Dr. Mansfield's research focuses on understanding balance and mobility challenges of individuals with stroke and physical rehabilitation to help them overcome these challenges. She is particularly interested in understanding how we acquire and re-learn " involuntary" balance motor skills and how to apply technology (e.g. accelerometers and force plates) to assess and treat in clinical practice.
Fostering Clinical-Research Partnerships to Advance Physiotherapy Practice: The Role of an Innovative Neuro-Rehabilitation Clinic.
Physiother Can. 2017;69(3):187-192
Does perturbation-based balance training prevent falls among individuals with chronic stroke? A randomised controlled trial.
BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 17;8(8):e021510
Can J Neurol Sci. 2018 Jun 21;:1-10
Exploring the relationship between stability and variability of the centre of mass and centre of pressure.
Gait Posture. 2018 May 09;63:254-259
Phys Ther. 2018 Mar 16;:
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2018 Mar 20;:1-10
The experiences of physical rehabilitation in individuals with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative thematic synthesis.
Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jan 15;:1-18
Video analysis of "YouTube funnies" to aid the study of human gait and falls - preliminary results and proof of concept.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 Jul;2017:1178-1181
Relationship between margin of stability and deviations in spatiotemporal gait features in healthy young adults.
Hum Mov Sci. 2017 Oct 04;:
Factors Contributing to Unexpected Retirement and Unemployment in Adults Over 50 Years Old in Ireland.
Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2017 Jan-Dec;3:2333721417722709
Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Research Division Head, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Full Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Affiliate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute