Thank you for visiting my website! I’m especially appreciative if you have attended or viewed one of my courses, or if you have read my work.

By training, I'm an exercise scientist and an occupational therapist. I also obtained a PhD in motor learning and control (i.e., how people learn or relearn motor skills). I also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; the nation’s #2-ranked rehabilitation hospital.

My goal is to improve care and care delivery for people with stroke and other neurological deficits. In pursuit of this goal, I've developed many “firsts” in neurorehabilitation, including novel clinical treatments and assessments that are now used internationally. I’ve published this work in numerous journals on about 130 occasions, and I was recently found to be the most impactful scholar in my field. Among other approaches, I developed and showed the effectiveness of mental practice, portable robotics, modified constraint-induced therapy, functional electrical stimulation, brain stimulation, and several other innovative strategies.

It's very important to me that the most promising treatments be taught to busy clinicians, so that these interventions can be applied to patients. Therefore, since 2005, I have developed live and online educational resources that have been attended/viewed by over 15,000 physical and occupational therapists, worldwide. For instance, you can learn about the widely-known Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist continuing education series that I administer with two awesome clinician-educators by clicking here. Additionally, I developed a post-graduate certificate for therapists interested in the neurologic upper extremity, which you can check out here

Finally, I mentor and teach the “next generation” of clinicians. My graduate and clinical mentees have published many papers and/or presented their work at professional meetings. They have also 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, which were won by mentees in biomedical engineering.

My Education

The College of Wooster

Bachelor of Arts

The National Institute for Fitness and Sport

Internship

Ball State University

Master’s of Science

The University of Findlay

Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy

The University of Tennessee

Ph.D.

The Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation

Post Doctoral Fellowship