Dr. Reed Ferber, PhD

Reed Ferber

Professor

Faculty of Nursing

Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Full Member

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

Professor

Cumming School of Medicine

Media contacts

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 210-6468

Location

Office: KNB242

Background

Educational Background

Bach of Phys Edu Physical Education, University of Calgary, 1993

Doctor of Philosophy Biomechanics, University of Oregon, 2001

M.Sc. Sports Medicine, University of Oregon, 1997

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Research

Areas of Research

Biomechanics
Wearable Technology
Activities

Dr. Reed Ferber is a Professor with joint appointments across the Faculties of Kinesiology, Nursing, and the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.  He is internationally recognized as a leading expert in biomechanics research using wearable technology for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disease.  Currently, he leads a team of UCalgary researchers in the NSERC Wearable Technology Research and Collaboration (We-TRAC) CREATE Training Program to train the next generation of wearable technology experts. In 2013 he was inducted into the SU Teaching Hall of Fame after receiving the Student’s Union (SU) Teaching Excellence Award on four separate occasions.  In 2015 he received the University Teaching Award at the Associate Professor level, in 2017 the University Teaching Award for Educational Leadership (informal role), and in 2020 he was named a Killam Laureate after receiving the McCaig-Killam Teaching Award.

Wearable Technology Research 

Dr. Ferber is currently looking for people who use wearable technology to take part in research that will help create a data set that will improve planning and engineering in city communities. The project will begin in the spring of 2020 - please register HERE

Please note, your information will remain anonymous and secure. 

 

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
KNES 259 LEC 01 01 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2021
KNES 259 LEC 02 02 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2020
KNES 260 LEC 01 01 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2020
KNES 260 LEC 02 02 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2020
KNES 460 TUT 01 T01 Laboratory Practicum: Anatomy 2020
KNES 61201 LAB 01 B01 Practicum I 2020
KNES 460 LAB 01 B01 Laboratory Practicum: Anatomy 2020
KNES 460 TUT 01 T01 Laboratory Practicum: Anatomy 2021
KNES 460 LAB 01 B01 Laboratory Practicum: Anatomy 2020

Awards

  • Nominated ASTech Finalist - Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology, Alberta Science and Technology Association. 2018
  • Teaching Award for Educational Leadership (Informal Role), University of Calgary . 2017
  • Member of the University of Calgary Teaching Academy, 2015
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Full-Time Academic Staff, 2015
  • Accelerator Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 2017
  • University of Calgary Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, 2014
  • Inducted into the University of Calgary Teaching Hall of Fame, 2013
  • Teaching Excellence Award: Winner, University of Calgary, 2013
  • Teaching Excellence Award: Winner, University of Calgary, 2012
  • Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Practice Advancement, Journal of Athletic Training. 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Calgary Avenue Magazine, 2011
  • Student's Union Teaching Excellence Award - Honorable Mention, 2010
  • Top 40 Under 40, Calgary Avenue Magazine. 2011
  • Faculty of Kinesiology Teaching/Research Award, 2009
  • Student's Union Teaching Excellence Award - Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Student's Union Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
  • McCaig-Killam Teaching Award , Killam Trust Foundation. 2020

Publications

  • Identification of clinically relevant knee osteoarthritis subgroups. D Kobsar; B A Hettinga; S T Osis; Reed Ferber. (2014)
  • Does Tester Experience Influence the Reliability of 3D Gait Analysis? A Comparison of the Functional and Predictive Approaches. Pohl MB*; Lloyd CH*; Reed Ferber; Leigh RJ*. (2011)
  • Reliability of gait kinematic variables from functionally determined hip, knee, and ankle joint centers. Reed Ferber; Pohl MB*; Lloyd CH*. (2010)
  • Kinematic compensation strategies in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. Pohl MB*; Victor Lun; P Wiley; Reed Ferber. (2010)
  • Effect of hip muscle strengthening on frontal plane gait mechanics in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J* Baxter; Pohl MB*; Lloyd CH*; Reed Ferber; Park SK*; P Wiley. (2010)
  • Assessment of the support vector machine for detecting age-related changes in running mechanics. Fukuchi RK*; M Duarte; B M Eskofier; Reed Ferber. (2010)
  • The relationship between hip abductor muscle strength and the magnitude of pelvic drop in patients with low back pain. Schmidt CS*; Kendall KD*; Reed Ferber. (2010)
  • The relationship between static arch rigidity and foot kinematics during gait. Pohl MB*; M* Rabbito; Reed Ferber. (2011)
  • Bone quality and muscle strength in lower limb stress fractures in female athletes. Reed Ferber; Schnackenburg KE*; Steven K Boyd; James Preston P Wiley; H M Macdonald. (2011)
  • Detection of running kinematic features associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Reed Ferber; Pohl MB*; R* Fukuchi. (2011)
  • A Comparison of Hip Strength and Core Endurance in Males and Females with a History of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. J Earl-Boehm; Carolyn A Emery; L Bolgla; K Hamstra-Wright; Reed Ferber. (2011)
  • The role of experimentally induced hip abductor muscle strength deficits on frontal plane biomechanics during gait. Kendall KD*; P Wiley; Carolyn A Emery; Pohl MB*; Reed Ferber; Chirag Patel. (2011)
  • Frontal and transverse plane hip and knee kinetics and kinematics during running in individuals with PFPS. Manish Joshi; J Earl-Boehm; L Bolgla; Reed Ferber; P Oblak; K Hamstra-Wright; Carolyn A Emery; B Bazett-Jones. (2011)
  • Steps towards the validation of the Trendelenburg test: The effect of experimentally reduced hip abductor muscle function on frontal plane mechanics. Chirag Patel; K* Kendall; Pohl MB*; P Wiley; Carolyn A Emery; Reed Ferber. (2012)
  • Designing training sample size for support vector machines based on kinematic gait data. L Stirling; Fukuchi RK*; Reed Ferber. (2012)
  • Comparison of hip strength and core endurance in males with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. S Greavu; J Earl-Boehm; L Bolgla; K Hamstra-Wright; Carolyn A Emery; M Bounds; S Rowe; Reed Ferber. A50. (2013)
  • Biomechanical running gait adaptations in older runners. Darren Stefanyshyn; L Stirling; Reed Ferber; RK* Fukuchi; M Duarte. (2013)
  • Novel approaches to multi-centre biomechanics research: development of a global research network and database. S* Macdonald; S Osis; B Hettinga; Reed Ferber. (2013)
  • Classification of heterogeneous running populations using a tri-axial accelerometer. Reed Ferber; D* Kobsar; S Osis. (2013)
  • The relationship between hip abductor strength and knee genu valgum for patients with PFPS following a strengthening protocol. L* Farr; Kendall KD*; Reed Ferber. (2009)
  • Changes in multi-segment foot biomechanics between molded and non-molded semi-custom foot orthotic devices. Brian A Benson; Reed Ferber. (2011)
  • Validation of 2D measures of hip and knee frontal plane biomechanics during running. Reed Ferber; S* Cormack; Kendall KD*. (2011)
  • Variability of hip and knee joint biomechanics during running for patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. K L Hamstra-Wright; L Bolgla; Reed Ferber; Carolyn A Emery; J Earl-Boehm. (2011)
  • Gait biomechanics and muscular strength in patients with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. P J Wiley; Reed Ferber; Chirag Patel; Pohl MB*. (2012)
  • Changes in lumbopelvic mechanics following ultrasound guided nerve block in the superior gluteal nerve. Kendall KD*; Pohl MB*; Reed Ferber; C* Cooper; P Wiley; Chirag Patel. (2012)
  • Changes in gait biomechanics after a 6 week rehabilitation program for runners with iliotibial band syndrome. Leigh RJ*; Reed Ferber; S Echeverri. (2012)
  • Lower extremity gait and muscle strength asymmetry in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. Park SK*; Webber TR*; Pohl MB*; Reed Ferber; K* Mills. (2012)
  • Detecting gait kinematic patterns associated with knee osteoarthritis using a support vector machine algorithm. B A Hettinga; Collins KH*; Reed Ferber; Fukuchi RK*. (2012)
