LaMar Bolden, DPS, OTR, began her career in occupational therapy in 2003 working for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Dr. Bolden worked in inpatient rehabilitation, primarily on the "Neuro" unit. Her clinical background includes, but is not limited to, treating individuals status-post traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other neuromotor deficits. In 2010, Dr. Bolden earned a post-professional clinical doctorate from New York University with a focus on "Upper Quadrant." Using her advanced training, she led an Upper Extremity Task Force to implement strategies to improve evidence-based decision-making and improve patient outcomes. She has developed mentoring programs as well as presented workshops and short courses on the neurologic upper extremity, both locally and nationally. Dr. Bolden has worked as a spokesperson for American Heart Association.
In 2016, Dr. Bolden joined the faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Seton Hall University. She brings with her a passion for developing talented occupational therapy practitioners who will possess the skills needed to navigate the ever-changing healthcare profession.
- Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.), New York University
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Occupational Therapy, Mercy College
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences, Mercy College
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science and Sports Studies, Rutgers University
- Bolden, LaMar. Bilateral Arm Training: A task oriented approach to stroke rehabilitation returns function to compromised limbs, Advance for Occupational Therapists, October 2014.
- NJOTA Award of Merit for Innovative Treatment in Physical Disabilities Practice, 2013
- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation President’s Award, 2008