Our undergraduate student, Xueqing Zhou, recently published a systematic review and meta-analysis on how exercise-based therapies may help improve urogenital outcomes in people with spinal cord injury. Our findings suggest that there may be some benefit of exercise therapies for bladder and sexual health, but current evidence is insufficient to make any recommendations at this time. The full paper can be found here.
This manuscript was developed from Xueqing’s undergraduate directed studies project – well done, Xueqing!
Last week, we received notice that Alison’s Master’s work has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Alison’s study explored the extent of residual innervation of the pelvic floor muscles in people with motor-complete spinal cord injury (mcSCI). She found that people with mcSCI retain some residual innervation to this muscle group, but possibly via indirect cortical pathways. To read more, click here!
Congratulations to authors Alison Williams, Gevorg Eginyan, Emily Deegan, Mason Chow, Dr. Mark Carpenter, and Dr. Tania Lam.
In June 2020, master’s student Gevorg received a Rising Star Award from VCHRI. These awards recognize outstanding efforts by VCHRI trainees in areas of service, research excellence, and other contributions to the VCH community. Click here to read more. Way to go, Gevorg!
The Human Locomotion lab was featured in a video on neuromodulation by Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Project in March 2020. SCIRE’s goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the effects of rehabilitation healthcare for people with spinal cord injury, and communicate this information in both scientific everyday language. To see us, watch the video below!
In February 2020, the Lam Lab was featured in VCHRI’s ongoing segment “A Day in the Lab”. Our team spent the afternoon discussing our research and demonstrating equipment with VCHRI staffers. Our highlight was being able to put VCHRI Community Outreach Coordinator Marc Saunders in the Ekso! To read their article, click here.
Previous student Taha Qaiser published the findings of his Masters in November 2019 which described the use of passive proprioceptive training for individuals with an incomplete SCI. Proprioceptive training resulted in significant improvements in end point and knee joint position sense. Click to read more!
Congratulations to authors Taha Qaiser, Gevorg Eginyan, Franco Chan and Dr. Tania Lam.
In October 2019, Alison published our research on arm crank ergometer (ACE) “spin” training in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. We found that ACE training not only improved aerobic capacity, but also static seated balance in individuals with SCI. To learn more, read the article here.
Congratulations to authors Alison Williams, Dr. Amanda Chisholm, Andrea Lynn, Raza Malik, Gevorg Eginyan, and Dr. Tania Lam.
In June 2019, Raza received a Top Doctoral Award from VCHRI. These awards recognize the top PhD students from the VCHRI community for outstanding research and their continued service in the greater community. Congratulations, Raza! Click here to read the full story.
In September 2019, lab members Gevorg, Raza, Emily, Ali, and Maya traveled to Jasper to attend the 50th Annual Alberta Motor Control “NeuroHike” Meeting.
Lam Lab at Mt. Edith Cavell
NeuroHike is an annual conference in held in either Jasper or Kananaskis for researchers, academics, and scientists to present their research. Our team enjoyed the road trip to the Rockies and continued opportunities for professional and educational development. We hope to participate in more NeuroHike meetings in the future!