Portrait of Prof Olivier Piguet

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CLINIC INFORMATION

The FRONTIER research group has relocated from NeuRA to the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.

 

Please access the link below to access the FRONTIER pages and resources:

http://www.ftdrg.org

 

If you are looking for Professor Piguet, his University of Sydney staff page is located at:

http://sydney.edu.au/science/people/olivier.piguet.php

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Physiological factors associated with falls in an elderly population.

Lord SR, Clark RD, Webster IW

To determine whether a battery of 13 sensorimotor, vestibular, and visual tests discriminates between elderly fallers and elderly non-fallers. It appears that this approach highlights some key physiological factors that predispose elderly individuals to falls.