Bhavana Raja, PT, Ph.D.
University of Florida
August 2006 to December 2010
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Guru Nanak Dev University
August 2000 to February 2005
Bachelor in Physical Therapy
My primary research interests focus on understanding the neural control of movement and its recovery following neurologic injury and diseases. More specifically, I am interested in assessment of impaired intralimb and interlimb coordination during walking post-stroke using biomechanical, neurophysiological and clinical measures; designing rehabilitation strategies to improve coordination and thus walking function.
A part of my teaching philosophy is to emphasize critical thinking and provide students an opportunity to come out as informed individuals. My areas of teaching interest include: Biomechanics, Motor Control, Neurorehabilitation and Research Methods. My teaching responsibilities at Clarkson University are:
PT 506 Foundation Sciences for Physical Therapy: Clinical laboratory Assistant Instructor
PT 605 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I: Course coordinator, lecturer, and tutor
PT 606 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II: Course coordinator, lecturer, and tutor
PT 615-616: Multiple Systems: Tutor
Peer Reviewed Publications
Raja B, Neptune RR, Kautz SA. Compensation and Impairment Patterns of the Non-Paretic Leg in Hemiparetic Gait. Journal of Clinical Biomechanics, November 2012.
Raja B, Neptune RR, Kautz SA. Magnitude and Rate of Limb Loading and Unloading During Hemiparetic Gait Is Asymmetric and Related To Leg Kinematics. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, November 2012.