The purpose of this study was to see if specific tests of fitness and movement quality could predict injury resilience and performance in a team of basketball players over 2 years (2 playing seasons). It was hypothesized that, in a basketball population, movement and fitness scores would predict performance scores and that movement and fitness scores would… (More)
Thirty patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) [18 men and 12 women, mean age 40 years (range 22-50), disease duration 12 years (range 0.5-34), Kurtzke's Expanded Disability Status Score 6.0 (range 4.0-7.5)] were interviewed about bowel symptoms and studied using ano-rectal manometry. The results were compared with findings in healthy controls. Twenty-eight… (More)
UNLABELLED This study investigates the consequences of carrying load in one hand versus both hands. Six participants walked carrying buckets containing various weights. The weight was either carried in one hand or distributed evenly between both hands. Electromyography, force plate and body kinematic data were input to a three-dimensional anatomically… (More)
Description of a machine vision system for the recognition of common navigation hazards for use in a wearable low vision aid.
The bulbocavernosus reflex can be elicited either by penile or urethral stimulation. The mean signal transit time after electrostimulation of the dorsal penile nerve to evoked response in the anal sphincter (35 msec) was only half the signal transit time after stimulation in the posterior urethra (60 msec). Thus, the modified bulbocavernosus reflex elicited… (More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Given the possible links between movement, fitness and injury, the goal of this study was to evaluate strength, endurance, and hip range of motion (ROM) (i.e. fitness); movement quality; and age in a population of firefighters. PARTICIPANTS Male firefighters (n=282), all members of a major Canadian city fire department, volunteered to… (More)
Test-retest reliability of repeated voids in pressure-flow studies and the influence on maximum flow rate (Q(max)pQ), detrusor pressure at maximum flow rate (p(det)Qmax), voided volume, and residual urine were studied. Also the agreement in interpretation of pressure-flow tracings between investigators and a single blinded central reader acting as a quality… (More)
Our objective was to evaluate a new concept for assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence in an open-access, interdisciplinary incontinence clinic. A standardized program for investigation and treatment of incontinence was based on minimal relevant investigations, primarily non-surgical treatment with a limited consumption of resources ("minimal… (More)