Derek Rutherford

Assistant Professor

Email: djr@dal.ca

Recent Submissions

  • Reliability of principal components and discrete parameters of knee angle and moment gait waveforms in individuals with moderate knee osteoarthritis 

    Robbins, S. M., J. L. Astephen Wilson, D. J. Rutherford, and C. L. Hubley-Kozey. 2013. "Reliability of principal components and discrete parameters of knee angle and moment gait waveforms in individuals with moderate knee osteoarthritis." Gait & posture 38(3): 421-427.
    Gait measures are used to evaluate change in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), but reliability has not been fully established in this population. This study examined test-retest reliability of knee angle and moment ...
  • The effect of osteopathic manual therapy on the vascular supply to the lower extremity in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized trial 

    Jardine, Wendy, M., Carol Gillis, and Derek Rutherford. 2012. "The effect of osteopathic manual therapy on the vascular supply to the lower extremity in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized trial." International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15(4): 125-133.
    Abstract: Osteopathic principles guide treatments, one of which is the rule of the artery is absolute. Objectives of this study were to determine if selected osteopathic techniques (fascial releases along the arterial ...
  • Reliability of surface electromyographic recordings during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis 

    Hubley-Kozey, C. L., S. M. Robbins, D. J. Rutherford, and W. D. Stanish. 2013. "Reliability of surface electromyographic recordings during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis." Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology 23(2): 334-341.
    To determine test-retest reliability of a surface electromyographic protocol designed to measure knee joint muscle activation during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Twenty-one individuals with moderate ...
  • Neuromuscular alterations exist with knee osteoarthritis presence and severity despite walking velocity similarities 

    Rutherford, Derek, J., Cheryl Hubley-Kozey, William, D. Stanish, and Michael, J. Dunbar. 2011. "Neuromuscular alterations exist with knee osteoarthritis presence and severity despite walking velocity similarities." Clinical Biomechanics 26(4): 377-383.
    Abstract: Background: Neuromuscular strategies during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis are being explored for diagnostic information; however, isolating differences to disease progression is difficult given ...
  • Erectile dysfunction: assessment, treatment and prescribing issues 

    Rutherford, D.. 2002. "Erectile dysfunction: assessment, treatment and prescribing issues." Nursing times 98(51): 30-33.
    Because of the sensitive nature of erectile dysfunction, epidemiology may be based on conservative estimates. Today, oral medication is regularly prescribed, often in the primary care setting, although this may be at the ...
  • Conversation with Derek Rutherford 

    Rutherford, D.. 2012. "Conversation with Derek Rutherford." Addiction (Abingdon, England) 107(5): 892-899.
    No abstract available.
  • Clinician's Commentary on Crockett et al.(1.) 

    Rutherford, D.. 2013. "Clinician's Commentary on Crockett et al.(1.)." Physiotherapy Canada.Physiotherapie Canada 65(3): 236-237.
    No abstract available.
  • Changes in knee joint muscle activation patterns during walking associated with increased structural severity in knee osteoarthritis 

    Rutherford, D. J., C. L. Hubley-Kozey, and W. D. Stanish. 2013. "Changes in knee joint muscle activation patterns during walking associated with increased structural severity in knee osteoarthritis." Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology 23(3): 704-711.
    PURPOSE: To determine whether alterations in knee joint muscle activation patterns during gait were related to structural severity determined by Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) radiographic grades, for those with a moderate knee ...
  • Maximal voluntary isometric contraction exercises: a methodological investigation in moderate knee osteoarthritis 

    Rutherford, D. J., C. L. Hubley-Kozey, and W. D. Stanish. 2011. "Maximal voluntary isometric contraction exercises: a methodological investigation in moderate knee osteoarthritis." Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology 21(1): 154-160.
    PURPOSE: The objectives were, (i) to determine whether differences exist in relative activation amplitudes for participants with asymptomatic knees and participants with moderate medial compartment knee osteoarthritis ...
  • Explaining the hip adduction moment variability during gait: Implications for hip abductor strengthening 

    Rutherford, D. J., and C. Hubley-Kozey. 2009. "Explaining the hip adduction moment variability during gait: Implications for hip abductor strengthening." Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon) 24(3): 267-273.
    BACKGROUND: There is emerging interest in hip abductor function during gait and its potential relationship to knee joint pathology. During gait, the hip abductor muscles are primarily responsible for generating moments of ...
  • Sexual dysfunction in women with diabetes mellitus 

    Rutherford, D., and A. Collier. 2005. "Sexual dysfunction in women with diabetes mellitus." Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology 21(4): 189-192.
    Sexual problems in men with diabetes mellitus are common and often result from diabetic complications. However, although diabetic complications are similar in both sexes, little attention has been given to the effects of ...