Balance & Falls SIG: Genotype impact on falls & tDCS with Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee

In this episode we have a conversation with Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee, assistant professor at Drexel University about her work both in the area of COMT genotype (variations of a gene involved in dopamine breakdown) on falls in older adults and in the area of concurrent tDCS and complex walking tasks. We review the results of her research and how the findings can guide physical therapy practice, even among those who are not testing COMT genotype or using tDCS. We also follow-up with a conversation about the impact of placebo effect, especially when working with older adults and the role of mentorship for new academics.

Dr. Chatterjee’s University profile available here

See Dr. Chatterjee’s publications here

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The Balance & Falls Special Interest Group is a component of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy