The goal of the Mobility and Fall Prevention Research Laboratory (MFPRL) is to further our understanding of the volitional control of compensatory postural responses and contribute to the existing body of fall prevention research in older adults. We use kinetic, kinematic, electrophysiological, and non-invasive brain imaging data to examine the control of functional whole-body movements. Using interdisciplinary approaches, our lab examines the underlying behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying postural and gait dysfunction in older adults with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis to identify prospective behavioral and neural biomarkers of neurological disorders and motor impairment.
Our lab is directed by Manuel Enrique Hernandez.
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