Chad Gooyers B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Regional Director—Western Canada & Senior Associate, Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Direct: 604-674-1100

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expert summary

Dr. Chad Gooyers is the Regional Director of Western Canada at 30 Forensic Engineering, specializing in the biomechanical assessment of injury causation. He has been published in top biomechanics journals and holds academic appointments at leading Canadian Universities. Dr. Gooyers consults with legal and insurance clients across Canada and the United States; he has been qualified in the Ontario Superior of Justice to give Expert Evidence in biomechanics, injury mechanisms, occupant motion and seatbelt and airbag use/effectiveness.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Forensic Biomechanics
  • Injury Mechanisms
  • Occupant Motion during Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Seatbelt Use and Effectiveness
  • Airbag Effectiveness
  • Child Restraint System Use and Effectiveness
  • Helmet Effectiveness
  • Pedestrian Collisions
  • Staircase and Ladder Falls
  • Slips, Trips and Falls

academic background

Doctor of Philosophy (Biomechanics), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 2014

Certificate in University Teaching, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 2012

Master of Science (Biomechanics), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2009

Bachelor of Science, Honours (Kinesiology), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 2007

additional Courses

MBA Essentials for Managers – Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2017

Case Writing – Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2013

Case Teaching – Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2013

employment background

30 Forensic Engineering
Regional Director — Western Canada
January 2020 — Present, Vancouver, BC

  • Collaborating with the firm’s National Practice Leads, I am responsible for coordinating loss of investigations in Alberta and British Columbia

Senior Associate—Biomechanics and Personal Injury Assessment
September 2017 – 2020, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting technical investigations involving motor vehicle collisions, seatbelt effectiveness, helmet effectiveness, staircase falls, slips trips and falls and occupational injury.

Intermediate Associate—Biomechanics and Personal Injury Assessment
March 2015 – September 2017, Toronto, ON

Associate—Biomechanics and Personal Injury Assessment
January 2014 – March 2015, Toronto, ON

University of Toronto, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Sessional Lecturer
September 2015 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Second-year undergraduate course: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (KPE478).
  • Second-year undergraduate course; Introductory Biomechanics (KPE 262).

University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Science, Department of Kinesiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
January 2016 – Present, Waterloo, ON

  • Participating in ongoing biomechanics research studies and graduate student thesis committees.
  • Co-developed a fourth-year undergraduate course; Forensic Biomechanics (KIN 471).

Sessional Lecturer
January 2014 – April 2016, Waterloo, ON

  • Second-year undergraduate course; Advanced Biomechanics (KIN 221).
  • Fourth-year undergraduate course; Forensic Biomechanics (KIN 471).

University of Waterloo, Centre for Teaching Excellence
Graduate Instructional Developer, Centre for Teaching Excellence
January 2012 – December 2012, Waterloo, ON

  • Provided coaching to doctoral candidates across various disciplines of science, mathematics, and engineering to more effectively communicate their technical expertise in the classroom.

Queen’s University, School of Kinesiology & Health Studies
Co-Sessional Lecturer
January 2008 – April 2008, Kingston, ON

  • Second-year undergraduate course; Ergonomics and Human Factors (KNPE 253)

Consultant, Ergonomics Program
September 2007 – April 2009, Kingston, ON

  • Applied scientific insight to identify potential risks for injury in the workplace.  Provided onsite employee training on injury prevention and implemented cost-effective solutions to improve human performance.

professional affiliations

Associations

  • Member, Canadian Society for Biomechanics
  • Member, American Society of Biomechanics

Professional Service

  • Advanced Do a Trial, The Advocate’s Society, 2014 & 2015
  • Mock Trial, The Advocate’s Society, 2014
  • Session Chair, Ontario Biomechanics Conference, 2012 & 2013

COURT APPEARENCES

Qualified in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to give Expert evidence in:

  • Biomechanics (2016, 2018)
  • Occupant motion (2016, 2018)
  • Injury mechanisms (2016, 2018)
  • Seatbelt and airbag effectiveness (2018)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVMENTS

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011-2013)
  • President’s Graduate Scholarship – University of Waterloo (2011-2013)
  • Peter F. Bronfman Graduate Scholarship – University of Waterloo (2010)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology – University of Waterloo (2010)
  • NexGen Award – Outstanding Student Achievement in Occupational Biomechanics in Ontario (2009)

PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications (Total = 19)

