Are Shoulder Strength & Kinematic Characteristics Risk Factors for Shoulder Injury in the Special Forces Population?

Research Paper Title Evaluation of Shoulder Strength and Kinematics as Risk Factors for Shoulder Injury in United States Special Forces Personnel. Background Musculoskeletal injuries at the shoulder are highly prevalent and place a large burden on United States Special Forces personnel. Literature is lacking regarding the risk factors for these types of injuries. The purpose… Read More

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Does Resistance Training Improve the Structure of Coordination in the Control of a Well-Defined Motor Objective?

Research Paper Title Not all brawn, but some brain. Strength gains after training alters kinematic motor abundance in hopping. Background The effects of resistance training on a muscle’s neural, architectural, and mechanical properties are well established. However, whether resistance training can positively change the coordination of multiple motor elements in the control of a well-defined… Read More

Can We Develop a Statistical Prediction for Quantifying Physical Exposures from Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Statistical prediction of load carriage mode and magnitude from inertial sensor derived gait kinematics. Background Load carriage induces systematic alterations in gait patterns and pelvic-thoracic coordination. Leveraging this information, the objective of this study was to develop and assess a statistical prediction algorithm that uses body-worn inertial sensor data for classifying load… Read More

Developing a Protocol for Core Stabilisation Exercises on Spine Kinematics in Patients with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain

Research Paper Title A protocol for clinical trial study of the effect of core stabilisation exercises on spine kinematics during gait with and without load in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Background Non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) is a major public health and global socioeconomic burden with a variety of symptoms such… Read More

Utilising Squatting as a Task for Improving Motor Function

Research Paper Title Kinematic, kinetic and EMG patterns during downward squatting. Background The aim of this study was to investigate the kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic pattern before, during and after downward squatting when the trunk movement is restricted in the sagittal plane. Methods Eight healthy subjects performed downward squatting at two different positions, semisquatting (40… Read More

Human Locomotion: Springs, Muscles & Walking/Running

Research Paper Title Bipedal walking and running with spring-like biarticular muscles. Abstract Compliant elements in the leg musculoskeletal system appear to be important not only for running but also for walking in human locomotion as shown in the energetics and kinematics studies of spring mass model. While the spring-mass model assumes a whole leg as a linear… Read More

The Disciplines of Biomechanics & Kinesiology

The disciplines primarily involved in describing and understanding human movement are biomechanics and kinesiology. Fitness professionals teach clients how to perform exercise movements and how to use exercise or rehabilitation equipment. Biomechanics is the study of the motion and causes of motion of living things, using a branch of physics known as mechanics (the study… Read More