Musculoskeletal Health

Physical activity and musculoskeletal health across the lifespan

This research theme encompasses 5 major areas:

Growth & Development
Biomechanics & Motor Control
> Bone Health
Metabolic & Endocrinological

Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Research in this area includes exercise and nutritional/pharmacological interventions to improve bone health in elderly individuals. Assessments of bone health include bone mineral density measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, bone architecture/geometry measured with peripheral quantitative computed tomography and ultrasound, and bone turnover with urinary markers of bone catabolism.