Brian J. Gow

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BACKGROUND Diminished control of standing balance, traditionally indicated by greater postural sway magnitude and speed, is associated with falls in older adults. Tai Chi (TC) is a multisystem intervention that reduces fall risk, yet its impact on sway measures vary considerably. We hypothesized that TC improves the integrated function of multiple control(More)
BACKGROUND Tai Chi (TC) exercise improves balance and reduces falls in older, health-impaired adults. TC's impact on dual task (DT) gait parameters predictive of falls, especially in healthy active older adults, however, is unknown. PURPOSE To compare differences in usual and DT gait between long-term TC-expert practitioners and age-/gender-matched(More)
Objective. Acupuncture points are reportedly distinguishable by their electrical properties. However, confounders arising from skin-to-electrode contact used in traditional electrodermal methods have contributed to controversies over this claim. The Scanning Kelvin Probe is a state-of-the-art device that measures electrical potential without actually(More)
Multiscale entropy (MSE) is a widely used metric for characterizing the nonlinear dynamics of physiological processes. Significant variability, however, exists in the methodological approaches to MSE which may ultimately impact results and their interpretations. Using publications focused on balance-related center of pressure (COP) dynamics, we highlight(More)
Purpose According to conventional wisdom within the acupuncture community, acupuncture points are distinguishable by their electrical properties. However, confounders arising from skin-to-electrode contact (such as electrode pressure and skin moisture) have contributed to controversies over this claim. Because the Scanning Kelvin Probe relies on capacitive(More)
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