Entries by Geoff Desmoulin

Biomechanical assessment of the connection between risk of wrist fracture and the dumbbell chest press exercise performed on an exercise ball.

Category: Publication Author: Desmoulin G.T. and Rabinoff M. Publication: Int. J. Forensic Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2015. Multiple incidents of exercise balls bursting during a dumbbell chest press have been reported. This study quantified the dynamics of the dumbbell chest press performed on such balls and the force applied throughout the exercise cycle. To […]

Non-invasive method of spinal intervention and use of devices effective for spinal intervention

Category: Publication Authors: Aslam Khan, Geoffrey T Desmoulin, Christopher J Hunter Publication: US Patent Office The present technology is the use of the combination to treat a patient and the treatment of a patient. Sine waves are generated digitally by the combination. Data validation is used to ensure correct directional alignment prior to device activation. […]

A Biomechanical Method for Reconstruction of Tumbling Trampoline Associated

Category: Publication Author: Desmoulin G.T., Rabinoff M., Stolz B., and Gilbert M. Publication: J of Forensic Biomechanics, 2014, 5(1): 101-7. Rebound devices such as trampolines are associated with catastrophic spinal cord injuries. Cadaveric studies have reported thresholds for injuries that can be applied to the case of failed acrobatics such as backward somersaults. However, it […]

Tissue Injury and Effects of Applied Vibration on the Intervertebral Disc

Category: Publication Author: Geoffrey Desmoulin Publication: University of Calgary It is thought that disc degeneration can cause spine related pain. New treatments acting at cellular levels in the intervertebral discs (IVD) may offer potential to improve long-term disc health. Hence, optimized loading that induces positive cellular changes in the disc may improve disc health delaying […]

Multi-unit sustained vibration loading platform for biological tissues: design, validation and experimentation

Category: Publication Authors: Geoffrey T Desmoulin, William S Enns-Bray, Carol R Hewitt, Christopher J Hunter Publication: Journal of biomechanics The relationships between mechanical inputs and resulting biological tissue structure, composition, and metabolism are critical to detailing the nuances of tissue mechanobiology in both healthy and injured tissues. Developing a model system to test the mechanobiology […]

Noninvasive Intervention Corrects Biomechanics and Upregulates Disk Genes for Long-Term Spinal Health

Category: Publication Authors: GT Desmoulin, C J. Hunter, C R. Hewitt, N Bogduk, O S. Al-Ameri Publication: Global Spine Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1_suppl, Pages s-0032-1319852-s-0032-1319852 Studies examining associations between back pain and degenerated intervertebral disks (IVDs) produced evidence implicating IVDs as a significant factor in chronic back pain. Traditionally, treatment is focused on symptoms […]

Blast Mitigation Status of Police Crowd Management Ensembles

Category: Publication Author: Desmoulin, G. T., Dionne, J.P. Publication: White Paper, 2012. Between 1992 and 2002, more U.S. citizens were wounded or killed from explosives within U.S. borders than all of the international terrorist incidents that occurred during this same time. Yet, according to some researchers, the U.S. healthcare system still considers terrorism an international […]

Spinal Intervention Efficacy on Correcting Cervical Vertebral Axes of Rotation and the Resulting Improvements in Pain, Disability and Psychsocial Measures

Category: Publication Author: Desmoulin G. T., Szostek J. S., Khan A. H., Al-Ameri O. S., Hunter C. J., Bogduk N. Publication: Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 2012, 20(1): 31-40. Mean axes of rotation [MAR] of cervical joints are an effective measure of spine pathology. Khan Kinetic Treatment [KKT] is known to relieve symptoms, but its biomechanical […]

Effectiveness of Slow Rate Practice Techniques

Category: Publication Author: Desmoulin G. T., and Larkin T. Publication: White Paper, 2012. The purpose of this paper is for GTD Engineering’s Geoff Desmoulin (GTD) to give scientific insight into slow movement training techniques developed and tested by Target Focus Training’s (TFT) Tim Larkin. In doing so GTD helps validate, continually improves, and, further develops […]

A portable inertial sensing-based spinal motion measurement system for low back pain assessment

Category: Publication Authors: Jung Keun Lee, Geoffrey T Desmoulin, Aslam H Khan, Edward J Park Publication: IEEE, Pages 4737-4740 Spinal motion measurement during dynamic conditions may help identify differences between individuals with and without low back pain (LBP). The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the feasibility of an inertial sensing based, portable spinal […]