How does the trunk influence intersegmental coordination during functional tasks in Parkinson’s disease: A risk factor for falls? [ 2011 - 2015 ]

Also known as: The influence of the trunk in preventing falls during functional tasks in Parkinson's disease

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Researchers: Dr Michael Cole (Principal investigator)

Brief description Differences in trunk motion during dynamic tasks may provide a mechanism of falling in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. However, objective measures are needed to discern if these differences stem from deficits in motor programming or increased trunk stiffness. This information is critical for developing effective interventions. This project will incorporate innovative techniques to examine how the trunk muscles coordinate movement and control balance during walking in PD.

Funding Amount $AUD 328,032.27

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF

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