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Published HMAL Research

Researchers from the Human Motion Analysis Laboratory have published the following articles and publications:

Gait Biomechanics

Kelly VE, Samii A, Slimp JC, Price R, Goodkin R.: Gait changes in response to subthalamic nucleus stimulation in people with Parkinson disease: a case series report. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2006; 30(4): 184-194

Schrager MA, Kelly VE, Price R, Ferrucci L, Shumway-Cook A.: The effects of age on medio-lateral stability during normal vs. narrow base walking: The BLSA. Gait & Posture 28(3): 466-471, 2008

Kelly VE, Schrager MA, Price R, Ferrucci L, Shumway-Cook A.: Age-related effects of a concurrent cognitive task on gait speed and stability during narrow base walking. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2008; 63(12):1329-34 PMID 19126845

Manual Wheelchair Biomechanics

Kwarciak AM, Sisto SA, Yarossi BS, Price R, Komaroff E, Boninger ML: Identifying and incorporating phases of non-propulsive pushrim contact in manual wheelchair propulsion analyses. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2009 Jan;90(1):20-6. PMID 19154825

Price R, Ashwell ZR, Chang MW, Boninger ML, MD, Koontz AM, Sisto SA: Upper-Limb Joint Power and Its Distribution in Spinal Cord Injured Wheelchair Users: Steady-State Self-Selected Speed Versus Maximal Acceleration Trials. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007 Apr;88(4):456-63.

Koontz A, Yang Y, Price R, Sisto SA, Boninger ML, Cooper RA: Multi-site Comparison of Wheelchair Propulsion in Persons with Paraplegia. Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Boninger M, Koontz AM, Sisto S, Dyson-Hudson T, Chang M, Price R, Cooper RA: Pushrim biomechanics and injury prevention in spinal cord injury: Recommendations based on CULP-SCI investigations. JRRD (42) 3 Suppl 1: 1-11, 2005.

Posture and Stability

Sato H, Maitland ME. Relationship between forward trunk lean during walking and musculoskeletal functions for females. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 2008;8(4):1-13

Woollacott M, Shumway-Cook A, Hutchinson S, Ciol M, Price R, Kartin D: Effect of balance training on muscle activity used in recovery of stability in children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study. Dev Med Child Neurol, 2005; 47: 455–461

Washington K, Shumway-Cook A, Price R, Ciol M, Kartin D.: Muscle responses to seated perturbations for typically developing infants and those at risk for motor delays. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2004 Oct;46(10):681-8

Shumway-Cook A, Hutchinson S, Kartin D, Price R, Woollacott M.: Effect of balance training on recovery of stability in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003 Sep;45(9):591-602

Spasticity and Joint Stiffness

Bjornson K, Hays R, Graubert C, Price R, Won F, McLaughlin J, Cohen M: Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Comprehensive Evaluation, Pediatrics 2007 Jul;120(1):49-58.

Zunt JR, Montano SM, Beck I, Alarcon JO, Frenkel LM, Bautista CT, Price R, Longstreth WT.: Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis: viral load and muscle tone are correlated. J Neurovirol. 2006 Dec;12(6):466-71.

Prosthetic & Orthotic Biomechanics

Highsmith, MJ, Carey SL, Koelsch K, Lusk CP, Maitland ME Kinematic evaluation of terminal devices for kayaking with upper extremity amputation Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 2007;19(3):84-90

Carey SL, Highsmith MJ, Maitland ME, Dubey R. Compensatory movements of transradial prosthesis users during common tasks. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon) 23(9):1128-35, 2008

Maitland ME, Epstein MB. Analysis of finger position during two and three-fingered grasp: Possible implications for terminal device design. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 2009;21:102–105

Highsmith MJ, Carey SL, Koelsch KW, Lusk L, Maitland ME. Design and fabrication of a passive-function, cylindrical grasp terminal device for kayaking. Prosthetics & Orthotics International. 2009;33 (pre-published at

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

McQuade KJ, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira. Effects of intensive strength training on knee biomechanics of single leg step-up in persons with knee osteoarthritis. In Revision : Archives of Phy Med & Rehab 2/2010

Lilian R Felicio, Helga T. Tucci, Kevin J McQuade, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi. Electromagnetic Recording of Motion: Error Measurement and Technical Implications Physical Therapy Brazilian Conference October 14th-17th 2009, Rio de Janeiro- Brazil

McQuade KJ. Developing a novel portable pressure bladder and magnetic tracking system for measuring shoulder stiffness. Proceedings of XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town South Africa, July 2009

McQuade KJ, Harris-Love ML, Whitall J. Maximal Isometric Elbow Strength During Unilateral versus Bilateral Contractions in Individuals with Chronic Stroke. J applied Biomech 24 (1) 2008

Man-Ying Wang, A. Ferris, Shiu-ling Chiu, K.J. McQuade, L. F. Aguilera, G.A Greendale, G.J.Salem : Correlations between kyphosis and scapulohumeral motion. Am College of Sports Medicine Annual meeting , New Orleans, 2007

K McQuade, J Coppersmith and Z Ashwell. Effects of strength training on knee joint mechanics and balance during a single leg squat task in patients with knee osteoarthritis .Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 40, Supplement 2, 2007, Page S388

KJ McQuade, J. Coppersmith, Z. Ashwell: Effects of strength training on knee joint mechanics and balance during a single leg squat task in patients with knee osteoarthritis. XXI annual congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Taipei , 2007

Shih-Chiao Tseng, Wei Liu, Margaret Finley, Kevin McQuade. Muscle activation profiles about the knee during Tai-Chi stepping exercise compared to normal walking. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 17(3) 2007

McQuade KJ, Murthi A. Anterior Glenohumeral Force/Translation Behavior With and Without Rotator Cuff Contraction during Clinical Stability Testing. of Clinical Biomechanics 19(1), 2004

Finley, MA, McQuade, KJ, Rodgers, MM. Scapular kinematics During Transfers In Manual Wheelchair Users With And Without Shoulder Impingement. Clinical Biomechanics. 20(1) 32-40 2004

Margaret A. Finley and Kevin J. McQuade. Upper extremity joint stresses associated with walker assisted ambulation in post surgical patients. Proceedings Am. Society of Biomechanics, Sept 2004, Portland, Or.

Kevin J. McQuade and Wei Liu. Knee Varus/Valgus moments during Tai Chi exercise and normal walking in patients with knee arthritis symptoms. Proceedings Am. Society of Biomechanics, Sept 2004, Portland, Or.

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