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Dr. Cathy Arnold MSc, PhD, BScPT Professor and Director, School of Rehabilitation Science

104 Clinic Place,Health Sciences E-Wing, Room 3416

Research Area(s)

  • Member of the Bone Imaging Research Group (BIG)
  • Determining biomechanical factors related to falls on the outstretched hand in women
  • Differences in bone architecture and fall risk in women with and without a history of distal radial fracture
  • Assessing fall risk in older adults
  • Exercise prescription to reduce the risk of falls
  • Investigating motion sensor tools for detection and feedback of fall risk

Selected Publications

  • Williams-Roberts H, Crizzle A, Kemp D, Johnson S, Arnold C. Scoping Review of clinical practice guidelines for fall risk screening and assessment in older adults across the continuum of care. Canadian Journal of Aging. Accepted.
  • Oates A, Lanovaz J, Arnold C, Fung J, Awdhan A. Adding light touch while walking in older adults: Biomechanical and neuromotor effects. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Accepted Dec 28, 2019.
  • Arora T, Oates A, Lanovaz J, Linassi G, Milosavljevic S, Arnold C, Musselman K. Walking Stability during normal walking and its association with slip intensity among individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal (PM & R). 2019 Mar;11(3):270-277. Epub 2019 Feb 22.
  • Oates A, Santoro R, Arnold C, Sibley K. The instruction of balance and its measurement in professional physical therapy education programs. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2018 Jul;32.
  • Musselman K, Arnold C, Pujal C, Lynd K, Oosman S. Falls, mobility and physical activity after spinal cord injury: An exploratory study using photo-1 elicitation interviewing. Spinal Cord. Epub 2018 Apr.
  • Crockett K, Farthing J, Basran J, Dal Bello-Haas V, Johnston G, Haver C, Arnold C. Changes in fall risk and functional status in women aged 50 years and older after distal radius fracture: A prospective 1-year follow-up study. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2019 Jan;32(1):17-24. Epub 2017 Nov. Oates A, Arnold C, Unger J, Fung J, Lanovaz J. The effect of light touch on balance control during overground walking in healthy young adults. Heliyon. 2018 Jan;3(12).
  • Lattimer L, Lanovaz J, Farthing J, Kim S, Madill S, Robinovitch S, Arnold C. Biomechanical and physiological age differences in a simulated forward fall on outstretched hands in women. Clinical Biomechanics. 2018 Jan;27:102-108.
  • Arnold C, Walker-Johnston J, Lanovaz J, Lattimer L. Does Fall Arrest Strategy Training (FAST) Added to a Fall Prevention Program Improve Balance, Strength and Agility in Older Women? – A Pilot Study. Physiotherapy Canada. 2017 Oct;69(4):323-332.
  • Oates A, Arnold C, Van Ooteghem K, Oliver A, Yausie J, Loucks N, Bailey K, Lemieux J, Sibley K. Balance Assessment Practices of Saskatchewan Physiotherapists: A Brief Report of Survey Findings. Physiotherapy Canada. 2017 Aug;69(3):217-25.
  • Crockett K, Kontulainen S, Farthing J, Bath B, Chilibeck P, Baxter-Jones A, Arnold C. Differences in function and fracture risk in postmenopausal women with and without a recent distal radial fracture. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2018 Jan;26(1):136-145. Epub 2017 May.
  • Lattimer L, Lanovaz J, Farthing J, Madill S, Kim S, Robinovitch S, Arnold C. Female Age Related Differences in Biomechanics and Muscle Activity during Descents on the Outstretched Arms. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2017 Jan;17:1-27.
  • Lattimer L, Lanovaz J, Farthing J, Madill S, Kim S, Arnold C. Upper limb and trunk muscle activation during an unexpected descent on the outstretched hands in young and older women. Journal of Electromyography Kinesiology. 2016 Nov;30:231-7.
  • Nilson J, Mulder K, Schachter C, Wittmeier K, Lomotey R, Arnold C, Oosman S. Perceived confidence for injury self-management increases for young men with mild hemophilia with the use of a mobile app called HIRT? Hemophilia Practice Journal. 2016 Jul;22.
  • Arnold C, Dal Bello-Haas V, Farthing J, Haver C, Crockett K, Johnston G, Basran J. Falls and Wrist Fracture: Relationship to Women’s Functional Status after Age 50. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2016 Jun;35(3):361-71.
  • Frank-Wilson A, Farthing J, Chilibeck P, Arnold C, Olszynski W, Kontulainen S. Lower Leg Muscle Density is Independently Associated with Fall Status in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Osteoporosis International. 2017 Jul;27(7):2231-40. Epub 2016 Feb.
  • Crockett K, Arnold C, Chilibeck P, Farthing J, Johnson J, Baxter-Jones A, Bath B, Kontulainen S. Bone Strength and Muscle Properties in Postmenopausal Women With and without a Recent Distal Radial Fracture. 2015 Oct;26(10):2461-9. Epub 2015 May 23.
  • Arnold C, Lanovaz J, Oates A, Craven B, Butcher S. The Effect of Adding Core Stability Training to a Standard Balance Exercise Program on Sit to Stand Performance in Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2015 Jan;23(1):95-102.
  • Frank A, Farthing J, Chilibeck P, Arnold C, Olsynski W, Kontulainen S. Community-Dwelling Female Fallers Have Lower Muscle Density In Their Lower Legs Than Non-fallers: Evidence From the Saskatoon Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) Cohort. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 2015 Jan;19(1):113-120.

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