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Lauri Stenroth

Post doctoral researcher

Tendon and locomotion biomechanics
Muscle-tendon mechanics

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 50 3233862
  • Room: 336, Melania building, 3rd floor
  • Email: lauri.stenroth[at] (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Date of birth: 29 August 1986

  • Current research interests:
  • Tendon and ligament properties in health and disease
  • Intervetions to modify joint loading and improve mobility

  • Education:
    • Doctor of Sport Science, Biomechanics, University of Jyväskylä, 2016.
    • Master of Sport Science, Biomechanics, University of Jyväskylä, 2012.
    • Bachelor of Sport Science, Biomechanics, University of Jyväskylä, 2009.
    • Graduate of Finnish Secondary School (Turengin lukio, 2005)

  • Doctoral dissertation:
    Structure and function of human triceps surae muscle and tendon in aging

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • Swedish, fair


  1. Ebrahimi M, Mohammadi A, Ristaniemi A, Stenroth L and Korhonen RK. The effect of different preconditioning protocols on repeatability of bovine ACL stress-relaxation response in tension. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2019 Feb;90:493-501. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.10.041.

  2. Torniainen J, ORCID:, Ristaniemi A, Sarin JK, Mikkonen S, ORCID:, Afara IO, ORCID:, Stenroth L, Korhonen RK and Toyras J. Near Infrared Spectroscopic Evaluation of Ligament and Tendon Biomechanical Properties. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 Jan;47(1):213-222. doi: 10.1007/s10439-018-02125-9. Epub

  3. Ristaniemi A, Stenroth L, Mikkonen S and Korhonen RK. Comparison of elastic, viscoelastic and failure tensile material properties of knee ligaments and patellar tendon. J Biomech. 2018 Oct 5;79:31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.031. Epub 2018

  4. Coulson J, Bagley L, Barnouin Y, Bradburn S, Butler-Browne G, Gapeyeva H, Hogrel JY, Maden-Wilkinson T, Maier AB, Meskers C, Murgatroyd C, Narici M, Paasuke M, Sassano L, Sipila S, Al-Shanti N, Stenroth L, Jones DA and McPhee JS. Circulating levels of dickkopf-1, osteoprotegerin and sclerostin are higher in old compared with young men and women and positively associated with whole-body bone mineral density in older adults. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Sep;28(9):2683-2689. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-4104-2. Epub

  5. Reijnierse EM, de Jong N, Trappenburg MC, Blauw GJ, Butler-Browne G, Gapeyeva H, Hogrel JY, McPhee JS, Narici MV, Sipila S, Stenroth L, van Lummel RC, Pijnappels M, Meskers CGM and Maier AB. Assessment of maximal handgrip strength: how many attempts are needed? J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Jun;8(3):466-474. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12181.

  6. Bradburn S, McPhee JS, Bagley L, Sipila S, Stenroth L, Narici MV, Paasuke M, Gapeyeva H, Osborne G, Sassano L, Meskers CG, Maier AB, Hogrel JY, Barnouin Y, Butler-Browne G and Murgatroyd C. Association between osteocalcin and cognitive performance in healthy older adults. Age Ageing. 2016 Nov;45(6):844-849. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afw137. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

  7. Pincheira PA, Stenroth L, Avela J and Cronin NJ. Individual Leg Muscle Contributions to the Cost of Walking: Effects of Age and Walking Speed. J Aging Phys Act. 2017 Apr;25(2):295-304. doi: 10.1123/japa.2015-0232. Epub 2016

  8. Stenroth L, Sipila S, Finni T and Cronin NJ. Slower Walking Speed in Older Men Improves Triceps Surae Force Generation Ability. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Jan;49(1):158-166. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001065.

  9. Stenroth L, ORCID:, Cronin NJ, Peltonen J, Korhonen MT, Sipila S and Finni T. Triceps surae muscle-tendon properties in older endurance- and sprint-trained athletes. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jan 1;120(1):63-9. doi:

  10. Reijnierse EM, Trappenburg MC, Leter MJ, Sipila S, Stenroth L, Narici MV, Hogrel JY, Butler-Browne G, McPhee JS, Paasuke M, Gapeyeva H, Meskers CG and Maier AB. Serum albumin and muscle measures in a cohort of healthy young and old participants. Age (Dordr). 2015 Oct;37(5):88. doi: 10.1007/s11357-015-9825-6. Epub 2015 Aug 27.

