Director, Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Lab
Head, Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences

Lab Location

UBC Hospital
3rd Floor Koerner Pavillion T123

PHTH 518: Posture, Movement & Exercise


  • 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

  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation of Australia

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.


Hunt MA, Takacs J, Massong E, Hart K, Fuchko J, Biegler J (2014). Comparison of mirror, raw video, and real-time visual biofeedback for training toe-out gait in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 95:1912-1917.

Hunt MA, Takacs J (2014). Effects of a 10-week toe-out gait modification intervention in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: a pilot, feasibility study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 22:904-911.

Takacs J, Kirkham AA, Perry F, Brown J, Marriot E, Monkman D, Havey J, Hung S, Campbell KL, Hunt MA (2014). Lateral trunk lean gait modification increases the energy cost of treadmill walking in those with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 22:203-209.

Hunt MA, Guenther J, Gilbart MK (2013). Kinematic and kinetic differences in people with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement during walking. Clinical Biomechanics 28:519-523.

Hunt MA, Pollock CL, Kraus VB, Saxne T, Peters S, Huebner JL, Sayre EC, Cibere J (2013). Relationships amongst osteoarthritis biomarkers, dynamic knee joint load, and exercise: Results from a randomized controlled pilot study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 14:115.

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