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Meredith Chaput is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences. Chaput completed her undergraduate education in Exercise Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Creighton University. After completing her doctoral training, she completed a post-professional residency in Sports Physical Therapy at Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Nashville and Belmont University and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Currently, Chaput co-directs the CNSlab in conjunction with Drs. Matt Stock and Grant Norte within the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences. She obtained her PhD from Ohio University in 2023. Chaput’s research investigates compensatory nervous system plasticity after lower extremity musculoskeletal injury with the goal to develop neurotherapeutic interventions for orthopedic rehabilitation. Her research integrates functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and laboratory metrics of functional performance and visual-cognition. Additionally, Chaput is actively engaged in the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy as the Education Lead for the Sports Performance Enhancement Special interest Group.

Credentials

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Translational Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University
  • PT, Licensed Physical Therapist
  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Creighton University
  • SCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Areas of Specialty
  • Neuroplasticity from musculoskeletal injury
  • Visual-cognition and attention
  • Sport performance
  • New Kinesiology Associate Professor Investigates Interventions for Individuals with ACL Injuries

    Written By: David Janosik | October 18, 2023
    Grant Norte joined the School of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences this fall as an associate professor in the Division of Kinesiology and as a co-director of the Cognition, Neuroplasticity, and...
  • Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Studies How to Repair Both the Muscle and the Brain

    Written By: David Janosik | October 4, 2023
    Meredith Chaput joined the Division of Physical Therapy this fall as an assistant professor and co-director of the Cognition, Neuroplasticity, & Sarcopenia (CNS) research lab in the School of Kinesiology...
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