  • New advances in the quiet eye phenomenon from research in neuroscience, centre of pressure (COP), and surgery-internal and external focus effects during quiet stance on the quiet eye and COP of elite ballet dancers and controls. B Morton; D Panchuk; B Ramage; Janet Lenore L Ronsky; J N Vicker; Reed Ferber. (2012)
  • Differences in pelvic and trunk kinematics among those with and without patellofemoral pain. J Earl-Boehm; L Bolgla; Carolyn A Emery; Reed Ferber; K L Hamstra-Wright; D M Bazett-Jones. (2013)
  • Prospective pain and function outcomes after 6 weeks of rehabilitation for patellofemoral pain syndrome. L Bolgla; Reed Ferber; Carolyn A Emery; K L Hamstra-Wright; J Earl-Boehm. (2013)
  • Pain, function, and strength outcomes for males and females with patellofemoral pain who participate in either a hip or knee based rehabilitation program. K L Hamstra-Wright; L A Bolgla; Reed Ferber; J Earl-Boehm; Carolyn A Emery. (2013)
  • Strength changes following quadriceps or hip focused rehabilitation in patients with PFP: an outcome-based RCT study. J Earl-Boehm; Reed Ferber; K L Hamstra-Wright; L Bolgla; Carolyn A Emery. (2013)
  • Optimal rehabilitation protocols for the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: an outcome-based RCT study. J Earl-Boehm; Carolyn A Emery; Reed Ferber; L Bolgla; K L Hamstra-Wright. (2013)
  • Effect of over the counter foot orthotic devices on multi-segment foot biomechanics. Reed Ferber; W Kimmel; B A Hettinga. (2013)
  • Does tester experience influence the reliability of 3D gait analysis? A comparison of the functional and predictive approaches. Lloyd CH*; Leigh RJ*; Reed Ferber; Pohl MB*. (2013)
  • The effect of hip muscle strengthening on pain and disability for individuals with non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. P Wiley; K Kendall; Carolyn A Emery; Reed Ferber. (2014)
  • A comprehensive simulation of the effects of marker placement errors on running kinematics. B A Hettinga; S T Osis; Reed Ferber; Shannon M MacDonald. (2014)
  • Using wearable technology to identify abnormal strides within a single runner. D Kobsar; Reed Ferber; S T Osis; B A Hettinga. (2014)
  • Do intermediate and higher order principal components contain useful information to detect subtle changes in lower extremity biomechanics during running?. Reed Ferber; B A Hettinga; A Phiyomark; S T Osis. (2014)
  • Feature selection using Principal Component Analysis on a gait database to define foot strike timing during treadmill running. S T Osis; J Leitch; Reed Ferber; B A Hettinga. (2014)
  • Marker-less human motion analysis using multiple SR4000 range cameras. Reed Ferber; B Hettinga; H Lahamy; TO Chan; Derek Lichti; T Ahmed. (2014)
  • Preliminary predictors of exercise success in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: Is self report enough?. K Mills; B A Hettinga; S T Osis; Reed Ferber; M Martin. (2014)
  • Minimizing error in marker placement using real-time feedback from a modified generalized Procrustes analysis. Reed Ferber; B A Hettinga; S T Osis. (2014)
  • Kinematic gait patterns in individuals with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis. Richard J Leigh; Reed Ferber; S Osis. (2014)
  • Age-related changes in running gait asymmetry. Reed Ferber; R* Fukuchi. (2015)
  • Performance assessment and calibration of the Kinect 2.0 time of flight range camera for use in motion capture applications. S T Osis; Reed Ferber; Derek Lichti; J Chow; J Steward. (2015)
  • Normal running gait patterns examined by hierarchical cluster analysis. S T Osis; A Phinyomark; B A Hettinga; Reed Ferber. (2015)
  • Identification of kinematic and clinical features as predictors for exercise intervention outcomes in patellofemoral pain syndrome. R* Watari; D* Kobsar; Reed Ferber; A Phinyomark; B A Hettinga. (2015)
  • Can gait kinematics be used to predict response to standardised exercise programs in individuals with knee osteoarthritis?. Reed Ferber; S T Osis; B A Hettinga; M Martin; K A Mills. (2015)
  • Predicting timing of foot strike for treadmill walking and running with a principal component model of gait. S T Osis; B A Hettinga; Reed Ferber. (2015)
  • The use of feedback to reduce the errors associated with placement of anatomical marker for kinematic gait analysis. Leigh RJ*; R* Watari; Reed Ferber; S T Osis; B A Hettinga. (2015)
  • Effects of strengthening and stretching exercises on running biomechanics in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. M Duarte; L Stirling; Darren A Stefanyshyn; Reed Ferber; R K Fukuchi. (2015)

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