Reed Ferber

Professor, Director Running injury Clinic and We-TRAC

Faculty of Kinesiology

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Bioengineering

University of Calgary, 2004

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Bioengineering

University of Delaware, 2003

PhD - Biomechanics

University of Oregon, 2001

MSc - Sports Medicine

University of Oregon, 1998

Contact information


Kinesiology : KNB242

Research and teaching

Movement Science & Musculoskeletal Health: Biomechanics

  • Biomechanics
  • Wearable Technology

Research interests

Dr. Ferber is the Director of the Running Injury Clinic. The goal of the Clinic is to educate and develop injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for runners and walkers of all ages through world-class research and clinical practice. The Clinic serves as a public facility for the clinical assessment of musculoskeletal injuries for walkers and runners as well as a dynamic research laboratory.

Research projects include the pathomechanics and optimal treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome in runners, validation of clinical exams and optimization of treatment for non-specific low back pain, pathomechanics of iliotibial band syndrome, the relationship between foot structure and foot biomechanics, and optimal treatment protocols for knee osteoarthritis using real-time feedback.

You can find more information regarding our clinical practice and research at

Wearable Technology Research 

Dr. Ferber is currently looking for people who use wearable technology to take part in research that will help create a data set that will improve planning and engineering in city communities. The project will begin in the spring of 2020 - please register HERE

Please note, your information will remain anonymous and secure. 



2015 - University of Calgary Teaching Hall of Fame - University of Calgary