Recovery of Functional Mobility after Stroke

  • February 28, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • In-person: Main, Conference Room 1100
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Functional mobility and physical activity are often profoundly affected after stroke. As a group, stroke survivors are more physically inactive than even the most sedentary older adults.  Lack of physical activity has serious consequences in persons with stroke, including an increased risk of recurrent stroke, developing other diseases and mortality.  This talk will focus on our current understanding of factors that can influence mobility and activity recovery and the impact of rehabilitation.

Meet the Speaker

Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD

Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD is Professor and Chairperson of Physical Therapy and Professor in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program at the University of Delaware (UD). She has been a Physical Therapist for over 25 years. Dr. Reisman received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2003 and completed post-doctoral training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is the Academic Director of the Neurologic and Older Adult PT Clinic, a full service clinic that is part of the PT Department at UD. She is faculty in both the UD- Johns Hopkins Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency and UD Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency programs. The overall goal of Dr. Reisman’s research is to develop scientifically-based therapies to advance physical rehabilitation and recovery after stroke.  Dr. Reisman’s research has been continuously funded for the past 15 years through federal agencies and foundations including the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. She has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and is an Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member for some of the top rehabilitation journals.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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