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Dr. Richard Demont


Richard Demont, Ph.D.

(Ph.D. Sports Medicine 1999; University of Pittsburgh)


Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science
Concordia University


7141 Sherbrooke Street, West
Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6


Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 3329





After working clinically and serving as the athletic therapist at St. Francis Xavier University, Dr. DeMont returned to graduate studies and followed on to Concordia University in January of 1999. He has won writing awards from the Journal of Athletic Training and from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) for his work in muscle function of lower extremities in dynamic conditions. He also serves on the Athletic Therapy Education - Program Accreditation Committee of the CATA since 1998 served as Chair of this committee for 6 of these years. Dr. DeMont is currently Vice-Chair, of the Concordia University Human Research Ethics Committee.

Research Interests

Dr. DeMont is Director of the Athletic Therapy Research Laboratory. His focus of research is on the neuromuscular system as it relates to injury, prevention, and rehabilitation. Specifically, the role of pre-activation as a form of dynamic joint stability is examined. An additional theme examining effects of cognitive distraction on neuromuscular control is continuing in collaboration with Department of Psychology (Karen Li and Virginia Penhune). Additionally studies of these musculoskeletal components in collaboration with Mechanical Engineering (Subhash Rakheja) during seated and standing whole body vibration is of interest.





Li, K.Z.H., Abbud, G.A.C., Fraser, S.A., & DeMont, R.G. (2012).  Successful adaptation of gait in healthy older adults during dual-task treadmill walking.  Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 19, 150-167.