George Mochizuki

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

363 Norman Bethune College - BC
Keele Campus
Phone (Office): 416-736-2100 Ext. 22202

Email address(es):

gmochizu@yorku.ca
dynamicbalancelab@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science

Selected Publications

Mochizuki G, Centen A, Resnick M, Lowrey C, Dukelow SP, Scott SH (2019).  Movement kinematics and proprioception in post-stroke spasticity: assessment using the KINARM robotic exoskeleton.  Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Nov 21;16(1):146.



 



Inness EL, Sweeny M, Habib Perez O, Danells C, Comper P, Bayley M, Mochizuki G (2019).  Self-reported balance disturbance and performance-based balance impairment after concussion in the general population.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, May/Jun; 34(3): E37-E46.



 



Saumur T, Mochizuki G (2018).  Task predictability modulates corticospinal excitability during preparation for lower limb movement.  Brain Research, Oct 15; 1697:105-112.



 



Mochizuki G, Boe SG, Marlin A, McIlroy WE (2017).  Performance of a concurrent cognitive task modifies pre- and post-perturbation evoked cortical activity.  Neuroscience, 348:143-152.



 



Singer JC, Nishihara K, Mochizuki G (2016). Does post-stroke lower limb spasticity influence the recovery of standing balance control? A multilevel growth model of stability control measures over two years. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 30(7):626-634.



 



Singer JC, Mochizuki G (2015).  Post-stroke lower limb spasticity alters the between-limb spatial and temporal synchronisation of centre of pressure displacements across multiple timescales.  IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng, 23(5):786-795.



 



Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C, Gage W, Mochizuki G (2014).  The impact of post-stroke spasticity and Botulinum toxin on standing balance: a systematic review.  Expert Rev Neurother, 14(3):319-327.


Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

Neurologic injury can negatively impact one’s ability to interact with their environment and to engage in activities of daily life. Dynamic balance control – the ability to prepare for and respond to bouts of postural instability – is an essential motor skill that enables effective participation in daily activities. Injury to the central nervous system impairs balance control, leading to increased fall risk and subsequent injury, which can ultimately impact recovery. My research program focuses on advancing understanding of the specific balance deficits that are observed following neurologic injuries such as concussion and stroke.  In addition, this research program aims to advance techniques for assessing and remediating relationships between physiological biomarkers of injury and the balance control behaviours they govern.