Charles S Layne
Affiliation: University of Houston
- Voluntary neuromuscular activation is enhanced when paired with a mechanical stimulus to human plantar solesCharles S Layne
Motor Control and Coordination Laboratory, University of Houston, 104C Garrison, 3855 Holman St, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Neurosci Lett 334:75-8. 2002..The results show that if the stimulus was applied shortly before agonist muscle activation, regardless of stimulation site, the neuromuscular activity associated with the movement was greatly increased...
- Plantar stimulation as a possible countermeasure to microgravity-induced neuromotor degradationCharles S Layne
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Aviat Space Environ Med 79:787-94. 2008..Additionally, the use of DFS has the potential to benefit those at risk for muscle atrophy, including those experiencing extended bedrest, the elderly, and those with spinal cord injuries...
- Development of an ecologically valid approach to assess moderate physical activity using accelerometry in community dwelling women of color: a cross-sectional studyCharles S Layne
Texas Obesity Research Center, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, 3855 Holman Street, 104 Garrison Gym, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:21. 2011..The purpose of this study was to develop an individualized, ecologically valid, field based method to assess physical activity over seven days for community dwelling women of color using accelerometers...
- Spatial factors and muscle spindle input influence the generation of neuromuscular responses to stimulation of the human footCharles S Layne
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, TX 77024 6015, USA
Acta Astronaut 56:809-19. 2005..These results provide important information that can be used to guide the development of a "passive" countermeasure that relies on sole stimulation and can supplement existing exercise protocols during spaceflight...
- Mediating effects of group cohesion on physical activity and diet in women of color: health is powerRebecca E Lee
Texas Obesity Research Center, Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 6015, USA
Am J Health Promot 26:e116-25. 2012..To determine the effects and mediating factors of a physical activity (PA) or vegetable and fruit (VF) group cohesion intervention...
- Neuromuscular responses to mechanical foot stimulation: the influence of loading and postural contextKatharine E Forth
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Health and Human Performance Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
Aviat Space Environ Med 79:844-51. 2008..The aim of the present study was to determine the modulating effect of unloading and body configurations on the neuromuscular response to mechanical foot stimulation...
- Vibration exposure and biodynamic responses during whole-body vibration trainingAndrew F J Abercromby
Wyle Laboratories, Inc, Houston, TX 77058, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1794-800. 2007..The purpose of this study was to quantitatively evaluate vibration exposure and biodynamic responses during typical WBVT regimens...
- Multiple measures of physical activity, dietary habits and weight status in African American and Hispanic or Latina womenRebecca E Lee
Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center, University of Houston, 3855 Holman St, Garrison Rm 104, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
J Community Health 36:1011-23. 2011..001). Relationships between behaviors and weight status suggest accelerometry and DHQ are preferable, regardless of ethnicity; and studies may capture different domains of physical activity and dietary habits depending on measure used...
- Interaction of support surface stability and Achilles tendon vibration during a postural adaptation taskMarius Dettmer
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, 104C GAR, 3855 Holman St, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Hum Mov Sci 32:214-27. 2013..Participants were able to decrease sway with extended practice over days, independent of support surface stability. Approximate entropy analysis of COP data provided additional information about control adaptation processes...
- Variation in neuromuscular responses during acute whole-body vibration exerciseAndrew F J Abercromby
Wyle Laboratories, Inc, Houston, TX 77058, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1642-50. 2007..These effects may result from increased neuromuscular activation during WBV; however, previous studies of neuromuscular responses during WBV have not accounted for motion artifact...
- Does load carrying influence sagittal plane locomotive stability?Christopher J Arellano
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:620-7. 2009....
- Distributional properties of relative phase in bimanual coordinationEric James
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Texas, Brownsville, TX, USA
Motor Control 14:478-89. 2010....
- Variations in linear and nonlinear postural measurements under achilles tendon vibration and unstable support-surface conditionsMatthew J E Turnock
International Space University, Department of Health and Human Performance, Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, USA
J Mot Behav 42:61-9. 2010..These results suggest that the role of ankle proprioceptive input changes depending on support-surface characteristics and demonstrate the value of using both linear and nonlinear measures of postural sway...
- Walking in simulated Martian gravity: influence of the portable life support system's design on dynamic stabilityMelissa M Scott-Pandorf
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Health, and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
J Biomech Eng 131:091005. 2009..Space scientists and engineers may want to consider PLSS designs that distribute loads evenly and low, and space suit designs that will not limit the sagittal plane range of motion at the lower extremity joints...
- Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project: cross-site evaluation methodsDaniel P O'Connor
1 Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Child Obes 11:92-103. 2015..This article describes a comprehensive evaluation plan to determine the extent to which the CORD model is associated with changes in behavior, body weight, BMI, quality of life, and healthcare satisfaction in children 2-12 years of age...
- Dimensionality in rhythmic bimanual coordinationEric G James
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
Hum Mov Sci 32:147-56. 2013..Together, these findings support and generalize the Newell and Vaillancourt hypothesis to the component, coupling, and task output levels of analysis...
- Effect of dynamic weight bearing on neuromuscular activation after spinal cord injuryLindsay C Edwards
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, 3855 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:499-506. 2007..To determine whether individuals who have a spinal cord injury have neuromuscular and physiologic responses to a personalized exercise program during dynamic weight bearing (DWB)...
- Mechanical stimulation of the plantar foot surface attenuates soleus muscle atrophy induced by hindlimb unloading in ratsAntonios Kyparos
Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, 3855 Holman Street, Garrison Rm 104D, Houston, TX 77204 6015, USA
J Appl Physiol 99:739-46. 2005..These results illustrate that the application of mechanical foot stimulation to the plantar surface of the rat foot is an effective countermeasure to muscle atrophy induced by HU...