Dr Timo Rantalainen

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Biomechanics

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Sport Science, , 2010

Contact

t.rantalainen@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17256

Research interests

Neuromuscular and skeletal systems. In particular, skeletal adaptation to mechanical loading and neural control of muscles.

Publications

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2016

Greater association of peak neuromuscular performance with cortical bone geometry, bone mass and bone strength than bone density : a study in 417 older women

Dr Daniel Belavy, Gabriele Armbrecht, Tilo Blenk, Oliver Bock, Hendrikje Borst, Emine Kocakaya, Franziska Luhn, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Rainer Rawer, Frederike Tomasius, Johannes Willnecker, Dieter Felsenberg

(2016), Vol. 83, pp. 119-126, Bone, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Associations between step duration variability and inertial measurement unit derived gait characteristics

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Nicholas H Hart, Sophia Nimphius, Mr Daniel Wundersitz

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 401-406, journal of applied biomechanics, Champaign, Ill., C1

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2015

Effects of bone-specific physical activity, gender and maturity on tibial cross-sectional bone material distribution; a cross-sectional pQCT comparison of children and young adults aged 5-29 years

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Benjamin K Weeks, Rossana C Nogueira, Belinda R Beck

(2015), Vol. 72, pp. 101-108, Bone, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Neuromuscular mechanics and hopping training in elderly

Hoffren-Mikkola Merja, Masaki Ishikawa, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Avela Jannea, V Komi Paavo

(2015), Vol. 115, pp. 863-877, European journal of applied physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Corrigendum to "Increased cross-education of muscle strength and reduced corticospinal inhibition following eccentric strength training" [Neuroscience, 300 (2015) 566-575]

Dr Dawson Kidgell, Ms Ashlyn Frazer, Prof Robin Daly, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ilona Ruotsalainen, Juha P Ahtiainen, Janne Avela, Glyn Howatson

(2015), Vol. 303, pp. 634-634, Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Motor cortex excitability is not differentially modulated following skill and strength training

Mr Michael Leung, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Dr Wei-Peng Teo, Dr Dawson Kidgell

(2015), Vol. 305, pp. 99-108, Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Triceps surae fascicle stretch is poorly correlated with short latency stretch reflex size

Neil Cronin, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Janne Avela

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 245-251, Muscle and nerve, London, Eng., C1

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Increased cross-education of muscle strength and reduced corticospinal inhibition following eccentric strength training

Dr Dawson Kidgell, Ms Ashlyn Frazer, Prof Robin Daly, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ilona Ruotsalainen, Juha P Ahtiainen, Janne Avela, Glyn Howatson

(2015), Vol. 300, pp. 566-575, Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Multibody approach to musculoskeletal and joint loading

Adam Kłodowski, Dr Timo Rantalainen

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 237-267, Archives of computational methods in engineering, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

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Neuromuscular mechanics and hopping training in elderly

Hoffren-Mikkola Merja, Masaki Ishikawa, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Janne Avela, Paavo V. Komi

(2015), Vol. 115, pp. 863-877, European journal of applied physiology, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

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Exergaming as a viable therapeutic tool to improve static and dynamic balance among older adults and people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Mr Dale Michael Harris, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Dr Mark Muthalib, Dr Liam Johnson, Dr Wei-Peng Teo

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1-12, Frontiers in aging neuroscience, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Effectiveness of dual-task functional power training for preventing falls in older people: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Prof Robin Daly, Dr Rachel Duckham, Mr Jamie Tait, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Prof Caryl Nowson, Prof Dennis Taaffe, Kerrie Margaret Sanders, Dr Keith Hill, Dr Dawson Kidgell, Dr Lucy Busija

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1-15, Trials, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Validation of a method to measure total spontaneous physical activity of sedentary and voluntary running mice

M. Silvennoinen, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Heikki Kainulainen

(2014), Vol. 235, pp. 51-58, Journal of neuroscience methods, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Tibial and fibular mid-shaft bone traits in young and older sprinters and non-athletic men

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Dr Rachel Duckham, Harri Suominen, Ari Heinonen, Markku Alen, Marko T Korhonen

(2014), Vol. 95, pp. 132-140, Calcified tissue international, New York, N. Y., C1

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Relationship between lower limb neuromuscular performanceand bone strength in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Matti Munukka, Benjamin Waller, Juhani Multanen, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Arja Hakkinen, Miika Nieminen, Eveliina Lammentausta, Urho Kujala, Juha Paloneva, Hannu Kautiainen, Ilkka Kiviranta, Ari Heinonen

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 418-424, Journal of musculoskeletal neuronal interactions, Nafplion, Greece, C1

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2013

Running in a minimalist and lightweight shoe is not the same as running barefoot : a biomechanical study

Dr Jason Bonacci, Philo Saunders, Amy Hicks, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Prof Bill Vicenzino, Wayne Spratford

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 387-392, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1

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Differential effects of exercise on tibial shaft marrow density in young female athletes

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Riku Nikander, Ari Heinonen, Tomas Cervinka, Harri Sievanen, Prof Robin Daly

(2013), Vol. 98, pp. 2037-2044, Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, Chevy Chase, Maryland, C1

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Mid-femoral and mid-tibial muscle cross-sectional area as predictors of tibial bone strength in middle-aged and older men

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Riku Nikander, Dr Sonja Kukuljan, Prof Robin Daly

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 273-282, Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, Kifissia, Greece, C1

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Muscle activity and inactivity periods during normal daily life

Olli Tikkanen, Piia Haakana, Arto J Pesola, Keijo Hakkinen, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Marko Havu, Teemu Pullinen, Taija Finni

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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2012

Effect of innervation zones in estimating biceps brachii force-EMG relationship during isometric contraction

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Adam Klodowski, Harri Piitulainen

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 80-87, Journal of electromyography and kinesiology, Oxford, U. K., C1

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Maximal voluntary isokinetic knee flexion torque is associated with femoral shaft bone strength indices in knee replacement patients.

Dr Timo Rantalainen, A. Valtonen, S. Sipila, Tapani Poyhonen, Ari Heinonen

(2012), Vol. 19, pp. 116-119, Knee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Effect of weighted vest suit worn during daily activities on running speed, jumping power, and agility in young men

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ilona Ruotsalainen, Mikko Virmavirta

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 3030-3035, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Colorado Springs, Colo., C1-1

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2011

A full body musculoskeletal model based on flexible multibody simulation approach utilised in bone strain analysis during human locomotion

R Al Nazer, Adam Klodowski, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen, A Mikkola

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 573-579, Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, London, England, C1-1

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Exercise loading and cortical bone distribution at the tibial shaft

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Riku Nikander, Prof Robin Daly, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen

(2011), Vol. 48, pp. 786-791, Bone, New York, N. Y., C1

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An open source approach for regional cortical bone mineral density analysis

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Riku Nikander, Ari Heinonen, Prof Robin Daly, Harri Sievanen

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 243-248, Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions, Kifissia, Greece, C1

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Flexible multibody approach in forward dynamic simulation of locomotive strains in human skeleton with flexible lower body bones

Adam Klodowski, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Aki Mikkola, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 395-409, Multibody system dynamics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Vertical ground reaction force measurements and video measurements provide comparable estimates of distance moved by mice during artificial light and dark periods

Dr Timo Rantalainen, M. Silvennoinen, Heikki Kainulainen, Harri Sievanen

(2011), Vol. 197, pp. 104-108, Journal of neuroscience methods, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Age-related muscle activation profiles and joint stiffness regulation in repetitive hopping

Merja Hoffren, Masaki Ishikawa, Dr Timo Rantalainen, J Avela, Paavo V. Komi

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 483-491, Journal of electromyography and kinesiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Three-month bilateral hopping intervention is ineffective in initiating bone biomarker response in healthy elderly men.

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Merja Hoffren, Vesa Linnamo, Ari Heinonen, Paavo V. Komi, J Avela, B. C. Nindl

(2011), Vol. 111, pp. 2155-2162, European journal of applied physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Estimating Lower Limb Skeletal Loading

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Adam Kłodowski

(2011), pp. 243-266, Theoretical Biomechanics, Rijeka, Croatia, B1-1

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An application of the flexible multibody approach used to estimate human skeleton loading

Adam Kłodowski, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen, Aki Mikkola

(2011), Vol. 44, pp. 128-139, Rakenteiden Mekaniikka (Journal of Structural Mechanics), Aalto, Finland, C1-1

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2010

Direction-specific diaphyseal geometry and mineral mass distribution of tibia and fibula: A pQCT study of female athletes representing different exercise loading types

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Riku Nikander, Ari Heinonen, H. Suominen, Harri Sievanen

(2010), Vol. 86, pp. 447-454, Calcified tissue international, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Seventy-year-old habitual volleyball players have larger tibial cross-sectional area and may be differentiated from their age-matched peers by the osteogenic index in dynamic performance

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Vesa Linnamo, Paavo V. Komi, H. Selanne, Ari Heinonen

(2010), Vol. 109, pp. 651-658, European journal of applied physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Neuromuscular performance and body mass as indices of bone loading in premenopausal and postmenopausal women

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Riku Nikander, Ari Heinonen, Juhani Multanen, Arja Hakkinen, Timo Jamsa, Ilkka Kiviranta, Vesa Linnamo, Paavo V. Komi, Harri Sievanen

(2010), Vol. 46, pp. 964-969, Bone, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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2009

Short-term bone biochemical response to a single bout of high-impact exercise

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ari Heinonen, Vesa Linnamo, Paavo V. Komi, Timo E. S. Takala, Heikki Kainulainen

(2009), Vol. 8, pp. 553-559, Journal of sports science and medicine, Bursa, Turkey, C1-1

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Excitability at the motoneuron pool and motor cortex is specifically modulated in lengthening compared to isometric contractions

Markus Gruber, Vesa Linnamo, V Strojnik, Dr Timo Rantalainen, J Avela

(2009), Vol. 101, pp. 2030-2040, Journal of neurophysiology, Bethesda, Md., C1-1

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Innervation zone shift at different levels of isometric contraction in the biceps brachii muscle

Harri Piitulainen, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Vesa Linnamo, Paavo V. Komi, J Avela

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 667-675, Journal of electromyography and kinesiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Bone rigidity to neuromuscular performance ratio in young and elderly men

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Harri Sievanen, Vesa Linnamo, Merja Hoffren, Masaki Ishikawa, H Kyrolainen, J Avela, H. Selanne, Paavo V. Komi, Ari Heinonen

(2009), Vol. 45, pp. 956-963, Bone, New York, NY, C1-1

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Cross-sectional geometry of weight-bearing tibia in female athletes subjected to different exercise loadings

Riku Nikander, Pekka Kannus, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen

(2009), Vol. 21, pp. 1687-1694, Osteoporosis international, London, England, C1-1

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2008

Flexible multibody simulation approach in the analysis of tibial strain during walking

R Al Nazer, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen, A Mikkola

(2008), Vol. 41, pp. 1036-1043, Journal of biomechanics, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Differential modulation of spinal and corticospinal excitability during drop jumps

Wolfgang Taube, Christian Leukel, Martin Schubert,, Markus Gruber, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Albert Gollhofer

(2008), Vol. 99, pp. 1243-1252, Journal of neurophysiology, Bethesda, Md, C1-1

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Analysis of dynamic strains in tibia during human locomotion based on flexible multibody approach integrated with magnetic resonance imaging technique

R Al Nazer, Adam Klodowski, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ari Heinonen, Harri Sievanen, A Mikkola

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 287-306, Multibody system dynamics, Dordrecht , Netherlands, C1-1

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2007

Neuromuscular performance and bone structural characteristics in young healthy men and women

Dr Timo Rantalainen, Ari Heinonen, Paavo V. Komi, Vesa Linnamo

(2007), Vol. 102, pp. 215-222, European journal of applied physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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