UPfront Walking Study

Purpose

Do you have some difficulty with walking, climbing stairs, or doing daily chores?

The purpose of this research study is to understand why some older people develop problems with walking.

We will examine how mild electrical stimulation of the brain might improve walking function. Some volunteers will be eligible to participate in a 6-week walking therapy program.

For more information, please call or email:

Procedures 

  • Physical performance tests
  • Mild electrical stimulation of the brain
  • Walking therapy for some participants

Eligibility 

  • Age 65 or older
  • Have some difficulty with walking, climbing stairs or doing chores
  • Willing to participate in a 6-week walking therapy program
Please contact study team for additional eligibility criteria.

Study Information Flyer

Age

65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Aging, Walking, Climbing, Physical therapy

Principal Investigator

David Clark, MD

Department

Aging and Geriatric Research

Contact Information

recruit@aging.ufl.edu

352.273.5919


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