• Lomond_Karen_headshotPosition: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Health Sciences, Exercise and Health Sciences Division
  • Campus Address: 1179 Health Professions Building
  • Phone: 989-774-2687
  • Email: lomon2k@cmich.edu
  • Area(s) of Expertise:
    - Biomechanics
    - Ergonomic
    - Motor Control
    HSC 216 - Biomechanics and Kinesiology
    HSC 505 - Work Injury Prevention

Degrees and Universities

Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honors): Acadia University, Wolfville, NS (2003) (University Scholar)
Masters of Science: McGill University (2006), Major: Biomechanics (Ergonomics)
Ph.D.: McGill University (2012), Major: Biomechanics

Professional Organizations
2009 - present: International Society for Gait and Posture Research
2008 - present: International Association for the Study of Pain
2004 - 06: Canadian Society of Biomechanics
2003 - 04: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Research Areas

- Movement Impairments Associated with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
- Developing Tools to Quantify movement Impairments in Clinical Settings
- Role of Postural Coordination in Low Back Pain


Lomond, K.V., Henry, S.M., Jacobs, ​J.V., Hitt, J.R., DeSarno, M.J., and Bunn, J.Y. (2013). Effects Stabilization or Movement-System-Impairment treatments of low back pain on anticipatory postural adjustments: a randomized, controlled trial. Submitted to: Physical Therapy Journal, 2013.

Jacobs, J.V., Henry, S.M., Lomond, K.V., Hitt, J.R., DeSarno, M.J., and Bunn, J.Y. (2013). Effects of low back pain and of Stabilization or Movement-System - Impairment treatments on induced postural responses: a randomized, controlled trial. Submitted to: Physical Therapy Journal, 2013.

Lomond, K.V., Henry, S.M., Hitt, J.R., DeSarno, M.J., and Bunn, J.Y. Altered postural responses persist following physical therapy of general versus specific trunk exercises in people with low back pain. Submitted to: Manual Therapy, 2013.

Lomond, K.V.,Henry, S.M., Jacobs, J.V., Hitt, J.R., Horak, F.B., Cohen, R.B, Schwartz, D., Dumas, J.A., Naylor, M.R., Watts, R, and DeSarno, M.J. (2013). Protocol to assess the neurophysiology associated with multi-segmental postural coordination. Physiological Measurement. dx.doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/34/10/N97.

Lomond, K.V. Côté, J.N.(2011). Shoulder functional assessments in persons with chronic neck/shoulder pain and healthy subjects: reliability and effects of movement repetition. Work (February).

Lomond, K.V. & Côté, J.N. (2010). Differences in posture–movement changes induced by repetitive arm motion in healthy and shoulder-injured individuals. Clinical Biomechanics, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2010.09.012

Lomond, K.V. Côté, J.N. (2010). Movement timing and reach to reach variability during a repetitive reaching task in persons with chronic neck/shoulder pain and healthy subject. Experimental Brain Research, 206(3), pp. 271-282,.

Fuller, J.R., Lomond, K.V., Fung, J., & Côté, J.N. (2008). Posture-movement changes following repetitive motion-induced shoulder muscle fatigue. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, DOI:10.1016/j.jelekin.2008.10.009 Lomond, K.V., Turcotte, R.A., & Pearsall, D.J. (2007). Blade position and orientation during an ice hockey slap shot.Sports Engineering, 10, pp. 87-100.