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.
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
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Jul 31;48:97-102
Promoting Optimal Physical Exercise for Life (PROPEL): aerobic exercise and self-management early after stroke to increase daily physical activity-study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial.
BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 30;7(6):e015843
Perturbation-based balance training for falls reduction among older adults: Current evidence and implications for clinical practice.
Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2017 Jun 16;:
Does Perturbation Training Prevent Falls after Discharge from Stroke Rehabilitation? A Prospective Cohort Study with Historical Control.
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Jun 01;:
A Retrospective Analysis of Post-Stroke Berg Balance Scale Scores: How Should Normal and At-Risk Scores Be Interpreted?
Physiother Can. 2017;69(2):142-149
Exp Brain Res. 2017 Feb 27;:
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