Reconsideration of the motor adaptation to pain (2009–2012)

Abstract:
Pain changes movement. Although undisputed, there is a surprising lack of agreement regarding the underlying mechanisms. This project involves an innovative mix of neurophysiological methods to investigate the drive to muscle cells from the nervous system and changes in the mechanics of contraction. These studies will resolve the perplexing problem of how pain changes our ability to activate muscle. Clear understanding of the underlying mechanisms can guide rehabilitation.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Postdoctoral Res Fellow
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Prof&NHMRC Snr Principal Res Fel
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council