Marilyn MacKay-Lyons

Associate Professor

Email: m.mackay-lyons@dal.ca

Recent Submissions

  • A comprehensive exercise program for a young adult male with Down syndrome who experienced a stroke 

    Casey, A. F., M. Mackay-Lyons, E. M. Connolly, C. Jennings, et al. 2013. "A comprehensive exercise program for a young adult male with Down syndrome who experienced a stroke." Disability and rehabilitation.
    Abstract Purpose: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) may be at heightened risk for stroke due to a combination of physiological conditions and lifestyle choices. There remains a lack of information regarding the effectiveness ...
  • Examining the Use of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Canadian Neurological Occupational and Physical Therapy 

    Fleet, Alana, Marion Che, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Diane MacKenzie, et al. 2014. "Examining the Use of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Canadian Neurological Occupational and Physical Therapy." Physiotherapy Canada 66(1): 60-71.
    Purpose: To investigate the use of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in Canadian neurological occupational and physical therapy. Method: An online survey was completed by occupational and physical therapists ...
  • Utilization of aerobic exercise in adult neurological rehabilitation by physical therapists in Canada 

    Doyle, L., and M. Mackay-Lyons. 2013. "Utilization of aerobic exercise in adult neurological rehabilitation by physical therapists in Canada." Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT 37(1): 20-26.
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although aerobic exercise (AE) has been shown to improve aerobic capacity and reduce morbidity in neurological populations, its application is challenging. The purpose of this study was to survey ...
  • Ethics of involving children in health-related research: applying a decision-making framework to a clinical trial 

    Kelly, B., and M. J. Mackay-Lyons. 2010. "Ethics of involving children in health-related research: applying a decision-making framework to a clinical trial." Physiotherapy Canada.Physiotherapie Canada 62(4): 338-346.
    Purpose: This paper explores ethical issues related to the involvement of children in health-related research through the application of a conceptual model (the Miller and Kenny framework) to a current clinical trial on ...
  • A multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of positioning on quadriplegic shoulder pain 

    Crowe, J., M. MacKay-Lyons, and H. Morris. 2000. "A multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of positioning on quadriplegic shoulder pain." Physiotherapy Canada 52(4): 266-273.
    Background and Purpose: Retrospective studies indicate a high incidence of shoulder pain in patients in the acute stage after cervical spinal cord injury. The purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of positioning in ...
  • Assessment protocol for serial casting after botulinum toxin a injections to treat equinus gait 

    Kelly, B., M. J. MacKay-Lyons, S. Berryman, J. Hyndman, et al. 2008. "Assessment protocol for serial casting after botulinum toxin a injections to treat equinus gait." Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association 20(3): 233-241.
    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate feasibility of an assessment protocol for a trial of post-Botox casting to treat equinus gait in cerebral palsy. METHODS: Ten children (ages, 26-75 months) were recruited. ...
  • A randomized trial of two home-based exercise programmes to improve functional walking post-stroke 

    Mayo, N. E., M. J. MacKay-Lyons, S. C. Scott, C. Moriello, et al. 2013. "A randomized trial of two home-based exercise programmes to improve functional walking post-stroke." Clinical rehabilitation 27(7): 659-671.
    OBJECTIVE: To estimate the relative effectiveness in improving walking ability and other mobility and health outcomes post-stroke of two home-based exercise programmes - stationary cycling and an exercise and walking ...
  • Metabolic syndrome and its components in individuals undergoing rehabilitation after stroke 

    Mackay-Lyons, M. J., C. Macdonald, and J. Howlett. 2009. "Metabolic syndrome and its components in individuals undergoing rehabilitation after stroke." Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT 33(4): 189-194.
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: : Individuals participating in stroke rehabilitation are in jeopardy of future vascular events, including a second stroke. Nevertheless, vascular risk assessment is often overlooked in this population. ...
  • Cardiovascular stress during a contemporary stroke rehabilitation program: is the intensity adequate to induce a training effect? 

