Physical therapy is an exciting field with many opportunities to advance scholarly work. My primary research interests are in the area of improving rehabilitation outcomes for individuals living with chronic neurological conditions such as stroke and brain injury and determining best educational practice for alternative teaching strategies in physical therapy education.
I have recently completed a research project with students: The relationship between scores on the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire-9 and the Stroke Impact Scale item -6 in a sample of community dwelling individuals with chronic stroke or traumatic brain injury. We looked for a correlation between life satisfaction and community mobility.
In collaboration with an Occupational Therapist faculty member, I am exploring the benefits of physical and occupational therapist student participation in experiential interprofessional education.
I am currently developing and implementing a study titled: Knowledge translation: using best evidence to guide gait related intervention for individuals with activity limitations and participation restrictions from chronic neurological conditions.