Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Medicine


Our ability to move, and more importantly adapt our movements to satisfy the needs of a desired context is the cornerstone of our evolutionary ascent. Due to our bipedal nature, and the relative base of support it provides, movements must often be considered with respect to the influences they will exert on body posture. Therefore, the central nervous system (CNS) must effectively coordinate goals relating to both movement and postural stability for successful and controlled movement to be achieved in any number of daily tasks.



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