Monthly Archives: September 2014

Interview with Professor Rob Herbert 1

Professor Herbert’s research examines the mechanisms of contracture in human muscles using novel biomechanical methods. He also conducts epidemiological studies to quantify the prevalence and incidence of contracture, predict people who are most likely to develop contracture, and we conduct clinical trials to investigate the effectiveness of interventions designed to […]

Selecting the right (measurement) tool for the job

“New study reveals the average height of Australian adults is 100 cm… …when measured with a metre stick.”   While the flaw in this fictitious study is easy to address, selecting an appropriate measurement tool to capture something as complex as motor impairment is not so easy. Many health conditions […]

Benefits of very short high-intensity training

The personal health and economic burden of physical inactivity is receiving justifiably growing recognition.  This burden may be greatest for the elderly where the gap between recommended levels of physical activity and actual activity is most pronounced.  This gap was recently highlighted in a national analysis of Australian health (Australia’s […]