Gordon Waddington

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BACKGROUND The capacity of the plantar sole of the foot to convey information about foot position is reduced by conventional smooth boot insoles, compared with barefoot surface contact. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that movement discrimination may be restored by inserting textured replacement insoles, achieved by changing footwear conditions and(More)
BACKGROUND Data on longitudinal monitoring of daily physical activity (PA) patterns in youth over successive years is scarce but may provide valuable information for intervention strategies aiming to promote PA. METHODS Participants were 853 children (starting age ~8 years) recruited from 29 Australian elementary schools. Pedometers were worn for a 7-day(More)
The effects of two training programs on movement discrimination ability, at the ankle and knee, were assessed from the left and right lower limbs of forty-four football players. All players in three Under 18 Victorian Football League (VFL) squads were allocated to either wobble board training, jump landing training, or no-training conditions. Pre-tests to(More)
A systematic review was conducted to critically analyze the literature on pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and behavioral therapy for managing post-prostatectomy incontinence. Currently, there is a need for further study to better identify the specific components that determine the efficacy of conservative measures in the(More)
BACKGROUND A history of ankle injury is known to be associated with an increased risk of future injuries. Prevention of a first-time injury to an ankle will also prevent subsequent re-injury; yet these participants are often overlooked in reports of preventive testing. Determining the functional deficits which promote injury risk in all ankles, through(More)
OBJECTIVES Proprioceptive ability has been suggested to underpin elite sports performance. Accordingly, this study examined the relationship between an athlete's proprioceptive ability, competition level achieved, and years of sport-specific training. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS One hundred elite athletes, at competition levels ranging from(More)
The method of anaesthesia and a new operative approach to allow chronic cutting of the cerebellar peduncles in neonatal rats by a relatively atraumatic method is described in detail. The operation allows a very quick postoperative recovery time, does not cause necrosis of the cerebellum, allows choice of partial or complete pedunclectomy, and there is no(More)
BACKGROUND Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) affects 5%-35% of runners. Research over the last 40 years investigating a range of interventions has not established any clearly effective management for MTSS that is better than prolonged rest. At the present time, understanding of the risk factors and potential causative factors for MTSS is inconclusive.(More)
In the human face, the muscles and joints that generate movement have different properties. Whereas the jaw is a conventional condyle joint, the facial musculature has neither distinct origin nor insertion points, and the muscles do not contain muscle spindle proprioceptors. This current study aims to compare the proprioceptive ability at the orofacial(More)