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Maintaining balance is controlled by two different processes: feedforward and feedback control. Feed-forward control is used prior to performing voluntary movements whereas feedback control is used to correct for unexpected perturbations. Studies suggested that age-related changes in postural...
Background: Striking a balance between work and family care is a challenge for families today. More than 200,000 families in Canada have the additional demands that come with caring for a child with disability including implementing therapist-recommended goals and home programs. Aim: Underpinned...
In this thesis the participation of tactile feedback from the hands in the control of balance was investigated. In Chapter 2, I characterized arm and leg reactions to unexpected perturbations delivered through the arms during walking. Perturbations applied at the hands resulted in early latency...