Publications (since 2011)

Invited Review

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Rice, C.L. 2013 Human neuromuscular structure and function in old age: A brief review. Journal of Sport and Health Sci. 2: 215-226


Moore, C.W., Allen, M.D., Kimpinski, K., Doherty, T.J. and Rice, C.L. 2015 Reduced skeletal muscle quantity and quality in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Muscle & Nerve IN PRESS

McNeil, C.J., Allen, M.D., Olympico, E., Shoemaker, J.K., and Rice, C.L. 2015 Blood flow and muscle oxygenation during low, moderate and maximal sustained isometric contractions. Am. J. of Physiol.- Reg., Integr. & Comp. Physiol. IN PRESS.

Dalton, B.H., Power, G.A., Paturel, J.R., and Rice, C.L. 2015 Older men are more fatigable than young when matched for maximal power, and dynamic knee extension angular velocity is unconstrained. AGE (Dordr) 37: 49(16 pages) 9790. doi: 10.1007/s11357-015-9790-0.

Power, G.A., Makrakos, D.P., Stevens, D.E., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort, A.A. 2015 Velocity-dependence of eccentric strength in old age: The need for speed! Appl. Physiol. Nutr. & Metab. 40(7): 703-10. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0543.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Doherty, T.J., and Rice, C.L. 2015 If you don't use it you'll likely lose it. Peer-reviewed commentary. Clin. Physiol. and Funct. Imaging IN PRESS

Hourigan, M.L. , McKinnon, N.B. , Johnson, M., Rice, C.L., Stashuk, D.W., and Doherty, T.J. 2015 Increased motor unit potential shape variability across consecutive motor unit discharges in the tibialis anterior and vastus medialis muscles of healthy older subjects. Clin. Neurophysiol. IN PRESS

Allen, M.D., Stashuk, D.W., Kimpinski, K, Doherty, T.J. Hourigan, M.L., and Rice, C.L. 2015 Increased neuromuscular transmission instability and motor unit remodelling with diabetic neuropathy as assessed using concentric needle, quantitative electromyography. Clin. Neurophysiol. 126: 794-802. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.07.018.

Allen, M.D., Kimpinski, K, Doherty, T.J., and Rice, C.L. 2015 Increased fatiguability associated with severe diabetic neuropathy is attributed partially to neuromuscular transmission failure. J. Appl. Physiol. 118: 1014-22. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00441.

Dalton, B.H. , Blouin, Jean-Sebastien, Allen, M.D. , Rice, C.L., and Inglis, J.T. 2014 The effect of adult aging on the vestibular control of balance. Exp. Gerontol. 60:120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.09.020.

Power, G.A. , Herzog, W., Rice, C.L. 2014 Decay of force transients following active stretch is slower in older than young men: support for a structural mechanism contributing to residual force enhancement in old age. J. Biomechanics 47(13):3423-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.08.026

Stevens, D.E. , Smith, C.B. , Harwood, B. , and Rice, C.L. 2014 In vivo measurement of fascicle length and pennation of the human anconeus muscle at several elbow joint angles. Journal of Anatomy 225(5):502-509. doi: 10.1111/joa.12233

Martin, C. , Turego, J. , Goela, A., Rice, C.L., and Wilson, T.D. 2014 A three-dimensional measurement approach for the morphology of the femoral head. Journal of Anatomy 225: 358-366. doi: 10.1111/joa.12207

Power, G.A. , Makrakos, D.P. , Stevens, D.E. , Herzog, W., Rice, C.L. , and Vandervoort, A.A. 2014 Shortening induced torque depression in old men: implications for age-related power loss. Exp. Gerontol. 57: 75-80 DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.05.004

Olver, T.D. , McDonald, M.W. , Grise, K.N. , Dey, A. , Allen, M.D. , Medeiros, P.J., Lacefield, J.C., Jackson, D.N., Rice, C.L. Melling, C.W.J., Noble, E.G., and Shoemaker, J.K. 2014 Exercise training enhances insulin-stimulated nerve arterial vasodilation in rats with insulin-treated experimental diabetes. Am. J. of Physiol.- Reg.,Integr. & Comp. Physiol. 306: R941-R950 DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00508.2013

Olver, T.D. , Grise, K.N. , McDonald, M.W. , Dey, A. , Allen, M.D. , Rice, C.L., Lacefield, J.C., Melling, C.W.J., Noble, E.G., and Shoemaker, J.K. 2014 The Relationship between blood pressure and sciatic nerve blood flow velocity in rats with insulin-treated experimental diabetes. Diabetes & Vasc. Dis. Res. 11(4): 281-289 DOI: 10.1177/1479164114533357

Power, G.A. , Allen, M.D. , Booth, W.J. , Thompson, R.T., Marsh, G.D., and Rice, C.L. 2014 The influence on sarcopenia of muscle quality and quantity derived from magnetic resonance imaging and neuromuscular properties. AGE (Dordr) 36: 1377-1388 DOI 10.1007/s11357-014-9642-3

Harwood, B. , and Rice, C.L. 2014 Short interspike intervals and double discharges of anconeus motor unit action potentials for the production of dynamic elbow extensions. J. Neurophysiol. 111(10): 2039-46. doi: 10.1152/jn.00412.2013

Dalton, B.H. , Allen, M.D. , Power, G.A. , Vandervoort, A.A., and Rice, C.L. 2014 The effect of knee joint angle on plantar flexor power in young and old men. Exp. Gerontol. 52: 70-6. doi: 0.1016/j.exger.2014.01.011.

Allen, M.D. , Major, B. , Kimpinski, K., Doherty, T.J., and Rice, C.L. 2014 Skeletal muscle morphology and contractile function in relation to muscle denervation in diabetic neuropathy. J. Appl. Physiol. 116: 545-552.

