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Most of our publications can be found by clicking here. Listed below are some of the most recent publications by lab members. If you are interested in any of these articles but don't have access to them (including not being able to pay to get access), please contact us at and we will e-mail you a copy.


Aravind, G., Graham, I. D., Cameron, J. I., Ploughman, M., & Salbach, N. M. (2023). Conditions and strategies influencing sustainability of a community-based exercise program incorporating a healthcare-community partnership for people with balance and mobility limitations in Canada: A collective case study of the Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™) program. Frontiers in rehabilitation sciences, 4, 1064266.

Ploughman, M., Melam, G. R., Buragadda, S., Lohse, K. R., Clift, F., Stefanelli, M., Levin, M., & Donkers, S. J. (2023). Translingual neurostimulation combined with physical therapy to improve walking and balance in multiple sclerosis (NeuroMSTraLS): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary clinical trials, 127, 107142.

Critch, A. L., Snow, N. J., Alcock, L. R., Chaves, A. R., Buragadda, S., & Ploughman, M. (2023). Multiple sclerosis-related heat sensitivity linked to absence of DMT prescription and subjective hand impairment but not autonomic or corticospinal dysfunction. Multiple sclerosis and related disorders, 70, 104514.

Murphy, H. M., Fetter, C. M., Snow, N. J., Chaves, A. R., Downer, M. B., & Ploughman, M. (2023). Lower corticospinal excitability and greater fatigue among people with multiple sclerosis experiencing pain. Multiple sclerosis journal - experimental, translational and clinical, 9(1), 20552173221143398.


Hu W, Combden O, Jiang X, Buragadda S, Newell CJ, Williams MC, Critch AL, Ploughman M. Machine learning corroborates subjective ratings of walking and balance difficulty in multiple sclerosis. Front Artif Intell. 2022 Sep 29;5:952312.

doi: 10.3389/frai.2022.952312.

Megan C. Kirkland, Katie P. Wadden & Michelle Ploughman (2022) Bipedal hopping as a new measure to detect subtle sensorimotor impairment in people with multiple sclerosis, Disability and Rehabilitation, 44:8, 1544-1555, doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1820585

Baldasso BD, Kirkland MC, Newell CJ, Ploughman M. Better cognitive function predicts maintenance of dual-task walking ability over time among people with relapsing-remitting MS. Neuropsychology. 2022 Sep;36(6):520-527. doi: 10.1037/neu0000805.

Snow, N. J., Kirkland, M. C., Downer, M. B., Murphy, H. M., & Ploughman, M. (2022). Transcranial magnetic stimulation maps the neurophysiology of chronic noncancer pain: A scoping review. Medicine, 101(46), e31774.

Reszel, J., van den Hoek, J., Nguyen, T., Aravind, G., Bayley, M. T., Bird, M. L., Edwards, K., Eng, J. J., Moore, J. L., Nelson, M. L. A., Ploughman, M., Richardson, J., Salbach, N. M., Tang, A., & Graham, I. D. (2022). The Stroke Recovery in Motion Implementation Planner: Mixed Methods User Evaluation. JMIR formative research, 6(7), e37189.

Reszel, J., van den Hoek, J., Nguyen, T., Aravind, G., Bayley, M. T., Bird, M. L., Edwards, K., Eng, J. J., Moore, J. L., Nelson, M. L. A., Ploughman, M., Richardson, J., Salbach, N. M., Tang, A., & Graham, I. D. (2022). How Community-Based Teams Use the Stroke Recovery in Motion Implementation Planner: Longitudinal Qualitative Field Test Study. JMIR formative research, 6(7), e37243.

Hu, W., Combden, O., Jiang, X., Buragadda, S., Newell, C. J., Williams, M. C., Critch, A. L., & Ploughman, M. (2022). Machine learning classification of multiple sclerosis patients based on raw data from an instrumented walkway. Biomedical engineering online, 21(1), 21.


Chaves AR, Kenny HM, Snow NJ, Pretty RW, Ploughman M. Sex-specific disruption in corticospinal excitability and hemispheric (a)symmetry in multiple sclerosis. Brain Res. 2021 Dec 15;1773:147687. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147687.

Devasahayam AJ, Kelly LP, Williams JB, Moore CS, Ploughman M. Fitness Shifts the Balance of BDNF and IL-6 from Inflammation to Repair among People with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Biomolecules. 2021; 11(4):504.

Chaves AR, Snow NJ, Alcock LR, Ploughman M. Probing the Brain–Body Connection Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Validating a Promising Tool to Provide Biomarkers of Neuroplasticity and Central Nervous System Function. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(3):384.

Kelly LP, Devasahayam AJ, Chaves AR, Curtis ME, Randell EW, McCarthy J, Basset FA, Ploughman M. Task-Oriented Circuit Training as an Alternative to Ergometer-Type Aerobic Exercise Training after Stroke. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10(11):2423.

Kelly LP, Basset FA, McCarthy J, Ploughman M. Normobaric Hypoxia Exposure During Treadmill Aerobic Exercise After Stroke: A Safety and Feasibility Study. Front Physiol. 2021 Aug 16;12:702439. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.702439. PMID: 34483958; PMCID: PMC8415265.

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