Researchers in the Department of Physical Therapy  use neurophysiological methods to examine mechanisms underlying neurological rehabilitation.

Techniques include: 1) measurement of electromyogram (EMG) activity to evaluate patterns of muscle activation following stroke or spinal cord injury in humans; 2) EMG measures of diaphragm activity during respiratory rehabilitation in humans; 3) measurement of respiratory neuron and nerve discharge in animal models of spinal cord injury, and 4) multi-unit recording techniques to study spinal cord neural networks.

Additional information about our research in this area can be found at

Faculty Specializing in Neurophysiology