Gait Analysis and Vestibular Function
We’re working on a project to analyze gait and vestibular function in a prospectively constructed clinical database of patients with balance and vestibular disorders analyzed by the multidisciplinary Pediatric Balance Disorders Program at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. The project compares subjective measures of gross motor development and dynamic balance (gait) through the straight-line walking test.
Balance and Otitis Media
A multisite study of the vestibular effects of myringotomy with tube placement on the balance function of children with serous otitis media is also currently underway. This Nemours Children's-funded protocol is shared with the clinical lab in Jacksonville, Fla.
Balance and Chiari Type 1 Malformation
Additionally, in collaboration with Dr. Thierry Morlet, researchers are studying subjective and objective balance disorders in children with Chiari type I malformation. This study is designed to establish the level of subjective balance complaints and objective balance problems in pediatric patients with a specific type of brain malformation.