Educational Background

  • B.S., Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Option, Virginia Tech
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Research Interests

  • Fall prevention in older adults
  • Motor learning
  • Postural control
  • Gait biomechanics
  • Sports Biomechanics/physiology

Selected Publications

Bieryla KA. "Xbox Kinect training to improve clinical measures of balance in older adults: a pilot study." Aging Clinical and Experimental Research 2016;28(3):451-457.

Bieryla KA, Buffinton CM. "Effects of age and step length on joint kinetics during stepping task." Journal of Biomechanics 2015;48(10):1679-1686.

Bieryla KA, Dold NM. "Feasibility of Wii Fit training to improve clinical measures of balance in older adults." Clinical Interventions in Aging 2013;8:775-781.

Bieryla KA, Madigan ML. "Proof of concept for perturbation-based balance training in older adults at a high risk for falls." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011;92(5): 841-843.

Bieryla KA, Anderson DA, Madigan ML. Estimations of relative effort during sit-to-stand increase when accounting for variations in maximum voluntary torque with joint angle and angular velocity. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2009;19:139-144.

Bieryla KA, Madigan ML, Nussbaum MA. Practicing recovery from a simulated trip improves recovery kinematics after an actual trip. Gait Posture 2007;26(2):208-213.


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