Falls and Mobility Research Laboratory

The long-term goal of our research is to reduce the incidence of falls, lessen the severity of fall injury, and enable physical activity in patient populations.

We employ clinical and biomechanical analyses of mobility and balance, including tests of fall recovery. These analyses guide specific exercise interventions that improve fall recovery, subsequently improving balance self-efficacy, reducing falls, and enabling physical activity.

Our research is intended to benefit older adults, individuals with chronic stroke, children with cerebral palsy, individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and people living with lower extremity amputations.

Director: Jeremy Crenshaw

Featured Research

Under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Crenshaw, the Falls and Mobility Laboratory used in the STAR Health Sciences Complex  safely mimic slips and trips, like those on ice, to learn how to better stabilize your body and prevent harm during falls.