Deanna Rumble, M.S. and Christopher Hurt, Ph.D.Deanna Rumble, M.S. and Christopher Hurt, Ph.D.The focus of the work in this UAB stroke research lab is directed toward the understanding of neuromusculoskeletal control during active movement in individuals post-stroke. In particular, studies seek to understand the control mechanisms underlying locomotor behavior in individuals with post-stroke hemiplegia.

Current projects with post-stroke populations involve examination of spinal reflex modulation during locomotion, the study of motor adaptation to specific biomechanical constraints, and the development of a new framework for identifying specific locomotor impairments that result in walking dysfunction.

Interested in participating? Email locolabuab@gmail.com or call 205-975-3592.

Past and current funding include: The Foundation of Physical Therapy, Veteran’s Association, The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, The American Heart AssociationThe National Science Foundation and The National Institutes of Health.

RESEARCHERS

David A. Brown, Ph.D., PT
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Program Director, Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences Program

Christopher Hurt, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral fellow

Deanna Rumble, MS Psychology
Ph.D. candidate (UAB)

Avantika Naidu, PT
Ph.D. student (UAB)

Adam Wieckert
Ph.D. student (UAB)

Sarah Graham, MA Rehabilitation Science
Ph.D. student (UAB)

READ MORE: Published work of LocoLab researchers

LAB COORDINATOR

Meghan O'Malley, BS Biomedical Engineering

OTHER PERSONNEL

John Lowman, