Department of Physical Therapy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
My long-term research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of physical activity facilitators and barriers in older adults and the contribution of the muscle physiology in term of stretch shortening cycle. My academic training and research experience to date have provided me with an excellent background in muscle physiology and the influence of aging on it. For my PhD training, I work with Dr. Harshvardhan Singh in investigating the effect of aging on stretch shortening cycle potentiation at different velocity and ranges of movements in older adults. As an undergraduate of physical therapy department at King Saud University, I submitted a research paper as part of my final project on the risk of fall in older adults. For my graduate training at Concordia University Wisconsin, I performed a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of balance training to reduce risk of fall in older adults. I continue to examine various factors that can affect stretch shortening cycle potentiation in older adults and can affect the ease of doing physical activity.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:55 PM – 3:10 PM ET