Chris Gregory

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science and Research at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Rehabilitation Research Career Development Scholar (K12 HDO55929), University of Florida
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Department of Physical Therapy), University of Florida
  • PhD, University of Georgia
  • MSPT, Texas Woman’s University
  • M S, Exercise Science, University of Georgia
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Georgia

Scholar Profile

Dr. Chris Gregory’s research focuses on the study of skeletal muscle form and function. Specifically, he is interested in the impact that skeletal muscle characteristics have on functional performance in a variety of populations that experience muscle atrophy following periods of disuse. Currently, his research is aimed at examining the impact that peripheral muscle deficits have on locomotor function in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis. Chris incorporates a combination of techniques including dynamometric assessments, electrophysiological testing, biomechanical analyses and magnetic resonance techniques to investigate human skeletal muscle in-vivo. A primary goal of these studies is to understand how the ability to voluntarily regulate muscle force production, both in and away from task-specific performance, relates to ambulatory ability. In doing so, the long-reaching goal is to provide a platform upon which appropriate intervention strategies can based that target functionally limiting impairments so that optimal rehabilitation strategies can be developed.