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.
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
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;:
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