School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's University
 

Dr. Nandini Deshpande
MSc, Rehabilitation Science, Queen's University, ON, Canada; PhD, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, USA

Accepting MSc and PhD students in the following areas of research:
  • Aging, and age-related changes in sensory function, mobility & disability
Contact information:

Louise D. Acton Building, Room 229
Internal telephone extension: 32916
External telephone: 613 -533-2916  
e-mail: nandini.deshpande@queensu.ca

Research:

Vestibular and somatosensory functions; sensory integration process; impact of aging and diabetes on sensory functions and possible consequent modulation in sensory integration process and their impact on postural control during functional activities; other factors responsible for sustaining mobility in older adults with specific emphasis on fear of falling






Teaching:

PT 856 Neuromotor Function I
PT 852 Electrophysical Agents
PT 863 Geriatrics

Contribution to
RHBS801/901 Motor Performance 
RHBS 873 Exercise Rehabilitation

Current Funding

CIHR, Harry Botterell Foundation, J P Bickel Foundation

Peer-reviewed Publications:*denotes students working under my supervision

N Deshpande, EJ Metter and L Ferrucci. Sensory-motor and Psychosocial Determinants of Adaptive Locomotor Performance, Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jul;92(7):1074-9  

A Novak* and N Deshpande. Effects of deteriorated sensory information on the kinetics and kinematics of sit-to-stand movement in elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Mar;59(3):562-3

B Tourtillott*, JA Ferraro, A Bani-Ahmed*, E Almquist, N Deshpande.  Age-related changes in vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) utilizing a modified blood pressure feedback method.  American Journal of Audiology, 19(2):100-8, 2010

N Deshpande, EJ Metter and L Ferrucci. Validity of clinically derived Cumulative Somatosensory Impairment Index. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(2):226-32, 2010

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, S Bandinelli, F Lauretani and L Ferrucci. Interpreting fear of falling in elderly: What do we need to consider? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 32(3):91-96, 2009

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, S Bandinelli, J Guralnik and L Ferrucci. Gait speed under varied challenges and cognitive decline in older persons: A prospective study. Age and Aging, 38(5):509-14, 2009

N Deshpande, L Ferrucci, EJ Metter, KA Faulkner, E Strotmeyer, S Satterfield, AV  Schwartz and E Simonsick. Association of lower limb cutaneous sensitivity with gait speed in the elderly – the Health ABC study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(11):921-8, 2008

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, S Ling, R Conwit and L Ferrucci. Physiological correlates of age-related decline in vibrotactile sensitivity. Neurobiology of Aging, 29(5):765-73, 2008

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, S Bandinelli, F Lauretani, J Guralnik and L Ferrucci. Activity restriction induced by fear of falling and objective and subjective measures of physical function: a prospective cohort study. Journal of American Geriatric Society. 56(4):615-20, 2008

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, S Bandinelli, F Lauretani, BG Windham and L Ferrucci. Psychological, physical and sensory determinants of fear of falling and consequent activity reduction in elderly: The InCHIANTI study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 87(5):354-362, 2008

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Visual-vestibular interaction during locomotion: Effects of aging and blurring vision. Experimental Brain Research, 176(1):43-53, 2007

N Deshpande, A Novak* and AE Patla. Determining Functional Mobility Using the Modified TUG Test: Effects of Sensory Manipulations. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54(7): 1157-8, 2006

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Postural responses and spatial orientation to neck proprioceptive and vestibular inputs during locomotion in young and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 167(3):468-74, 2005

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Visual-vestibular interaction during goal directed locomotion. Experimental Brain Research, 166(2):237-247, 2005

N Deshpande, DM Connelly, EG Culham and PA Costigan. Reliability and validity of ankle proprioceptive measures. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(6): 883-9, 2003

N Deshpande, P Costigan and B Brouwer. Is individually based standardization of base of support required for the measurement of center of pressure excursion? – A pilot study. Control of Posture and Gait, Editors: Duysens J, Smits-Engelsman BCM and Herman K, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 95-7, 2001

N Deshpande, DM Connelly and E Culham. Ankle joint proprioception measurement during standing: A pilot study. Control of Posture and Gait, Editors: Duysens J, Smits-Engelsman BCM and Herman K, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 267-70, 2001

Peer-reviewed Conference presentations: *denotes students working under my supervision

Novak AC*, Deshpande N Visual-vestibular interactions during obstacle crossing: effects of aging on whole body and segmental control. International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Akita, Norway, 2012 (submitted)

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, J Guralnik, S Bandinelli and L Ferrucci. Incident mobility disability in middle-aged and older persons: It's predictors and its relationship with adaptive locomotor performance. International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Akita, Norway, 2012 (submitted)

MA Yoshikawa*, PA Hewston* and N Deshpande. Effects of secondary verbal cognitive task and deteriorated sensory conditions on step characteristics of older adults.International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Akita, Norway, 2012 (submitted)

F Zhang*, E Culham and N Deshpande. Trunk and step characteristics during normal and narrow-based walking under deteriorated sensory conditions: effects of aging International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Akita, Norway, 2012 (submitted)

G Lui* and N Deshpande. When is vestibular system information critical for maintaining stability while standing up from a sitting position? - Effects of aging: a pilot study International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Akita, Norway, 2012 (submitted)

P Hewston*, M Yoshikawa*, N Deshpande. Dual-task walking speed: effects of aging and sensory deterioration. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2012 (accepted)

J Kotecha*, L Ferrucci, EJ Metter and N Deshpande. Detecting mobility limitation in at risk older adult patients (≥55yrs) in primary care and understanding patient characteristics associated with mobility limitation. Family Medicine Forum, Montreal, QU, Canada, 2011

