RESEARCH & FUNDING
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
The goal of our work is to support an evidence-based approach to clinical neurorehabilitation.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
38.7% of all adults in the U.S. age 65 yrs. and older are living with disability.
The rate of disability in older adults with the State of Arizona is actually lower than the national average (34.6%). Check out how your state is doing here.
Thus, we at ASU are able to leverage our communities and embed ourselves in our local society to better understand the mechanisms of and benefits to healthy aging. We also focus on changes in motor function due to aging and brain injury.
Because of this we are interested in learning how the nervous system learns new motor skills and relearns existing ones during motor recovery following neural damage.
To better understand how the brain controls movement, we study functional upper extremity movements, such as reaching, grasping, and object manipulation, as well as balance and posture. All of these are involved in many activities of daily living.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Marriner Eccles Foundation
National Swimming Pool Foundation
VPR Seed Funding Programs (University of Utah)
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