Falls and Balance Control after Spinal Cord Injury – Dr. Olinda Habib Perez

When:
September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2019-09-12T12:00:00-04:00
2019-09-12T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
Lyndhurst Centre
520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, ON M4G 3V9 Lecture Room A & B
Lyndhurst Centre

Abstract: 

Dr. Olinda Habib Perez will be presenting the initial findings of a 2-year prospective study that examines the causes and consequences of falls in individuals with subacute spinal cord injury. She will also present findings on the balance control of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury.

Biography

Dr. Olinda Habib Perez completed her B.Sc. in Kinesiology at the University of Ottawa and is a Registered Kinesiologist. She continued her M.Sc. at the University of Ottawa, which examined the adaptation of infant bouncers in different jolly jumper environments. Olinda joined the SCI-Mobility Lab in late 2017 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow after completing her PhD from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral work focused on understanding inter-limb coordination in balance control and how this was altered in individuals with traumatic brain injury. She has been leading a study that investigates the causes and consequences of falls across the continuum of care in individuals with subacute spinal cord injury, and has examined the balance control in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury.

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