Screenings to determine driving crash and fall risk now available

Neha Lodha writing on a white board

The Laboratory for Movement Neuroscience and Rehabilitation in the Colorado State University Department of Health and Exercise Science is offering CSU faculty, staff, and their family members (above 60 years of age) an opportunity to get assessments of your fall and driving crash risk using CDC-recommended and 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 60. My lab is interested in helping the CSU community 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 Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 from 9-4 p.m. each day.

Screenings costs $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 is free. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be enforced, per CSU’s COVID-19 policy.

Appointments are required. Schedule by contacting the team here or calling (970) 491-7663.

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