Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt, BHK, MPT, MSc, PhD


Senior Associate Dean (Policy and Programs), Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Lab Information

UBC Hospital

3rd Floor Koerner Pavillion T123


PHTH 517: Posture, Movement & Exercise


Dr. Hunt’s research interests focus on identifying changes in movement patterns and biomechanics as a result of injury or disease. The Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Laboratory uses state-of-the-art real-time motion analysis techniques to analyze movement pattern differences between injured and healthy individuals. He then uses this information to develop targeted treatment approaches that aim to optimize function and/or prevent disease progression. His primary group of interest is individuals living with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. He has identified key gait deviations exhibited by those with OA that have the potential to alter the loading patterns at the knee – a known risk factor for disease progression. He has also studied the role of exercise and movement retraining on biomechanical (joint loading) and clinical (pain, function) disease characteristics. Dr. Hunt works closely with experts in rheumatology, physical therapy, orthopaedic surgery, and neuroscience. Dr. Hunt is accepting research trainees at the MSc, PhD and Post-doctoral levels through the Rehabilitation Sciences program.


See other publications by Michael Hunt on PubMed

Other Professional Activities


  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International, Association of Rheumatology
  • Health Professionals, American College of Sports Medicine

Journal Reviewer

  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Arthritis Care and Research
  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

Grant Reviewer

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Michael Smith Health Research BC