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Karine Hamm

Karinne Hamm

Position: Instructor
Department: Sport Science
Faculty: Science and Technology
Office #: NW 1333 and DL A3133
Email: hammk@douglascollege.ca

Education and Qualifications

Master of Science in Biomechanics, Department of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia (2007)
Bachelor of Science, Department of Kinesiology, Laurentian University (2004)

Green Level BikeFit Certification, Bike fitter (2014) 

Teaching Areas

My areas of teaching include Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control and Human Nutrition.

Scholarly and Professional Interests

My area of research is on walking rehabilitation following an injury to the central nervous system such as a stroke. Approaching this subject with a background in both biomechanics and neuroscience allows me to better understand the mechanisms that control walking and contribute to the development of effective rehabilitation programs. Apart from clinical biomechanics, I also have an interest in sports biomechanics. I consult with athletes on ways to improve their technique, their equipment and on methods to prevent overuse injuries notably through bike fitting.

Service

Member of the Sports Science Mental Health work group
Race Director for Squamish Days 8k road race

Memberships

Canadian Society for Biomechanics

Selected Publications

Duval, K., Luttin, K., Lam, T. (2011) Neuromuscular strategies in the paretic leg during curved walking in individuals post-stroke. Journal of Neurophysiology 106(1): 280-90.

Duval, K., Lam, T., Sanderson, D. (2010) The mechanical relationship between the rearfoot, pelvis and low-back. Gait and Posture 32(4): 637-40.

Selected Conference Presentations

Duval, K., Inglis, T., Eng, J., Lam, T. Strategies to adapt walking mechanics to path curvature after a stroke. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medecine, Vancouver, BC, 2012.

Duval, K., Lam, T. Turning Asymmetry in people with stroke. Gait and Posture, Bologna, Italy, 2010.

Duval, K., Lam, T. Turning in people with stroke. Washington, DC, 2008.