Raju K. Parasher, Ed.D.
Graduate Programs in Health Sciences
Interested in the study of neural correlates involved in organization of movement in response to instructions.
Currently, I teach Principles of Motor Control and Learning in the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) and a Therapeutic Modalities Course to students enrolled in the DPT and the Athletic Training programs. At the Post-graduate level, I teach two courses in Motor Control: Issues in Gait and Posture; and Reach, Grasp and Manipulation. This past spring I also taught a topical seminar course, titled Musculoskeletal Injuries and Neural Plasticity: Implications for Clinical Practice.
I returned to Seton Hall after a nine (9) year spell as Director of an undergraduate Physical Therapy program at the Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Delhi, India. I served as an abstract reviewer for the World Confederation of Physiotherapist's (WCPT) Conference that was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2007. I also serve as a member on the editorial board of the official journal of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
My research interests extend from motor control issues/deficits experienced by patients with chronic multiple ankle sprains, to the organization of spatially-directed movements. An important area of my research interest is the study of how the system organizes spatially-directed movement in response to instructions at the level of the task, kinematics/kinetics and neuro-motor processes.
- Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
- M.S. University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School
- Diploma In Physiotherapy,, Institute for the Physically Handicapped, New Delhi, India