Avril Mansfield PhD, RKin
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy

Contact Info

T: (416) 597-3422 7831


TRI, 550 University Avenue, Rm 215, Toronto, ON M5G 2A2, Rm 11-117



Research Interests

Movement Science


Research Synopsis

Dr. Mansfield's research focuses on understanding balance and mobility challenges of individuals with stroke and physical rehabilitation to help them overcome these challenges. She is particularly interested in understanding how we acquire and re-learn " involuntary" balance motor skills and how to apply technology (e.g. accelerometers and force plates) to assess and treat in clinical practice.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Mansfield A, Brooks D, Tang A, Taylor D, Inness EL, Kiss A, Middleton L, Biasin L, Fleck R, French E, LeBlanc K, Aqui A, Danells CJ. Promoting optimal physical exercise for life (PROPEL): aerobic exercise and self-management early after stroke to increase daily physical activity: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomized trial. BMJ Open 2017;7:e015843. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015843.
  2. Schinkel-Ivy A, Singer JC, Inness EL, Mansfield A. Do quiet standing centre of pressure measures within specific frequencies differ based on balance recovery abilities in individuals with stroke? Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Jun;127(6):2463–71.
  3. Wong JS, Brooks D, Mansfield A. Do falls experienced during in-patient stroke rehabilitation affect length of stay and functional status? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Apr;97(4):561–6.
  4. Mansfield A, Inness EL. Force plate assessment of quiet standing balance control: perspectives on clinical application within stroke rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Process and Outcome. 2015;4:7–15.
  5. Mansfield A, Wong JS, Bryce J, Knorr S, Patterson KK. Does perturbation-based balance training prevent falls? A review and meta-analysis of preliminary randomized controlled trials. Phys Ther. 2015;95(5):700–9.
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