Clinical applications of biomechanics in knee osteoarthritis

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The Mobilize Lab welcomes you to our website! Here you will find information about our research goals, our people, and how you can get involved with our work.


Our research goal is to identify biomechanical mechanisms that initiate and facilitate articular cartilage and muscle degradation within weight-bearing human joints, and define the range of loading thresholds for degradation of these tissues. 

We are working to achieve this goal in the following three ways:

  1. Introducing cumulative loading to knee biomechanics
  2. Examining the associations between knee biomechanics and tissue morphology and composition
  3. Developing biomechanically-defined physical activity guidelines for knee osteoarthritis (OA)

Learn more about the Mobilize Clinical Biomechanics Lab.

Getting involved

We are always recruiting participants for upcoming research studies. Men and women, young and old, with and without osteoarthritis, we may have a study that needs you as a participant! If you are interested in participating in any of our research projects, please contact

Check out our Projects page for information on upcoming, current and completed research studies! 

The Mobilize lab continues to follow the most recent guidelines from the University of Waterloo regarding research with human participants. 

Current Projects

Do you have a sore knee?

We are currently inviting people to participate in our study involving knee osteoarthritis and the factors that affect it worsening over time.

We are looking for individuals between 45 and 75 years of age with painful knee osteoarthritis.  In this study, we hope to work with you for three years, totaling approximately 27.5 hours.

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Where to find us?

Lyle Hallman South (LHS), Room 1613, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1-519-888-4567, ext. 36162,