Balance Disorders Laboratory

Research Interests

The Balance Disorders Laboratory examines how motor signals sent to muscles and sensory information about body position interact to maintain a person's balance while standing or walking. Diseases or injury that damage the motor (e.g. Parkinson's disease) or sensory (e.g., vestibular injury, multiple sclerosis) pathways can disrupt balance. In addition to studying how balance control is disrupted, our laboratory is utilizing novel balance training interventions along with state-of-the-art brain imaging (e.g. MRI) to determine rehabilitation efficacy in clinical populations.

Current Research

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Gait and Balance Control

Balance and Gait Rehabilitation in People with Parkinsonism

Portable, Wireless Motion Sensors