    MacKay-Lyons, M. J., and L. Makrides. 2002. "Cardiovascular stress during a contemporary stroke rehabilitation program: is the intensity adequate to induce a training effect?." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 83(10): 1378-1383.
    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the level of cardiovascular stress of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) sessions of a contemporary stroke rehabilitation program and to identify therapeutic activities that ...
  • Longitudinal changes in exercise capacity after stroke 

    Mackay-Lyons, M. J., and L. Makrides. 2004. "Longitudinal changes in exercise capacity after stroke." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 85(10): 1608-1612.
    OBJECTIVE: To determine if stroke patients without specific aerobic training experience a change in the first 6 months after stroke. DESIGN: Descriptive, longitudinal study with repeated measures of exercise capacity at ...
  • Exercise capacity early after stroke 

    Mackay-Lyons, M. J., and L. Makrides. 2002. "Exercise capacity early after stroke." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 83(12): 1697-1702.
    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate exercise capacity of patients with a poststroke interval of less than 1 month. DESIGN: Prospective, cohort, observational study. SETTING: Exercise testing laboratory in a tertiary care hospital. ...
  • Physiotherapy Canada: announcing a year of change 

    Brooks, D., M. MacKay-Lyons, P. Stratford, and M. Parent. 2003. "Physiotherapy Canada: announcing a year of change." Physiotherapy Canada 55(1): 6-9.
    No abstract available.
  • Perceptions of outpatients regarding the attire of physiotherapists 

    Mercer, E., M. Mackay-Lyons, N. Conway, J. Flynn, et al. 2008. "Perceptions of outpatients regarding the attire of physiotherapists." Physiotherapy Canada.Physiotherapie Canada 60(4): 349-357.
    PURPOSE: This study investigated perceptions of patients regarding physiotherapists' attire. METHODS: Three hundred patients in three publicly funded outpatient physiotherapy clinics were asked to complete a questionnaire, ...
  • Therapeutic benefit of aquaerobics for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis 

    Smith, S. S., M. MacKay-Lyons, and S. Nunes-Clement. 1998. "Therapeutic benefit of aquaerobics for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis." Physiotherapy Canada 50(1): 40-46.
    Traditionally, aerobic exercise was thought to exacerbate disease activity of individuals with RA. However, such exercises performed in water may provide cardiovascular conditioning with less repetitive loading of the ...
  • Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing secondary vascular events after stroke or transient ischemic attack 

    Mackay-Lyons, M., M. Thornton, T. Ruggles, and M. Che. 2013. "Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing secondary vascular events after stroke or transient ischemic attack." The Cochrane database of systematic reviews 3: 008656.
    BACKGROUND: Stroke is the second leading cause of death among adults worldwide. Individuals who have suffered a stroke are at high risk of having another stroke likely leading to greater disability and institutionalization. ...
  • Exercise capacity and cardiovascular adaptations to aerobic training early after stroke 

    MacKay-Lyons, M. J., and J. Howlett. 2005. "Exercise capacity and cardiovascular adaptations to aerobic training early after stroke." Topics in stroke rehabilitation 12(1): 31-44.
    Clinicians are becoming increasingly interested in the use of aerobic training to enhance functional outcomes after stroke. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of training among individuals in the chronic ...
  • Aerobic treadmill training effectively enhances cardiovascular fitness and gait function for older persons with chronic stroke 

    Mackay-Lyons, M.. 2012. "Aerobic treadmill training effectively enhances cardiovascular fitness and gait function for older persons with chronic stroke." Journal of physiotherapy 58(4): 271-9553(12)70131-5.
  • Program of rehabilitative exercise and education to avert vascular events after non-disabling stroke or transient ischemic attack (PREVENT Trial): a multi-centred, randomised controlled trial 

    MacKay-Lyons, M., G. Gubitz, N. Giacomantonio, H. Wightman, et al. 2010. "Program of rehabilitative exercise and education to avert vascular events after non-disabling stroke or transient ischemic attack (PREVENT Trial): a multi-centred, randomised controlled trial." BMC neurology 10: 122-2377-10-122.
    BACKGROUND: Despite lack of outward signs, most individuals after non-disabling stroke (NDS) and transient ischemic attack (TIA) have significant cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and are at high risk of a major ...
  • Variability in spatiotemporal gait characteristics over the course of the L-dopa cycle in people with advanced Parkinson disease 

    MacKay-Lyons, M.. 1998. "Variability in spatiotemporal gait characteristics over the course of the L-dopa cycle in people with advanced Parkinson disease." Physical therapy 78(10): 1083-1094.
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Understanding the nature and extent of fluctuations in spatial and temporal variables of gait (eg, speed, stride length [SL], stride time [ST]) over the course of the levodopa (L-dopa) cycle of ...
  • Central pattern generation of locomotion: a review of the evidence 

    MacKay-Lyons, M.. 2002. "Central pattern generation of locomotion: a review of the evidence." Physical therapy 82(1): 69-83.
    Neural networks in the spinal cord, referred to as "central pattern generators" (CPGs), are capable of producing rhythmic movements, such as swimming, walking, and hopping, even when isolated from the brain and sensory ...

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