Day 3: Wednesday 28 November

Download a pdf of the Program with times and talk titles:  Program at-a-glance.

Session 1:  Time MOTOR CONTROL – 9.00am-10.30am
Chairs:
Martin Héroux &
09:00 RANDY FLANAGAN 
Coming to grips with sensorimotor control (Read abstract)
Graham Kerr 09:30 LEAH BENT
Stochastic Resonance can enhance cutaneous reflex responses in the lower limb (Read abstract)
  09:45 JAYNE GARLAND 
Do reactions to balance perturbations improve with Fast muscle Activation and Stepping Training (FAST) in sub-acute stroke? (Read abstract)
  10:00 SEAN DUKELOW
Using robots and other techniques to guide stroke rehabilitation (Read Abstract)
Morning tea   10:30-11:00am
Session 2:  Time STANDING AND FALLS – 11:00am-12.30pm
Chairs:
Kim Delbaere &
11:00 IAN HARRIS 
Evidence-based surgery (Read abstract)
Mirjam Pijnappels  11:30 JOANNE KUA
The effects of a specialized treadmill system on gait speed and gait parameters for older adults with high falls risk (Read abstract)
  11:45 KIM VAN SCHOOTEN
The effect of central processing and muscle torque development speed on balance recovery during standing (Read abstract)
  12:00 KATE CARROLL
Footsteps, falls and functional ambulation in children with neuromuscular disease (Read abstract)
 

 

12:15 GRAHAM KERR
Objective assessment of upper limb tremor distinguishes Parkinson’s fallers and non-fallers and is predictive of future falls  (Read abstract)
Lunch   12:30-1:30pm
Session 3:  Time YOUNG INVESTIGATORS – 1:30-2:42pm
Chairs:
Karen Søgaard &
Jayne Garland
1:30 KEVIN GILMORE
The effects of demyelination in Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy on neuromuscular properties, muscle quantity & quality. (Read abstract)
  1:42 HARRISON FINN
Firing of fatigue-sensitive small-diameter afferents of the calf muscles impairs maximal contractions of the knee extensor muscles (Read abstract)
  1:54 SHARI O’BRIEN
Visuomotor ankle force training in individuals with spastic cerebral palsy compared to their typically developed peers. (Read abstract)
  2:06 ZOE DJAJADIKARTA
Ankle proprioception in people with Multiple Sclerosis (Read abstract)
  2:18 LYNDON SMITH
Impaired sensorimotor control of the hand in congenital absence of functional muscle spindles (Read abstract)
  2:30 PAULO PELICIONI
Cognitive contributions to the control of balance during stepping in young & older adults – a fNIRS study. (Read abstract)
Afternoon Tea   2:42pm – 3:15pm
Session 4: Time PAIN & FATIGUE – 3.15pm-5:00pm
Chairs:  Andrew Cresswell and 3:15 KAREN SØGAARD
Muscle pain, fatigue and performance in motor impairments (Read abstract)
Siobhan Schabrun 3:45 JANET TAYLOR 
Impairment of motor output by fatigue-related firing of small-diameter muscle afferents (Read abstract)
  4:00 CHRIS MCNEIL
Peripheral fatigue in young and old females and males (Read abstract)
  4:15 SIOBHAN SCHABRUN 
Motor function and motor cortical reorganization in the transition to sustained pain (Read abstract)
  4:30 PAUL HODGES 
Physical activity reduces dysregulation of the inflammatory mediators in the multifidus muscle after spontaneous intervertebral disc degeneration in SPARC-null mice (Read abstract)
  4:45 STEPHEN LORD
Closing remarks
End of day 3   5:00pm (Conference concludes)