Courtney Hall, PT, PhD

Courtney Hall, PT, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Eastern Tennessee State University

Email: (University)
Office:   (404) 321-6111 (Office)


I have focused my academic preparation and research concentration toward better understanding age-related (both normal and pathological) changes in balance control and how best to intervene therapeutically. I have been studying various risk factors for falls for a number of years. My research to this point has focused on motor and sensory contributions to balance control in older adults and how best to intervene therapeutically. I am currently involved in a randomized controlled trial to develop effective exercise intervention to reduce dizziness and fall risk in older adults with non-specific dizziness (i.e., without vestibular pathology). In addition, we are starting a new project designed to examine dual-task ability in older adults and to determine whether targeted intervention can improve this ability in older adults.


2000 Ph.D. Kinesiology Austin, TX, USA
1997 M.S. Exercise & Movement Science Eugene, OR, USA
1990 B.S. Physical Therapy Chapel Hill, NC, USA
1984 B.S. Mathematics Davidson, NC, US



  1. Hall CD, Schubert MC, Herdman SJ.
    Prediction of fall risk reduction as measured by dynamic gait index in individuals with unilateral vestibular hypofunction.
    Otol Neurotol. 2004 Sep;25(5):746-51.
    PMID: 15354006
  2. Hall CD, Jensen JL.
    The effect of cane use on the compensatory step following posterior perturbations.
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2004 Aug;19(7):678-87.
    PMID: 15288453
  3. Hall CD, Jensen JL.
    Age-related differences in lower extremity power after support surface perturbations.
    J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Nov;50(11):1782-8.
    PMID: 12410895
  4. Hall CD, Woollacott MH, Jensen JL.
    Age-related changes in rate and magnitude of ankle torque development: implications for balance control.
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1999 Oct;54(10):M507-13.
    PMID: 10568533