B.Sc., University of Guelph; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst; Ph.D., McGill University
Postural Control, Multiple Sclerosis, Low Back Pain, Somatosensory Function
Current research interests include:
- Determinants of balance and gait impairment in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
- Relationship between somatosensory function and balance impairment in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
- Rehabilitative strategies to improve sensorimotor coordination in those with neurological or musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Van Emmerik, R.E.A., Jones, S.L., Busa, M.A., Baird, J.L. A systems perspective on postural and gait stability: Implications for Physical Activity and Disease. Kinesiology Review. 2013 Feb: 2(1), pp. 17-28.
Jones, S.L., Henry, S.M., Raasch, C.C., Hitt, J.R., Bunn, J.Y. Individuals with non-specific low back pain use a trunk stiffening strategy to maintain upright posture. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2012 Feb: 22(1), pp. 13-20.
Remelius, J.G., Jones, S.L.¸House, J.D., Busa, M.A., Eve, J., Sugumaran, K., Kent-Braun, J., Van Emmerik, R.E.A. Gait impairments in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Across Preferred and Fixed walking speeds. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2012 Sep: 93(9), pp. 1637-42.
Jones, S.L., Henry, S.M., Raasch, C.C., Hitt, J.R., Bunn, J.Y. Individuals with non-specific low back pain in an active episode demonstrate temporally altered torque responses and direction-specific enhanced muscle activity following unexpected balance perturbations. Experimental Brain Research. 2012 Sep: 221(4), pp. 413-26.
Jones, S.L., Henry, S.M., Raasch, C.C., Hitt, J.R., Bunn, J.Y. Responses to multi-directional surface translations result in re-weighting of proximal versus distal strategies to maintain upright posture. Experimental Brain Research. 2008: 187, pp. 407-17.