This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Sedentary Behaviour, Physical Activity, and Mobile Apps Among University Students, Emily E. Dunn

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Developing and Testing Quality Indicators for Seriously-ill Home Care Clients in Ontario, Lisa Harman

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The Effect of Twist on the Mechanical Properties of the Intervertebral Disc, Maxine Harvey-Burgess

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Health-Related Quality Of Life And Physical Activity In University Employees, Meghan Hoefs

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Task-dependent Modulation of Cortical Excitability and Balance Control in Individuals with Post-concussion Syndrome, Kristen Kaster, Jayne M. Kalmar Ms., and Michael E. Cinelli Mr

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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Intervertebral Disc Puncture, Inflammation, and Tissue Mechanics Using a Rat-Tail Model., Brigitte Laird

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The relationships of role conflict with role ambiguity, role efficacy, and task cohesion: A study of interdependent university sport teams, Brennan Petersen

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Peripheral Visual Motion Sensitivity in Previously Concussed, Asymptomatic Individuals, Alyssa Prangley

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The Effects of a 12-Week Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on the Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot, and Dynamic Stability During Unexpected Gait Termination in Healthy Young Adults, Katrina Protopapas

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An evaluation of older adults’ perceptions of psychological well-being when participating in community centre programs, Kayla Rellinger

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THE EFFECTS OF ORTHOTICS AND INCREASED PLANTAR SOLE MECHANORECEPTOR ACTIVATION ON TURNING PERFORMANCE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE, Kelly A. Robb

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The Experiences of Athletes, Parents, and Coaches with the Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) in Youth Soccer Academies, Kody Watson

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Moving and Improving: Investigating Physical Activity Patterns for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Kristen Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The effects of external focus of attention exercise rehabilitation on dual task walking in Parkinson's disease, Eric N. Beck

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The Effects of a Lateral Ankle Sprain on Balance and Jumping Performance in Varsity Athletes, Jennifer Childs

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The Influence of Hip Mobility and Fatigue on Spinal Flexion and Muscle Activation in Rugby Scrum Performance, Joshua D. Clayton

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The Effects of a Low Back Pain Vibration Modality on Trunk Postural Control, Adam R. Cornwall

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EXAMINING QUALITY INDICATOR RATES FOR OLDER HOME CARE CLIENTS WITH DUAL SENSORY IMPAIRMENT (DSI) AND EXPLORING THE HETEROGENEITY WITHIN DSI., Jacob G S Davidson and Dawn M. Guthrie

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The Influence of Joint-site, Limb Preference, and Physical Activity on Joint Position Sense, Amanda N. Forsyth

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Exploring How Parents Influence Role Acceptance of Youth Athletes Through Multiple Perspectives, Michael J. Godfrey

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Can a Power Training Program Reduce Fall Risk Factors in Parkinson's Disease?, Brittany Intzandt

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The Effects of Exercise Intensity on Acylated Ghrelin, Active Glucagon-like Peptide-1, and Appetite: Examining The Potential Involvement of Interleukin-6, Hashim Islam

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An Exploratory Approach to Manipulating Dynamic Stability: Investigating the Role of Visual Control during a Precision Foot Placement Task, Russell CG Kennedy

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Factors Influencing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Rural Ontario Paramedics, Tonya A. Leduc

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The Contribution of the Cerebello-thalamo-cortical Circuit to the Pathology of Non-dopaminergic Responsive Parkinson's Disease Symptoms, Shannon C. Lefaivre

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Exploring the Lived Experiences of Daughters/ Daughters-in-Law Providing Primary Informal Care to Their Mothers/ Mothers-in-Law with Dementia, Sarah MacFarlane

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Investigating balance-enhancing effects of midsole hardness and thickness for older adult footwear, Elizabeth McLeod

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Estimates of Persistent Inward Current Decline in Human Soleus Motor Units during Fatigue, Kirby Mendes

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The effects of manipulated somatosensory input on simulated falls during walking, Sarah Mitchell-Ewart

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What Lies Past Remission: The Perceived Late Effects of Pediatric Cancer, Monica L. Molinaro

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THE 2D:4D RATIO, HANDEDNESS, AND SEX ACROSS THE AGE SPAN, Helen A M Protopapas Ms.

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The bigger picture: Piecing together the experiences of family members living with high-functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lauren Thomson

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THE EFFECT OF MENSTRUAL CYCLE PHASE ON APPETITE-REGULATING HORMONES, logan townsend

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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An athletic approach to studying perception-action integration: Does sport-specific training, and the impact of injury, influence how individuals visually guide navigation?, Carmen Baker, Jennifer Campos Ph.D, and Michael E. Cinelli Ph.D.

