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Biomechanics of the Trunk – Cancelled

Date(s) - 04/11/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

University of Manchester



Biomechanics of the Trunk – Cancelled

A lecture and discussion
Karl Schurr

There is much debate about the “role of the trunk” in sitting, standing and walking in people with Stroke and other neurological conditions. How important is “training the trunk” for sitting, standing and walking? This lecture will review the anatomy and biomechanics of the trunk in order to help to inform this debate.

What can the muscles of the trunk do?
What role do the trunk muscles have for posture, sitting balance and standing balance?
How does this knowledge inform our reading of current evidence?
What are the implications for assessment and training in stroke rehabilitation?


Karl Schurr is a physiotherapy clinician, researcher and educator. He has over 35 years’ experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation in Australia and the UK.

He has published 27 peer reviewed journal articles and been awarded over $1 million in research funding. His research focuses on methods to increase exercise intensity, dosage and evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for stroke survivors and older people.

Tea and coffee will be provided and registration is from 4.30 pm.  To be held at the University of Manchester – specific address to be confirmed.

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