Mechanisms underlying adaptation to reactive balance training for falls prevention [ 1/1/2021 - 2/28/2023 ]

Research Grant

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Brief description Reactive balance training using unpredictable trips and slips can reduce fall rates in older people by 60%, a significant improvement on current interventions. This project will determine the optimal dose to and physiological adaptations underlying reactive balance training. It will also determine how older people with a high fall risk benefit by this training. This study has the potential to enhance clinical practice and assist older people in maintaining independence and quality of life.

Funding Amount $83,832

Funding Scheme Postgraduate Scholarships

Chief Investigator Mr Steven Phu

Notes Clinical Medicine and Science Research Scholarship

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