|Time||Program Code||Thursday, March 2|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||TL1||Thranhardt Lecture
The Contribution of Vestibular Sensory Integration to Mobility in People with Unilateral Transtibial Amputation Comparison
Jennifer Lynn Lucarevic, PT, DPT, PhD Candidate
People with lower-limb amputation (LLA) have a significant loss of somatosensory information due to loss of proprioceptors within the limb; therefore, utilizing the information from the visual and vestibular system becomes more critical during static and dynamic activities. This is the first study to examine the contributions of vestibular sensory integration to mobility in those with LLA.
Reduced Turn Ability, Transfer Ability, and Balance Confidence in Prosthesis Users with History of Falls
Jonathan S. Akins, PhD
Lower-limb prosthesis users with a history of falls have worse turning gait performance, reduced sit-to-stand transfer ability, and reduced balance confidence when compared to non-fallers.