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Combating fatigue with exercise

The Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Aging and Exercise (MAAX) Lab researches innovative ways to improve strength by targeting bone, muscle and nerve health across the lifespan.

 

Collecting and publishing data

The following populations have unique musculoskeletal function and fatigue demands that can often be improved with exercise:

High-Tech Equipment

Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)

This machine allows us to quickly and painlessly scan the entire body to measure bone, muscle and fat mass. We can also look at specific areas of the body that are often more affected by bone fragility fractures such as the lower spine, hips and wrist.

Biodex

This is a dynamometer that allows us to study strength and power of multiple muscles in the arms and legs.

EMG/MMG

These techniques allow us to understand how the nerves are communicating with muscles as we exercise. We can actually see the electrical activity of the muscle or nerve.

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