Program 4

In vivo assessment of upper limb movements, physiology and rehabilitation

This program will create a functional movement database that encompasses objective multilevel measures of joint and segmental motion (kinematics and kinetics) and muscular activation. This will provide an essential multidimensional reference for design of implants, the evolution of new surgical procedures, the shaping of post-surgical rehabilitation, and evaluation of treatment success. This program will improve the understanding around biomechanical and physiological basis of upper limb movement to allow for biomechanically consistent and individualised rehabilitation exercises.

Program 4 Lead

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
E: [email protected]

Post-Doc Fellow

Dr Wolbert Van Den Hoorn

Hidden element

Wolly is Research Fellow at the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics, Queensland Unit for Advanced Shoulder Research, and part of the Movement Neuroscience and Injury Prevention groups within the School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology. His research aims to optimise shoulder rehabilitation after surgical interventions by analysing complex data sets that probe underpinnings of biomechanical and neuromotor changes in musculoskeletal disorders with shoulder issues.

PHD Student

Amy Ma

Hidden element

“Transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuromuscular control of the shoulder.”


Amy is a PhD student within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Science at the University of Queensland and has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra. Her current research is focused on using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Electromyography (EMG) data, to explore the central mechanisms of neuromuscular control in patients with healthy and/or pathological shoulders.

PhD Student

Michael Lennon

CET Leader

Professor Kirsten Heimann

Flinders University

Connect, Educate & train (CET)

Intellectual Property and Commercialisation

The MB-CRC’s prime objective is to provide a cooperative platform to accelerate the translation of marine bioproduct discoveries and create an energetic and expansive bio-economy industry in Australia, through adoption of the MB-CRC’s IP, processes and candidate products.