Tanya A Miszko

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BACKGROUND The performance of daily tasks, such as stair climbing or lifting an object, requires both muscle strength and power. Age-associated reductions in strength and power can affect an older adult's ability to complete daily tasks such as stair climbing and lifting a child. METHODS The purposes of this study were to determine whether power training(More)
BACKGROUND Challenging daily tasks, such as transferring heavy items or rising from the floor, may be dependent on the ability to generate short bursts of energy anaerobically. The purposes of this study were to determine if strength-trained (ST) older adults have higher anaerobic power output compared with non-strength-trained (NST) older adults and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if a 12-week program of Tai Chi that has been shown to reduce falls incidence in older adults would improve the ability to allocate attention to balance under dual-task conditions. DESIGN Pre-/posttest experimental research design. SETTING Movement studies research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Community dwelling older adults (N=15;(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the kinematics, muscle activation, and force production between Parkinson's patients and healthy, age-matched participants during sit-to-stand transfers. DESIGN This cross-sectional study employed a 2x2x3 multivariate analysis of variance to test for significant differences between and within groups. (More)
The peri- and postmenopausal woman experiences physiologic changes of aging that include alterations in hormone levels. Research has shown that the perimenopausal and postmenopausal woman can benefit significantly from exercise, whether endurance or strength training. Exercise can improve the quality of life and attenuate some of the physiologic changes(More)
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