Carla Harkness-Armstrong

Sport and Exercise Sciences

PhD Project Title: Paediatric Toe-Walking: Causes and consequences.

Supervisors: Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Prof. Costantinos Maganaris & Prof. Bill Baltzopoulos

Biography: An early career academic with research interests in the musculoskeletal adaptations of those with a motor impairment and/or neuromuscular degeneration.

Degrees

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Sport and Clinical Biomechanics
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Applied Sport & Exercise Science

Academic appointments

PhD Student in Biomechanics, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present

Postgraduate training

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), United Kingdom, Higher Education Academy, ? - present

Highlighted publications

Harkness-Armstrong C, Debelle HA, Maganaris CN, Walton R, Wright DM, Bass A, Baltzopoulos V, O’Brien TD. 2020. Effective Mechanical Advantage About the Ankle Joint and the Effect of Achilles Tendon Curvature During Toe-Walking Frontiers in Physiology, 11 DOI Author Url Public Url

Journal article

Debelle H, Harkness-Armstrong C, Hadwin K, Maganaris CN, O'Brien TD. 2020. Recovery From a Forward Falling Slip: Measurement of Dynamic Stability and Strength Requirements Using a Split-Belt Instrumented Treadmill Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Harkness-Armstrong C, Debelle HA, Maganaris CN, Walton R, Wright DM, Bass A, Baltzopoulos V, O’Brien TD. 2020. Effective Mechanical Advantage About the Ankle Joint and the Effect of Achilles Tendon Curvature During Toe-Walking Frontiers in Physiology, 11 DOI Author Url Public Url

Conference publication

Harkness-Armstrong C, Debelle H, Maganaris C, Walton R, Wright D, Bass A, Baltzopoulos V, O'Brien T. 2019. Measuring the effective mechanical advantage of the plantarflexors during heel-toe walking and voluntary toe-walking: A comparison of two methods Gait and Posture, 73 :129-130 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Harkness-Armstrong C, Maganaris C, Walton R, Wright D, Bass A, Baltzopoulos V, O'Brien T. Idiopathic toe-walking children utilise a similar portion of their moment-angle curve during gait as typically developing children Gait and Posture, European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, Poster Presentation DOI

Harkness-Armstrong C, Maganaris C, Walton R, Wright D, Bass A, Baltzopoulos V, O'Brien T. Idiopathic toe-walking children have an increased plantarflexor effective mechanical advantage compared to typically developing children Gait and Posture, European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, Oral Presentaiton DOI

Conference presentation:

Children who idiopathically toe-walk have greater plantarflexor effective mechanical advantage than typically developing children, European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, Virtual ESMAC, Oral presentation. 2020

Children who idiopathically toe-walk utilise a similar portion of their moment-angle curve during gait as typically developing children, European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, Virtual ESMAC, Poster presentation. 2020

Measuring the Effective Mechanical Advantage of the Plantarflexors: A Comparison of Two Methods, European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oral presentation. 2019

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