Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OSU-CHS Researcher Seeks to Improve Muscle Performance, Function

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OSU-CHS Researcher Seeks to Improve Muscle Performance, Function

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TULSA - An Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences researcher is searching for ways to improve muscle function and performance that could enhance athletic prowess, reduce slips and falls among older people and alleviate exercise-induced breathing problems.

Matthew O'Brien, associate professor and clinical education coordinator in athletic training, is trying to identify specific therapeutic interventions that could increase the length and function of human muscle.

"We are looking at increasing an individual's muscle performance and decreasing constriction and other issues that reduce the muscle's ability to perform at its highest potential," he said. "In the athletic world, this has huge implications because a person can gain a competitive edge if they move faster or can jump higher. …

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