Significance of Sex and Muscle Strength in Understanding Age-related Loss of Force Control
November 8, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Seminar Title: Significance of Sex and Muscle Strength in Understanding Age-related Loss of Force Control
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBCO
Dr. Jakobi teaches and researches in the area of neuromuscular and exercise physiology. The long term objective of her research program is to develop prehabilitation programs that focus on maintaining functional independence in older adults. Her basic research program centres upon identifying the contributions of central descending and sensory reflex pathways to the modulation of motor neuron activity and subsequent effect on force control in women (NSERC). The applied research program focuses on quantifying muscle activity that necessitates functional activities of daily living in older adults and determining the role of whole body vibration in functional change (UBCO).