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Walter Herzog is a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and the Schulich School of Engineering's Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He is also an adjunct professor in Cumming School of Medicine's Department of Surgery and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and a director of the Human Performance Lab.
Walter's research is focused on the neuro-biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. His expertise is in the areas of muscle contraction mechanisms, mechanical properties of muscles, growth, healing, and adaptation of soft (ligament, tendon, muscle, and articular cartilage) and hard (bone) tissues.
- Nigg BM, Herzog W (2007) Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System. John Wiley and Sons, England 3. [740 citations – as of May 20, 2016]
- Erdemir A, McLean S, Herzog W, van den Bogert AJ (2007) Model-based estimation of muscle forces exerted during movements. Clinical Biomechanics 22 (2), 131-154. [468 citations]
- Herzog W, Nigg BM, Read LJ, Olsson E (1989) Asymmetries in ground reaction force patterns in normal human gait. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 21:110-114. [322 citations]
- Rassier DE, MacIntosh BR, Herzog W (1999) Length dependence of active force production in skeletal muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology 86 (5), 1445-1457. [292 citations]
- Herzog W, Read LJ (1993) Lines of action and moment arms of the major force-carrying structures crossing the human knee joint. Journal of Anatomy 182 (Pt 2), 213. [254 citations]
- Herzog W (2014) Mechanisms of enhanced force production in lengthening (eccentric) muscle contractions. Journal of Applied Physiology 116:1407-1417. [32 citations]
- Herzog W, Leonard TR (2002) Force enhancement following stretching of skeletal muscle a new mechanism. Journal of Experimental Biology 205 (9), 1275-1283 [179 citations]
- Leonard TR, Herzog W (2010) Regulation of muscle force in the absence of actin-myosin-based cross-bridge interaction. American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology 299 (1), C14-C20. [86 citations]
- Roos EM, Herzog W, Block JA, Bennell KL (2011) Muscle weakness, afferent sensory dysfunction and exercise in knee osteoarthritis. Nature Reviews Rheumatology 7 (1), 57-63 [86 citations]
- Herzog W, Lee EJ, Rassier DE (2006) Residual force enhancement in skeletal muscle. Journal of physiology 574 (3), 635-642. [81 citations]