Stevens, D.E.S. , Harwood, B. , Power, G.A. , Doherty, T.J., and Rice, C.L. 2014 Anconeus motor unit number estimates using decomposition-based quantitative electromyography. Muscle & Nerve. 50: 52-59 DOI 10.1002/mus.24092

Allen, M.D. , Kimpinski, K. Doherty, T.J. and Rice, C.L. 2014 Length dependent loss of motor axons and altered motor unit properties in human diabetic polyneuropathy. Clin. Neurophysiol. 125: 836-43. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.09.037.

Smith, C.B., Allen, M.D., and Rice, C.L. 2014 Voluntary rate of torque development is impaired following a voluntary versus tetanic conditioning contraction. Muscle & Nerve 49: 218-224.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort, A.A. 2013 Peak power is reduced following lengthening contractions despite a maintenance of shortening velocity. Appl. Physiol. Nutr & Metab. 38: 1196-1205

Power, G.A., Makrakos, D.P., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort, A.A. 2013 Enhanced force production in old age is not a far stretch: An investigation of residual force enhancement and muscle architecture. Physiological Reports, 1(1), e00004, pages 1-12 doi:10.1002/phy2.4

Klein, C.S., Power, G.A., Brooks, D., and Rice, C.L. 2013 Neural and muscular determinants of dorsiflexor weakness in chronic stroke survivors. Motor Control 17(3): 283-297.

Martin, C., Roach, V.A., Nguyen, N., Rice, C.L., and Wilson, T.D. 2013 Comparison of 3D reconstructive technologies used for morphometric research and the translation of knowledge using a decision matrix. Anat. Sci. Ed. 6: 393403. DOI 10.1002/ase.1367

Rice, C.L., Dalton, B.H., McNeil, C.J., and Power, G.A. 2013 Task influences mechanical efficiency in old age. Invited commentary on: Skeletal muscle mechanical efficiency does/does not increase with age. J. Appl. Physiol. 114(8):1114-1118; doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00185.

Allen, M.D., Choi, I., Kimpinski, K., Doherty, T.J., and Rice, C.L. 2013 Motor unit loss and weakness in association with diabetic neuropathy in humans. Muscle & Nerve 48(2):298-300. DOI: 10.1002/mus.23792.

Dalton B.H., Power G.A., Allen M.D., Vandervoort AA, and Rice CL. 2013 The genu effect on plantar flexor power. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 113(6):1431-9. doi: 10.1007/s00421-012-2560-0. .

Cheng, A.J., and Rice, C.L. 2013 Factors contributing to the fatigue-related reduction in dorsiflexion joint range of motion following repetitive shortening contractions. Appl. Physiol. Nut. & Metab. 38(5):490-7. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2012-0357.

Harwood, B., Choi, I., and Rice, C.L. 2012 Reductions in motor unit discharge rates of maximal velocity dynamic contractions in response to submaximal fatigue. J. Appl. Physiol. 113(12):1821-30. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00879.2012.

Power, G.A., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort, A.A. 2012 Increased residual force enhancement in older adults is associated with a maintenance of eccentric strength. PLoS ONE 7(10): e48044. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048044

Power, G.A., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort, A.A. 2012 Residual force enhancement following eccentric induced muscle damage. J. Biomechanics 45(10): 1835-1841.

Knorr, S., Rice, C.L., and Garland, S.J. 2012 Perspective on neuromuscular factors in poststroke fatigue. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(26): 2291-2299.

Harwood, B. and Rice, C.L. 2012 Changes in motor unit recruitment thresholds of the human anconeus muscle during torque development preceding shortening elbow extensions. J. Neurophysiol. 107: 2876-2884.

Gray, V, Rice, C.L., and Garland, S.J. 2012 Factors that influence muscle weakness following stroke and their clinical implications: A critical review. Physiotherapy Canada, 64(4): 415-426

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Behm, D.G., Doherty, T.J, Vandervoort, A.A. and Rice, C.L. 2012 Motor unit survival in life-long runners is muscle-dependent. Med. Sci. Sports and Ex. 44(7): 1235-1242.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Rice, C.L. and Vandervoort, A.A. 2012 Power loss is greater following lengthening contractions in old versus young women. AGE (Dordr) 34(3): 737-750.

Allen, M.D., McMillan, S.J., Klein, C.S., Rice, C.L., and Marsh, G.D. 2012 Influence of weight-bearing and muscle mass on bone geometry in young and old men. Aging and Disease 3(2): 156-163.

Brunton, L.K. and Rice, C.L. 2012 Fatigue in cerebral palsy: A critical review. Develop. Neurorehab. 15: 54-62.

Dalton, B.H., Power, G.A., Vandervoort, A.A., and Rice, C.L. 2012 The age-related slowing of shortening velocity exacerbates power loss during repeated fast knee extensions in humans. Exp. Gerontol. 47: 85-92.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Rice, C.L. and Vandervoort, A.A. 2011 Reproducibility of velocity-dependent power: before and after lengthening contractions. Appl Physiol Nut & Metab 36: 626-633.

Allen, M.D., Johnstone, J., Rice, C.L., and Marsh, G.D. 2011 Differences in leg bone geometry in young, old and very old women. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol 111: 2865-2871.

Smith, C.B., Cheng, A.J., and Rice, C.L. 2011 Potentiation of the triceps brachii during voluntary submaximal contractions. Muscle & Nerve 43(6):859-65.

Harwood, B., Davidson, A.W., and Rice, C.L. 2011 Motor unit discharge rates of the anconeus muscle during high velocity elbow extensions. Exp. Br. Research 208 (1): 103-113.


50 - mainly student presented and published - abstracts since 2011 at various national and international meetings including:

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Experimental Biology (FASEB)

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