Catriona Steele

University of Toronto Canada

Professor Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at The KITE Research Institute at the University Health Network and a Professor at the University of Toronto. A speech-language pathologist by training, Dr. Steele is particularly known for her use of instrumentation to measure physiological signals in swallowing, including electromyography, electromagnetic articulography, and intraoral manometry. She has used surface electromyography as a tool for biofeedback in exercise-based approaches to therapy for people with dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Dr. Steele is a frequent speaker at conferences and professional training courses around the world. She is known for her commitment to evidence-based practice.

Catriona Steele

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This second of two volumes on EMG (Electromyography) covers a wide range of clinical applications, as a complement to the methods discussed in volume 1. Topics range from gait and vibration analysis, through posture and falls prevention, to biofeedback in the treatment of neurologic swallowing impairment. The volume includes sections on back care, sports and performance medicine, gynecology/urology and orofacial function. Authors describe the procedures for their experimental studies with detailed and clear illustrations and references to the literature. The limitations of SEMG measures and methods for careful analysis are discussed. This broad compilation of articles discussing the use of EMG in both clinical and research applications demonstrates the utility of the method as a tool in a wide variety of disciplines and clinical fields.

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