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How Does Your Patient Approach a Curb?

How Does Your Patient Approach a Curb?

Meg Lowry is back  -  interviewing motor control researcher Steven Van Andel about how people approach and step onto a curb. Steve explains perceptual motor coupling with an analogy we can all relate to: Super Mario Brothers. The differences Steve found in the strength of perceptual-motor coupling in younger adults vs older adults, and older fallers vs non fallers may be  contrary to what many clinicians  expect.   FREE FULL TEXT article! van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., & Pepping, G. J. (2018). Regulation of locomotor pointing across the lifespan: Investigating age-related influences on perceptual-motor coupling. PloS one, 13(7), e0200244. Free full text: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0200244 [email protected] Twitter: @Steven_vanAndel ------------ This episode is sponsored by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Check out their FREE resources they've given you, listeners of SRP -http://GeriatricsPT.org/SRP

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