Scott Landry

Professor, Kinesiology, Acadia University

S. Landry


Scott Landry, PhD
Phone: 902-585-1286
Fax: 902-585-1702


My research provides detailed biomechanical and neuromuscular analyses on a wide range of athletes (varsity and adolescent) as they perform various athletic maneuvers, both within the mLAB and within their true practice/game environments (e.g., gymnasium, artificial field turf and ice arena).

Our Group

The main goals of my research team are: i) to gain insight into the mechanisms and risk factors of athletic injuries (e.g., non-contact ACL injuries), ii) to use the acquired knowledge on injury mechanisms to help prevent injuries and iii) to establish research collaborations with the sporting equipment industry (e.g., adidas) to test and help develop new footwear and sporting equipment that will not only enhance athletic performance, but also help minimize the risk of athletic injury.


Neuromuscular Control Strategies.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Sport Injury Prevention.
Relationship between Gait and Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). 
Biomechanical and Neuromuscular Analyses of Sporting Maneuvers.


Selected Publications

Del Bel M, Jones M, Fairfax A, Steele K, Landry S. Effect of leg dominance and sex on neuromuscular control patterns in children performing unanticipated side-cuts. J. Electromyogr. Kinesiol. (2017) Oct; 36: 65-72.
Amiri P, Hubley-Kozey C, Landry S, Stanish W, Astephen Wilson J. Obesity is associated with prolonged activity of the quadriceps and gastrocnemii muscles during gait. J. Electromyogr. Kinesiol. (2015) Dec; 25(6): 951-8
Landry S, Nigg B, Tecante K. Walking in an unstable Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) shoe introduces kinematic and kinetic changes at the hip, knee and ankle prior to and after a six week accommodation period: A comprehensive analysis using Principal Component Analysis (PCA). Footwear Science (2012) 4(2): 101-114.
Landry S. Unstable shoe designs: Functional implications. Lower Extremity Review (2011) 11(3):31-6.
Nigg B, Tecante K, Federolf P, Landry S. Gender differences in lower extremity gait biomechanics during walking using an unstable shoe. Clin. Biomech. (2010) 25(10): 1047-52.
Landry S, Nigg B, Tecante K. Standing in an unstable shoe increases postural sway and muscle activity of selected smaller extrinsic foot muscles. Gait Posture (2010) 32(2):215-9.
Landry S, McKean K, Hubley-Kozey C, Stanish W, Deluzio K. Gender differences exist in neuromuscular control patterns during the pre-contact and early stance phase of an unanticipated side-cut and cross-cut maneuver in 15-18 year old adolescent soccer players. J. Electromyogr. Kinesiol. (2009) 19 (5): e370-9.