Department of Kinesiology & Health Education

Publications and Presentations

Refereed Articles
Professional Articles
Research Presentations at Scholarly Meetings
Invited Presentations
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Refereed Articles (partial list)

  1. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Childs, J.D. & Abraham, L.D. Arthrokinematics in a sub-group of patients likely to benefit from a lumbar stabilization program. Physical Therapy, 2007, 87: 313-32. PDF
  2. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Childs, J.D., Kuklo, T.R., Rosner, M.K., Polly, D.W. & Abraham, L.D. Fluoroscopic video to identify abberant lumbar motion. Spine 2007, 32, E220-E229. PDF
  3. Annaswamy, T., Mallempati, S., Allison, S.C. & Abraham, L. Measurement of Plantar Flexor Spasticity in Tramatic Brain Injury: correlational study of resistance torque compared with the Modified Ashworth Scale. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007, 86, 404-411. PDF
  4. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Bovik, A.C., & Abraham, L.D. A new technique for digital fluoroscopic video assessment of sagittal plane lumbar spine motion. Spine, 2005, 30, E406-E413. PDF
  5. Allison, S.A. & Abraham, L.D. Sensitivity of qualitative and quantitative spasticity measures to clinical treatment with cryotherapy. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2002 24, 15-24. PDF
  6. Hwang, I.S. & Abraham, L.D. Quantitative EMG analysis to investigate synergic coactivation of ankle and knee muscles during isokinetic ankle movement. Part II: Time frequency analysis. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 2001, 11, 327-335. PDF
  7. Hwang, I.S. & Abraham, L.D. Quantitative EMG analysis to investigate synergic coactivation of ankle and knee muscles during isokinetic ankle movement. Part I: Time amplitude analysis. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 2001, 11, 319-325. PDF
  8. Hwang, I.S., Abraham, L.D. & Chou, S.W.  The effect of ankle joint position and effort on quadriceps reflex sensitivity. Clinical Neurophysiology, Section: EMG and Motor Control, 2000, 111, 1175-1183. PDF
  9. Ives, J.C., Abraham, L. & Kroll, W.  Neuromuscular control mechanisms and strategy in arm movements of supranormal speed. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1999, 70, 335-348. PDF
  10. Gonzalez, R.V., Abraham, L.D., Barr, R.E. & Buchanan, T.S.  Muscle activity in rapid multi-degree-of-freedom elbow movements: solutions from a musculoskeletal model. Biological Cybernetics, 1999, 80, 357-367. PDF
  11. Gonzalez, R.V., Hutchins, E.L., Barr, R.E. & Abraham, L.D.  Development and evaluation of a musculoskeletal model of the elbow joint complex.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 1996, 118, 32-40. PDF
  12. Allison, S.C. & Abraham, L.D.  Correlation of quantitative measures with the modified Ashworth scale in the assessment of plantar flexor spasticity in patients with traumatic brain injury.  Journal of Neurology, 1995, 242, 699-706. PDF

 

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Professional Articles (partial list)

  1. Abraham, L.D. & Hwang, I.-S.  Joint time frequency analysis of electromyographic signals for investigation of neuromuscular coordination.  In M.L. Chugani, A.R. Samant, & M. Cerna (eds) LabVIEW for Signal Processing.  New York: Prentice Hall,  1998, pp. 325-338.
  2. Abraham, L.  Using virtual instruments to teach neuromuscular laboratory techniques.  National Instruments In Academia, 1996, 3-24.

 

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Research Presentations at Scholarly Meetings (partial list)

