The Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory is equipped to study skeletal muscle metabolism and oxygen delivery. Research is focused on developing new non-invasive approaches to studying skeletal muscle metabolism, blood flow and oxygen utilization. The lab focusing on changes to muscle function after chronic illnesses and injuries: including spinal cord injury, ALS, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure. The lab is also focused on innovative methods of improving physical activity levels and exercising people with chronic illnesses and injuries.
We use near infrared spectroscopy, Doppler Ultrasound, muscle accelerometry, electrical stimulation, MRI and 31P MRS to study humans. We also work on novel methods of training humans to improve health, primarily by training skeletal muscle.
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