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Stephanie King

Lecturer in Biomechanics


The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
O'Caroll, G., King, S. L., Carroll, S., Perry, J., & Vanicek, N. (in press). The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review. Brain Injury, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2020.1812117

© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Objective: To systematically review the effects of exercise interventions that may enhance quality of life (QOL) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: A systematic search was conducted using... Read More about The effects of exercise to promote quality of life in individuals with traumatic brain injuries: a systematic review.

Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Parmenter, B. J., Mavros, Y., Ritti Dias, R., King, S., & Fiatarone Singh, M. (2019). Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-100205

Objective: Resistance training (RT) improves walking ability in persons with peripheral artery disease. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effect of RT on peripheral artery disease (as measured by wa... Read More about Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals (2018)
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King, S. L., Underdown, T., Reeves, N. D., Baltzopoulos, V., & Maganaris, C. N. (2018). Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals. Journal of biomechanics, 78, 126-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.029

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Descending stairs requires elevated joint moment-generating capability in the lower limbs, making it a challenging daily activity, particularly for older individuals. The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of three... Read More about Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals.

Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (2018)
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King, S. L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2018). Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Gait and Posture, 62, 359-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.03.035

Objective To determine the lower limb joint kinetic strategies during stair descent in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease (PAD-IC). Design Cross-sectional observation study. Setting University laboratory. Participants A total of 22 parti... Read More about Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication.

Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width (2018)
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Anderson, J., King, S., Przybyla, A., Ranganath, L., & Barton, G. (2018). Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width. Gait and Posture, 61, 483-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.02.022

The internal knee abduction moment (KAM) in osteoarthritis is reduced by increased lateral trunk lean (TL). Mechanistically, this occurs as the Centre of Mass (COM) moves further over the stance leg. Since the size of the base of support constrains t... Read More about Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width.

A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication (2017)
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Harwood, A. E., King, S., Totty, J., Smith, G. E., Vanicek, N., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 66(4), 1241-1257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.106

Objective Intermittent claudication (IC) is frequently associated with deterioration in walking capacity and physical function, and it can often result in an impairment in balance. Whereas supervised exercise is recommended by the National Institute... Read More about A systematic review of muscle morphology and function in intermittent claudication.

Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (2017)
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King, S. L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2017). Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Gait and Posture, 55, 81-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.03.029

Stair negotiation poses a substantial physical demand on the musculoskeletal system and this challenging task can place individuals at risk of falls. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can cause intermittent claudication (IC) pain in the calf and resu... Read More about Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication.

Interpreting sources of variation in clinical gait analysis: A case study (2016)
Journal Article
King, S. L., Barton, G. J., & Ranganath, L. R. (2017). Interpreting sources of variation in clinical gait analysis: A case study. Gait and Posture, 52, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.10.022

© 2016 Objective To illustrate and discuss sources of gait deviations (experimental, genuine and intentional) during a gait analysis and how these deviations inform clinical decision making. Methods A case study of a 24-year old male diagnosed with A... Read More about Interpreting sources of variation in clinical gait analysis: A case study.

Gastrocnemius muscle architecture and achilles tendon properties influence walking distance in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease (2016)
Journal Article
O'brien, T. D., King, S. L., & Vanicek, N. (2016). Gastrocnemius muscle architecture and achilles tendon properties influence walking distance in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease. Muscle & nerve, 53(5), 733-741. doi:10.1002/mus.24925

© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Introduction: The extent to which gastrocnemius muscle and Achilles tendon properties contribute to the impaired walking endurance of claudicants is not known. Methods: Ultrasound images quantified muscle architecture o... Read More about Gastrocnemius muscle architecture and achilles tendon properties influence walking distance in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease.

Dynamic muscle quality of the plantar flexors is impaired in claudicant patients with peripheral arterial disease and associated with poorer walking endurance (2015)
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King, S., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2015). Dynamic muscle quality of the plantar flexors is impaired in claudicant patients with peripheral arterial disease and associated with poorer walking endurance. Journal of vascular surgery, 62(3), 689-697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2015.03.039

Objective Peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (PAD-IC) negatively affects physical activity and function. There is evidence for plantarflexor muscle dysfunction and weakness; however, the extent to which this dysfunction can be... Read More about Dynamic muscle quality of the plantar flexors is impaired in claudicant patients with peripheral arterial disease and associated with poorer walking endurance.