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Teachers College, Columbia University
Welcome to Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory!
The Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory (NRL) conducts research on assessments and interventions for individuals with neurological diseases and disorders, including Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke. The lab also engages in research investigating motor control and motor learning processes in both healthy individuals and those with neurological diseases and disorders. Our broad aim is to develop effective interventions to improve functional abilities and quality of life for people with motor control impairments through physical therapy and exercise-based interventions.
Director: Dr. Lori Quinn
Contact Person: Gregory Youdan
Feasibility and efficacy studies of exercise and physical therapy interventions in people with Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease
Technology and Wearables
Use of wearable devices to evaluate and treat individuals with neurological disorders
Promoting participation and outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr. Lori Quinn
Lori Quinn, EdD, PT is Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Quinn holds joint appointments as Lecturer in Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as Senior Research Fellow in the Cardiff University Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff, UK. Dr. Quinn’s research has focused on evaluating motor control impairments and developing evidence and clinical guidelines for physical activity and exercise in neurodegenerative diseases, and in particular for people with Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). In addition to her work in neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Quinn is the co-author of the physical therapy textbook Documentation for Rehabilitation: A guide to clinical decision making in physical therapy, currently in its 3rd edition. Dr. Quinn’s clinical and research work spans areas of motor learning and control, goal setting, and functional outcomes measures.
Ann Gentile Memorial Conference
In November 2016, the Motor Learning program held the Ann Gentile Memorial Conference in honor of Ann’s life and her legacy. Learn more here.
The program in Motor Learning and Control
Motor Learning study focuses on the behavioral, biomechanical, and neural bases of development, acquisition, and performance of functional movement skills. Learn more about this specialization and degree here.
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