- understand why people with chronic disease experience muscle dysfunction and reduced exercise capacity with a particular focus on respiratory disease and inspiratory muscles
- provide a scientific basis for effective exercise and activity prescription in rehabilitation programs that will improve the exercise capacity and overall health status of patients with chronic disease.
Current research projects include:
- The etiology of pain in COPD
- Reliability and validity of the Brief Pain Inventory in people with COPD
- Underlying causes of thoracic pain in COPD patients
- Muscle deoxygenation and fatigue of the inspiratory and handgrip muscles during intermittent contractions when subjected to normoxia and hypoxia in healthy people
- Reliability and validity of cervical range of motion and strength testing using wireless devices