Scott Bickel, PT, PhD.
Dr. Bickel is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He joined UAB in 2006 after holding a similar position at Lousiana State University Health Science Center. Dr. Bickel holds a masters degree in physical therapy (Old Dominion University) and PhD in exercise science (University of Georgia). He is a Scientist and Associate Director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine. Research Program: Dr. Bickel’s research centers on exercise rehabilitation for neurological disorders including spinal cord injury (SCI) and Parkinson’s Disease. He has conducted numerous studies in SCI patients using electrical stimulation to simulate resistance exercise training. People confined to wheelchairs are at high risk for all physical inactivity-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, frank type II diabetes, and others. Dr. Bickel’s current work is focused on understanding differences in muscle contraction-induced insulin receptor signaling and muscle glucose uptake between SCI patients and able-bodied individuals.
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