  1. Abraham, L.  Virtual quantitative application for teaching biomechanical analysis.  The annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, March 2007.
  2. Decker, M.J., Griffin, L., & Abraham, L.  Synergistic alternating muscle activation patterns during moderate intensity sustained isometric contractions.  The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 2007.
  3. Teyhen et al Digital Fluoroscopic Video to Identify Segmental Dysfunction in Patients with Lumbar Spine Instability.  The annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, May 2006.
  4. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Childs, J.D., & Abraham, L.D. Lumbar spine kinematics among patients likely to benefit from a lumbar stabilization exercise program.  The annual combined sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2005.
  5. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Childs, J.D., Kuklo, T.R., Rosner. M.K., Polly, D.W., & Abraham, L.D. Kinematic movement patterns of lumbar spine segmental instability: An initial step in the development of a clinical prediction rule.  The annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, May 2005.
  6. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Childs, J.D., Kuklo, T.R., Rosner. M.K., Polly, D.W., & Abraham, L.D.  Description of lumbar spine kinematics: A novel approach using digital fluoroscopic video.  The annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, May 2005.
  7. Teyhen, D.S., Flynn, T.W., Bovik, A.C., & Abraham, L.D. A New Technique for Digital Fluoroscopic Video Assessment of Sagittal Plane Lumbar Spine Motion.  The annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, May 2005.
  8. Decker, M., Griffin, L., & Abraham, L.  Force fluctuations and alternating muscle activation patterns of synergistic muscles during a sustained sub-maximal contraction. The annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, June 2005.
  9. Teyhen, D., Flynn, T., Childs, J., Kuklo, T., Rosner, M., Polly, D., & Abraham, L.  Identifying kinematic movement patterns in patients with lumbar segmental instability.  The annual meeting of the North American Spine Society, September 2005.
  10. Teyhen, D., Flynn, T., Childs, J., Kuklo, T., Rosner, M., Polly, D., & Abraham, L. Lumbar spine kinematics a novel approach using digital fluoroscopic video. The annual meeting of the North American Spine Society, September 2005.
  11. Resta, P., Abraham, L., Bryant, D. & Tothero, K. Establishing a ubiquitous computing environment for teacher preparation students and faculty: The University of Texas at Austin Laptop Initiative.  The annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, February 2004.
  12. Resta, P., Abraham, L., Gerwels, M.C.. & Tothero, M. Establishing a ubiquitous computing environment for teacher preparation students and faculty: The University of Texas at Austin Laptop Initiative.  The fifteenth annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, March 2004.
  13. Teyhen, D.S., Abraham, L.D. & Flynn, T.W.  Digital fluoroscopic assessment of sagittal plane lumbar spine flexion.  The annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 2004.
  14. Doucet, B.M., Griffin, L., Abraham, L.D., & Cafarelli, E. Difficulty during release phase of force-accuracy tasks: After-peak reverberation.  The thirtieth annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 2004.
  15. Gobert, D. & Abraham, L.  A multivariate anaylsis of frontal postural sway:  Postural coordination as modified by sensory condition and aging.  The thirtieth annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 2000.
  16. Waddell, D. & Abraham, L.D.  Practice-related changes in rapid movement initiation in traumatic brain injury patients. The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 1998.
  17. Chou, S.W., Abraham, L.D., Hwang, I.S. & Chitre, R.  Distinction between tonic and phasic stretch reflexes in the spastic soleus muscle.  The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 1998.
  18. Chou, S.W., Abraham, L.D. & Hwang, I.S.  Clinical implication of the absolute reflex threshold angle of the stretch reflex in spastic soleus muscle.  The annual meeting of the American College of Rehabilitation Medicine, November 1998.
  19. Helenberger, D.M., Sanders, M.T. & Abraham, L.D. Temporal analysis of the javelin throw. The annual meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, June 1997.
  20. Kalakanis, D., Layne, C.S., Abraham, L.D. & Bloomberg, J.J.  Influence of external forces on the control and performance of a minimum time shoulder flexion task.  The annual meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, June 1997.
  21. Annaswamy, T.A., Allison, S.C. & Abraham, L.D.  Correlation of the Modified Ashworth Scale with the resistance torque in the assessment of plantarflexor spasticity.  The annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, November 1997.
  22. Kalakanis, D. & Abraham, L. Countermovement can contribute to optimal motor coordination of a model without elastic muscle properties. An international conference, “Bernstein’s Traditions in Motor Control”, August 1996.
  23. Abraham, L., Childs, N., McWilliams, H., Chitre, R., Chou, S.-W., Gobert, D., & Waddell, D. Assessment of changes in ankle plantarflexor spasticity following intramuscular Botox injections. The twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 1996.
  24. Gonzalez, R.V., Abraham, L.D., Barr, R.E. & Buchanan, T.S. Muscle coordination in elbow joint complex movements. The nineteenth annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 1995.
  25. Allison, S.C., Abraham, L.D. & Stanford, C. Feasibility of using analysis of variance to validate M-wave stability for H-reflex testing. The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 1995.

 

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Invited Presentations (partial list)

  1. Smith, C., Abraham, L., Summers, D., Kunkel, B., Garel, M. & Robb, R.  Using biomechanical analysis to study and improve running form. AT&T Austin Marathon Expo 2007 Education Series, February 2007.
  2. Smith, C., Abraham, L., Nicholls, G.C., Troncoso, R., Troncoso, C, & Mechler, R.  Using core stabilization to enhance running performance.  AT&T Austin Marathon Expo 2007 Education Series, February 2007.
  3. Abraham, L.  Models and Methods of Research in Education.  Third Annual Innovations in Health Science Education Conference, University of Texas System, Austin, October 2006.
  4. Abraham, L. & Bustard, A.  The Texas teacher education laptop initiative.  The annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, New Orleans, January 2003.
  5. Abraham, L.  Rehabilitation bioengineering.  A private forum titled “Building Biomedical Engineering Partnerships” sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX, May 1997.
  6. Abraham, L.  Mechanisms and treatment of muscle spasticity following traumatic brain injury.  Presented at the Second Annual UT Symposium on Neuroscience, March 1997.
  7. Abraham, L.  Multidimensional analysis of human movement.  Biomedical Engineering Society, The University of Texas at Austin, April 1996.
  8. Abraham, L.  Quantification of muscle spasticity.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Rehabilitation Medicine Association, Taiwan, Republic of China, December 1995.
  9. Abraham, L.  Applications of biomechanics in medicine, sport, and engineering.  Presented to the medical staff at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1995.
  10. Abraham, L.  Quantification of muscle spasticity in traumatic brain injury patients.  Neuroscience Research Group, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, June 1995.
  11. Abraham, L.  Biomechanical models and issues in motor control.  Motor Control Interest Group, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, June, 1995.
  12. Abraham, L.  Magic and science in human movement analysis.  Presented at a conference titled "Understanding Movement: Culture, Science, Practice", sponsored by the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, June 1995.
  13. Abraham, L.  Multidimensional analysis of human movement.  Presented to the Rehabilitation Medicine staff at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1995.

 

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