About the Authors

Gregory N. Kawchuk

Contributed equally to this work with: Gregory N. Kawchuk, Jerome Fryer, Jacob L. Jaremko, Hongbo Zeng, Richard Thompson

greg.kawchuk@ualberta.ca

Affiliation Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jerome Fryer

Contributed equally to this work with: Gregory N. Kawchuk, Jerome Fryer, Jacob L. Jaremko, Hongbo Zeng, Richard Thompson

Affiliation Private Practice, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Jacob L. Jaremko

Contributed equally to this work with: Gregory N. Kawchuk, Jerome Fryer, Jacob L. Jaremko, Hongbo Zeng, Richard Thompson

Affiliation Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Hongbo Zeng

Contributed equally to this work with: Gregory N. Kawchuk, Jerome Fryer, Jacob L. Jaremko, Hongbo Zeng, Richard Thompson

Affiliation Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Lindsay Rowe

Affiliation School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

Richard Thompson

Contributed equally to this work with: Gregory N. Kawchuk, Jerome Fryer, Jacob L. Jaremko, Hongbo Zeng, Richard Thompson

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GNK JF RT LR. Performed the experiments: GNK JF RT. Analyzed the data: GNK JF JLJ HZ RT LR. Wrote the paper: GNK JF JLJ HZ RT LR. Revised the manuscript: LR.