Research focusing on fall arrest strategies

Dr. Joel Lanovaz, an associate professor in the College of Kinesiology, is a co-principal investigator on a recently awarded Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) grant titled ‘Does Fall Arrest Strategy Training (FAST) Added to a Fall Prevention Program Improve Physical Capacity to Prevent Serious Fall-related Injury in Women?’

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Collaborating with Dr. Catherine Arnold from the College of Medicine's School of Physical Therapy (who is also an associate member in Kinesiology) and a research team that includes members of both PT and Kin, this grant is exploring an exciting new line of fall prevention research.  Their work focuses on forward falls and tests effects of upper body Fall Arrest Strategy Training (FAST) to potentially decrease the risk of injury.

Read more about this grant and area of research.