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Intra- and interhemispheric cortical adaptations due to modulations of premotor and primary motor cortices
(University of Waterloo, 2014-02-21)
Movement training modulates the excitability in several cortical and subcortical areas. Compared to training with a single arm, movement training with both arms yields a greater increase in motor related cortical regions. ...
THE ROLE OF CYTOSOLIC CALCIUM IN POTENTIATION OF MOUSE LUMBRICAL MUSCLE
(University of Waterloo, 2014-04-09)
Following contractile activity, fast twitch skeletal muscle exhibits increases in submaximal force known as potentiation. Although there is no consensus on the purpose of potentiation, it is known to enhance power during ...
The relationships of prolonged standing induced low back pain development with lumbopelvic posture and movement patterns
(University of Waterloo, 2014-11-10)
Over 80% of individuals will suffer from low back pain at least once in their lifetime. The cause within the population is not homogenous, leading to sub-classifications of non-specific low back pain. One such sub-classification ...
Quantifying and predicting upper limb capability and dysfunction of breast cancer survivors
(University of Waterloo, 2014-12-15)
Breast cancer will affect one in every nine Canadian women during their lifetime. As diagnostic and treatment methods improve, survival rates are approaching 90%. However, an alarming 30-82% of survivors suffer from ...
Exploring interactions between force, repetition and posture on low back joint loading and intervertebral disc injury
(University of Waterloo, 2014-08-26)
Low back pain (LBP) affects approximately 80% of the population at some point in their lives, with 65% of cases becoming chronic pain sufferers. Approximately 40% of LBP cases are attributed to intervertebral disc (IVD) ...
Prolonged sitting, standing, and the sit-stand paradigm for office workers: An investigation into lumbar spine intervertebral joint load distribution
(University of Waterloo, 2014-08-27)
Over the past 20 years, sit-stand workstations have become more and more prevalent in the office work environment. A sit-stand workstation is any workstation that allows the user to perform their office work in either a ...