The other arm of Dr. Kantak’s research is focused on determining different behavioral and neurophysiologic strategies to improve motor learning and recovery after stroke. His recent research demonstrated that despite having a weakness, most patients with stroke retain the ability to learn novel movements. This learning was associated with changes in both the damaged and nondamaged hemisphere. Currently, he is investigating if noninvasive brain stimulation and aerobic exercise can augment or accelerate learning and neuroplasticity in healthy individuals and patients with stroke.
布赖恩eckenrode，PT，DPT，OCS。 Dr. Eckenrode’s clinical research lies in the area of musculoskeletal, orthopedics, and sports physical therapy. His primary focus is on running biomechanics, athletic functional performance, and the role of clinical intervention for both overhead athletes and distance/track runners. Brian also collaborates with Dr. Scott Stackhouse regarding pain processing and mechanisms of eccentric strengthening in individuals with chronic tendinopathy.
Exercise Protocols for Individuals with Parkinson Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
苏珊·汤姆林森，PT，DPT。 Dr. Tomlinson’s current research focuses on the area of maximizing student performance in clinical education. She began working with colleagues to describe the use of standardized patients for assessing performance in the affective domain. In further work with colleagues, she examined student performance after didactic curricular changes designed to better prepare students for early clinical experiences.
Most recently, she has described performance outcomes of students participating in final clinical education experiences of different lengths. She is also interested in endeavors that promote the collaborative model of clinical education supervision (more than one student working with the same instructor).
Best Practices for Treatment Following Total Knee Replacement
卡罗尔一。 oatis，PT，博士 Dr. Oatis’s research program has spanned the range from biomechanical mechanisms of knee joint stiffness in osteoarthritis to examination of factors influencing functional outcomes following total knee replacement. The common thread throughout this program is the focus on improving function in individuals with arthritis. Her current efforts represent a natural progression from basic biomechanical research to outcomes research.
安托卡伊哈灵顿，PT，DPT，博士，PCS Dr. Harrington's research is focused on the promotion of physical fitness and mobility in children and adolescents with disabilities resulting from neurological, neuromuscular and genetic disorders to allow them to overcome barriers to community participation and recreational physical activity with an underlying goal of improving quality of life.
瑞安ZarzyckiLater把移植代码， PT, DPT, Ph.D Dr. Zarzycki’s research is focused on traumatic knee injury with emphasis on athletes after ACL rupture and ACL reconstruction. More specifically, Dr. Zarzycki is interested in gaining a better understanding of how the central nervous system changes after injury/surgery and how this affects rehabilitation. His lab uses electromyography (EMG), transcranial cranial magnetic stimulation, clinical measures (e.g. strength testing), and motion analysis testing to study movement and neuromuscular control after injury/surgery.
教育al Methods to Enhance Clinical Decisions Making
Amy Miller, PT, DPT, EdD Dr. Miller’s research focuses on educational methods used to build clinical decision making skills for students and clinicians.
More specifically Dr. Miller is interested in investigating educational methods that engage learners and develop clinical reasoning through integrating content areas and translating current research into practice. She has investigated the use of patient simulations utilizing standardized patients (actors trained to portray a specific case) and other case-based and experiential learning models to enhance student outcomes. Other projects include the use of knowledge translation models in practice settings to enhance clinical outcomes.