Research Grant[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/2003179]
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
- PURL : http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/2003179
- nhmrc : 2003179