  11. Peter A, Hegyi A, Stenroth L, Finni T and Cronin NJ. EMG and force production of the flexor hallucis longus muscle in isometric plantarflexion and the push-off phase of walking. J Biomech. 2015 Sep 18;48(12):3413-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.05.033. Epub

  12. Stenroth L, Sillanpaa E, McPhee JS, Narici MV, Gapeyeva H, Paasuke M, Barnouin Y, Hogrel JY, Butler-Browne G, Bijlsma A, Meskers CG, Maier AB, Finni T and Sipila S. Plantarflexor Muscle-Tendon Properties are Associated With Mobility in Healthy Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug;70(8):996-1002. doi:

  13. Sillanpaa E, Stenroth L, Bijlsma AY, Rantanen T, McPhee JS, Maden-Wilkinson TM, Jones DA, Narici MV, Gapeyeva H, Paasuke M, Barnouin Y, Hogrel JY, Butler-Browne GS, Meskers CG, Maier AB, Tormakangas T and Sipila S. Associations between muscle strength, spirometric pulmonary function and mobility in healthy older adults. Age (Dordr). 2014;36(4):9667. doi: 10.1007/s11357-014-9667-7. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

  14. Sillanpaa E, Cheng S, Hakkinen K, Finni T, Walker S, Pesola A, Ahtiainen J, Stenroth L, Selanne H and Sipila S. Body composition in 18- to 88-year-old adults--comparison of multifrequency bioimpedance and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan;22(1):101-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20583. Epub 2013

  15. Bijlsma AY, Meskers CG, van den Eshof N, Westendorp RG, Sipila S, Stenroth L, Sillanpaa E, McPhee JS, Jones DA, Narici MV, Gapeyeva H, Paasuke M, Voit T, Barnouin Y, Hogrel JY, Butler-Browne G and Maier AB. Diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia and physical performance. Age (Dordr). 2014 Feb;36(1):275-85. doi: 10.1007/s11357-013-9556-5. Epub 2013 Jul

  16. McPhee JS, Hogrel JY, Maier AB, Seppet E, Seynnes OR, Sipila S, Bottinelli R, Barnouin Y, Bijlsma AY, Gapeyeva H, Maden-Wilkinson TM, Meskers CG, Paasuke M, Sillanpaa E, Stenroth L, Butler-Browne G, Narici MV and Jones DA. Physiological and functional evaluation of healthy young and older men and women: design of the European MyoAge study. Biogerontology. 2013 Jun;14(3):325-37. doi: 10.1007/s10522-013-9434-7. Epub 2013

  17. Peltonen J, Cronin NJ, Stenroth L, Finni T and Avela J. Viscoelastic properties of the Achilles tendon in vivo. Springerplus. 2013 May 8;2(1):212. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-2-212. Print 2013 Dec.

  18. Bucci L, Yani SL, Fabbri C, Bijlsma AY, Maier AB, Meskers CG, Narici MV, Jones DA, McPhee JS, Seppet E, Gapeyeva H, Paasuke M, Sipila S, Kovanen V, Stenroth L, Musaro A, Hogrel JY, Barnouin Y, Butler-Browne G, Capri M, Franceschi C and Salvioli S. Circulating levels of adipokines and IGF-1 are associated with skeletal muscle strength of young and old healthy subjects. Biogerontology. 2013 Jun;14(3):261-72. doi: 10.1007/s10522-013-9428-5. Epub 2013

  19. Bijlsma AY, Meskers MC, Molendijk M, Westendorp RG, Sipila S, Stenroth L, Sillanpaa E, McPhee JS, Jones DA, Narici M, Gapeyeva H, Paasuke M, Seppet E, Voit T, Barnouin Y, Hogrel JY, Butler-Browne G and Maier AB. Diagnostic measures for sarcopenia and bone mineral density. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Oct;24(10):2681-91. doi: 10.1007/s00198-013-2376-8. Epub

  20. Finni T, Peltonen J, Stenroth L and Cronin NJ. Viewpoint: On the hysteresis in the human Achilles tendon. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Feb 15;114(4):515-7. doi:

  21. Stenroth L, Peltonen J, Cronin NJ, Sipila S and Finni T. Age-related differences in Achilles tendon properties and triceps surae muscle architecture in vivo. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2012 Nov;113(10):1537-44. doi:

  22. Peltonen J, Cronin NJ, Stenroth L, Finni T and Avela J. Achilles tendon stiffness is unchanged one hour after a marathon. J Exp Biol. 2012 Oct 15;215(Pt 20):3665-71. doi: 10.1242/jeb.068874.

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