Department of Kinesiology

Balance Analysis and Training Laboratory


Laboratory Overview

The focus of the Balance Analysis and Training (BAT) Laboratory is on identifying and correcting balance impairments associated with musculoskeletal injury.  More specifically, our agenda examines a variety of balance tests and measures to identify balance impairments.   Assessments are then conducted to determine anatomical, biomechanical, and sensorimotor factors that contribute to balance deficiencies.  Customized therapeutic interventions for impairments are then administered to enhance balance.   

Objectives

  1. Identify postural stability assessments and outcome measures that are sensitive to detecting balance impairments.
  2. Quantify anatomical, biomechanical, and sensorimotor factors that contribute to balance deficits.
  3. Administer traditional therapeutic interventions that are specific to correcting deficiencies and balance.
  4. Explore complimentary therapeutic interventions (stochastic resonance stimulation, interactive video games) for enhancing balance. 

Research

Instrumentation