Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation Research
As one of the largest pediatric therapy programs in the nation, the Divisions of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation (OTPTTR) have the capacity to contribute substantially to evidence-based practice initiatives and professional practice research agendas. Our goal is to be the scientific leader in the development of transformative strategies and interventions for children which promote participation, active lifestyles and improve quality of life.
Our staff includes PhD's prepared clinical scientists in the fields of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Biomedical Engineering, as well as several senior therapists actively pursuing doctoral degrees. Their research focuses on pediatric and adolescent patients in the areas of:
Our research efforts are funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, and the National Football League (NFL) Charities.