N Deshpande, F Zhang*, EJ Metter, Guralnik J and L Ferrucci. Determinants of sit to stand performance in older persons The Gerontological Society of America's 64rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 2011

F Zhang*, EJ Metter, E Culham, J Guralnik, L Ferrucci and N Deshpande. Sit-to-stand in persons over 60 as a predictor of subsequent falls and disability. The 14th Annual Meeting for Health Sciences Research Trainees, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, 2011

F Zhang*, EJ Metter, E Culham, J Guralnik, L Ferrucci and N Deshpande. Sit-to-stand in persons over 60 as a predictor of subsequent falls, The 13th Rehabilitation Research Colloquium, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, 2011

N Deshpande, B Tourtillott*, B Peters, J Bloomberg, A Bani-Ahmed*. Dynamic visual acuity (DVA) during locomotion for targets at near and far distances: effects of aging, head-trunk coupling and walking speed. International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Akita, Japan, 2011 (accepted, conference postponed to Norway in 2012 due to tsunami)

C Gray*, L Ferrucci, J Metter, J Guralnik, N Deshpande Changes to performance on the five-times-sit-to-stand test over a three-year time period. World Physical Therapy Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2011

N Deshpande, EJ Metter and L Ferrucci. Sensorymotor and Psychosocial Determinants of Adaptive Locomotor Performance: The INCHIANTI Study. The Gerontological Society of America’s 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, 2010 

N Deshpande, EJ Metter and L Ferrucci. Validity of clinically derived Cumulative Somatosensory Impairment Index. The Gerontological Society of America’s 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GE, USA, 2009

A Bani-Ahmed*, B Tourtillott*, N Deshpande.Trunk kinematics for maintaining dynamic visual acuity: effects of age. International Society for Gait and Postural Research meeting, Bologna, Italy, 2009   

SA Mehta, MB Badke, N Deshpande, S Deutsch, AB Jacobs, J Malec, J Sherman, J Wasserman, S Dave. The effect of the BrainPort balance device on measured as well as perceived balance and gait in individuals with balance impairements due to stroke. The Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Colorado Spring, CO, USA. 2009

N Deshpande, EJ Metter and L Ferrucci. Walking speed as a predictor of cognitive decline in elderly: A prospective study. The Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD, USA, 2008

RE Ward, EM Simonsick, JA Schrack, N Deshpande, L Ferrucci. Sex Differences in the Relationship between Reserve Capacity and Self-Reported Tiredness, Energy Level and Functional Mobility. The Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD, USA, 2008  

N Deshpande and L Ferrucci. Effects of fear-induced activity-restriction on self-reported and measured physical performance – a prospective cohort study. The Gerontological Society of America’s 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2007

N Deshpande, E Simonsick, EJ Metter, S Satterfield, A V Schwartz and L Ferrucci. Differential association of vibration and touch sensitivity of the lower limbs with gait speed in older adults – the Health ABC study. The Gerontological Society of America’s 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2007 
N Deshpande, A Novak* and AE Patla. Effects of deprived sensory information on the kinetics and kinematics of sit-to-stand movement in elderly. XVIII conference of International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Burlington, VT, USA 2007 

N Deshpande, L Ferrucci, EJ Metter. Age-related Decline in Vibrotactile Sensitivity: A Study of Potential Confounders. The Gerontological Society of America’s 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, 2006

N Deshpande, EJ Metter, S Ling, R Conwit, L Ferrucci.   Physiological Correlates of Age-related Decline in Vibrotactile Sensitivity. National Institute of Health Research Festival, Bethesda, MD, USA, 2006

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Postural responses to neck proprioceptive-vestibular input interaction during goal directed locomotion: Effect of aging. XVII conference of International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Marseilles, France, 2005

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Sensory adaptation for postural control: Standing vs. walking. XVII conference of International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Marseilles, France, 2005  

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Postural responses in frontal plane to stepwise monopolar anodal galvanic vestibular stimulation. 13th Biennial Conference of Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2004  

AE Patla, L Brawly, JS Frank and N Deshpande. The efficacy of different exercise intervention programs for improving mobility in elderly. 13th Biennial Conference of Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2004  

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Visual-vestibular input integration during goal directed locomotion. Canadian Physiological Society Conference, Silver Star Resort, British Columbia, Canada, 2004

N Deshpande and AE Patla. Visual-vestibular input integration during goal directed locomotion: a pilot study. 3rd International Posture Symposium, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, 2003  

N Deshpande, E Culham, DM Connelly. Reliability and sensitivity of ankle proprioceptive measures. International Conference on Technology and Aging, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2001  

N Deshpande, DM Connelly, E Culham. Ankle joint proprioception measurement during standing: A pilot study. Congress of the International Society of Postural and Gait Research, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2001

N Deshpande, P Costigan, B Brouwer. Is individually based standardization of base of support required for the measurement of center of pressure excursion? – A pilot study. Congress of the International Society of Postural and Gait Research, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2001  

N Deshpande, E Culham, DM Connelly. Reliability and sensitivity of ankle proprioceptive measures. Rehabilitation Research Colloquium, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2001 

Book chapter:

A Banes, B Brewer, N Chahine, N Deshpande, S Intille, R Jaeger, R Macko, CA. Tate, G  Graybeal. Effects of Exercise on Human Healthspan The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: The Future of Human Healthspan: Demography, Evolution, Medicine,  and Bioengineering, Task Group Summaries, 2007 (ISBN-10: 0-309-11559-0).

Membership:

Senate Educational Equity Committee, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON 2010-2012

Panel Chair, Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel, 2010-2012

Center for Neuroscience Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Aging Section, Center for Neuroscience Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Society for Neuroscience

The Gerontological Society of America

International Society of Gait and Postural Research