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Study by Doctor of Physical Therapy students on the effectiveness of the MELT Method® foot exercises

Older adult participants over age 55 are needed for this IRB approved study, which will involve examining the effectiveness of the MELT Method® foot exercises on plantar sensation, balance and ankle/foot mobility.  Each participant will receive an assessment of foot sensation, ankle/foot range of motion and balance ability prior to and after a series of foot exercises using the MELT Method® .  

The MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment program consisting of foot exercises performed using small mini balls designed to target the tissue on the bottom of the feet (  The exercises take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be performed for 2 weeks.  Each participant will receive individualized instruction in the foot exercises, a foot treatment kit (a $50 value) and modest remuneration for completion of the program. 

Please call Dr. Beth Norris at 270-745-3188 or email for more information. 

Added 3/24/2016


Ongoing Opportunities with the WKU Cognition Laboratory

WKU's Cognition Laboratory in Gary Ransdell Hall is seeking individuals ages 60 and over to participate in graduate thesis research on learning and memory. Volunteers will be compensated with a small monetary stipend for their participation and parking is available immediately adjacent to Gary Ransdell Hall.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in participating, please call the Cognition Lab at 270-745-5288. 

Added 3/24/2016





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