Claudia R Senesac

Claudia R Senesac,

Clinical Professor

Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6453
Business Email: csenesac@phhp.ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Change It Champion Award
2020 · Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Association
International Educator of the Year
2016 · College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida International Center
Outstanding Pediatric Clinician Award
2014 · Pediatric Academy of the APTA
Teacher of the Year
2009 · College of PHHP, University of Florida
Most Inspiring Instructor
2008 · PT class of 2008, Department of Physical Therapy, College of PHHP
Favorite Instructor
2004 · PT class of 2004, Department of Physical Therapy, College of PHHP
Outstanding Clinical Instructor
2000 · Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
    American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Publications

2021
Upper Extremity Strengthening for an Individual With Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report.
Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 33(2):E88-E93 [DOI] 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000785. [PMID] 33653985.
2021
Walking activity in a large cohort of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Muscle & nerve. 63(2):192-198 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.27119. [PMID] 33188573.
2020
Conference report on contractures in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Muscle & nerve. 61(6):740-744 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.26845. [PMID] 32108365.
2020
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Linking Findings to the Physical Therapy Clinic.
Physical therapy. 100(11):2035-2048 [DOI] 10.1093/ptj/pzaa140. [PMID] 32737968.
2020
Modeling disease trajectory in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Neurology. 94(15):e1622-e1633 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009244. [PMID] 32184340.
2020
MR biomarkers predict clinical function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Neurology. 94(9):e897-e909 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009012. [PMID] 32024675.
2020
Upper and Lower Extremities in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Evaluated with Quantitative MRI and Proton MR Spectroscopy in a Multicenter Cohort.
Radiology. 295(3):616-625 [DOI] 10.1148/radiol.2020192210. [PMID] 32286193.
2019
Lower Extremity Functional Outcome Measures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-A Delphi Survey.
Journal of neuromuscular diseases. 6(1):75-83 [DOI] 10.3233/JND-180337. [PMID] 30562905.
2018
Longitudinal timed function tests in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: ImagingDMD cohort natural history.
Muscle & nerve. 58(5):631-638 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.26161. [PMID] 29742798.
2018
Skeletal muscle magnetic resonance biomarkers correlate with function and sentinel events in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
PloS one. 13(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0194283. [PMID] 29554116.
2018
Two-Year Longitudinal Changes in Lower Limb Strength and Its Relation to Loss in Function in a Large Cohort of Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 97(10):734-740 [DOI] 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000957. [PMID] 29734234.
2017
Magnetic resonance imaging of the proximal upper extremity musculature in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Journal of neurology. 264(1):64-71 [DOI] 10.1007/s00415-016-8311-0. [PMID] 27778157.
2017
Multi-slice MRI reveals heterogeneity in disease distribution along the length of muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Acta myologica : myopathies and cardiomyopathies : official journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology. 36(3):151-162 [PMID] 29774305.
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2016
Multicenter prospective longitudinal study of magnetic resonance biomarkers in a large duchenne muscular dystrophy cohort.
Annals of neurology. 79(4):535-47 [DOI] 10.1002/ana.24599. [PMID] 26891991.
2015
Longitudinal Evaluation of Muscle Composition Using Magnetic Resonance in 4 Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Case Series.
Physical therapy. 95(7):978-88 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20140234. [PMID] 25592189.
2015
Magnetic Resonance Assessment of Hypertrophic and Pseudo-Hypertrophic Changes in Lower Leg Muscles of Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Their Relationship to Functional Measurements.
PloS one. 10(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0128915. [PMID] 26103164.
2014
Assessment of intramuscular lipid and metabolites of the lower leg using magnetic resonance spectroscopy in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Neuromuscular disorders : NMD. 24(7):574-82 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nmd.2014.03.013. [PMID] 24798221.
2014
Examination of effects of corticosteroids on skeletal muscles of boys with DMD using MRI and MRS.
Neurology. 83(11):974-80 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000775. [PMID] 25098537.
2014
Longitudinal measurements of MRI-T2 in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: effects of age and disease progression.
Neuromuscular disorders : NMD. 24(5):393-401 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nmd.2013.12.012. [PMID] 24491484.
2014
Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy assessment of lower extremity skeletal muscles in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a multicenter cross sectional study.
