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William Gage

Dr. William Gage is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. He also holds appointments at the Heart and Stroke Centre for Stroke Recovery, and at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute as a member of the Mobility Team. Dr. Gage’s expertise is in the areas of biomechanics and neuromuscular control, and his research interests are associated with mobility and factors related to aging, injury, and disease which impair mobility. Specifically, he is interested in the control of human movement, and how such control is impaired with musculoskeletal injury and pathology. Current projects include: examining how changes in neuromuscular control around the knee joint may influence the development of osteoarthritis, longitudinal study of changes in gait and peripheral blood concentrations of cartilage metabolism markers following knee replacement; and the control of posture, balance, and gait in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Gage also is active in the development of new technologies to enhance cardiovascular and sensorimotor rehabilitation; with colleagues at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Gage is developing a wearable, completely wireless sensor system, designed to monitor and inform movement among patients with stroke. This work has been funded through the Canadian Institutes for Health Research – Institute of Aging. Interests for future research include the influence of osteoarthritis on the risk of workplace injury, and the interactions between osteoarthritis and rehabilitation following stroke, which like arthritis affects millions of Canadians and costs the health care system billions of dollars every year.

Selected Publications