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The effects of body composition and body configuration on impact dynamics during lateral falls: insights from in-vivo, in-vitro, and in-silico approaches
(University of Waterloo, 2017-10-24)
Fall-related injuries are the current leading accidental cause of emergency room and hospital visits, hospitalizations, and injury-related deaths in Ontario. Hip fractures in particular are associated with poor functional ...
Firefighter fitness, movement qualities, occupational low-back loading demands and injury potential
(University of Waterloo, 2012-02-21)
BACKGROUND and OBJECTIVES: Low-back overexertion injuries represent a large proportion of fireground “strains, sprains and muscular pains” and are a leading cause of disability and early retirement in firefighters. Given ...
Age-related changes in the control of mediolateral dynamic stability during volitional and reactive stepping
(University of Waterloo, 2012-04-23)
The high incidence of falls and fall-related injuries among Canadians over the age of 65 continues to be a key public health issue. As the current proportion of individuals within this cohort of the population is predicted ...
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 ...
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 ...