PloS one. 9(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0106435. [PMID] 25203313.
2014
Participation in daily life activities and its relationship to strength and functional measures in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Disability and rehabilitation. 36(22):1918-23 [DOI] 10.3109/09638288.2014.883444. [PMID] 24499260.
2014
The impact of activated p-AKT expression on clinical outcomes in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: a clinicopathological study of 262 cases.
Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. 25(1):182-8 [DOI] 10.1093/annonc/mdt530. [PMID] 24356628.
2013
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Detect Changes With Age, Corticosteroid Treatment, and Functional Progression in Dmd
Neuromuscular Disorders. 23(9-10) [DOI] 10.1016/j.nmd.2013.06.599.
2013
Skeletal muscles of ambulant children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: validation of multicenter study of evaluation with MR imaging and MR spectroscopy.
Radiology. 269(1):198-207 [DOI] 10.1148/radiol.13121948. [PMID] 23696684.
2013
Tâ‚‚ mapping provides multiple approaches for the characterization of muscle involvement in neuromuscular diseases: a cross-sectional study of lower leg muscles in 5-15-year-old boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
NMR in biomedicine. 26(3):320-8 [DOI] 10.1002/nbm.2851. [PMID] 23044995.
2012
MRI/MRS evaluation of a female carrier of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Neuromuscular disorders : NMD. 22 Suppl 2:S111-21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nmd.2012.05.013. [PMID] 22980762.
2012
Participation and quality of life in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health.
Health and quality of life outcomes. 10 [DOI] 10.1186/1477-7525-10-43. [PMID] 22545870.
2012
Relationships of thigh muscle contractile and non-contractile tissue with function, strength, and age in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Neuromuscular disorders : NMD. 22(1):16-25 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nmd.2011.06.750. [PMID] 21807516.
2011
Commentary on “Effect of weight-bearing in abduction and extension on hip stability in children with cerebral palsy”.
Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 23(2) [DOI] 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31821933da. [PMID] 21552078.
2011
Design of a Multi-Center Study To Examine Skeletal Muscles of Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using Mri/Mrs
Neuromuscular Disorders. 21(9-10):653-654 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nmd.2011.06.801.
2010
Age-related differences in lower-limb muscle cross-sectional area and torque production in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 91(7):1051-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.03.024. [PMID] 20599043.
2010
Daily Step Count, Gait Parameters, Strength, and Function in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42
2010
Distribution of T2 in the Soleus Muscle of Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42
2010
Generalization of a modified form of repetitive rhythmic bilateral training in stroke.
Human movement science. 29(1):137-48 [DOI] 10.1016/j.humov.2009.05.004. [PMID] 19892424.
2010
Muscle Pathology and Functional Ability in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42
2010
Ongoing walking recovery 2 years after locomotor training in a child with severe incomplete spinal cord injury.
Physical therapy. 90(5):793-802 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20090171. [PMID] 20299409.
2010
Skeletal Muscle Contractile and Non-Contractile Components in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy By Mri
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42
2009
Effects of trunk restraint combined with intensive task practice on poststroke upper extremity reach and function: a pilot study.
Neurorehabilitation and neural repair. 23(1):78-91 [DOI] 10.1177/1545968308318836. [PMID] 18812433.
2008
Bilateral arm training with rhythmic auditory cueing in chronic stroke: not always efficacious.
Neurorehabilitation and neural repair. 22(2):180-4 [PMID] 17660456.
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2008
Locomotor training restores walking in a nonambulatory child with chronic, severe, incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.
Physical therapy. 88(5):580-90 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20070315. [PMID] 18326054.
2008
Movement-dependent stroke recovery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of TMS and fMRI evidence.
Neuropsychologia. 46(1):3-11 [PMID] 17904594.
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2008
Muscle Strength and Functional Status in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40(5) [DOI] 10.1249/01.mss.0000323019.33764.4c.
2008
Response to intensive upper extremity therapy by individuals with ataxia from stroke.
Topics in stroke rehabilitation. 15(3):262-71 [DOI] 10.1310/tsr1503-262. [PMID] 18647730.

Grants

Oct 2018 ACTIVE
INSPIRE: Interdisciplinary Related Services Personnel Preparation for Early Childhood
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF EDUCATION

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2006-2020
PHT6187C Functional Anatomy 1
2007-2021
PHT6322C Pediatric Physical Therapy
2006-2021
PHT6188C Functional Anatomy 2
2019-2020
PHT6609 Evidence Base Pract 3
2020-2021
OTH6506C Early Childhood Therapy Services
2012
PHT6190C Motor/Therap Exerc 2
2006,2011
PHT6935C Seminar
2021
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching

Contact Details

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