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Carey Simpson is an alumna of HEAL. She currently teaches in the Human Kinetics Department at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. While her teaching centres around Nutrition, Motor Development and Physiology, Carey’s research interests include the broader topics of muscle architecture, stretch training, biomechanics and neuromuscular physiology.
Through a 7-month research study exploring the effects of stretching the calf muscle and Achilles tendon under Dr. Jennifer Jakobi’s supervision, Carey discovered muscle thickness increases fascicles lengthened and there was no change in maximum strength. This study demonstrates that stretch training is a viable means to alter muscle size. This work was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2017 27(12): 1597-1604.
Read the interview to learn more about Carey Simpson.