Derek Rutherford, BScKin, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Dalhousie University

Derek Rutherford received an Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2000, Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2003, Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Research from Dalhousie University in 2007 and his PhD from the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University in 2012. His research interests concentrate on understanding how lower extremity injuries and joint disease impact movement dynamics in controlled and challenged environments to develop and evaluate conservative intervention strategies. He has a particular interest in understanding alterations in biomechanical and neuromuscular patterns associated with knee and hip orthopedic conditions in response to dynamic challenges to joint function.