Balance Gym for Falls Prevention in Older Adults

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Gustavo Duque gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary The Gait and Balance Gym provides a community program for falls and fracture prevention in older adults through traditional and novel methods

Project Details

The Gait and Balance Gym provides a community program for falls and fracture prevention in older adults through traditional and novel methods. This includes the use of exercise and virtual-reality balance training to improve balance and function. With regards to the virtual reality system available, the Balance Rehabilitation Unit (BRU) involves the use of a force platform and virtual reality goggles containing a head tracker to accurately assess and treat balance disorders. In this project the effect of the Gait and Balance Gym programs on falls will be investigated.


School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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