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Research Interests

My primary research interests include: 1) investigating the sensory-motor mechanisms that underlie postural control in individuals who have neuromuscular or musculoskeletal pathology and use assistive devices; and 2) integrating mechanical characterization of prostheses and orthoses with numerical simulation and human subject testing to explore the fundamental relationships between device properties and user performance. I manage the Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Technology Assessment Laboratory (PORTAL) of the NU Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC). I instruct materials science, research methodology, and clinical outcome measures as related to Prosthetics and Orthotics. I mentor NUPOC Master’s of Prosthetics and Orthotics students and supervise their capstone research projects from inception through completion.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Salford

… → 2010

Research interests

  • Amputation
  • Bioengineering
  • Clinical Research
  • EMG
  • Movement Control
  • Prosthetics/Orthotics
  • Quality of Life
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy

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Research Output

  • Effects of Upper Limb Loss or Absence and Prosthesis Use on Postural Control of Standing Balance

    Major, M. J., Stine, R., Shirvaikar, T. & Gard, S. A., May 1 2020, In : American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 99, 5, p. 366-371 6 p.

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  • Combining physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to improve balance confidence and community participation in people with unilateral transtibial amputation who use lower limb prostheses: A study protocol for a randomized sham-control clinical trial

    Bourque, M. O., Schneider, K. L., Calamari, J. E., Reddin, C., Stachowiak, A., Major, M. J., Duncan, C., Muthukrishnan, R. & Rosenblatt, N. J., Dec 30 2019, In : Trials. 20, 1, 812.

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  • 1 Scopus citations
  • Effects of upper limb loss and prosthesis use on proactive mechanisms of locomotor stability

    Major, M. J., McConn, S. M., Zavaleta, J. L., Stine, R. & Gard, S. A., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 48, p. 145-151 7 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations