Screenings to determine driving crash and fall risk are back

Group of faculty and students in lab coats
Neha Lodha, right, and her lab group.

After the success of last year’s mobility clinic from the Colorado State University Movement Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Laboratory, the research team is back again with two new dates for upcoming mobility clinics, this time for local adults in and outside of CSU.

The MNR Lab, located in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, is offering older adults in Larimer County, as well as individuals with stroke and their family members (above 65 years of age) an opportunity to get assessments of your fall and driving crash risk using nationally recognized assessments at very low cost. Based on your results and interests, the team will offer suggestions for balance and fall-prevention strategies, participation in movement-based research, or referrals to driving rehabilitation specialists.

“Research shows that physiological changes in motor and cognitive performance tend to lead to a decline in driving function and increased risk for falls in adults over the age of 65. My lab is interested in helping Larimer County residents get ahead of these changes to lessen driving and fall risk in our community members,” said Neha Lodha, director of the Laboratory for Movement Neuroscience and Rehabilitation and an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science.

Screenings will be held on Wednesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 12, from 9-5 p.m. each day.

Screenings cost $15 per person and will take place in person at the CSU Human Performance Clinical Research Lab located at 910 Moby Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80521. Parking permits will be provided for HPCRL parking. Participants may request a fee waiver.

Appointments are required. Schedule by using the calendar on the Movement Neuroscience and Rehabilitation website or calling (970) 491-7663.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is a part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.