Anthony A Vandervoort

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Resistance training and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: strength of the evidence
    Nina Hovanec
    Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, Western University, London, ON, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Aging Res 2012:284635. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Aging of the human neuromuscular system
    Anthony A Vandervoort
    School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, Room 1400, Elborn College, 1201 Western Road, London, Ontario N6G 1H1, Canada
    Muscle Nerve 25:17-25. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Potential benefits of warm-up for neuromuscular performance of older athletes
    Anthony A Vandervoort
    Schools of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 37:60-5. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Power loss is greater in old men than young men during fast plantar flexion contractions
    Brian H Dalton
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:1441-7. 2010
  5. pmc Delayed recovery of velocity-dependent power loss following eccentric actions of the ankle dorsiflexors
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Center for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:669-76. 2010
  6. pmc Increased residual force enhancement in older adults is associated with a maintenance of eccentric strength
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e48044. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Motor unit survival in lifelong runners is muscle dependent
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1235-42. 2012
  8. pmc Power loss is greater following lengthening contractions in old versus young women
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Age (Dordr) 34:737-50. 2012
  9. doi request reprint The age-related slowing of voluntary shortening velocity exacerbates power loss during repeated fast knee extensions
    Brian H Dalton
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Exp Gerontol 47:85-92. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Daily muscle activity and quiescence in non-frail, pre-frail, and frail older women
    Olga Theou
    Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Exp Gerontol 45:909-17. 2010

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Resistance training and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: strength of the evidence
    Nina Hovanec
    Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, Western University, London, ON, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Aging Res 2012:284635. 2012
    ..Thus, more research is needed on such programs for older adults (≥65 years) with T2DM...
  2. ncbi request reprint Aging of the human neuromuscular system
    Anthony A Vandervoort
    School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, Room 1400, Elborn College, 1201 Western Road, London, Ontario N6G 1H1, Canada
    Muscle Nerve 25:17-25. 2002
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  3. doi request reprint Potential benefits of warm-up for neuromuscular performance of older athletes
    Anthony A Vandervoort
    Schools of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 37:60-5. 2009
    ..This review explores the potential benefits of physiologically based warm-up strategies to alleviate some key age-related decreases in the biomechanical capacity for skilled sport movements...
  4. doi request reprint Power loss is greater in old men than young men during fast plantar flexion contractions
    Brian H Dalton
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:1441-7. 2010
    ..01). Despite a better maintenance in isometric MVC torque production, the weaker and slower contracting triceps surae of the old was more fatigable than the young during fast dynamic efforts with an unconstrained velocity...
  5. pmc Delayed recovery of velocity-dependent power loss following eccentric actions of the ankle dorsiflexors
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Center for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:669-76. 2010
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  6. pmc Increased residual force enhancement in older adults is associated with a maintenance of eccentric strength
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e48044. 2012
    ..Additionally, as indicated by the greater passive force enhancement, these mechanisms may be related to increased muscle series elastic stiffness in old age...
  7. doi request reprint Motor unit survival in lifelong runners is muscle dependent
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1235-42. 2012
    ..However, it is unknown if this finding is the result of long-term activation of the specifically exercised motoneuron pool (i.e., tibialis anterior) or an overall systemic neuroprotective effect of high levels of physical activity...
  8. pmc Power loss is greater following lengthening contractions in old versus young women
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Age (Dordr) 34:737-50. 2012
    ..These results indicate that older women are more susceptible to power loss than young following lengthening contractions, likely owing to a greater impairment in calcium kinetics...
  9. doi request reprint The age-related slowing of voluntary shortening velocity exacerbates power loss during repeated fast knee extensions
    Brian H Dalton
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Exp Gerontol 47:85-92. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the importance of this factor is masked when velocity is constrained (isovelocity) and fatigue is dependent primarily upon slow torque generation...
  10. doi request reprint Daily muscle activity and quiescence in non-frail, pre-frail, and frail older women
    Olga Theou
    Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Exp Gerontol 45:909-17. 2010
    ..g. ~60% greater burst percentage). Burst number and duration indicate that muscle activity differs across stages of frailty in older women and is greater in the upper compared with lower limbs...
  11. doi request reprint The genu effect on plantar flexor power
    Brian H Dalton
    School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, London, ON, Canada
    Eur J Appl Physiol 113:1431-9. 2013
    ..Thus, the gastrocnemeii are not only a major contributor to plantar flexion torque, but also critical for modifying loaded shortening velocity and ultimately power production...
  12. doi request reprint Reproducibility of velocity-dependent power: before and after lengthening contractions
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B9, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 36:626-33. 2011
    ..The high reliability of this measure is encouraging and suggests that the isotonic mode can be used in various settings to track group changes before and after training and following fatigue and lengthening contractions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Peripheral impairments cause a progressive age-related loss of strength and velocity-dependent power in the dorsiflexors
    Chris J McNeil
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9
    J Appl Physiol 102:1962-8. 2007
    ..Second, the precipitous decline in many measures between the seventh and ninth decades underscores the benefit of testing more than one group of aged subjects to improve our understanding of rates of change in key variables...
