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Fighting fire with fire: using vibration to suppress tremor 2

Treatments for tremor disorders have largely focused on the prescription of medications or, in more severe cases, brain surgery (for a review see Schneider & Deuschl 2015). In recent years, there have been some novel – and at times ‘sci-fi’ – approaches to reducing tremor amplitude.  Such approaches include the […]


2014 year in review – Evolution, Australiana and the passing of a great physiologist

Here we highlight some 2014 messages from the Motor Impairment team.  This is the final one of our summaries for 2014. We have posted earlier messages on the blog about: 2014 year in review – Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities 2014 year in review – Ageing 2014 year in review – […]


2014 year in review – statistics, science and why we should not sit down!

Here we highlight some 2014 messages from the Motor Impairment team.  These ones focus on SCIENCE and SCIENTISTS and were reported during the year.  They have some pointers and messages but they also reveal some pitfalls. In the coming days we will post additional highlights from 2014 dealing with other […]


2014 year in review – new physiology: the winning nose, human exercise and more

Here we highlight some 2014 messages from the Motor Impairment team.  They focus on some new physiology reported during the year and hopefully illustrate how the body functions. In the coming days we will post additional highlights from 2014 dealing with other aspects of Motor Impairment and motor performance. MUSCLE […]


2014 year in review – diseases, disorders and disabilities

There have been many important ‘D’iscoveries in 2014 Here we highlight some messages from 2014 from the Motor Impairment team.  They focus on some major diseases, disorders and disabilities.  In the coming days we will post additional highlights from 2014 dealing with other aspects of Motor Impairment and motor performance.  […]


Interview with Professor Stephen Lord

Professor Lord’s research aims to enhance understanding of human balance and involves investigations of sensory and motor contributions, behavioural influences, environmental factors, as well as clinical populations and settings. Current studies are designed to investigate the physiology and biomechanics of standing, walking and stepping reactions. Fall risk factors and strategies […]


Dr Fornusek and a participant with MS prepare to begin a session of electrical stimulation cycling.

Electrical stimulation exercise in advanced multiple sclerosis

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are generally less active than the general population which may lead to deconditioning that further reduces functional abilities. Regular exercise is beneficial for managing many MS symptoms and reversing deconditioning due to inactivity (Dalgas U, Stenager E, Ingemann-Hansen 2008). However, persons with advanced MS may […]