David A. Gabriel, PhD

Professor, Kinesiology

David A. Gabriel, Ph.D, Professor, Biomechanics

Office: WC 283
905 688 5550 x4362

Earned a Ph.D. in biomechanics from McGill University in 1995.  He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in orthopedic biomechanics at the Mayo Clinic until 1997, specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilition.  He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and the American College of Sports Medicine.  Perenial third chair trumpet with the Brock Wind Ensemble.

  • Biomechanical and electrophysiological techniques to understand how the nervous system controls and regulates muscle force
  • The role of motor learning and segmental reflexes in therapeutic resistive exercise in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Signal processing techniques to measure motor unit behavior from the skin surface
  • International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • American Society of Biomechanics

 PubMed US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Functional Assessment of the Neuromuscular System