Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
The objective of the Locomotor Rehabilitation Lab is to determine why people fall (and why they don’t) with the goal of remediating balance impairment. We pursue this objective by: 1) developing novel clinical tests to predict both who is at risk for a fall as well as why they are at risk for a fall, and 2) identifying neuromechanical mechanisms of “better” balance. Clinically we focus on older adult and lower limb amputee populations.
National Institutes of Health, Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, PI
Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation, Validation of a novel beam-walking test to assess fall risk in people with lower limb amputation, PI