Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Brittney Muir

Ricketts Hall 328, Troy
518-244-2220
muirb@sage.edu

Education

Dual-title Ph.D. in Health & Kinesiology and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2015

M.S. in Health & Kinesiology, Purdue University, 2011

B.S. in Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2007

Courses Taught

  • OTH 507 – Functional Anatomy and Applied Kinesiology
  • OTH 669 – Research Seminar I

Research

The control of adaptive gait throughout the lifespan

Recent Publications

Muir, B.C., Rietdyk, S., Haddad, J.M., Heijnen, M.J.H. (2015). Proactive Gait Strategies to Mitigate Risk of Obstacle Contact are more Prevalent with Advancing Age. Gait and Posture, 41, 233-239.

Muir, B.C., Rietdyk, S., Haddad, J.M. (2014). Gait initiation: the first four steps in young adults, adults aged 65-79 years, and adults aged 80-91 years. Gait and Posture, 39, 490-494.

Heijnen, M.J.H., Muir B.C., & Rietdyk, S., (2012). The Factors Leading to Obstacle Contact during Adaptive Locomotion. Experimental Brain Research, 223, 219-231.

Heijnen, M.J.H., Muir B.C., & Rietdyk, S. (2012). Interpolation Techniques to Reduce Error in Measurement of Toe Clearance during Obstacle Avoidance. Journal of Biomechanics, 45, 196–198.

Recent Referred Conference Proceedings

Pontecorvo, S.M., Heijnen, M.J.H., Muir, B.C., Rietdyk, S. The relationship between gaze behavior and failure to cross a stationary, visible obstacle. World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR), Seville, Spain (June 2015; poster presentation).

Muir, B.C., Rietdyk, S., Haddad, J.M., Heijnen, M.J.H. The Effects of Advancing Age on Adaptive Gait: A Comparison of adults aged 20-25 years, 65-79 years, and 80-91 years. World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR), Vancouver, B.C., Canada (June 2014; poster presentation).

Muir, B.C., Haddad, J.M., Rietdyk, S., van Emmerik, R.A.E. Dynamic Gait Instability Occurs at Different Time Scales for Young and Older Adults.World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR), Vancouver, B.C., Canada (June 2014; poster presentation).

Rietdyk, S., Heijnen, M.J.H., Muir, B.CFailures of Proactive Gait Adaptations: Individual and Environmental Characteristics that Result in Failure to Cross a Visible, Stationary Obstacle. World Congress of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Vancouver, Canada (June 2014; podium at symposium “Proactive and Reactive Adaptations to Slips and Trips: Implications for Fall-Risk Assessment and Rehabilitation”).

Muir, B.C., Rietdyk, S., Haddad, J.M., van Emmerik, R.A.E. Age-Related Changes in Foot Placement Variability when Approaching and Stepping Over an Obstacle. World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), Boston, MA, USA (July 2014; PhD student podium competition).

Caldwell, G.E., Frayne, D., Muir, B.C., Umberger, B.R. Biomechanical Characteristics of Exercise Machine Training. World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), Boston, MA, USA (July 2014 poster presentation).