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Richard Preuss

Assistant Professor (Professional); Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: H-308

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: 514-398- 4400 ext. 00652

Fax: 514-398-8193

Lab Office: Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Research Centre of CRIR

Lab Room: 2-247

Lab Phone: 514-487-1891 ext. 183

Fax: 514-487-4079

RICHARD [dot] PREUSS [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Email)

Education: BSc (Phys Ther); MSc (Kinesiology/Biomechanics) University of Waterloo; PhD (Rehabilitation Science); Postdoc (Biomedical Engineering) Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/University of Toronto


POTH 434: Biomechanics of Injury
PHTH 550: Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Management
POTH 620: Measurement in Rehabilitation 1
POTH 624: Master’s Project

Research keywords:

Low Back Pain; Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation; Biomechanics; Neuromuscular Coordination

Research Interests:

Dr Preuss' current research focus is on the identification of biomechanical and neuromuscular "biomarkers" that can be used to identify specific dysfunctions associated with low back pain. These findings will be used to develop more patient-specific approaches to treat low back pain and to prevent recurrence.

Selected Publications:

Woznowski-Vu A, Da Costa C, Turgeon-Provost F, Dagenais K, Roy-Mathie B, Aggban M, Preuss R. Factors affecting length of stay in adult outpatient physical rehabilitation: a scoping review of the literature. Physiotherapy Canada (Accepted March, 2015).

Cyr J, Berta J, Bourgois M, Erdan T, Gourlay E, Mtuy T, Preuss R, Moroz P. (2014) The porters of mount Kilimanjaro: the trials and tribulations of developing world health related ethics approval. McGill University Global Health Night, November 3, Montreal, QC.

Preuss R. (2013). Using generalized theory to develop clinical assessment protocols. Physical Therapy, 93(4):562-569.

Preuss R and Popovic M. (2009). Three-dimensional spine kinematics during multidirectional, target-directed trunk movement in sitting. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20(5):823-32.

Masani K, Sin V, Vette A, Thrasher T, Kawashima N, Morris A, Preuss R and Popovic M. (2009). Postural reactions of the trunk muscles to multi-directional perturbations in sitting. Clin Biomech, 24(2) 176-182.

Preuss R and Fung J. (2008). Musculature and biomechanics of the trunk in the maintenance of upright posture. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 18: 815-28.

Preuss R, Grenier S and McGill S. (2005). Postural control of the lumbar spine in unstable sitting. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 86(12):2309-15.

Preuss R and Fung J. (2005). Can acute low back pain result from segmental buckling during sub-maximal activities? A review of the current literature. Man Ther, 10(1):14-20

Preuss R, Grenier S and McGill S. (2003). The effect of test position on lumbar spine position sense. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 33(2):73-78.