Shoulder pain and inefficient propulsion are common and disabling problems for wheelchair users, yet little is known about how the interaction between wheelchair configuration and users affects shoulder girdle biomechanics.

This project set out to establish a feasible and reliable multi-system measurement method that could be employed to better understand how manipulating wheelchair configurations can minimise future shoulder girdle pain and pathology.

The final report on the project can be found on the Posture & Mobility Group website.

Institutions / organisations and researchers

 Loughborough University

University of Groningen

  • Professor Lucas van der Woude
  • Dr Riemer Vegter

Queen Mary University of London

  • Dr Dylan Morrissey


  • Awarded ‘best free-communication’ at the Posture & Mobility Group conference, July 2016.