distal Fibular Nerves to Ankle, Subtalar Joints, and Distal Tibiotalar Syndesmotic Area. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Denver, CO (2015).

Standard Anatomy and Surgical Approaches from Mid and Subtalar Joint Innervation – Setting Paradigm for Post Surgery and Trauma Pain (Panel Discussion). Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Denver, CO (2015).

Anatomy Prosection Workshop. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Denver, CO (2015).

Functional anatomy of traumatic brain injuries, Osteopathic Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Naples, FL (2015).

Extremity Nerve Entrapments Invited Lecture and Prosection Workshop. New Hampshire Physical Therapy Association, Manchester, NH (2015).

Anatomy and Entrapments of the Soleal Sling. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2014).

Anatomy and Entrapments of the Distal, Lateral Plantar Nerve. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2014).

Upper/Lower Limb Nerve Entrapment Comparison. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2014).

Anatomy Prosection Workshop. Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ (2014).

Functional 3D Anatomy: Thoracic Outlet to Diaphragm, Osteopathic Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN (2014).

Functional 3D Anatomy: Thoracic Outlet to the Pelvic Inlet, Osteopathic Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN (2014).

Low Back Pain Generators Workshop. UNE Pain Symposium, Biddeford, ME (2013). 

Microanatomy of Fascia and Mechanotransduction, The Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation Symposium, Biddeford, ME. (2012).

Microanatomy of the Interstitium. Osteopathic Cranial Academy Annual Conference. Palm Springs, CA. (2010).

Research Topics

Mark Schuenke

Mark Schuenke

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Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Stella Maris
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mschuenke@une.edu

(207) 602-2206

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