Representative Publications

Lou JW, Bergquist AJ, Aldayel A, Czitron J, Collins DF. (2017) Interleaved neuromuscular electrical stimulation reduces muscle fatigue. Muscle Nerve. 2017 Feb;55(2):179-189.

Wiest MJ, Bergquist AJ, Schimidt HL, Jones KE, Collins DF. (2016) Interleaved neuromuscular electrical stimulation: Motor unit recruitment overlap. Muscle Nerve. 2016 Jul 16. doi: 10.1002/mus.25249.

Dean JC, Clair-Auger JM, Lagerquist O, Collins DF. (2016) Asynchronous recruitment of low-threshold motor units during repetitive, low-current stimulation of the human tibial nerve. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014;8:1002.

Hindle AR, Lou, JWH, Collins DF. (2014) The pulse duration of electrical stimulation influences Hreflexes but not corticospinal excitability for tibialis anterior. Can J Phys Pharm, 92(10):821- 5. doi: 10.1139/cjpp-2014-0195.

Bergquist AJ, Wiest, MJ, Okuma Y & Collins DF. (2014) H-reflexes improve the fatigue-resistance of evoked contractions in the people with chronic motor-complete spinal cord injury. Musc Nerve, 50(2):224-34.

Okuma Y, Bergquist AJ, M Hong, KM Chan & Collins DF. (2013) Electrical stimulation site influences the spatial distribution of motor units recruited in tibialis anterior. Clin Neurophysiol, 124(11):2257-63.

Clair-Auger JM, Lagerquist O & Collins DF. (2013) Depression and recovery of reflex amplitude during electrical stimulation after spinal cord injury. Clin Neurophysiol, 124: 723-731.

Mang CS, Bergquist AJ, Roshko SM & Collins DF. (2012) Loss of short-latency afferent inhibition and emergence of afferent facilitation following neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Neurosci Lett, 529(1): 80-85.

Clair-Auger JM, Collins DF & Dewald J. (2012) The effects of wide pulse neuromuscular electrical stimulation after chronic hemiparetic stroke. Clin Neurophysiol, 123(11):2247-55.

Lagerquist O, Mang CS & Collins DF. (2012) Changes in spinal but not cortical excitability following combined electrical stimulation of the tibial nerve and voluntary plantar-flexion. Exp Br Res, 222: 41-53.

Baldwin ERL, Anderson T, Lancaster J, McNeely M & Collins DF. (2012) Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and exercise for reducing trapezius muscle dysfunction in survivors of head and neck cancer: a case series report. Physiother Canada, 64(3):317–324.

Bergquist AJ, Wiest MJ & Collins DF. (2012) Motor unit recruitment when neuromuscular electrical stimulation is applied over a nerve trunk compared to a muscle belly: Quadriceps femoris. J Appl Physiol, 113: 78-89.

Bergquist AJ, Clair JM Lagerquist O, Mang CS, Okuma Y & Collins DF. (2011) Neuromuscular electrical stimulation: implications of the electrically-evoked sensory volley. (Invited review) Eur J Appl Physiol, 111(10): 2409-2426.

Clair JM, Anderson-Reid JM, Graham C & Collins DF. (2011) Post-activation depression and recovery of reflex transmission during repetitive electrical stimulation of the human tibial nerve. J Neurophysiol, 106: 184-192.

Bergquist AJ, Clair JM & Collins DF. (2011) Motor unit recruitment when neuromuscular electrical stimulation is applied over a nerve trunk compared to a muscle belly: Triceps surae. J Appl Physiol, 110: 627-637.

Mang CS, Clair JM & Collins DF. (2011) Neuromuscular electrical stimulation has a global effect on corticospinal excitability for leg muscles and a focused effect for hand muscles. Exp Brain Res, 209: 355-363.

Lagerquist O. & Collins D.F. (2010) Influence of stimulus pulse width on torque, M-waves and H-reflexes and torque during tetanic low-intensity neuromuscular stimulation. Musc Nerve, 42(6):886-893.

More H.L., Hutchinson J.R., Collins D.F., Weber D.J., Aung S.K.H. & Donelan J.M. (2010) Scaling of sensorimotor control in terrestrial mammals. Proc Roy Soc B, 277(1700):3563-3568.

Mang, C.S., Lagerquist, O. & Collins, D.F. (2010) Frequency-dependent increases in corticospinal excitability evoked by common peroneal nerve stimulation. Exp Brain Res, 203: 11-20.

Lagerquist, O., Walsh, L.D., Blouin, J., Collins, D.F. & Gandevia, S.C. (2009) Effect of a peripheral nerve block on torque produced by repetitive electrical stimulation. J Appl Physiol, 107(1):161-167.

Clair J.M., Okuma Y., Misiaszek J.E. & Collins D.F. (2009) Reflex pathways connect receptors in the human lower leg to the erector spinae muscles of the lower back. Exp Brain Res, 196: 217-227.

Tamm A.S., Lagerquist O., Ley A.L. & Collins D.F. (2009) Chronotype Influences diurnal variations in the excitability of the human motor cortex and the ability to generate torque during a maximum voluntary contraction. J Biol Ryth, 24(3):211-224.

Dean J.C. & Collins D.F. (2009) Non-linear twitch torque summation by motor units activated at M-wave and H-reflex latencies. Musc Nerve, 40(2):221-230.

Butcher S.J., Lagerquist O., Marciniuk D.D., Petersen S.R., Collins D.F. & Jones R.L.. (2009) Relationship between ventilatory constraint and muscle fatigue during exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eur Respir J, 33: 763-770.

Dean J.C., Yates L & Collins D.F. (2008) Turning off the central contribution to contractions evoked by neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Musc Nerve, 38:978-986.

