The Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory (NRL) conducts research on assessments and interventions for individuals with neurological diseases and disorders, including Huntington's disease (HD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and stroke. The NRL 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.
To be a leading lab in exercise, movement science, and neurorehabilitation.
To develop meaningful assessments & effective movement-based interventions to improve functional abilities & quality of life for diverse neurological populations. We work to accomplish this by involving stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and promoting implementation in the real world & clinical settings.
Dr. Lori Quinn, PT, EdD, FAPTA, is the Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds joint appointments as a Lecturer in Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as a Senior Research Fellow in the Cardiff University Centre for Trials Research in 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, 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 outcome measures.
This video highlights research being conducted at Teachers College’s Neurorehabilitation Research Lab, including the Engage PD study. This study, funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation, aims to facilitate exercise uptake in individuals with early stage Parkinson’s Disease.
A blog series to highlight TC researchers, expanding on their research interests, IRB preparation, participant considerations, and advice for future researchers. Continuing the blog series with a feature on Dr. Lori Quinn.