• I am actively involved in developing and implementing novel clinically feasible methods to address the problem of aging-associated osteoporosis, osteoporosis-related fractures and sarcopenia in various populations with low exercise tolerance. As a musculoskeletal scientist, my previous work has led to understanding of the functional and structural characteristics of musculoskeletal system in different types of population such as older adults with osteoporosis, individuals with spinal cord injury, youth and adults with obesity, and children with cerebral palsy. My current research is focused on utilizing muscle phasic contractions to induce mechanical load in a novel way to help address neuromusculoskeletal deficits in various clinical populations.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Bone-loading physical activity and alcohol intake but not bmi affect areal bone mineral density in young college-aged korean women: A cross-sectional study 2019
    2019 Combined Aerobic and Resistance Training Increases Stretch- Shortening Cycle Potentiation and Walking Economy in Postmenopausal Women 2019
    2019 Statistical Models to Assess Leg Muscle Mass in Ambulatory Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Using Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry 2019
    2019 Hormonal responses to taekwondo fighting simulation versus conventional resistance exercise in young elite taekwondo athletes 2019
    2019 Sarcopenia and Its Implications for Metabolic Health 2019
    2018 Greater Visceral Fat but No Difference in Measures of Total Body Fat in Ambulatory Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Compared to Typically Developing Children. 2018
    2018 Inverse relationship between changes of maximal aerobic capacity and changes in walking economy after weight loss 2018
    2018 Interaction of factors affecting vibration transmission to skeleton during standing: A narrative review 2018
    2018 Role of Yoga in Osteoporosis Rehabilitation 2018
    2017 Obese Versus Normal-Weight Late-Adolescent Females have Inferior Trabecular Bone Microarchitecture: A Pilot Case-Control Study. 2017
    2017 Relationship Between Head-Turn Gait Speed and Lateral Balance Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults 2017
    2017 Relationship between muscle performance and DXA-derived bone parameters in community-dwelling older adults. 2017
    2017 Cortical bone deficit and fat infiltration of bone marrow and skeletal muscle in ambulatory children with mild spastic cerebral palsy. 2017
    2016 Musculoskeletal Effects of 2 Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Paradigms Conducted at Different Cadences for People With Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study. 2016
    2016 Comparative Effects of Vigorous-Intensity and Low-Intensity Blood Flow Restricted Cycle Training and Detraining on Muscle Mass, Strength, and Aerobic Capacity. 2016
    2016 Site-Specific Transmission of a Floor-Based, High-Frequency, Low-Magnitude Vibration Stimulus in Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy. 2016
    2015 Underdevelopment of trabecular bone microarchitecture in the distal femur of nonambulatory children with cerebral palsy becomes more pronounced with distance from the growth plate. 2015
    2014 Jump Test Performance and Sarcopenia Status in Men and Women, 55 to 75 Years of Age 2014
    2013 Acute Bone Marker Responses to Whole-Body Vibration and Resistance Exercise in Young Women 2013
    2011 Effects of 12 weeks of combined exercise training on visfatin and metabolic syndrome factors in obese middle-aged women 2011

    Research Overview

  • Musculoskeletal physiology
    Neuromuscular performance
    Neuromotor control
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology, University of Delaware 2015
  • Master of Physical Therapy in Exercise Physiology, University of Oklahoma 2011
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Exercise Physiology, MGM Institute of Health Sciences 2008
  • Full Name

  • Fnu Harshvardhan