  • Zehr, J.D., Buchman-Pearle, J.M., Beach, T.A.C., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2021). Regulating movement frequency and speed: Implications for lumbar spine load management strategies demonstrated using an in vitro porcine model. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, In Press.
  • Zehr, J. D., Fewster, K. M., Gooyers, C. E., Parkinson, R. J., & Callaghan, J. P. (2021). Partitioning the total seatback reaction force amongst the lumbar spine motion segments during simulated rear impact collisions. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 27(2): 613-619.
  • Fewster, Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Wong, A., & Callaghan, J.P. (2020). Exploring the regional disc bulge response of the cervical porcine intervertebral disc under varying loads and posture. Journal of Biomechanics, 104: 109713.
  • Fewster, K.M., Haider, S.A., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P., Wong, A. (2020). A computerized system for measurement of the radial displacement of the intervertebral disc using a laser device. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, 8(3): 287-293.
  • Fewster, K.M., Haider, S.A., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P., Wong, A. (2019). A computerized system for measurement of the radial displacement of the intervertebral disc using a laser device. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, In Press.
  • Fewster, K.M., Viggiani, D., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2019). Characterizing trunk muscle activations during simulated low speed rear impact collisions. Traffic Injury Prevention, 3: 314-319.
  • Gooyers. C.E., Frost, D.F., Beach, T.A.C., Howarth, S.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). Identifying interactive effects of task demands in lifting on estimates of in vivo low back joint loads. Applied Ergonomics, 67: 203-210.
  • Gruevski, K.M., Gooyers. C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2016). The effect of local hydration environment on the unloaded temporal changes and mechanical properties of isolated annular samples. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 138(10): 104502.
  • Barrett, J.M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2016). The impact of posture on the mechanical properties of a functional spinal unit during cyclic compressive loading. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 18(8): 081007.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2016). Is intervertebral disc pressure linked to herniation? Journal of Biomechanics, 49(9): 1824-1830.
  • Gooyers. C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2016). Peak stress in the annulus fibrosus under cyclic biaxial tensile loading. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 138(5): 051006.
  • K.M., Holmes, M.W., Gooyers, C.E., Dickerson, C.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2016). Lumbar postures, seat interface pressures, and discomfort responses to a novel thoracic support for police officers during prolonged simulated driving exposures. Applied Ergonomics, 52(1): 160-168.
  • Gooyers. C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). Exploring interactions between force, repetition and posture on intervertebral disc height loss and bulging in isolated functional spinal units from sub-acute-failure magnitudes of cyclic compressive loading. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(13): 3710-3717.
  • Gooyers. C.E., McMillan, E.M., Noguchi, M., Quadrilatero, J., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). Characterizing the combined effects of force, repetition and posture on injury pathways in isolated functional spinal units from sub-acute-failure magnitudes of cyclic compressive loading. Clinical Biomechanics, 30(9): 953-959.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Holmes, M.W., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). The impact of compressive load magnitude on the neutral zone range and stiffness during a passive flexion-extension test. Cogent Engineering, 1014253.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Frost D.M., McGill, S.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Partial rupture of the Achilles tendon during simulated fire ground tasks. Insights obtained from a case report for the prevention and reporting of musculoskeletal injury. Clinical Biomechanics, 28(4): 436-40.
  • Gooyers, C.E., McMillan, R.D., Howarth, S.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). The impact of posture and prolonged vibration exposure on porcine function spinal units. Spine, 37(17): E1023-1029.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Beach, T.A., Frost, D.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). The influence of resistance bands on frontal plane knee kinematics and kinetics during body-weight squat and vertical jump movements. Sports Biomechanics, 11(3): 391-401.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Stevenson, J.M. (2012). The impact of an increase in work rate on task demands for a simulated industrial hand tool assembly task. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 42(1): 80-89.
  • Selinger, J.C., Gooyers, C.E., Costigan, P.A., Stevenson, J.M. (2010). A novel biomechanical approach for evaluating extended body armour systems. Military Medicine, 175(5): 871-875.

