Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network - Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research
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Biomechanics Group

Canada boasts biomechanics research facilities that are among the finest in the world, including state-of-the-art movement analysis laboratories and imaging modalities situated at leading institutions from coast-to-coast, typically strategically located in clinical research centres. The Biomechanics Group is working to generate collaboration among biomechanics research centres across Canada and identify key research priorities in the area.  


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

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 Laurent J. Email

Carlesso, Lisa

Low back and neck disorders; knee pain/osteoarthritis, chronic pain, epidemiology

Choinièere, Manon

Transition from acute to chronic low back pain; knee and thumb OA; biospsychosocial and economic consequences of chronic pain; management of chronic pain


Cote, Julie

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

Deluzio, Kevin

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

Desmeules, François

Mobility, osteoarthritis, join arthroplasty

Dionne, Clermont

MSK pain


Emery, Carolyn

Injury Prevention, Consequences of Joint Injury, Osteoarthritis, Concussion, JIA, CP

Ferber, Reed

Clinical gait biomechanics, big data, running, osteoarthritis, wearable technology

Ferreira, Louis

Upper extremity, post-surgical joint replacement rehab

Gagnon, Dany

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

Gross, Anita


Hunt, Michael Anthony

Clinical biomechanics, MSK rehabilitation; gait retraining, wearable sensors

Kozey, Cheryl

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

Léonard, Guillaume

Pain, work-related MSK disorders


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

Mercier, Catherine

Central changes 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

Robbins, Shawn

Mobility, osteoarthritis, joint arthroplasty

Robinovitch, Stephen

MSK rehab

Ronsky, Janet

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

Roy, Jean-Sébastien

Arthritis / OA, Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders


Rutherford, Derek

OA Knee/Hip

Sinden, Kathryn

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

Urquart, Nathan

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

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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