Mission Statement

The Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Research Unit (NRRU) integrates the Human Movement Biomechanics Laboratory (HMBL) and the adjacent Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. The NRRU evaluates human subjects across the lifespan while focusing on joint mechanics, motor development, mobility, human performance and pathologies which affect the aforementioned.

Our multidisciplinary research is funded by the Canadian Foundations for Innovation, the Province of Ontario, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, in addition to non-governmental funding sources.

The link between ACL injuries, joint stability, and neuromuscular control

  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is the most common debilitating knee injury in active adults. Rupture of the anterior …

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Arthritis Pain Knee 6402

Neuromuscular Control and Knee joint Stability

In order to fully understand the relationship between soft-tissue adaptations in human joints and joint loading, the mechanical state of …

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Running In Park

In Vivo Knee Joint Kinematics

Kinematics (the movement of the bones) plays a crucial role in understanding knee joint mechanics and how the knee avoids …

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NRRU lab: Summer 2015

This past summer has been a very busy one with all the members of our team traveling to conferences to …

The Lab

Equipment and infrastructure

Our labs combine to create a unique research environment with state of the art equipment: -4 force platforms (including two …

Featured Projects

Summer Projects

The NRRU has teamed with the University of Ottawa’s Co-operative Work Study program to create exciting research and technician positions …

Using multi-disciplinary research to bridge the gap from theory into practice in the rehabilitation sciences