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ALTERNATE FOOT PLACEMENT: INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF GAIT PARAMETERS, PLANAR OBSTACLE COMPLEXITY, AND ATHLETIC TRAINING, Brittany A. Baxter

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Youth athlete leaders' use of transformational behaviours and relations to trust in the leader and sport outcomes, Amy M. Cubitt and Mark Eys

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Investigation of low back and shoulder demand during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the effect of different compression-ventilation ratios, Richard Scott Dainty

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Estimates of persistent inward current in human motor neurons during postural sway, Ryan Foley and Jayne M. Kalmar Dr.

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The effect of GVS on path trajectory and body rotation in the absence of visual cues during a spatial navigation task, Tanya Karn

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The therapeutic contributions of somatosensory feedback during exercise for those with Parkinson's disease, Matthew T. Lasswell

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The Effect of Training Older Adults in Tai Chi and Compensatory Stepping on Balance Control, Hannah L. Moore Miss

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Dancing with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed Methods Investigation, Nicole Reinders

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THE TEAM APPROACH TO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION OF INJURED ATHLETES: WHAT IS THE COACH’S ROLE ANYWAY?, Leanne Smith

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The Lived Experiences of Sandwich Generation Women and Their Health Behaviours, Allison Steiner

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Transient Trunk Flexion: The Potential to Alleviate Low Back Pain During Prolonged Standing, Danielle M. Stewart

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EMS Use by the Young Adult Population in the Region of Waterloo, Karen J. Totzke

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THE APPLICATION OF HAND SWITCH COSTS TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING BIMANUAL MOVEMENTS: AN INVESTIGATION THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN, Gordon Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Physical fitness characteristics of an active firefighter population serving an urban area, Michael R. Antolini

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Response to mental health calls: The frontline perspectives of police officers, communicators and administrators, Sarah C. Dougall

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Gait Initiation Mechanics in Concussed Varsity Athletes, Adam Harper

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An Exploratory Examination of Families Engaged in an Adventure Running Kids Program, Heather Isnor

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Quantifying cognitive function in concussed athletes before and after acute exercise using a choice reaction time task, Stephanie A. Ramautar M.Sc. and Michael E. Cinelli Ph.D.

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The Lived Experiences of Adult Siblings of Individuals with ASD, Brianne Redquest

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IDENTITY ADAPTATION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL GROWTH FOLLOWING ADVERSITY FOR INJURED ATHLETES, Alanna M. Riordan and Jill Tracey

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EFFECTS OF A HEART RATE VARIABILITY BIOFEEDBACK INTERVENTION ON ATHLETES’ PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSE FOLLOWING INJURY, Andrew S. Rollo Mr.

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Laterality Across the Lifespan: The Effects of Task Complexity, Nicole Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Role of the Subtalar Joint and the Influence of Footwear Characteristics during Slip Perturbations, Jessica M.R. Berrigan

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The Influence of Dopamine Replacement on Movement Impairments During Bimanual Coordination in Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Matt Brown

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Concussions in Ice Hockey: Baseline Testing, Reporting Accuracy, and Cervical Functioning, Craig J. Coghlin

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Evaluation of the Use of Healing Imagery in Athletic Injury Rehabilitation, Joel Cressman

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A Qualitative Examination of Sport Transitions in First Year Collegiate Female Athletes, Carolyn McEwen

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Are Health Care Professionals Addressing the Psychological Aspect of Athletic Injury? A Survey of Injured Athletes, Hayley C. Russell

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The Influence of Plantar Cutaneous Stimulation on a Functional Test of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease, Rachel van Oostveen

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Effects of Estrogen Receptor Activation on Post-Exercise Muscle Satellite Cell Proliferation, Kareem Bunyan

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The Influence of Concurrent Visual Feedback During Treadmill Training in Parkinson’s Disease, Rose Ellen Johnston

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Piecing Together the Puzzle of Autism: Aspects of Its Effects on Children with the Condition and their Caregivers, Roula Markoulakis

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An Examination of Intercollegiate Athletic Injury Tracking Systems Within Canadian Universities, Andrew D. Ross

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The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Physical Activity Among Adolescents, Meredith Laurel Stockie

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The Influence of Propyl Pyrazole Triol on the Post-Exercise Alpha Estrogen Receptor-Mediated Activation of Satellite Cells in Skeletal Muscle of Ovariectomized Rats, Amy Elisabeth Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Influence of Exercise Intensity on Exercise Induced Diaphragm Fatigue in Female Subjects, Anthony Errol Aqui

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Effects of Orthotic Intervention during Running among Individuals with Functional Flatfoot, E. Anne Cunningham

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Effects and Mechanisms of Female Sex Hormone Influence on Skeletal Muscle Inflammation, Sobia Iqbal

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Contributions of Vision to Gait Improvement and Perceptual Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease, Chad A. Lebold

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Non-Preferred Limb Performance Following Prolonged Training periods: Performance and Retention of Skills, Matthew Thomas Mayer

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Evaluation of the Effects of Various Exercise Interventions on Parkinson’s Disease, Michael D. Sage