Dr. Bhatt graduated with a BS in Physical
University of Mumbai
in 1997. She completed
her MS in Rehabilitation from
University of Manitoba
in 2000. Her master¨s
research focused on examining corrective balance reactions in
chronic stroke patients following platform perturbations.
She obtained her PhD from the
with specialization in Motor Control and Learning.
Her doctoral work focused on examining the contribution of
gait stability for prevention of slip-related backward balance loss
and better understanding the mechanisms underlying its control.
Her dissertation examined effect of
walking speed on recovery from slips and the neuromechanical
adaptive strategies for prevention of slip-related backward balance.
Further she developed a motor training paradigm to prevent
and retain such backward balance loss for long intervals.
is currently completing a post-doctoral term at the
broadening her research for prevention of slip-related falls to the
healthy older adult and pathological population. Her clinical
interests lie in rehabilitation of individuals with chronic
sensory-motor and balance impairments.
Bhatt, T. and Y.-C.
Pai (2005). "Long-term retention of gait stability
improvements." Journal of Neurophysiology 94: 1971-1979.
Bhatt, T., E. Wang and Y.-C. Pai (2006). "Retention
of adaptive control over varying intervals: Prevention of
slip-induced backward balance loss during gait." Journal of
Neurophysiology 95(5): 2913-2922.
Bhatt, T., J. D. Wening and Y.-C. Pai (2005).
"Influence of gait speed on stability: Recover from anterior
slips and compensatory stepping." Gait and Posture 21: 146-156.
Bhatt, T., J. D. Wening and Y.-C. Pai (2006).
"Adaptive control of gait stability in reducing slip-related
backward loss of balance." Experimental Brain Research 170(1):