Dr. Paul Bruno

External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests: Functional rehabilitation, low-back pain, motor control and spinal biomechanics.

Paul Bruno obtained his Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia (1999) and Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic college (2004). He was a research fellow and lecturer at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in the United Kingdon from 2004-10, during which time he was awarded the Elsevier International Post-Graduate Research Prize (2005, 2006, 2007) before receiving his PhD from the University of Plortsmouth (2008). In July 2010, he was appointed Assistant Professor and CCRF Research Chair in Neuromusculoskeletal Health in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina.

His research focuses on the fields of motor control and rehabilitative exercise for patients with low back pain. He is particularly interested in investigating: (1) the diagnostic utility of clinical tests that are used to access for motor control impairments of the lumbopelvic region, (2) the kinetic profiles and muscle activation patterns demonstrated during the performance of these tests and their relationship to functional activities, (3) the association between test findings and measures of spinal stiffness and spinal stability.