Michael Anthony Hunt
Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis
Orthoses and Prostheses
Relevant Degree Programs
Randomized Controlled Trials
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Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision (2008-2017)
Master's Student Supervision (2010-2017)
- Examining lower leg biomechanics during toe-in and toe-out walking in people with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (2017)
- Clinical and biomechanical changes following a pre-operative muscle strengthening intervention for people with femoroacetabular impingement (2015)
- The relationship between dynamic knee joint load and matrix metalloproteinases in people with and without knee osteoarthritis (2013)
- Ankle and knee biomechanics during normal walking following ankle plantarflexor fatigue (2017)
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
- Factor Analysis of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis (2017)
Judit Takacs and Natasha M. Krowchuk and Charles H. Goldsmith and Michael A. Hunt
Physiotherapy Research International
- Trunk and lower limb biomechanics during stair climbing in people with and without symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (2017)
Connor A. Hammond and Gillian L. Hatfield and Michael K. Gilbart and S. Jayne Garland and Michael A. Hunt
Clinical Biomechanics 42 108--114
- Comparison of Mirror, Raw Video, and Real-Time Visual Biofeedback for Training Toe-Out Gait in Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis (2014)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Effects of a 10-week toe-out gait modification intervention in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: a pilot, feasibility study (2014)
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
- Quantified self and human movement: A review on the clinical impact of wearable sensing and feedback for gait analysis and intervention (2014)
Pete B. Shull and Wisit Jirattigalachote and Michael A. Hunt and Mark R. Cutkosky and Scott L. Delp
Gait & Posture 40 (1) 11--19
- Validation of the Fitbit One activity monitor device during treadmill walking (2014)
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
- Update on the Role of Muscle in the Genesis and Management of Knee Osteoarthritis (2013)
Bennell, K.L. and Wrigley, T.V. and Hunt, M.A. and Lim, B.-W. and Hinman, R.S.
Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 39 (1) 145-176