For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Page has developed and tested approaches that increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases.
Dr. Page has published well over 125 peer reviewed articles, and was recently found to be the most impactful OT scholar in the field. He has also delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally, and has served as guest issue editor for 12 special issues of rehabilitative and neurological journals since 2001. Steve is a fellow of the American Heart Association, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and The American Occupational Therapy Association (the only OT to attain this feat), and has won over 45 professional awards for his work. Dr. Page’s work has produced many “firsts” in neurorehabilitation, developing and showing efficacy of mental practice, portable robotics, modified constraint-induced therapy, functional electrical stimulation, brain stimulation in moderately impaired individuals, and several other innovative strategies in people with acquired brain injuries. Many of these approaches are now used and cited worldwide.
Steve is also the most active developer of neurorehabilitation educational content in the field of occupational therapy. You can learn about the widely-known Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist continuing education series that Steve co-developed by clicking here. Additionally, he developed a post-graduate certificate for therapists interested in the neurologic upper extremity, which you can check out here. You can also check out Steve’s Medbridge courses here. Finally, Dr. Page created and leads a highly-rated webinar series that focuses on neurologic occupational therapy that has been viewed > 10,000 times, which you can access here. Above all of this, he is currently co-editing the field’s first text on neuroanatomy (currently in contract with Springer publishing)
Finally, he has mentored well over 60 students, with almost all of them at least publishing a paper and/or presenting the results of their work at a professional meeting. His mentees have won multiple awards for their work, including 4 “Outstanding Poster” Awards at the annual, international, meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and 4 capstone awards, won by mentees in engineering. Dr. Page was also co-awarded the “Outstanding Mentor” Award from Xavier University.
- Bachelor of Arts, The College of Wooster
- Internship, The National Institute for Fitness and Sport
- Master’s of Science, Ball State University
- Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, The University of Findlay
- Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
- Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation