CSEP Mini-Education Day

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CSEP Mini-Education Day

SKESA and the U of S College of Kinesiology Lab Tour

November 23, 2019 – University of Saskatchewan

Room 246 / Physical Activity Complex (PAC)


8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration (outside PAC 246)

Coffee will be available during registration

8:30 – 8:45 am Opening Remarks: Chad London (Dean of College of Kinesiology) & Troy Slywka (SKESA Chairman)

9:00 am – 1:30 pm Kinesiology Lab Tour

Registrants will be divided into small groups. Each station will include an equipment demonstration and research presentation. There will be 15 minutes between presentations for travel. Dress for the weather, as we will be walking between the Williams Building, the PAC and Merlis Belsher Place.

Station # 1: Lower Merlis Belsher Lab – Room MBP 1A05

Presentation Topic: Motion Capture, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, gait analysis, fall prevention, sport and computer modelling

Demo: XSENS Motion Capture System: With sophisticated sensors that are attached to the body, this wearable, wireless technology can be used to measure movement and form, enhancing the feedback coaches/trainers are able to provide.

Force platforms: Embedded into the lab floor, these platforms measure ground reaction forces during movement or balance testing.

Station # 2: Upper MB Lab – Room MBP 2A90

 Presentation Topic: Huskie Health Clinic

 Demo: AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill: Using ‘unweighting’ technology, injured person will feel like they are floating while they wear a unique bubble attachment that offloads as much of their weight as needed. With real-time gait analysis capabilities and video feedback, the result is reduced wear and tear on the body with precise rehabilitation, allowing for quicker recovery times and enhanced performance.

Station # 3: Williams Lower Lab   Williams Bldg Room 108

 Dr. Phil Chilibeck – Project FORTIFY (Finding the Optimal Resistance Training for your Bones)

 Demo: DXA : (viewing only) Dual x-ray absorptiometry is an imaging test that measures bone density by passing x-rays with two different energy levels through the bone. Provides assessment of fat, muscle mass and bone density.

Station # 4 PAC Neuromuscular Lab – PAC Room 353

Dr. Jon Farthing: Unilateral strength training leads to muscle-specific sparing effects during opposite homologous limb immobilization

Demo: Muscle and nerve stimulator, electromyography, isokinetic dynamometer. These tools allow the assessment of neuromuscular adaptations with strength or skill training, and after disuse or injuries.

Station # 5: PAC LIMBS Lab – PAC Room 359

Dr. Saija Kontulainen – Bone strength across the lifespan with a focus on individuals at risk of fracture

Demo: Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and high resolution pQCT in studies measuring bone and muscle structure and microarchitecture. Valuable imaging tools for bone strength assessment in fracture prevention studies focused on the role of physical activity and muscle strengthening.



Dr. Jonathan Farthing

Dr. Jonathan Farthing is a Professor in the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on Neuromuscular Physiology, with specific interest in adaptations to various types of acute and chronic strength training. Dr. Farthing is most well known for his work on “cross-education” effects – where strength training of one limb can enhance strength of both the trained and the untrained limb. His most recent work on cross-education has focused on clinical applications after injuries. Link: https://kinesiology.usask.ca/people/jon-farthing.php

Dr. Phil Chilibeck

Dr. Chilibeck is currently a Professor in the College of Kinesiology at U of S where he has been on faculty since 1997. He teaches in the area of Exercise Physiology and his research is focused on exercise and nutrition for improving bone, metabolic, and cardiovascular health, and athletic performance. His research is mainly funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is the past chair of SKESA and CSEP.

Dr. Saija Kontulainen

Dr. Saija Kontulainen is currently a professor in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. The overall goal of Dr. Kontulainen’s research is to develop evidence-based strategies to optimize musculoskeletal health across the lifespan and prevent musculoskeletal disease, particularly osteoporosis, and train future generation of musculoskeletal researchers. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research program and Laboratories Imaging Bone and Muscle Structure (LIMBS) focus on characterizing bone development and identifying modifiable factors that can optimize bone structure and strength development and prevent bone fragility in children and older adults.

Dr. Joel Lanovaz – Bio coming soon

Dr. Alison Oates – Bio coming soon

Attending this CSEP Mini-Ed Day = 8 PDCs for CSEP members

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