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

  • Fewster, K.M., Zehr, J.D., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2021) Characterizing lumbar spine kinematics and kinetics during simulated low speed rear impact collisions. Traffic Injury Prevention, ID: AAP_2020_1032.
  • Fewster, K.M., Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Wong, A., Callaghan, J.P. (2019). Exploring the regional response of the intervertebral disc under varying loads and postures. Journal of Biomechanics, ID: BM-D-19-00867.
  • Zehr, J.D., Fewster, K.M., Kingston, D.C., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2019). Quantifying parameters of the seat-occupant interface during laboratory simulated low speed rear-impact collisions. International Journal of Vehicle Design, ID: IJVD-229047.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings (Total = 28)

  • Fewster, K.M., Barrett, J.M., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2019). Exploring passive stiffness changes in the lumbar spine in response to low velocity rear impact collisions. In proceedings of the 209 International Society of Biomechanics Conference. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Zehr, J.D., Fewster, K.M., Kingston, D.C., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2018) The Influence of lumbar support on the seat-occupant interface during a moderate velocity rear-impact collision. In proceedings of the 2018 Canadian Society of Biomechanics Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Barrett, J.M., Fewster, K.M., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). Model-Aided Design of a Rear-Vehicle Impact Testing System for in-vivo Investigations. In proceedings of the 2018 Ohio State Injury Biomechanics Symposium. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Fewster, K.M., Viggiani, D., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2017) Characterizing in-vivo exposures of the lumbar spine during simulated low-speed rear impact collisions. In proceedings of the 2017 Ohio State Injury Biomechanics Symposium. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Zehr, J.D., Fewster, K.M., Kingston, D.C., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). Quantifying the seat-occupant interface during low speed rear impact collision. Submitted to Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Halifax, NS, Canada.
  • Fewster, K.M., Viggiani, D., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2016). Characterizing in-vivo exposures of the lumbar spine during simulated low-speed rear impact collisions. Submitted to WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience, Detroit, MI
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). Exploring interactions between force, posture and repetition on low back injury pathways: Implications for prevention.  In proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Beach, T.A.C., Frost, D.M., Howarth, S.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). Exploring interactions between external task demands in lifting on estimates of in vivo low back joint loads.  In proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Gruevski, K.M., Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). The effect of age on the mechanical properties of porcine intervertebral discs following a cyclic loading protocol. In proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Fewster, K.M., Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Wong, A., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). Exploring the regional response of the intervertebral disc under postural varying loads. In proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). Interactions between force, repetition and posture on intervertebral disc responses during sub-maximal, cyclic compressive loading. In proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). Exploring interactions between the magnitude of tissue stretch and cycle rate on the mechanical properties of the annulus fibrosus with cyclic biaxial tensile load.  In proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA. (Invited Podium Presentation – Canadian Society for Biomechanics Symposium on Tissue Biomechanics)
  • Callaghan, J.P., Gooyers, C.E., Gregory, D.E., Gruevski, K.M., Karakolis, T., Parkinson, R.J. (2014). Prolonged testing of the annulus fibrosus to represent in-vivo injury mechanics.  In proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). Is intervertebral disc pressure linked to herniation?  In proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA. (Canadian Society for Biomechanics, M.Sc. Award Finalist)
  • Gruevski, K.M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). The effects of local hydration environment on temporal changes in annular thickness and mass.  In proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Frost, D.M., McGill, S.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Partial rupture of the Achilles tendon during simulated fire ground tasks: Assessment of lower-limb coordination using a dynamical systems approach. In proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference. Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). The influence of compressive load magnitude on the centre of rotation of functional spinal units during in vitro biomechanics testing. In proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference. Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  • Gruevski, K.M., Holmes, M.W., Gooyers, C.E., Dickerson, C.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Evaluation of a novel thoracic support for mobile police officers during prolonged driving exposures. In proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference. Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Howarth, S.J., Frost, D.M., Beach, T.A., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). Considerations when using a residual analysis to determine the optimum cutoff frequency for kinetic waveforms. In proceedings of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Burnaby, BC, Canada.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Holmes, M.W., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). The impact of compressive load magnitude on the neutral zone range and stiffness during a passive flexion-extension test. In proceedings of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Burnaby, BC, Canada.
  • Frost, D.M., Gooyers, C.E., Campbell, T.L., McGill, S.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). Might the interpretation of between day changes in joint angles, forces and moments be influenced by variation in the link segment model? In proceedings of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Burnaby, BC, Canada.
  • Frost, D.M., Gooyers, C.E., Campbell, T.L., McGill, S.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). Does the elimination of thigh markers influence the between variation in joint angles? In proceedings of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Burnaby, BC, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., McMillan, R.D., Howarth, S.J., Eger, T.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2011). The impact of posture on the transmission of vibration across a functional spinal unit.  In proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference.  Long Beach, CA, USA.
  • Gooyers, C.E., McMillan, R.D., Howarth, S.J., Eger, T.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2011). The impact of posture and prolonged vibration exposure on the low back – an in vitro study.  In proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists.  London, ON, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2010). The impact of mini-bands on frontal plane knee kinematics during squat training. In proceedings of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2010). The inclusion of a 30 Hz high-pass filter as a universal EMG data processing component. In proceedings of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics Conference. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Stevenson, J.M., Selinger J.C., Costigan P.A., Almosnino S., Upjohn T.R. (2009). Biomechanical assessment of military soft armor systems.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  Vol. 41:5 – Supplement.  In proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Stevenson, J.M. (2009). An ergonomic evaluation of speed fastening work rates. In proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference.  State College, PA, USA.

