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Dr Nivan Weerakkody Lecturer, Pharmacy & Biomedical Sci

Dr Nivan Weerakkody obtained his PhD in 2004 at Monash University. His work has focused on muscle physiology and exercise, specifically on proprioception (the ability to sense our own body's action) and muscle pain. Studies carried out by Nivan and collaborators have shown that after all forms of intense exercise, including both eccentric and concentric exercise, subjects have a disturbed limb position sense. It is hypothesized that this is due to an altered sense of effort. In related experiments it was shown that muscle soreness like that experienced after eccentric exercise can produce errors in limb position sense.

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