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Human Movement Biomechanics Laboratory

Our Research


The Human Movement Biomechanics Laboratory (HMBL) takes a unique multidisciplinary approach to advance the knowledge of joint biomechanics to optimize joint function through studies that examine the interaction of musculoskeletal tissues and biomechanics of movement. Current projects include studies of joint loading through musculoskeletal and computational modelling, imaging of the native and pathologic hip joint, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) on joint biomechanics, the optimization of joint function after joint replacements and the mechanics of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury/treatment.

The HMBL Laboratory conducts translational research to develop interventions for the prevention of FAI and osteoarthritis at the hip and knee. The laboratory is also recognized as a leader in motion analysis of the lower extremities for people that underwent joint arthroplasty.

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life and mobility of Canadians of all ages through a better understanding of the function of the musculoskeletal system and joints.


  • Advance the understanding of joint biomechanics to optimize joint function and musculoskeletal tissues around the joints.
  • Develop new approaches to compute joint loading in healthy and pathologic individual during dynamic tasks.
  • Develop and validate rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from joint reconstruction/replacement and optimize return to normal activities.
  • Advance the knowledge in injury prevention of hip and knee.
  • Provide training for highly-qualified personnel in basic and clinical research.

Funding Organizations


Recent Publications:

Catelli DS, Kowalski E, Beaulé PE, Lamontagne M. Increased pelvic mobility and altered hip muscles contraction patterns: two-year follow-up cam-FAIS corrective surgery. J Hip Preserv Surg, 6(2): 140-148, 2019. doi: 10.1093/jhps/hnz019

Catelli DS, Ng KCG, Kowalski E, Beaulé PE, Lamontagne M. Modified gait patterns due to cam FAI syndrome remain unchanged after surgery. Gait Posture, 72: 135-141, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.06.003

Astephen Wilson JL, Lamontagne M, Wilson DR, Beaulé PE, Mwale F, et al. Patient-Specific Functional Analysis: The Key to the Next Revolution Towards the Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis. J Orthop Res, 2019. doi: 10.1002/jor.24317

Ng KCG, Mantovani G, Lamontagne M, Labrosse MR, Beaulé PE. Cam FAI and Smaller Neck Angles Increase Subchondral Bone Stresses During Squatting: A Finite Element Analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 477(5): 1053-1063, 2019. doi: 10.1097/corr.0000000000000528

Catelli DS, Wesseling M, Jonkers I, Lamontagne M. A musculoskeletal model customized for squatting task. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 22(1): 21-24, 2019. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2018.1523396

Kowalski E, Catelli DS, Lamontagne M. Side does not matter in healthy young and older individuals - Examining the importance of how we match limbs during gait studies. Gait Posture, 67: 133-136, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.10.008

Beaulé PE, Grammatopoulos G, Speirs A, Geoffrey Ng KC, Carsen S, et al. Unravelling the hip pistol grip/cam deformity: Origins to joint degeneration. J Orthop Res, 36(12): 3125-3135, 2018. doi: 10.1002/jor.24137

Ng KCG, Mantovani G, Modenese L, Beaulé PE, Lamontagne M. Altered Walking and Muscle Patterns Reduce Hip Contact Forces in Individuals With Symptomatic Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement. Am J Sports Med, 46(11): 2615-2623, 2018. doi: 10.1177/0363546518787518

Catelli DS, Kowalski E, Beaulé PE, Smit K, Lamontagne M. Asymptomatic Participants With a Femoroacetabular Deformity Demonstrate Stronger Hip Extensors and Greater Pelvis Mobility During the Deep Squat Task. Orthop J Sports Med, 6(7): 2325967118782484, 2018. doi: 10.1177/2325967118782484

Ng KCG, Lamontagne M, Jeffers JRT, Grammatopoulos G, Beaulé PE. Anatomic Predictors of Sagittal Hip and Pelvic Motions in Patients With a Cam Deformity. Am J Sports Med, 46(6): 1331-1342, 2018. doi: 10.1177/0363546518755150

Grammatopoulos G, Speirs AD, Ng KCG, Riviere C, Rakhra KS, et al. Acetabular and spino-pelvic morphologies are different in subjects with symptomatic cam femoro-acetabular impingement. J Orthop Res, 36(7): 1840-1848, 2018. doi: 10.1002/jor.23856

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