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Taryn Klarner Read
BSc - University of Guelph
MSc - University of British Columbia
PhD - University of Victoria
KINE 1035 - Physical Growth and Motor Development
KINE 1711 - Movement Observation and Assessment
KINE 3070 - Adapted Physical Activity
It was Dr. Taryn Klarner’s involvement in competitive figure skating that first sparked Dr. Taryn Klarner Read’s interest in how the body moves and its ability to rehabilitate. Understanding the neural control mechanisms behind human movement serves as the foundation of her research aims. Dr. Klarner is interested in expanding on the concepts that sensory systems within the body are capable of undergoing plastic changes. These changes are in response to alterations in task or individual constraints during movement and can be quantified by examining muscle activity and joint kinematics and kinetics. Building up our understanding of nervous system plasticity in movement can help us devise rehabilitation protocols for whose who have experienced neurological trauma.
•Acute and chronic nervous system plasticity
•Muscle activity, kinetics and kinematics during human locomotion
•Nervous system adaptions during strength, skill, or locomotor training
•Rehabilitation interventions for those with neurological damage
•Klarner, T., and Zehr, E. P. (2018) Human locomotor central pattern generators: from Sherrington to Sherlock Holmes. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(1):53-77.
•Klarner, T., Sun, Y., Pearcey, G., Barss, T., Kaupp, C., Frank, N., Munro, B. and Zehr, E.P. (2017) Beyond the bottom of the foot: topographic sensory organization of the foot dorsum in walking. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(12):2439-2450.
•Klarner, T., Barss, T. S., Sun, Y., Kaupp, C., Loadman, P and Zehr, E. P. (2016). Long-term plasticity in reflex excitability after 5-weeks of A&L cycling training in stroke. Brain Science, 6(4): 54-75.