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Cardiovascular responses of women to orthostatic stress, the effects of the menstrual cycle and age, and a comparison to men
(University of Waterloo, 2010-08-10)
Young women are known to exhibit a greater incidence of orthostatic hypotension than men. The exact mechanisms for this are unclear and it has been proposed to be related to cardiac filling, peripheral resistance, and/or ...
Oxygen uptake and blood flow kinetics following the onset of exercise in trained humans
(University of Waterloo, 2010-10-01)
The main hypothesis of this thesis was that the regulation of oxygen uptake (VO2) kinetics at the onset of exercise in trained young men is linked to cardiovascular adaptations. Two studies were conducted to investigate ...
Time-varying changes in the lumbar spine from exposure to sedentary tasks and their potential effects on injury mechanics and pain generation
(University of Waterloo, 2010-01-12)
General body discomfort increases over time during prolonged sitting and it is typically accepted that no single posture can be comfortably maintained for long periods. Despite this knowledge, workplace exposure to prolonged ...
Development of a Neuromechanical Model for Investigating Sensorimotor Interactions During Locomotion
(University of Waterloo, 2010-10-22)
Recently it has been suggested that the use of neuromechanical simulations could be used to further our understanding of the neural control mechanisms involved in the control of animal locomotion. The models used to carry ...
The effect of limited hip mobility on the lumbar spine in a young adult population
(University of Waterloo, 2010-08-26)
Limited hip mobility is known to affect the lumbar spine. Much of the previous research has utilized a participant population whose hip mobility is compromised due to arthritic or neurological dysfunctions. Such aetiologies ...
The Role of Sarcolipin in Calcium Handling and Obesity
(University of Waterloo, 2010-05-19)
Sarcolipin (SLN), a small molecular weight, hydrophobic protein found in skeletal muscle, is a known regulator of sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA) pumps. Earlier in vitro reconstitution experiments have ...