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Karine Hamm


  • Instructor, Sport Science Department



  • M.Sc., Biomechanics, University of BC
  • B.Sc., Kinesiologie, Universite Laurentienne, ON

Academic and Professional Profile:

My area of research is on walking rehabilitation following an injury to the central nervous system such as a stroke or spinal cord injury. Approaching this subject with a background in both biomechanics and neuroscience allows my 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 athletes of all sports on ways to improve their technique, their equipment and on methods to prevent overuse injuries. 


  • SPSC 1151, Biomechanics
  • SPSC 1192, Topics in Human Nutrition

Selected Refereed 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 Refereed 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.