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Walking is a locomotor task that integrates information from all over the nervous system. The lumbosacral spinal cord houses neural networks that contribute to locomotion. These networks dominate locomotor activity during development and may provide suitable targets for restoring function after...
Highlights: Physical inactivity linked to chronic disease can be addressed by increasing walking. Understanding walkability can support health promotion policies and interventions. Walk Score® provides a uniquely accessible and generalizable metric for walkability. Walk Score® has been validated...
The overall goal of this dissertation was to develop a novel rehabilitative intervention to improve walking after incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). It is widely known that arm movement modulates leg activity and improves the efficiency of gait. However, gait-specific rehabilitation...
Walk Score® is a proprietary walkability metric that ranks locations by proximity to destinations, with emerging health promotion applications for increasing walking as physical activity. Currently, field validations of Walk Score® have only occurred in metropolitan regions of the United States;...
Inhibitory feedback from sensory pathways is important for controlling movement. In this thesis we characterize a long-latency inhibitory spinal pathway to ankle flexors that is activated by low-threshold, homonymous afferents. In non-injured participants, this pathway was activated by both...
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...
A pilot study investigating arm and leg FES-assisted cycling as an intervention for improving ambulation after Incomplete Spinal Cord InjuryDownload
People with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) have the potential for recovering walking through plasticity-induced changes in the remaining neural circuitry. Current rehabilitation for walking attempts to induce such changes by providing relevant sensory inputs and motor commands through...
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that address the built environment present an opportunity to affect behaviours such as physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a community walking map developed for eight neighbourhoods in the City of Edmonton (COE). METHOD: A walking map developed...
Rowe, David A., Tudor-Locke, Catrine, Hatano, Yoshiro, Schmidt, Michael D., Gardner, Andrew W., Croteau, Karen A., Ewald, Ben, Craig, Cora L., Rogers, Laura Q., Lutes, Lesley D., Bell, Rhonda C., Aoyagi, Yukitoshi, Ramirez-Marrero, Farah A., Tully, Mark A., Matsudo, Sandra M., Blair, Steven N., De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse
Older adults and special populations (living with disability and/or chronic illness that may limit mobility and/or physical endurance) can benefit from practicing a more physically active lifestyle, typically by increasing ambulatory activity. Step counting devices (accelerometers and pedometers)...
Middle-Aged and Older Adult Walking and Hiking Groups of Cochrane, Alberta: How Outdoor Group Exercise Influences Perceptions of Health, Healing, and DiseaseDownload
Middle-aged and older adult walking and hiking groups of Cochrane had unique perceptions of health and healing due to their activities, the equipment they used, the environments they explored, and the relationships they developed. Past anthropological research has focused on aging, ethnomedicine,...