  14. doi request reprint An exploration of the association between frailty and muscle fatigue
    Olga Theou
    Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:651-65. 2008
    ..These relationships suggest that frailty and muscle fatigue are closely related and that low tolerance for muscular work may be an indicator of frailty phenotype...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reliability of isokinetic and isometric knee-extensor force in older women
    T Brock Symons
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6G 1H1, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 12:525-37. 2004
    ..Although relative reliability of this 1-session assessment protocol was acceptable, further research is needed to determine whether additional practice trials could enhance absolute reliability...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a single-session isokinetic and isometric strength measurement protocol in older men
    T Brock Symons
    School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, Room 1400, Elborn College, 1201 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:114-9. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of maximal isometric and isokinetic resistance training on strength and functional mobility in older adults
    T Brock Symons
    School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, Room 1400, Elborn College, 1201 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:777-81. 2005
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  18. doi request reprint Motor unit number estimates in masters runners: use it or lose it?
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:1644-50. 2010
    ..This has not previously been examined in humans...
  19. doi request reprint The effect of knee joint angle on plantar flexor power in young and old men
    Brian H Dalton
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Department of Human Physiology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States Electronic address
    Exp Gerontol 52:70-6. 2014
    ..3±9.0% MVC, whereas the old men produced peak power at 54.8±7.9% MVC. These data indicate that the young, who have faster contracting muscles compared with the old, can rely more on velocity than torque for generating maximal power...
  20. doi request reprint Residual force enhancement following eccentric induced muscle damage
    Geoffrey A Power
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
    J Biomech 45:1835-41. 2012
    ..Thus, active force of cross-bridges is decreased because of impaired excitation-contraction coupling but force generated during stretch remains intact because force contribution from stretched sarcomeric structures is less impaired...
  21. doi request reprint Effect of tibial re-alignment surgery on single leg standing balance in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Michael A Hunt
    Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 24:693-6. 2009
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  22. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for falling among community-dwelling veterans and their caregivers
    Mark Speechley
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, K201 Kresge Building, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5C1, Canada
    Can J Aging 24:261-74. 2005
    ..To assess the prevalence and strength of association of risk factors for falling in Canadian veterans of World War II and Korea and their caregivers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparison of heart-rate and blood-pressure increases during isokinetic eccentric versus isometric exercise in older adults
    Deanna L Huggett
    School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, Lonton, Ont, Canada N6G 1H1
    J Aging Phys Act 12:157-69. 2004
    ..001). Clinically, an isokinetic ECC exercise program enables older adults to work at the same torque output with less cardiovascular stress than ISO exercise...
  24. doi request reprint Peak power is reduced following lengthening contractions despite a maintenance of shortening velocity
    Geoffrey A Power
    a Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6G 2M3, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 38:1196-205. 2013
    ..Unaccustomed lengthening contractions decreased power preferentially at higher loads, whereas peak power was reduced minimally owing to maintenance of maximal shortening velocity. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Optimizing the benefits versus risks of golf participation by older people
    Adam P Cann
    Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Geriatr Phys Ther 28:85-92. 2005
    ..Educational programs for older people regarding the benefits of physical activity should also include information about injury prevention strategies that enhance long-term participation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Community exercise program for older adults recovering from hip fracture: a pilot study
    Gareth R Jones
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, ON, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 14:439-55. 2006
    ..Improvements for self-reported physical activity, mobility, balance, and knee-extensor strength were observed for the CEP group. This study demonstrated that a CEP is beneficial for community-dwelling older adults post-hip fracture...
  27. ncbi request reprint Towards a biopsychosocial framework of osteoarthritis of the knee
    Michael A Hunt
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 30:54-61. 2008
    ..The purpose of this clinical commentary is to provide a rationale for the implementation of a biopsychosocial model of knee OA that can aid in more effective research and treatment for the disorder...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lay versus expert understandings of workplace risk in the food service industry: a multi-dimensional model with implications for participatory ergonomics
    Adam P Cann
    Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Work 30:219-28. 2008
    ..The results of this study support a cooperative team approach to reduce the risks of injury in the workplace, with a specific emphasis on inclusion of the worker...
  29. ncbi request reprint A five year retrospective analysis of occupational injuries and incidence reported at a research intensive Canadian university
    Adam P Cann
    Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Work 30:171-84. 2008
    ..Further epidemiological research in academic institutions is needed to better understand the inherent injury risk in this work sector...
  30. doi request reprint Seniors Falls Investigative Methodology (SFIM): a systems approach to the study of falls in seniors
    Aleksandra A Zecevic
    School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Elborn College London, ON N6G 1H1
    Can J Aging 26:281-90. 2007
    ..The SFIM has the potential to identify safety deficiencies; utilize existing knowledge about falls; establish a standardized reporting system; shift focus from the faller to the system; and guide targeted prevention...
  31. ncbi request reprint Torque loss induced by repetitive maximal eccentric contractions is marginally influenced by work-to-rest ratio
    Chris J McNeil
    Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, St Joseph s Health Centre Annex, 1490 Richmond Street, N6G 2M3, London, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:579-85. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that the W:R ratio has a modest influence on the fatigue (torque loss) induced by maximal eccentric contractions, but maximal isometric torque during recovery and LFF are insensitive to changes in total rest time...
  32. ncbi request reprint Ankle plantar flexion strength in resistance and endurance trained middle-aged adults
    Dhivo Krishnathasan
    School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Appl Physiol 27:479-90. 2002
    ..resistance-trained. Finally, since concentric PF torque values were found to be quite low for the middle-aged women who did only endurance training, this movement may require preventive strengthening exercises...
  33. ncbi request reprint Defining a fall and reasons for falling: comparisons among the views of seniors, health care providers, and the research literature
    Aleksandra A Zecevic
    School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7 Canada
    Gerontologist 46:367-76. 2006
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