Bachelor's and Master's, University of Ottawa
PhD, University of Waterloo
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My research focuses on spine mechanics. I am particularly interested in how some people control their muscle recruitment to prevent injury and how this relates to stability in the spine. Part of understanding this involves looking at how these skills evolve, if at all.
- Spine mechanics
- Mechanics and motor control of spine stability
- Injury mechanics and prevention
- Ergonomics and workplace safety
Henry, Danielle J., and Sylvain G. Grenier. (2011). Is sledding safe? Beyond acute, traumatic injuries: Estimating the spine loads sustained by children while sledding. Safety Science 49 (3) (March): 433-437. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2010.10.008.Fewster, K., and S.G. Grenier. (2011) Emotion affects torso force production during flexion and extension movements: implications for spine loading. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. In Press.Kociolek, Aaron M., Tammy Eger, and Sylvain G. Grenier. (2010). A biomechanical investigation of forces applied to the lift truck steering wheel: effects of posture, gender and hand contact on cumulative low back loading. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. doi:10.1080/14639221003753284.Grenier S.G., McGill S.M. (2007) Quantification of Lumbar Stability Using 2 Different Abdominal Activation Strategies, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(1) 44-62.S.G. Grenier, S. McGill (2008) When exposed to challenged ventilation, those with a history of LBP increase spine stability relatively more than healthy individuals. Clinical Biomechanics, Volume 23, Issue 9, Pages 1105-1111.