Researchers at the HDSA Center of Excellence at the Washington University School of Medicine
are studying how balance is impacted by Huntington's disease, and how changes in balance over the course of the disease may affect daily living. Participants will be outfitted with wearable sensors and asked to complete balance and walking tasks at an in-person visit and at home in the week following. The results of this study may inform future physical therapy interventions for people with HD. The study is seeking participants 18 years and older who have HD and control participants without the disease.
HDSA Centers of Excellence provide a unique team approach to Huntington’s disease care and research. Patients benefit from a ‘one-stop shopping’ approach to access expert neurologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, counselors, and other professionals who have extensive experience working with families affected by HD and who work collaboratively to help families plan the best HD care program throughout the course of the disease.