In the literature, chiropractic care has been shown to impact older adults’ sensory and motor systems, which may impact neuromuscular risk factors for falling. Therefore, looking at the change in the balance of older adults (Age>65) before and after chiropractic adjustments can provide valuable insight to chiropractors. Currently, chiropractors do not have a tool to give information about balance measures during the session. Therefore, in this study, we will look at the feasibility of using a novel mobile-based balance assessment tool, gait and balance app (G&B), to monitor the balance in older people (Age > 65) every week during chiropractic care.

Grant Value: $9,687
Chief Investigator: Dr Usman Ghani – New Zealand College of Chiropractic.
Status: In Progress

Researcher updates:

  • July 2023
    Data collection has commenced and should be gathered by the end of 2023.