Dr. Derek Rutherford
Associate Professor
Interim Director

Hon BSc (UWO), BScPT (Toronto), MSc (Rehabilitation Research) (Dal), PhD (Dal)

Office: Room 418, Forrest Building
Tel: (902) 494-2616
Email: djr@dal.ca

Research interests: Dr. Rutherford specializes in understanding how lower limb joints are affected by injury and disease to develop and evaluate conservative and surgical management and approaches. His current focus is in the areas of hip and knee injuries and osteoarthritis.

As a physical therapist, focused in Musculoskeletal Health and research in biomechanical aspects of human movement and electromyography, Dr. Rutherford provides a unique skill set to understand the implications of joint injuries and disease on human function.