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Dr Yoshiro Okubo obtained his PhD at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where he investigated the influence walking had on falls in seniors. He was awarded the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences Chair Award from the University of Tsukuba as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Dr Okubo is now part of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at NeuRA. His research focuses on helping people learn to better respond to trips, slips and prevent falls. He is hopeful that this work will ensure that older people can maintain their independence as they age.
2021, 23 Jun
Predictors of development and persistence of musculoskeletal pain in community‐dwelling older people: A two ‐year longitudinal study
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.14172
Stepping impairment and falls in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of volitional and reactive step tests
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2020.101238
People With Parkinson’s Disease Exhibit Reduced Cognitive and Motor Cortical Activity When Undertaking Complex Stepping Tasks Requiring Inhibitory Control
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968320969943
2020, 06 Aug
Reactive Balance Adaptability and Retention in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968320929681
2020, 09 Jul
Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Lower Back or Knee Pain Are Associated with Cognitive and Emotional Factors
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17144960
2018, 18 Sep
Exposure to trips and slips with increasing unpredictability while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202913
2018, 04 Jun
Exposure to unpredictable trips and slips while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations
View full other on https://doi.org/10.1101/333989
Longitudinal association between habitual walking and fall occurrences among community-dwelling older adults: Analyzing the different risks of falling
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