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About Us..Research Groups

Mobility Group


The Mobility Research Group works to improve or restore mobility from MSK-related disorders. This group works closely with our Technology and Wearable Sensors Technical Group to utilize technology such as mobile sensors, video capture or virtual reality systems in mobility research.


Name Research Area  

Ashe, Maureen

Mobility, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, behaviour change, lifestyle interventions, workplace sitting, built environment, social environment, active and public transportation, KT

Beaton, Dorcas

MSK, smaller joint replacement (ankle, elbow, shoulder, upper extremity, fragility fractures)

Beaupreau, Lauren

Trauma (hip fracture), upper extremity, total joint arthroplasty


Begon, Mickael

Shoulder, gait, work-related shoulder disorders

Birmingham, Trevor

Knee osteoarthritis, biomechanics, gait analysis, disease initiation and progression models, risk factors (sex, obesity), mathematical/statistical modeling

Bouyer, Laurent J.

Remote movement monitoring , upper & lower extremity, running injury, effect of pain on motor control & motor learning, movement control in the lab and in the field/work place, robotics in rehab

Bryant, Dianne

Physical Therapy

Cote, Julie

Upper extremity, work-related MSK disorders, sex/gender

Dahan-Oliel, Noémi

Knowledge translation, Quality of life, Transitions to adulthood, Transitions of care, Social participation, Lower limb deformity, Physical disability

Deluzio, Kevin

Biomechanical factors of knee OA, non-surgical interventions for knee OA, MSK modeling of human gait, analysis of biomechanical waveform data


Biomechanical factors of knee OA, non-surgical interventions for knee OA, MSK modeling of human gait, analysis of biomechanical waveform data

Dionne, Clermont

MSK pain


Emery, Carolyn

Injury prevention, Consequences of joint injury, Osteoarthritis, Concussion, JIA, CP

Ferreira, Louis

Upper extremity, post-surgical joint replacement rehab

Fitzsimmons, Deborah

Technology-enabled care provision and capacity building; technology acceptability and adoption

French, Simon

Implementation science, knowledge translation, low back pain, osteoarthritis

Gagnon, Dany

Upper extremity, trunk,  lower extremity, repetitive movements, functional activities, biomechanics, clinical trials

Gignac, Monique

Osteoporosis, exercise, knowledge translation

Giangregorio, Lora

Arthritis, work-related MSK, work stress, psychosocial factors, participation, accommodations

Godges, Joe

Gross, Anita


Gross, Douglas

Work Disability Prevention; MSK Disorders; Work Injury; Workers' Compensation; Occupational Rehabilitation

Hayden, Jill

Low back pain

Hill, Wendy

Upper extremity, prosthetics, outcome measures for upper limb amputees

Hunt, Michael Anthony

Clinical biomechanics, MSK rehabilitation; gait retraining, wearable sensors

King, Graham

Orthopaedic Surgery

Kozey, Cheryl

Biomechanics, Healthy aging, Knee osteoarthritis, Lower back disorders, Predictive models, Electromyography, Human movement, MSK health, Neuromuscular control, Mobility

MacDermid, Joy

MSK health (upper extremity/neck), rehab and surgical interventions for MSK disorders, pain and disability, work-related risks, interventions and work disability, KT, gender

Maly, Monica

OA, aging, knee, biomechanics, mobility, physical activity, exercise, occupational injury, muscle, cartilage

Marsh, Jackie

Effectiveness and efficiency of MSK health care delivery models, e-health, web-based technology

Marshall, Deborah

OA and RA and sports injury

Mawson, Sue

Mercier, Catherine

Central charges observed in MSK disorders and their role in chronicity

Perrault, Kadija

Health services research, access to rehabilitation services, pain conditions, interprofessional collaboration, health promotion


Petrella, Rob

Healthy aging, mobility, osteoarthritis, multiple-modality, hypertension, exercise science, healthy lifestyle, primary care, cardiovascular prevention, diabetes, men's health, obesity, clinical trials

Piché, Mathieu

Pain, neurophysiology, MSK disorders

Prado, Carla

Nutrition, Body Composition, energy metabolism, obesity, sarcopenia

Richardson, Julie

Preclinical disability, mobility, physical function, aging, arthritis, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, chronic disease, self-management, prevention, electronic personal health record

Robbins, Shawn

Mobility, osteoarthritis, joint arthoroplasty

Robinovitch, Stephen

MSK rehab

Ronsky, Janet

MSK disorders, lower extremity, spine, scoliosis, neuromotor function and adaptation, knee OA and soft tissue injuries

Rouleau, Dominique

Upper extremity and traumas


Arthritis / OA, Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders


Rutherford, Derek

OA Knee/Hip

Sherrington, Cathie




Applied Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Sex/Gender and Work, Knowledge Translation

Teeter, Matthew

Orthopaedic implants and devices,additive manufacturing

Tousignant-Laflamme, Yannick

Low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic pain management

Trejos, Ana Luisa

Wearable devices, rehabilitation mechatronics, upper extremity, MSK disorders

Urquart, Nathan

Sports Medicine, arthroscopy, MSK disorders, knee ligament injury, shoulder instability

Walton, David

MSK Trauma, pain, and related disability.  Acute-to-chronic pain transition.  Measuring pain and disability.  Health Professional education and continuing development

Weiler, Hope

Nutrition and MSK health

Whittaker, Jackie

MSK rehab care and services, OA, injury Prevention, locomotor activity/movement disorders, muscle function/motor control, trauma/injuries, public health, pathogenesis and treatment of MSK diseases of the knee and lumbar spine.

Wideman, Timothy

Work-related MSK disorders, chronic pain, back pain, OA, fibromyalgia

Wilson, Janie

Biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mobility, balance, falls, ice hockey, injuries, injury prevention, bone fracture, traumatic brain injury,


Wohl, Gregory

Bone mechanics, bone adaptation, MSK tissue mechanics, diet, pharmaceutical effects on MSK tissues and adaptation, bone injury and repair, orthopaedic biomechanics

Woodhouse, Linda

Low back pain, soft tissue knee injuries (e.g. Post traumatic knee OA), rheumatology


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