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Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Through Knowledge Translation


My story is probably your story.

I was working with people with "neuro" diagnoses daily. I was also hearing about novel therapies for this growing population.

Yet, "academics" around me - and the "experts" at the conferences that I attended - weren't communicating how to implement these treatments. Many weren't interested in doing so. And continuing education courses offered few practical tips on how to measure, manage, and restore function. 

Enter me, and what has become my passion (calling?): 

Assisting busy clinicians with understanding and applying neurorehabilitation research

to their clinical practices.

My "What:"

My "Why:"

To Translate Knowledge Into Clinical Care to
Improve the Lives of the People We Serve

My Background

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I'm an educator, a clinician, and a scientist...a pretty great combination if you're trying to learn how, why, when, and with whom you might apply rehabilitation principles, in my opinion.


I've been providing neurorehabilitation education to professionals and students for over 20 years. This has included teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework, continuing education courses to literally thousands of professionals (eg, therapists; engineers; physicians; scientists), and even co-developing the field's first stroke certification and one of the country’s first Neurological Residencies for OT’s. 



As a scientist, I've developed and tested approaches that assess or increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. Many of them are now used internationally. I'm one the most cited and productive scholars in the field of rehabilitation, having published well over 140 peer reviewed articles, and delivered hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally. I've been named a fellow of the American Heart Association, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and The American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. And, most recently, I was named to the "Roster of Fellows" by The American Occupational Therapy Association.



Finally, I perform service activities locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, and served on numerous national and international review, advisory, and editorial panels. I also treat patients of all ages and patients with neurological disabilities throughout Central and Eastern Ohio.

I'm a lucky guy; I get to "live my mission" by developing and communicating the most effective approaches to improve patients' health, and I get to treat patients as a licensed clinician, which further informs my teaching and research.

My Education

Bachelor's of Arts (BA)
Masters of Science (MS)
Masters in Occupational Therapy
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
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