Research Interest



The Neuromuscular Healthy Exercise and Aging Lab (HEAL) investigates neuromuscular phenomena associated with controlling movement to promote healthy and satisfying ageing.

Our studies centre upon identifying the contributions of central descending drive and sensory reflex pathways to the modulation of motor unit activity.  The subsequent effects of sex and aging on force control by the neuromuscular system are major foci of this research.

The applied research program is concerned with developing evidence-informed activity strategies to prolong the functional independence of older men and women and have them age-in-place.

The long-term objective of the laboratory research program is to develop prehabilitation programs that focus on maintaining functional independence in older adults.

Mission Statement

To enhance movement capabilities and prolong functional independence in older adults.