Christopher Malaya

Christopher Malaya
Parker University · Research

DC PhD(c)

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SYNGAP1-related Intellectual Disability (SYNGAP1-ID) is a rare neurodevelopmental condition characterized by profound intellectual disability, gross motor delays, and behavioral issues. Ataxia and gait difficulties are often observed but have not yet been characterized by laboratory-based kinematic analyses. This investigation identified gait chara...
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Falls are a leading cause of death in adults 65 and older. Recent efforts to restore lower-limb function in these populations have seen an increase in the use of wearable robotic systems; however, fall prevention measures in these systems require early detection of balance loss to be effective. Prior studies have investigated whether kinematic vari...
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Objective Evaluate chiropractic care including flexion distraction spinal manipulation for improving function, symptoms and performance-based mobility in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) using a pretest-posttest design. Methods Data were collected at baseline, midpoint and final visits prior to care on each visit. Objective data included...
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Background Previous research demonstrated that manipulation of the extremities was associated with changes in multisegmental postural sway as well as improvement in a lower extremity balancing task. We were interested if these effects would extend to an upper extremity task. Our aim in this study was to investigate whether extremity manipulation co...
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Objective: To pilot a pretest-posttest study of spinal manipulation on improving function and symptomatology in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Methods: Participants received spinal manipulation at the chiropractor’s discretion. Data were collected at baseline, midpoint and final visits. Objective data included timed-up-and-go, sit-to-s...
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Wearable robotic devices are being designed to assist the elderly population and other patients with locomotion disabilities. However, wearable robotics increases the risk from falling. Neuroimaging studies have provided evidence for the involvement of frontocentral and parietal cortices in postural control and this opens up the possibility of usin...
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Background: Previous research demonstrated that manipulation of the extremities was associated with changes in multisegmental postural sway as well as improvement in a lower extremity balancing task. We were interested if these effects would extend to an upper extremity task. Our aim in this study was to investigate whether extremity manipulation c...
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Objective Evaluate multisegmental postural sway after upper- vs lower-extremity manipulation. Methods Participants were healthy volunteers (aged 21-40 years). Upper- or lower-extremity manipulations were delivered in a randomized crossover design. Postural assessments were made pre-post manipulation, in floor and rocker board conditions. Analysis...
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Background: The purpose of the review is to summarize the literature surrounding the use of muscle vibration as it relates to modifying human gait. Methods: After a brief introduction concerning historical uses and early research identifying the effect of vibration on muscle activation, we reviewed 32 articles that used muscle vibration during walk...

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