Balance Assessment and Training Laboratory

Areas of Focus

Directed by Dr. Pilkar, the Balance Assessment and Training Laboratory strives for greater understanding of the neuromuscular and biomechanical mechanisms that underlie the disabling disturbances of posture, balance, and mobility caused by neurological illness and injuries. The scope of the Foundation’s research provides opportunities for the Laboratory team to test protocols for restoring and maintaining balance function in individuals affected by stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal disorders, and aging. Dr. Pilkar also explores the physiological implications of new interventions such as neuromuscular electrical stimulation, using advanced approaches in signal processing.