Research Area: Treatment of Parkinson's
Poor balance and difficulty walking are among the toughest symptoms to reduce in people with Parkinson’s disease. At the University Health Network, PhD student Stephanie Tran studies the three major sensory systems involved in balance: sight, proprioception, and the vestibular system. She wants to learn how these systems interact and which are most affected by Parkinson’s. She hopes to use her new knowledge to create cues for people to improve balance.