BASc, MASc (Toronto); PhD (Strathclyde, Scotland); Postdoctoral Fellow (Mayo Clinic)
School of Kinesiology/Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: Room 2075 - Spencer Engineering Building
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88339
- Orthopaedic biomechanics
- Advanced medical imaging
- Musculoskeletal computational modeling
- Injury causation biomechanics
- Sport science
- Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
- Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory - Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
- Wolf Orthopaedic Quantitative Imaging Laboratory - Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
- Biomechanics of Human Joint Motion (MME 9516a, graduate course), apply engineering concepts to human joint motion; especially the gait cycle. Examine various motion measurement methods, including practical applications and associated errors. Calculate external joint loads and understand inertial effects. Study the architecture and function of skeletal muscle; concepts of energy, work and power applied to joint motion.
- Engineering Dynamics (MME 2213b, compulsory undergraduate course), topics include: rectilinear, angular and curvilinear motion, kinematics of a particle; a translating rigid body and a rigid body in pure rotation; definitions of different energies and energy balance; power and efficiency; and linear impulse and momentum.
- Clinical Kinesiology (KIN 4450b, elective undergraduate course), topics include: clinical roles of rehabilitation health professionals, assessment and examination techniques of musculoskeletal disorders and trauma, articular joint function, walking gait, reaching and grasping, biomechanics of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders, specific joint pathologies, diagnoses, treatments and outcomes.
- Orthopaedic Biomechanics (KIN 540b, graduate course), applying biomechanical concepts to the musculoskeletal system in health and disease. Topics include: Basic science: concepts of stress-train, elastic and plastic deformation, forces and moments, tension, compression, shear, bending and torsional loads. Applied science: the biomechanics of musculoskeletal injuries and of orthopaedic surgery, plates, nails and screws, total joint replacements and physical therapy. Clinical science: role of biomechanics in osteoarthritis, traumatic and repetitive strain injury of joints of the lower limbs, upper limbs and spine (especially ankle, knees and shoulders), ligament and meniscal tears and ruptures.
Graduate Student Supervision