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New Insights into the Landing Phase of Reactive Stepping: Predictors of Control, Muscle Recruitment, Movement Restraints and Two-Step Responses
(University of Waterloo, 2017-09-27)
Preventing falls and fall-related injuries are public health challenges of the upmost importance for Canadians, particularly for older adults. Due to the severe consequences that can accompany a fall (e.g., traumatic brain ...
Development and Application of a Probabilistic/Mechanistic Model to Investigate the Influence of Safety Flooring on Population-Level Hip Fracture Risk
(University of Waterloo, 2017-08-28)
Hip fractures are a devastating injury in the older adult population. They are almost exclusively sustained during a fall-related event, with lateral falls resulting in an impact to the proximal femur most highly associated ...
The effects of a simulated occupational kneeling exposure on squat mechanics and knee joint load during gait
(Taylor and Francis, 2017-12-01)
Occupational kneeling is associated with an increased risk for tibiofemoral knee osteoarthritis. Forces on the knee in the kneeling posture, as well as the greater incidence of meniscus tears among workers, likely contribute ...
The Influence of Dual-tasking on Cortical Responses Associated with Instability
(University of Waterloo, 2017-10-12)
Recent literature has revealed evidence of cortical involvement in reactive balance control. Using electroencephalography, event-related potentials (ERP) have been shown to be consistently evoked in response to a perturbation ...