Walk this Way: Gait Rehabilitation in Older People and People with Stroke
Free Public Lecture
Level 1, Western Centre for Health Research & Education, Sunshine Hospital
176 Furlong Road
Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) February seminar series
In this lecture, Associate Professor Cathy Said will provide an overview of her research into walking following stroke and in older people. She will outline results of a recently completed randomised controlled trial examining the impact of increasing physical activity on walking in older people undergoing hospital-based rehabilitation.
The talk will conclude with drinks and nibbles in the Atrium.
Associate Professor Cathy Said, Assoc Professor Of Physiotherapy Western Health
Associate Professor Cathy Said
Assoc Professor Of Physiotherapy Western Health
The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Cathy Said is the inaugural Associate Professor Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne Western Health. She has over 25 years experience as a physiotherapist working in neurological and gerontological rehabilitation, and her research interests focus on gait and balance disorders in these populations. Associate Professor Said has research expertise in 3D gait analysis and has been involved in a number of randomised clinical trials, including 'Falls prevention for stroke patients following discharge home' and 'Optimising rehabilitation outcomes in frail older adults'. She is currently a Chief Investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded project: 'Can real time biofeedback of foot clearance data be used to assist with gait rehabilitation following stroke?'