Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis


Compensatory mechanisms of the lower quarter (lumbar spine and lower limbs)

Patients with skeletal misalignment and/or lack of dynamic control of the “lower quarter” (i.e., entire lower limbs) frequently develop compensatory mechanisms, which result in kinematic alterations within the lower limbs, the pelvis and the lumbar spine. Over the years, soft tissue loading and joint load distribution of adjacent or distant joints can be altered. Fusion of clinical data (motion analysis, force plates, foot pressure plate, palpation analysis, electromyography, medical imaging, etc) related to the above problem should permit to improve our understanding of correlated and compensatory motions.  The research involves health professionals in assessment, treatment and prevention of lower quarter neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction to minimize pathology.

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