MS-SAFE

RESEARCH STUDY

STEPPING TO AVOID FALL EVENTS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 

The MS-SAFE study aims to investigate: 

  • the effects of step training on preventing falls in people with
    multiple sclerosis (MS).

You can help our research if you:

  • are 18 or older
  • have stable MS (no relapse in the past month)
  • are active and independent in daily living

If you take part in the study you would:

  • visit NeuRA in Randwick twice over 2 weeks.
  • be assessed with your fall risk and
    ability to recover balance after trips and slips (the photo).
  • practice stepping after trips and slips, or stepping over obstacles.
  • receive summary results of your fall risk profile.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Please contact:

Yoshi Okubo

Phone: (02) 9399 1065

E-mail: y.okubo@neura.edu.au

Reactive step training at NeuRA

 

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