Brown, A.M., Kenwell, Z.R., Maraj, B.K.V. and Collins, D.F. (2008) ‘‘Go’’ Signal Intensity Influences the Sprint Start. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Jun;40(6):1144-50.

Collins, D.F. (2007) Central contributions to contractions evoked by tetanic neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007 Jul;35(3):102-9.

Dean, J.C., Yates, L.M., Collins, D.F. (2007) Turning on the central contribution to contractions evoked by neuromuscular electrical stimulation. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jul;103(1):170-6.

Baldwin, E.R.L., Klakowicz P.M. and Collins, D.F. (2006) Wide pulse width, high-frequency neuromuscular stimulation: implications for functional electrical stimulation. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr 20; 101(1): 228-240.

Klakowicz, P.M., Baldwin,E.R.L. and Collins, D.F. (2006) Contribution of M-waves and H-reflexes to contractions evoked by tetanic nerve stimulation in humans. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Apr 12; 96(3): 1293-1302.

Carroll, T.J., Baldwin, E.R.L., Collins, D.F. and Zehr, E.P. (2006) Corticospinal excitability is lower during rhythmic arm movement than during tonic contraction. J.Neurophysiol. 95(2): 914-921.

Lagerquist, O., Zehr E.P., Baldwin, E.R.L., Klakowicz, P.M. and Collins, D.F. (2006) Diurnal changes in the amplitude of the Hoffmann reflex in humans. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar;170(1): 1-6. Epub 2005 Nov 17

Collins, D.F., Refshauge, K.M., Todd, G. and Gandevia, S.C. (2005) Cutaneous receptors contribute to kinaesthesia at the human index finger, elbow and knee. J.Neurophysiol. 94(3): 1699-1706.

Carroll, T.J., Baldwin, E.R.L. and Collins, D.F. (2005) Task dependent gain regulation of spinal circuits projecting to the human flexor carpi radialis. Exp. Brain Res. 161(3): 299-306.

Carroll, T.J., Zehr, E.P. and Collins, D.F. (2005) Modulation of cutaneous reflexes in upper limb muscles during arm cycling is independent of activity in the contralateral arm. Exp. Brain Res. 161(2): 133-144.

Zehr, E.P., Frigon, A., Hoogenboom, N. and Collins, D.F. (2004) Facilitation of soleus H-reflex amplitude evoked by cutaneous nerve stimulation at the wrist is not suppressed by rhythmic arm movement. Research Note, Exp. Brain Res. 159(3):382-388.

Zehr, E.P., Carroll, T.J., Chua, R., Collins, D.F., Frigon, A., Haridas, C., Hundza, S. and Kido, A. (2004) Possible contributions of spinal CPG activity to rhythmic human arm movement. Can. J. Phys. Pharm. 82:556-568.

Frigon, A., Collins, D.F. and Zehr, E.P. (2004) Effect of rhythmic arm movement on reflexes in the legs: modulation of soleus H-reflexes and somatosensory conditioning. J.Neurophysiol. 91(4): 1516-1523.

Nickolls, P., Collins, D.F., Gorman, R.B., Burke, D. and Gandevia, S.C. (2004) Forces consistent with plateau-like behaviour of spinal neurons evoked in patients with spinal cord injuries. Brain 127:660-670.

Refshauge, K.M., Collins, D.F. and Gandevia, S.C. (2003) Detection of human finger movement is not facilitated by input from receptors in adjacent digits. J.Physiol. 551.1: 371-377.

Zehr, E.P. Collins, D.F., Frigon, A, and Hoogenboom, N. (2003) Neural Control of Rhythmic Human Arm Movement: Phase Dependence and Task Modulation of Hoffman Reflexes in Forearm Muscles. J.Neurophysiol. 89(1): 12-21.

Stuart, M., Butler, J.E., Collins, D.F., Taylor, J.L., Gandevia, S.C. (2002) The History of Contraction of the Wrist Flexors Can Change Cortical Excitability. (Rapid Report) J.Physiol. 545.3: 731-737.

Collins, D.F., Burke, D. and Gandevia, S.C. (2002) Sustained contractions produced by plateau-like behaviour in human motoneurones. J.Physiol. 538: 289-301.

Zehr, E.P., Chua, R., and Collins, D.F. (2001) Human interlimb reflexes evoked by electrical stimulation of cutaneous nerves innervating the hand and foot. Exp. Brain Res. 140: 495-504.

Collins, D.F., Burke, D. and Gandevia, S.C. (2001) Large involuntary forces consistent with plateau-like behavior of human motoneurons. J.Neurosci. 21: 4059-4065.

Collins, D.F., Refshauge, K.M. and Gandevia, S.C. (2000) Sensory integration in the perception of movements at the human metacarpophalangeal joint. J.Physiol. 529: 505-515.

Mushahwar, V.K., Collins, D.F. and Prochazka, A. (2000) Spinal Cord Microstimulation Generates Functional Limb Movements in Chronically Implanted Cats. Exp.Neurol. 163: 422-429.

Collins, D.F. Knight, B. and Prochazka, A. (1999) Contact-evoked changes in EMG activity during human grasp. J.Neurophysiol. 81(5): 2215-2225.

Collins, D.F., Cameron, T., Gillard, D.M. and Prochazka, A. (1998) Muscular sense is attenuated when humans move. J.Physiol. 508.2: 35-643.

Brooke, J.D., Cheng, J., Collins, D.F., McIlroy, W.E., Misiaszek, J.E., and Staines, W.R. (1997) Sensori-sensory afferent conditioning with leg movement: Gain control in spinal reflex and ascending paths. Prog.Neurobiol. 51(4):393-421.