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Dr. James Thomas PubMed Research Page: [Link]

Agreement Analysis between Vive and Vicon Systems to Monitor Lumbar Postural Changes, Sensors. (2019) [1] S. van der Veen, M. Bordeleau, P. Pidcoe, C. France, J. Thomas.

The Effects of Task Type on Time to Task Failure During Fatigue: A Modified Sørensen Test (Journal of Motor Behavior)

Effects of Real-World Versus Virtual Environments on Joint Excursions in Full-Body Reaching Tasks (IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine)

Feasibility and Safety of a Virtual Reality Dodgeball Intervention for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Journal of Pain)

Effects of Visual Display on Joint Excursions Used to Play Virtual Dodgeball (Journal of Medical Internet Research Serious Games)

Knee contact forces and lower extremity support moments during running in young individuals post-partial meniscectomy (Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy)

Effectiveness of blood flow restricted exercise compared with standard exercise in patients with recurrent low back pain: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (Trials)

The power of the mind: the cortex as a critical determinant of muscle strength/weakness (Journal of Neurophysiology)

Effects of persistent Mal de debarquement syndrome on balance, psychological traits, and motor cortex exctiability (Journal of Clinical Neuroscience)

Neurophysiologic effects of spinal manipulation in patients with chronic low back pain (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Time to task failure of trunk extensor muscles differs with load type (Journal of Motor Behavior)

Novel methods for quantifying neurophysiologic properties of the human lumbar paraspinal muscles (Journal of Neuroscience Methods)

Effect of hamstring flexibility on hip and lumbar spine joint excursions during forward-reaching tasks in participants with and without low back pain (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Cast immobilization increases long-interval intracortical inhibition (Muscle & Nerve)

Older adults exhibit more intracortical inhibition and less intracortical facilitation than young adults (Experimental Gerontology)

Mechanical energy expenditures and movement efficiency in full body reaching movements (Journal of Applied Biomechanics)

Kinetic analyses of maximal effort soccer kicks in female collegiate athletes (Sports Biomechanics)

Central activation and force-frequency responses of the lumbar extensor muscles (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise)

Examination of the photograph series of daily activities (PHODA) scale in chronic low back pain patients with high and low kinesiophobia (Pain)

The influence of pain-related fear on peak muscle activity and force generation during maximal isometric trunk exertions (Spine)

Effects of fear of movement on spine velocity and acceleration after recovery from low back pain (Spine)

The effect of chronic low back pain on trunk muscle activations in target reaching movements with various loads (Spine)

The relationship between pain-related fear and lumbar flexion during natural recovery from low back (European Spine Journal)

Exposure to movement in chronic back pain: evidence of successful generalization across a reaching task (Pain)

Pain-related fear is associated with avoidance of spinal motion during recovery from low back pain (Spine)
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Research in the Motor Control Lab is presented at conferences around the globe including The Society for Neuroscience meeting, Society for the Neural Control of Movement, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, and the International Association for the Study of Pain

The Effects of Kinesiophobia on Spinal Motion Parameters Following Recovery from an Episode of Low Back Pain [download PDF]

Does the Linear Synergy Hypothesis Generalize Beyond the Shoulder and Elbow in Multi-Joint Reaching Movements? [download PDF]

The Influence of Chronic Low Back Pain on Joint Kinematics in Multi-Joint Reaching Movements with Various Loads [download PDF]

Time to Task Failure of the Trunk Extensor Muscles Differs with Load Type [download PDF]

The Effect of Initial Posture on the Performance of Multi-Joint Reaching Tasks: A Comparison of Joint Excursions Between Individuals With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain [download PDF]

The Effect of Hip Position and Lower Extremity Stabilization on Peak Trunk Flexion Force and Activation of the Abdominal and Hip Flexor Muscles [download PDF]

The Effect of Load and Target Height on Muscle EMG Activation of the Abdominals and Paraspinals in Multi-Joint Reaching Tasks [download PDF]

The Effects of Gender, Speed and Target Height on the Coupling of Spine and Hip Motions During Full Body Reaching Tasks [download PDF]

The Influence of Chronic Low Back Pain on the Spine and Hip Joint Excursions and Joint Torques During Forward Bend Tasks [download PDF]

Muscle Reflex Latencies During Trunk Perturbations [download PDF]

The Effect of Pelvic Constraint on Joint Movements of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine During Reaching Tasks [download PDF]
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Strength in Numbers: Millions of Americans suffer pain and weakness from injury, aging, and disuse. Two dozen Ohio University scientists explore the secrets behind our muscles, brain, and nervous system to provide relief.

A Game for the Pain - Virtual reality could help back aches: Perspectives

OU Researchers Conducting Long-Term Study on Lower Back Pain: Researchers at Ohio University are trying to help millions of Americans who experience lower back pain find relief.

Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation: Science Cafe presented Dr. James Thomas in Baker Center Front Room.

Study looks in to powers of virtual reality as remedy for chronic pain: The POST

Ohio researchers receive NIH grant to study treatments for lower back pain: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine