Musculoskeletal Health and Mobility

Vision

The intent of this cluster is to direct and focus research efforts pertaining to healthy aging and mobility, particularly as this relates to movement, exercise, recreation, nutrition, and falls prevention. 


Cluster Leader

Dr. John M. Barden, PhD, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Health Studies

 

Cluster Members:

Dr. Darren Candow, Kinesiology and Health Studies

Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Psychology

Dr. Shanthi Johnson, Kinesiology and Health Studies

Dr. Rebecca Genoe, Kinesiology and Health Studies

Dr. Katherine McLeod, Kinesiology and Health Studies

 

Graduate Students:

Christian Clermont

Chidinma Osinike


Sample Publications

Candow, D.G., G.A. Zello, B. Ling, J.P. Farthing, P.D. Chilibeck, K. McLeod, J. Harris, S.J. Johnson. (2014). Comparison of creatine supplementation before versus after supervised resistance training in healthy older adults. Research in Sports Medicine, 22(1):61-74.

Kobsar, D., Olson, C., Paranjape, R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Barden, J. M. (2014). Evaluation of age-related differences in the stride-to-stride fluctuations, regularity and symmetry of gait using a waist-mounted tri-axial accelerometer. Gait & Posture,39, 553-557. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.09.008

Kobsar, D., Olson, C., Paranjape, R. & Barden, J.M. (2014). The validity of gait variability and fractal dynamics obtained from a single, body-fixed tri-axial accelerometer. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30 (2), 343-347.

Hadjistavropoulos, T., Carleton, R.N., Delbaere, K., Barden, J., Z, Zwakhalen, S., Fitzgerald, B., Ghandehari, O.O., & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (2012).  The relationship of fear of falling and balance confidence with balance and dual tasking performance. Psychology and Aging, 27, 1-13. doi: 10.1037/a0024054

McLeod K.M., Johnson S.J., Rasali, D., Verma, A. (2015). Discriminatory performance of the calcaneal quantitative ultrasound and Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool to select older women for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal of Clinical Densitometry, (in press).


For more information, contact cluster leader Dr. John Barden at John.Barden@uregina.ca