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Coordination of turning when standing and walking in healthy older adults and persons with Parkinson’s disease
(University of Waterloo, 2008-10-23)
It is difficult to think of any activity that does not require some degree of turning. Despite the prevalence of turning in daily activities and the challenge it poses to mobility-impaired individuals such as those with ...
Axial twist loading of the spine: Modulators of injury mechanisms and the potential for pain generation.
(University of Waterloo, 2008-05-26)
There are several reasons to research the effects of axial twist exposures and the resulting loading on the spine. The lack of consensus from the limited work that has previously examined the role of axial twist moments ...
Refining the relationship between the mechanical demands on the spine and injury mechanisms through improved estimates of load exposure and tissue tolerance
(University of Waterloo, 2008-07-09)
The low back loading to which an individual is exposed has been linked to injury and the reporting of low back pain. Despite extensive research on the spine and workplace loading exposures, statistics indicate that efforts ...
Examining the Neuromuscular and Mechanical Characteristics of the Abdominal Musculature and Connective Tissues: Implications for Stiffening the Lumbar Spine
(University of Waterloo, 2008-04-30)
Research has uncovered an essential role of proper abdominal muscle function in ensuring the health and integrity of the lumbar spine. The anatomical arrangement of the abdominal musculature (rectus abdominis, external ...