We asked – how good is your balance? Would you like to know your Falls Risk Score?
We asked for older adults to participate in this study looking at how vision influences posture and balance.
The aims of this study was to determine:
The study involved an assessment with a series of interesting tests evaluating your vision, strength, reaction time, sensation, balance and mobility.
All procedures are safe and are routinely used in clinical and research settings.
Study participants received an assessment report on their balance with recommendations for minimising the risk of falling.
The study was completed over a 2 hour session at Neuroscience Research Australia in Randwick, NSW.
PhD student and physiotherapist Edel O’Hagan is currently working on a study that investigates whether using a medication, normally used for sleep disturbances, can help people with acute back pain – that is, pain which has lasted less than three months. Back pain researchers at NeuRA know that there is a shared relationship between sleep and pain. Typically, the higher the pain intensity the worse a person sleeps. Conversely, after […]