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Joanne Hodder

Joanne Hodder

Professor

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

joanne.hodder@sheridancollege.ca

Dr. Hodder is currently a professor for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Health Promotion) program at Sheridan College. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Coop Hounours and her Master's of Science in Biomechanics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as a Doctoral degree in Occupational Biomechanics from McMaster University. She futher completed 2 Post-doctoral Fellowships, at Queen's University and McMaster University.  Joanne's teaching areas include biomechanics, ergonomics, motor control, occupational health and safety and research. Joanne's research interests are mainly in ergonomics and shoulder, back and pelvic floor biomechanics. Her most recent research grant examined the efficiacy of a biomechanical technique intervention on high force components of Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police test. 

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Neuromuscular Mechanics and Motor Control
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injury Mechanisms
  • Fine-wire and Surface Electromyography, Ultrasound, Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis and Computer Modeling

Conference Presentations

  • Hodder, J., Holmes, M., Keir, P. (2014-07-13). Predicting shoulder muscle coordination during static shoulder exertions.. In the Proceedings of the10th Conference of the International Shoulder Group. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Potvin, J. (2014-07-06). Examining methods for predicting multidirectional shoulder strength. In the Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Biomechanics. Boston, United States.

  • Hodder, J., Potvin, J., Sonne, M. (2013-10-08). Prediction of muscle fatigue during complex submaximal handgrip tasks using a three-compartment model. . In the Proceedings of the 44th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Potvin, J., La Delfa, N., Langstaff, N. (2013-10-08). The interacting effects of forearm rotation and exertion direction on wrist strength.. In the Proceedings of the 44th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Potvin, J., D'Isabella, N., Sonne, M. (2013-10-08). Repeatability of fatigue accumulation during complex submaximal hand gripping. In the Proceedings of the 44th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Potvin, J., Sonne, M. (2013-08-04). Preceding force time-history affects fatigue accumulation during repetitive hand grip tasks. In the Proceedings of the 24th International Society of Biomechanics Congress. Natal, Brazil.

  • Hodder, J., Keswani, N., McLean, L. (July 2012). Reduction in motion artifact in pelvic floor electromyography with novel electrode. the 19th Congress of the International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Brisbane, Australia.

  • Hodder, J., Keir, P. (June 2012). Normalization of shoulder electromyography for dynamic contractions. . 17th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference. Vancuover, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Keir, P. (2010-06-19). Shoulder muscle response to gripping and biceps efforts during submaximal shoulder exertions. 18th Congress of the International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Aalborg, Denmark.

  • Hodder, J., Keir, P. (2010-06-09). Coordination of shoulder muscles in response to gripping and biceps activity during dynamic shoulder exertions. 16th Biennial Canadian Society of Biomechanics Conference. Kingston , Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Holmes, M., Keir, P. (2007-10-15). Continuous Trunk Posture Measurement and Analysis in Nursing. 38th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference. Toronto, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Kallitsis, C. (2018-10-15). Estimated action limits and postural ranges for care providers with pediatric populations: an applied case study. 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists and 6th Conference for the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health. Sudbury, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Maly, M., Plashkes, T. (2010-06-18). Middle-aged women demonstrate fatiguability of hamstrings with exhaustive exercise.. 18th Congress of the International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Aalborg, Denmark.

  • Hodder, J., Pierrynowski, M., Plashkes, T. (2010-06-12). Exhaustive exercise imbalances neuromusuclar activation patterns of knee extensors and flexors in young and middle-aged women. 16th Biennial Canadian Society of Biomechanics Conference. Kingston, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Holmes, M., Keir, P. (2007-10-16). Continuous low back loading in long term care nurses. 38th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference. Toronto, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Brown, M., Holmes, M., Keir, P. (2007-10-15). Quantifying Patient handling tasks in Nursing. 38th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) Conference. Toronto, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Holmes, M., Keir, P. (2007-08-28). Peak and cumulative low back loading in long term care nurses. 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Boston, USA.

  • Hodder, J., Holmes, M., Keir, P. (2007-08-28). Low Back Loading in Nursing: Patterns and Cumulative Loads. 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Boston, USA.

  • Hodder, J., MacKinnon, S., Ralhan, A. (2005-08-18). The effectiveness of the Back Injury Prevention Program (BIPP) on the biomechanics of patient transferring in novice personnel. . 36th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference. Halifax, Canada.

  • Hodder, J., Gruevksi, K., Keir, P. (2009-08-27). Variance in upper extremity muscle activity during cyclic pushing tasks. 32nd Annual American Society of Biomechanics Conference. . Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Hodder, J., Keir, P. (2008-08-05). Shoulder electromyography during repeated shoulder exertions combined with a cognitive task. In the Proceedings of the 4th North American Congress on Biomechanics. Michigan, USA.

Conference Proceedings

  • Hodder, J., Mulla, D., Maly, M., Lyons, J., Keir, P. (2019). Probabilistic evaluation of scapulohumeral muscle functional roles to alterations in musculoskeletal geometry.. Proceedings of the 27th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics and American Society of Biomechanics, Calgary, Alberta.

  • Hodder, J., Whittaker, J., McLean, L., Warner, M., Stokes, M. (2012). Eletromyography and sonography assessment of abdominal muscle function in persons with and without lumbopelvic pain. In the Proceedings of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists, Quebec City, Quebec.

  • Hodder, J., Loeffler, T., Higgs, C. (2005). More Than a Game: the effect of ice hockey on girls’ physical, intellectual, and social development. In the Proceedings of the ICSSPE Pre-Olympic Congress, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Journal Articles

Grants

  • "Scholarship Research and Creative Activities Grant ". Sheridan. SRCA. $10,000. 2017.
    Joanne Hodder (Co-Principle Investigator).

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