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Dr. Joel Lanovaz PhD Associate Professor

Associate Dean Academic

PAC 324

Research Area(s)

  • Biomechanics & Motor Control
  • Neuromuscular Adaptations
  • Bone Health


B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (1990), University of Saskatchewan 
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (1996), University of Saskatchewan 
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2006), Queen's University
Courses Taught


Co-director of the Biomechanics of Balance and Movement Lab

Current Projects:

  • Walking balance control and falls in the community after incomplete spinal cord injury.
  • Development of upper limb computational models to investigate musculoskeletal loading.
  • The role of muscle, strength and neuromuscular performance in predicting bone properties in children.
  • Fall Arrest Strategy Training (FAST) added to a fall prevention program to improve balance, strength and agility in older women.
  • Evidence to guide clinical decision-making in the prescription of ankle-foot orthoses for children with cerebral palsy and equinus gait.
  • Simulation-based assessment and experimental evaluation of movement retraining to improve stability during walking.
  • Investigating the effect of haptic input on balance control during walking.

Courses Taught

KIN 222.3 - Biomechanics I
KIN 442.3 - Biomechanics II
KIN 803.3 - Biomechanics


From Pubmed or Scopus