Our research in neurorehabilitation targets developing and testing rehabilitation interventions to improve movement function for people post-stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders.
Our emphasis is using activity-dependent plasticity as a means to retrain the neuromuscular system to regain function. We examine possible neural and biomechanical mechanisms contributing to dysfunction as a basis for engineering new therapeutic interventions.
We aim to identify what patient population will benefit, when an intervention should be delivered post-injury, what intervention or combinations of interventions are effective, the intensity of the intervention, and how the intervention works. This information is used to inform clinical decision-making and improve outcomes for people with neurological dysfunction.
Additional information about our research in this area can be found at https://breathe.phhp.ufl.edu/