The People

Rebecca Shultz


Academic Research & Program Officer, Human Performance Lab


  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Kinesiology
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Biomedical Engineering, Exchange
    Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Shultz's Publications in the Human Performance Lab:

  1. Prevention of sport injury II: a systematic review of clinical science research. McBain K, Shrier I, Shultz R, Meeuwisse WH, Klügl M, Garza D, Matheson GO. Br J Sports Med. 2011 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Functional movement screen: inter-rater and subject reliability. Shultz R, Mooney K, Anderson S, Marcello B, Garza D, Matheson GO, Besier T. Br J Sports Med. 2011 Apr;45(4):374.
  3. An overview of interventions designed to reduce risk factors for sports injury. McBain K, Shrier I, Shultz R, Meeuwisse WH, Klügl M, Garza D, Matheson GO. Br J Sports Med. 2011 Apr;45(4):332.
  4. Return-to-play decisions: are they the team physician's responsibility? Matheson GO, Shultz R, Bido J, Mitten MJ, Meeuwisse WH, Shrier I. Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Jan;21(1):25-30.
  5. The prevention of sport injury: an analysis of 12,000 published manuscripts. Klügl M, Shrier I, McBain K, Shultz R, Meeuwisse WH, Garza D, Matheson GO. Clin J Sport Med. 2010 Nov;20(6):407-12. Review.
  6. Return-to-play in sport: a decision-based model. Creighton DW, Shrier I, Shultz R, Meeuwisse WH, Matheson GO. Clin J Sport Med. 2010 Sep;20(5):379-85. Review.
  7. A comparison of subtalar joint motion during anticipated medial cutting turns and level walking using a multi-segment foot model. Jenkyn TR, Shultz R, Giffin JR, Birmingham TB. Gait Posture. 2010 Feb;31(2):153-8. Epub 2009 Nov 8.


Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory (WOBL)

  • Researched foot kinematics using multi-segmented foot model and optical tracking system, (Motion Analysis Corporation System, MatLab)
  • Conducted standard gait analysis using optical tracking system, force plates and electromyography on patients and athletes from the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic for assessment of high tibial osteotomy on patients with knee osteoarthritis
    (Motion Analysis Corporation System, AMTI, Helen Hayes Marker set) 

Nike Sport Research Laboratory, Nike World Headquarters

  • Biomechanics Research Intern

Wolf Othopaedic Quantitative Imaging Laboratory (WOQIL)

  • Researched foot kinematics using dual C-arm fluoroscopes and optical tracking system

As an athlete and a recent runner, Rebecca enjoys clinical biomechanics with a specific interest in sports biomechanics.  Her background in Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology compliments this interest nicely.  She also enjoys cycling and playing soccer in the Bay area all year round.