Austin J Bergquist, PhD, CSEP CEP
- 2007-2013 PhD, Neuroscience/Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada.
- 2001-2006 BSc, Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada.
- Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP CEP) since 2007.
My main research interests are related to functional electrical stimulation (FES) exercise, whereby electrical stimulation is coordinated to allow people who experience paralysis to pedal a bicycle (i.e. FES lower extremity cycling) or produce a rowing motion (i.e. FES rowing). My research focuses on: 1) understanding how the delivery of FES can be adjusted to maximize muscle performance (e.g. muscle activation, fatigability, power output, stimulation comfort), 2) generating new knowledge on how exercise (e.g. FES rowing and cycling, etc) can help the brain and spinal cord recover after neurological injury (e.g. spinal cord injury, stroke); and 3) translating this information to help people who have experienced neurological injury, maximize the therapeutic benefits associated with participation in FES exercise (e.g. improved cardiovascular function) or therapy (e.g. improved voluntary motor control).
- 2015-2017 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship
- 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
- 2013-2014 Dissertation Fellowship, University of Alberta (relinquished upon completion of PhD)
- 2013 Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, University of Alberta.
- 2010-2013 Doctoral Scholarship, Alberta Paraplegic Foundation.
- 2009 Achievement Scholarship, University of Alberta.
- Bergquist AJ, Babbar V, Ali S, Popovic MR & Masani K (2016) Fatigue reduction during aggregated and distributed sequential stimulation. Muscle & Nerve, [EPub ahead of print].
- Bergquist AJ, Okuma Y, Wiest MJ & Collins DF (2014) H-reflexes reduce fatigue of evoked contractions in people with spinal cord injury. Muscle & Nerve, 50(2):224-234.
- Okuma Y, Bergquist AJ, Hong M, Chan KM & Collins DF (2013) Spatial distribution of motor units recruited during electrical stimulation over tibialis anterior versus the common peroneal nerve. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(11):2257-2263.
- Bergquist AJ, Wiest MJ & Collins DF (2012) Motor unit recruitment when neuromuscular electrical stimulation is applied over a nerve trunk compared with a muscle belly: quadriceps femoris. Journal of Applied Physiology, 113(1):78-89.
- Bergquist AJ, Clair JM & Collins DF (2011) Motor unit recruitment when neuromuscular electrical stimulation is applied over a nerve trunk compared with a muscle belly: triceps surae. Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(3):627-637.
- Bergquist AJ, Clair JM, Lagerquist O, Mang CS, Okuma Y & Collins DF (2011) Neuromuscular electrical stimulation: Implications of the electrically-evoked sensory volley. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(10):2409-2426.
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|Skill Acquisition and Performance (PEDS 203; UAlberta)||~100||1|
|Human Motor Control (PEDS 302; UAlberta)||~50||1|
|Human Physiology (PEDS 101; UAlberta)||~200||1|
|Adapted Physical Activity for Diverse Populations (PERLS 207; UAlberta)||~100||1|
|Human Motor Control (PEDS 302; UAlberta)||~50||3|
|Assessment & Delivery for Adapted Physical Activity (PERLS 370; UAlberta)||~30||2|