Musculoskeletal Health

Physical activity and musculoskeletal health across the lifespan

Researchers in Musculoskeletal Health

The goal within this research theme is to advance understanding of the impact of physical activity on the relationship between muscles and bone, as well as further our understanding of independent effects on each of these tissues. Longitudinal growth analyses as well as bone health preventative strategies, build on existing strengths in the College/University by:

  • applying cutting-edge clinical research tools to improve our understanding of the development of bone architecture and muscle across the lifespan 
  • applying clinical tools to help better understand the relation between muscle, bone strength and fracture risk, and the role that physical activity plays in altering this relationship, and
  • developing novel imaging approaches (from bedside to the CLS) to improve the assessment of bone architecture, muscle and functionality.