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Computerized dynamic posturography for postural control assessment in patients with intermittent claudication. (2013)
Journal Article
Vanicek, N., King, S. A., Gohil, R., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2013). Computerized dynamic posturography for postural control assessment in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Visualized Experiments, https://doi.org/10.3791/51077

Computerized dynamic posturography with the EquiTest is an objective technique for measuring postural strategies under challenging static and dynamic conditions. As part of a diagnostic assessment, the early detection of postural deficits is importan... Read More about Computerized dynamic posturography for postural control assessment in patients with intermittent claudication..

Biomechanical demands differentiate transitioning vs. continuous stair ascent gait in older women (2013)
Journal Article
Alcock, L., O'Brien, T. D., & Vanicek, N. (2014). Biomechanical demands differentiate transitioning vs. continuous stair ascent gait in older women. Clinical biomechanics, 29(1), 111-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.10.007

Background Stair ascent mechanics change with age, but little is known about the differing functional demands of transitioning and continuous ascent. Work investigating the risky transition from gait to ascent is sparse, and the strategies that older... Read More about Biomechanical demands differentiate transitioning vs. continuous stair ascent gait in older women.

Longitudinal kinematic and kinetic adaptations to obstacle crossing in recent lower limb amputees (2013)
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Barnett, C. T., Polman, R. C. J., & Vanicek, N. (2014). Longitudinal kinematic and kinetic adaptations to obstacle crossing in recent lower limb amputees. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 38(6), 437-446. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309364613506249

Background: Obstacle crossing is an important activity of daily living, necessary to avoid tripping or falling, although it is not fully understood how transtibial amputees adapt to performing this activity of daily living following discharge from r... Read More about Longitudinal kinematic and kinetic adaptations to obstacle crossing in recent lower limb amputees.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty results in improved physical function but not balance in patients with intermittent claudication (2013)
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Gohil, R. A., Mockford, K. A., Mazari, F. A., Khan, J. A., Van Vanicek, N., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2013). Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty results in improved physical function but not balance in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 58(6), 1533-1539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2013.05.106

Objective The aim of this study was to identify whether revascularization by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for patients with intermittent claudication improved measures of functional performance including balance. Methods A prospective... Read More about Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty results in improved physical function but not balance in patients with intermittent claudication.

Temporal adaptations in generic and population-specific quality of life and falls efficacy in men with recent lower-limb amputations (2013)
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Barnett, C. T., Vanicek, N., & Polman, R. C. (2013). Temporal adaptations in generic and population-specific quality of life and falls efficacy in men with recent lower-limb amputations. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 50(3), 437-448. https://doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.10.0205

This study examined the longitudinal changes in generic health-related quality of life (QOL), prosthesis-related QOL, falls efficacy, and walking speed in men with lower-limb amputations up to 6 months following discharge from rehabilitation. Seven m... Read More about Temporal adaptations in generic and population-specific quality of life and falls efficacy in men with recent lower-limb amputations.

Balance impairment, physical ability, and its link with disease severity in patients with intermittent claudication (2013)
Journal Article
Gohil, R. A., Mockford, K. A., Mazari, F., Khan, J., Vanicek, N., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2013). Balance impairment, physical ability, and its link with disease severity in patients with intermittent claudication. Annals of vascular surgery, 27(1), 68-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2012.05.005

BackgroundTo determine whether increasing claudication severity is associated with impaired balance and physical functional ability.MethodsA prospective observational study in claudicants was performed. Disease severity was determined according to Ru... Read More about Balance impairment, physical ability, and its link with disease severity in patients with intermittent claudication.