Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport



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

Professor Vicky Tolfrey

Dr Tom Paulson

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.