About usWithin the broad field of rehabilitation research, this department focuses on motor rehabilitation and participation in adults and children with central and peripheral neurological or traumatic disorders. The following main fields can be distinguished:
- Postural and mobility problems (including falls)
- Upper extremity problems
- Speech and swallowing problems (including pediatric saliva control)
- Fatigue, physical activity, and participation
Walking ability in Parkinson patients improveswith the clever use of self-discovered compensation strategies26 March 2019
Standing balance capacity is easily overestimatedin well-recovered stroke survivors20 February 2019
Maud Graff appointed as professorof Occupational Therapy11 September 2018
FacilitiesOur department has two laboratory facilities:
A Movement Lab where state-of-art movement and gait analysis can be performed with an eight-camera 3-D Vicon system, two AMTI force plates embedded in a walkway, and multi-channel wireless surface electromyography (sEMG).
The Radboud Falls Simulator with similar equipment where postural balance can be assessed at the very limits of an individual’s stability by means of a large moveable platform and a motorized safety harness suspended to the ceiling.