Dr. Hunt’s research interests focus on identifying changes in movement patterns and biomechanics as a result of injury or disease. His group uses state-of-the-art real-time motion analysis techniques to analyze movement pattern differences between injured and healthy individuals. He then uses this information to develop targeted treatment approaches that aim to optimize function and/or prevent disease progression. His primary population of interest is individuals living with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. He has identified key gait deviations exhibited by those with OA that have the potential to alter the loading patterns at the knee – a known risk factor for disease progression. He has also studied the role of exercise and movement retraining on biomechanical (joint loading) and clinical (pain, function) disease characteristics. Dr. Hunt works closely with experts in wearable technology, physical therapy, and neuroscience.
Associate Dean (Graduate and Postdoctoral Education), Faculty of Medicine
Areas of Research
clinical biomechanics, rehabilitation, aging, musculoskeletal