Published Work




Journal Articles

Bourdon, E.J.P., Graham, R.B., van Dieen, J.H. (2019). A comparison of methods to quantify control of the spine. Journal of Biomechanics, In Press.

Beange, K.H.E., Chan, A.D.C., Beaudette, S.M., Graham, R.B. (2019). Concurrent validity of a wearable imu for objective assessments of functional movement quality and control of the lumbar spine. Journal of Biomechanics (Link). 

Akhavanfar, M.H., Brandon, S.C., Brown, S.H.M., Graham, R.B. (2019). Development of a novel MATLAB-based framework for implementing mechanical joint stability constraingts within OpenSim musculoskeletal models. Journal of Biomechanics, 91: 61-68. (Link)

Beaucage-Gauvreau, E., Brandon, S.C.E.,  Graham, R.B., Freeman, B.J.C., Robertson, W.S.P.,  Fraser, R.D., Thewlis, D., Jones, C.F. (2019). Validation of an adapted OpenSim full-body model with detailed lumbar spine for symmetric and asymmetric lifting tasks. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 22(5): 451-464. (Link)

Beaudette, S.M., Zwambag, D.P., Graham, R.B., Brown, S.H.M. (2019). Discriminating spatiotemporal movement strategies during spine flexion-extension in healthy individuals. The Spine Journal. (Link)

Armstrong, D.P., Ross, G.B., Graham, R.B., Fischer, S.L. (2019). Considering movement competency within physical employment standards. Invited Submission - Work, In Press.

Mavor, M.P., Graham, R.B. (2019). The effects of protective footwear on spine control and lifting mechanics. Applied Ergonomics, 76: 122-129. (Link)



Journal Articles

Beange, K.E., Chan, A.D.C., Graham, R.B. (2018). Evaluation of wearable IMU performance for orientation estimation and motion tracking. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurement and Applications (MeMeA). IEEE Explore: 1-6. (Link)

Bourdon, E.J.P., Ramos, W.C., Jr., Beaudette, S.M., Mavor, M.P., Graham, R.B. (2018). The effect of attentional focus on local dynamic stability during a repetitive spine flexion task. Journal of Biomechanics, (80), 196-199. (Link)

Hills, N.F., Graham, R.B., McLean, L. (2018). Comparison of trunk muscle function between women with and without diastasis recti abdominis at one-year postpartum: a prospective observational study. Physical Therapy, 98(10): 891-901. (Link)

Ross, G.B., Dowling, B., Troje, N.F., Fischer, S.L., Graham, R.B. (2018). Objectively differentiating movement patterns between elite and novice athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(7): 1457-1464. (Link)

Czyrnyi, C.S., Labrosse, M.R., Graham, R.B., McLean, L. (2018). UROKIN: a software to enhance our understanding of urogenital motion. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 46(5): 726-735. (Link)

Thibault-Gagnon, S., Auchincloss, C., Graham, R.B., McLean, L. (2018). The temporal relationship between activity of the pelvic floor muscles and motion of selected  urogenital landmarks in healthy nulliparous women. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 38: 126-135. (Link

Mavor, M.P., Hay, D.C., Graham, R.B. (2018). The effects of weighted skates on ice-skating kinematics, kinetics, and muscular activity. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21: 1-7. (Link)



Journal Articles

Ross, G.B., Sheahan, P.J., Mahoney, B., Gurd, B.J., Hodges, P.W., Graham, R.B. (2017). Pain catastrophizing moderates changes in the local dynamic stability of the spine in response to noxiously induced low back pain. Journal of Biomechanics, 58: 64-70. (Link)

Beange, K.H., Beharriell, T.H., Wai, E.K., Graham, R.B. (2017). A spinal control approach to back pain for the primary care provider. Journal of Current Clinical Care: Back Health CME Resource, 7(2): 1-14. (Link)



Journal Articles

Bonafiglia, J.T., Rotundo, M.P., Whittall, J.P., Scribbans, T.D., Graham, R.B., Gurd, B.J. (2016). Inter-individual variability in the adaptive responses to endurance and sprint interval training: a randomized crossover study. PloS One, 11(12): e0167790. (Link)

Southwell, D.J., Peterson, S.A., Beach, T.A.C., Graham, R.B. (2016). The effects of squatting footwear on three-dimensional lower limb and spine kinetics. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 31: 111-118. (Link)

Beaudette, S.M., Howarth, S.J., Graham, R.B., Brown, S.H.M., (2016). On the use of a Euclidean norm function during the estimation of local dynamic stability from 3D time-varying biomechanical data using time-delayed Lyapunov analyses. Medical Engineering & Physics, 38(10): 1139-1145. (Link)

Hay, D.C., Wachowiak, M.P., Graham, R.B. (2016). Evaluating the relationship between muscle activation and spine kinematics through wavelet coherence. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32(5): 526-531. (Link)

Raleigh, J., Giles, M., Scribbans, T.D., Edgett, B.A., Graham, R.B., Gurd, B.J. (2016). The impact of work-matched interval training VO2peak and VO2 kinetics: diminishing returns with increasing intensity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41: 1-8. (Link)

Southwell, D., Hills, N.F., McLean, L., Graham, R.B. (2016). The acute effects of targeted abdominal muscle activation training on spine stability and neuromuscular control. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 13(1): 19. (Link)

Sheppard, P.S., Stevenson, J.M., Graham, R.B. (2016). Sex-based differences in lifting technique under increasing load conditions: a principal component analysis. Applied Ergonomics, 54: 186-195. (Link)



Journal Articles

Mavor, M.P., Graham, R.B. (2015). Exploring the relationship between local and global dynamic trunk stabilities during repetitive lifting tasks. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(14): 3955-3960. (Link)

Graham, R.B., Wachowiak, M.P., Gurd, B.J. (2015). The assessment of muscular effort, fatigue, and physiological adaptation using EMG and wavelet analysis. PloS One, 10(8): e0135069. (Link)

Ross, G.B., Mavor, M.P., Brown, S.H.M., Graham, R.B. (2015). The effects of experimentally induced low back pain on spine rotational stiffness and local dynamic stability. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 43(9): 2120-2130. (Link)

Gsell, K.Y., Beaudette, S.M., Graham, R.B., Brown, S.H.M. (2015). The effect of different ranges of motion on local dynamic stability of the elbow during unloaded repetitive flexion-extension movements. Human Movement Science, 42: 193-202. (Link)

Arora, N., Graham, R.B., Grenier, S.G. (2015). Effect of whole body vibration on the postural control of the spine in sitting. Human Movement Science, 40: 77-88. (Link)

Graham, R.B., Smallman, C.L.W., Miller, R.H., Stevenson, J.M. (2015). A dynamical systems analysis of assisted and unassisted anterior and posterior hand-held load carriage. Ergonomics, 58(3): 480-491. (Link)

Howarth, S.J., Graham, R.B. (2015). Sensor positioning and experimental constraints influence estimates of local dynamic stability during repetitive spine movements. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(6): 1219-1223. (Link)

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