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Division of Physical Therapy

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Morris Beato, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 407-823-1864
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Neuromotor Interventions for Neurologic Conditions
  • Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Nicole Dawson, PT, Ph.D., GCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 407-823-1863
  • Non-pharmacological interventions for older adults
  • Predictors of successful and optimal aging
  • Risk factors for falls in older adults with cognitive impairment
  • Understanding the illness experience for individuals with dementia

William Hanney, PT, DPT, ATC, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 407-823-0217
  • Treatment Outcomes for patients with low back and neck pain
  • The influence of manual/manipulative therapy
  • Standardization of physical therapy interventions
  • Physical therapy practice patterns

Sheila Klausner, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Practice, Director of Sports Physical Therapy Services
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Post-surgical Management of Orthopedic Injuries
  • Optimal Performance in Athletic Care

Laurie Neely, PT, DPT, NCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Director of Clinical Education
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Patient Care
  • Physical Therapy Clinical Education Outcomes
  • Management of Medically Complex Patients

Patrick Pabian, PT, DPT, Ph.D., SCS, OCS

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Associate School Director - School of Kinesiology & Physical Therapy, Division Head & Program Director - Division of Physical therapy
Phone: 407-823-3457
  • Interprofessional education and interprofessional practice
  • Contemporary issues in professional education
  • Strength and function recovery in post-surgical orthopedic interventions
  • Interventions and collaborative care in sports medicine

Carey Rothschild, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 407-823-1439
  • Conditions of the female athlete
  • Management of running-related injury
  • Pain science and education

Matt Stock, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 407-823-0364
  • Aging
  • Motor Unit Control
  • Neuromuscular Physiology
  • Strength Training
  • Fatigue

Jennifer Tucker, PT, DPT, PCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Phone: 407-823-3461
  • Physical activity in children
  • Physical activity in children with special needs/chronic disease
  • Effective parent education
  • Service delivery models for pediatric physical therapy

Current Grants

Physical Therapy

A Biodesign Program in Rehabilitation Engineering

  • PI: S. Pal
  • Co-PI: Patrick Pabian
  • Amount: $213,082 | Timeframe: 03/16/2018 - 02/28/2021
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services (R25) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

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