About the Speaker

Shailesh Kantak

Shailesh Kantak PhD, PT
Director, Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation and Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University

Dr. Kantak is an institute scientist at MRRI and directs the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory. He is trained as a physical therapist with specialization in neurologic physical therapy and holds a PhD in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California.

He received his postdoctoral training from Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation research Training (UMANRRT) fellowship.

His research goal is to harness the understanding of motor learning and neuroplasticity to design and test novel interventions in patients with neurologic injuries.

His research spans a spectrum from basic understanding of behavioral and neural mechanisms of motor control and motor learning to testing effects of innovative interventions for motor problems in patients with brain injuries.

His research uses behavioral methods in conjunction with motion analyses, electromyography (EMG) and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques administered with neuronavigation system. Finally, he is also keen in dissemination of scientific information to the clinicians for effective translation from research laboratory to the clinic.

Previous Speakers

2016
FUNctional Fashion & Wearable Technology:  How Clothing & Soft/DIY Devices Can Improve Function, Independence, and Quality of Life for Individuals With Physical Disabilities
Michele Lobo, PT, PhD

2015
New Advances in the Management of Persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders.
Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

2014
New and Innovative Evidence Based Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

2013
Shoulder Dysfunction Post-Breast Cancer
Pamela K. Levangie, DPT, DSc, FAPTA

2012
Management of Concussion/Mild TBI and the Emerging Role of the Physical Therapist
Anne Mucha PT, DPT, MS, NCS

2011
CNS Adaptations During Locomotor Training
Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT

2010
Optimizing Participation of Individuals with Movement Disorders
Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD

2009
Gaming and Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy (to improve balance and mobility)
Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD

2008
Failure of Voluntary Muscle Activation: Coming Out of Our Orthopedic Silo to Treat a Neurologic Impairment
Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD

2007
Exploration of Methods to Enhance Reach, Grasp and Manipulation Across the Lifespan.
Susan V. Duff, EdD, PT, OT, CHT

2006
III Step (Special Therapeutic Exercise Project): Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
Susan P. Barker, PT, PhD

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

Contact:

Dr. Gregory Thielman 

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8680

Email:

g.thielm@usciences.edu