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.
Investigating the feasibility and acceptability of real-time visual feedback in reducing compensatory motions during self-administered stroke rehabilitation exercises: A pilot study with chronic stroke survivors.
J Rehabil Assist Technol Eng. 2019 Jan-Dec;6:2055668319831631
Clinical assessment of reactive balance control in acquired brain injury: A comparison of manual and cable release-from-lean assessment methods.
Physiother Res Int. 2019 Jun 17;:e1787
The feasibility of a vision-based sensor for longitudinal monitoring of mobility in older adults with dementia.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 May - Jun;82:200-206
Characterizing slip-like responses during gait using an entire support surface perturbation: Comparisons to previously established slip methods.
Gait Posture. 2019 Jan 23;69:130-135
Does Perturbation-Based Balance Training Improve Control of Reactive Stepping in Individuals with Chronic Stroke?
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jan 07;:
Longitudinal change in spatiotemporal gait symmetry after discharge from inpatient stroke rehabilitation.
Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Jan 07;:1-7
Intensive Balance Training for Adults With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries: Protocol for an Assessor-Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial.
Phys Ther. 2018 Dec 21;:
Handb Clin Neurol. 2018;159:205-228
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
Scientist, KITE (TRI)
Research Division Head, KITE (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