Technical Reports

  • Stevenson, J.M., Selinger, J.C., Gooyers, C.E., Costigan, P.A., Almosnino, S., Upjohn, T.R. (2008). Trial of objective biomechanical assessment for extended body armor: Phase 1.  Defense Research & Development Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Authored 250 technical reports on injury causation for insurance litigation matters, which disseminate scientific insights from the published literature on various musculoskeletal injury mechanisms and mechanical principles that govern human motion.

Other Conference Proceedings (Total = 26)

  • Barrett, J.M., Fewster, Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). Model-aided design or a rear impact collision testing system for in vivo investigations. Submitted to the 14th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium at The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Fewster, K.M., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). Exploring passive stiffness changes in the lumbar spine in response to low velocity rear impact collisions. Submitted to 2018 Ontario Biomechanics Conference. Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Zehr, J.D., Fewster, K.M., Kingston, D.C., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). The influence of lumbar support on the seat-occupant interface during a rear-impact collision: a seat design perspective. Submitted to the 14th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium at The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Zehr, J.D., Fewster, K.M., Kingston, D.C., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2018). The influence of lumbar support on the seat-occupant interface during a low velocity rear-impact collision. Submitted to 2018 Ontario Biomechanics Conference. Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Fewster, K.M., Viggiani, D., Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J., Callaghan, J.P. (2017). Characterizing the in vivo mechanical exposures of the lumbar spine during simulated rear impact collisions. In proceedings of the 13th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium at The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Fewster, K.M., Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Wong, A., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). Exploring the regional response of the intervertebral disc under varying loads.  In proceedings of the 2015 Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Day.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gruevski, K.M., Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). The effect of age on the mechanical properties of the porcine intervertebral disc following prolonged compressive exposures.  In proceedings of the 2015 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Fewster, K.M., Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). Exploring the regional response of the intervertebral disc under postural varying loads.  In proceedings of the 2014 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). Intradiscal pressure response during intervertebral disc herniation.  In proceedings of the 2014 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gruevski, K.M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T., Callaghan, J.P. (2014). The effect of local hydration environment on temporal changes in thickness and mass.  In proceedings of the 2014 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., De Carvalho, D.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Integrating case studies in Kinesiology education.  In proceedings of the 2nd Annual University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Graduate Student Research Conference.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Frost, D.M., McGill, S.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Partial rupture of the Achilles tendon during a simulated fire ground task: Insights obtained from a case report for the prevention and reporting of musculoskeletal injury.  In proceedings of the 2013 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gruevski, K.M., Holmes, M.W., Gooyers, C.E., Dickerson, C.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Evaluation of a novel thoracic support for mobile police officers during prolonged driving exposures. In proceedings of the 2013 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Noguchi, M., Karakolis, T., Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Examining changes in intradiscal pressure during disc herniation. In proceedings of the 2013 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E. (2013). Exploring interactions between mechanical exposures on musculoskeletal injury: A framework for prevention.  In proceedings of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo 3 Minute Thesis Competition.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Frost D.M., McGill, S.M., Callaghan, J.P. (2012).  Observation of injury - Partial rupture of the Achilles tendon during simulated fire ground tasks.  Lesson learned for injury prevention.  In proceedings of the 1st Annual University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Graduate Student Research Conference.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Noguchi, M., Gooyers, C.E., Holmes, M.W., Callaghan, J.P. (2012). The impact of compressive load magnitude on the neutral zone range during a passive flexion-extension test. In proceedings of the 2012 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., McMillan, R.D., Howarth, S.J., Eger, T.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2011). Should posture be considered when evaluating potential risk of injury from prolonged whole body vibration exposure?  In proceedings of the 2011 Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Retreat.  Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., McMillan, R., Howarth, S.J., Eger, T.R., Callaghan, J.P. (2011). The impact of posture and prolonged cyclic compressive load on vertebral joint height loss – a porcine spine example.  In proceedings of the 2011 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada. (NexGen Award Finalist)
  • Callaghan, J.P., Gallagher, K.M., Gooyers, C.E., Karakolis, T. (2011). Prevention of low back injury: Understanding the mechanistic sources of pain.  In proceedings of the 2011 Canada Research Chairs Conference – Thinking ahead for a strong future.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2010). A 30 Hz high-pass filter as a generic surface electromyography processing step. In proceedings of the 2010 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Stevenson, J.M. (2009). An electromyography investigation of speed fastening work rates.  In proceedings of the 2009 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada. (Recognized with NexGen Award)
  • Gooyers, C.E., Selinger, J.C., Reid, S.A., Stevenson, J.M. (2009).  Productivity and safety in speed fastening.  In proceedings of the 2009 Auto21 Networks of Centres of Excellence Conference. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Stevenson, J.M., Selinger, J.C., Costigan, P.A., Almosnino, S., Upjohn, T.R. (2008).  Canadian military soft armor testing.  In proceedings of the 2008 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • ·      Gooyers, C.E., Frazer, M.B. (2007). A manual materials handling visual analysis tool. In proceedings of the 2007 Ontario Biomechanics Conference.  Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

Additional Materials Authored (Total = 4)

  • Gooyers, C.E., Parkinson, R.J. (2015). Latest helmet research good for the brain. The Lawyers Weekly, Vol 35(31): 13-19.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2015). When the rubber leaves the road.  Case study written for KIN425 - Biomechanical Modeling of Human Movement.  Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Callaghan, J.P. (2013). Observation of an injury in a biomechanics laboratory.  Case study written for KIN425 - Biomechanical Modeling of Human Movement.  Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gooyers, C.E., Campbell, T.L., Wells, R.W., Callaghan, J.P. (2011). Prevention of MSDs due to manual materials handling. A cross-jurisdictional review. In proceedings of ‘A Discussion Forum on Manual Materials Handling’ hosted by the Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD). Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Projects Funded (Total = 2)

  • ‘Building capacity for case-based learning at uWaterloo.’ Centre for Teaching Excellence Learning Innovation & Teaching Enhancement Grant. (2012) $29,987. Role: Collaborator; Co-Applicants: Anderson, S., De Carvalho, D.E., Callaghan, J.P., Anthony, K., Lynes, J., Hrynchak, P., Barnett, J., Vanden Bosche, N., Berberich, G.
  • ‘The impact of age on the mechanical and structural integrity of annulus fibrosus tissue with prolonged vibration exposure.’ Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. (2011) $10,000.  Role: Primary Investigator; Co-Applicants: McMillan, E.M., Wright, A.D., Quadrilatero, J. & Callaghan, J.P.

STUDENT ADVISORY COMITTEES

  • Briar, J. (2021). The impact of combined flexion and compression on the mechanical integrity of the annulus fibrosus; M.KIN. Thesis Defense. Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Zehr, J.D. (2020). Cyclic compression loading history as a modulator of structural damage, mechanical properties and function in the cartilaginous endplate: progression towards understanding instantaneous low back injury potential; Ph.D. Thesis Proposal. Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Fewster, K.M. (2016). Exploring low to moderate velocity motor vehicle rear impacts as a viable injury mechanism in the lumbar spine; Ph.D. Thesis Proposal. Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
 

NEWS / INSIGHTS / EVENTS

08/05/2015

The Effect of Age on the Mechanical Properties of Porcine Intervertebral Discs Following a Cyclic Loading Protocol
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07/10/2015

Lumbar Postures, Seat Interface Pressures and Discomfort Responses to a Novel Thoracic Support for Police Officers During Prolonged Simulated Driving Exposures
A high prevalence of low back pain has been reported among professional drivers, including mobile police officers. The purpose...
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07/06/2015

Characterizing the Combined Effects of Force, Repetition and Posture on Injury Pathways and Micro-Structural Damage in Isolated Functional Spinal Units from Sub-Acute-Failure Magnitudes of Cyclic Compressive Loading
Chad Gooyers worked with his colleagues at the University of Waterloo to investigate the magnitude of peak compressive force...
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02/18/2015

The Influence of Interactions Between External Task Demands in Lifting on Estimates of IN VIVO Low Back Joint Loads
30 Forensic Engineering’s (formerly Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering) Dr. Chad Gooyers worked with his colleagues at the University of...
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12/10/2014

Exploring the Regional Response of the Intervertebral Disc Under Postural Varying Loads
30 Forensic Engineering’s (formerly Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering) Dr. Chad Gooyers worked with his colleagues at the University of...
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