Preeti M. Nair, P.T., Ph.D.
I investigate walking impairment in neurological populations and develop interventions that facilitate walking recovery.
As a new faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy and being a clinician, an educator, and a researcher, my goal in the DPT program is to empower my students to improve the quality of life of those they treat through a dynamic approach involving evidence-based practice and scientific inquiry. A part of my teaching philosophy is to motivate students to always challenge the norm set in clinical practice so they can raise the bar higher with their critical thinking and creativity.
As a researcher, my goal is to utilize a composite biomechanical and neurophysiological framework for investigating walking impairment in different neurological populations and developing robust rehabilitation strategies that facilitate walking recovery.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
- PhD, University of Florida
- BPhT, University of Pune
- Beyond gait speed: A case report of a multidimensional approach to locomotor rehabilitation outcomes in incomplete spinal cord injury
Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 32(3),129- 138,
- Locomotor training restores walking in a non-ambulatory child with severe, chronic, cervical incomplete spinal cord injury
Physical Therapy, 88(5), 580- 590,
- Neuroplasticity after spinal cord injury and training: an emerging paradigm shift in rehabilitation and walking recovery
Physical Therapy, 86(10), 1406- 1425,
- Locomotor training progression and outcomes after incomplete spinal cord injury
Physical Therapy, 85(12),1356- 1371,