About the Lab

What Do We Do?

Declines in physical function and activity associated with aging and bone and joint diseases such as hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), greatly impair mobility and quality of life for millions of individuals. Despite their pervasiveness, declines in mobility are amenable to prevention and rehabilitation if we can better understand the underlying mechanisms and advance therapeutic interventions appropriately. By studying human movement, we can investigate how bones and muscles work together to control functional movements, how age, sex and symptoms such as pain can impair the control of these movements, and how rehabilitation interventions tailored to these impairments affect mobility and quality of life. Program outcomes will include improved fundamental knowledge underlying movement disorders and tailored rehabilitation strategies, while simultaneously providing parameters to help identify patients most likely to benefit from targeted rehabilitation programs or surgical intervention.

The Laboratory for Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research

The Laboratory for Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation in the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University hit the ground running in 2017 and thrives on expertise in musculoskeletal health, joint function and clinical orthopaedic research. Our work is conducted in collaboration with the Dynamics of Human Motion Laboratory in the School of Biomedical Engineering. This multi-disciplinary environment creates a unique opportunity to merge the skillsets and diverse perspectives of clinical students, research trainees and research personnel that helps fuel our research directions and innovations!

We have grown a lot since 2017 and are eager to continue growing. The lab is outfitted with several new pieces of equipment and technology for studying human movement thanks to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leadership Fund Opportunity! We hope to have some new photos of the lab posted soon …

… as soon as we can get back into the lab!

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Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact us to discuss future opportunities.