Day 3: Wednesday 28 November

Please note that this Program is PROVISIONAL ONLY and is subject to change.

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Session 1:  MOTOR CONTROL – 9.00am-10.30am
Chairpersons:
MARTIN HÉROUX and
RANDY FLANAGAN 
Coming to grips with sensorimotor control
GRAHAM KERR LEAH BENT
Stochastic Resonance can enhance cutaneous reflex responses in the lower limb
  JAYNE GARLAND 
Do reactions to balance perturbations improve with Fast muscle Activation and Stepping Training (FAST) in sub-acute stroke?
  SEAN DUKELOW
Using robots and other techniques to guide stroke rehabilitation
Morning tea 10:30-11:00am
Session 2:  STANDING AND FALLS – 11:00am-12.30pm
Chairpersons:
KIM DELBAERE and
IAN HARRIS 
Evidence-based surgery
MIRJAM PIJNAPPELS  JOANNE KUA
The effects of a specialized treadmill system on gait speed and gait parameters for older adults with high falls risk
  KIM VAN SCHOOTEN
The effect of central processing and muscle torque development speed on balance recovery during standing
  KATE CARROLL
Footsteps, falls and functional ambulation in children with neuromuscular disease
 

 

GRAHAM KERR
Objective assessment of upper limb tremor distinguishes Parkinson’s fallers and non-fallers and is predictive of future falls
Lunch 12:30-1:30pm
Session 3:  YOUNG INVESTIGATORS – 1:30-3:00pm
Chairpersons:
JOHN ROTHWELL and
JAYNE GARLAND
KEVIN GILMORE
The effects of demyelination in Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy on neuromuscular properties, muscle quantity & quality.
  HARRISON FINN
Firing of fatigue-sensitive small-diameter afferents of the calf muscles impairs maximal contractions of the knee extensor muscles
  SHARI O’BRIEN
Visuomotor ankle force training in individuals with spastic cerebral palsy compared to their typically developed peers.
  ZOE DJAJADIKARTA
Ankle proprioception in people with Multiple Sclerosis 
  LYNDON SMITH
Impaired sensorimotor control of the hand in congenital absence of functional muscle spindles
  PAULO PELICIONI
Cognitive contributions to the control of balance during stepping in young & older adults – a fNIRS study. 
Afternoon Tea 2:42pm – 3:25pm
Session 4: PAIN & FATIGUE – 3.25pm-5:00pm
Chairpersons:
ANDREW CRESSWELL and
KAREN SØGAARD
Muscle pain, fatigue and performance in motor impairments
SIOBHAN SCHABRUN JANET TAYLOR 
Muscle fatigue and training:  roles for the spinal cord (draft title)
  CHRIS MCNEIL
Peripheral fatigue in young and old females and males
  SIOBHAN SCHABRUN 
Motor function and motor cortical reorganization in the transition to sustained pain
  PAUL HODGES 
Physical activity reduces dysregulation of the inflammatory mediators in the multifidus muscle after spontaneous intervertebral disc degeneration in SPARC-null mice
End of day 3 5:00pm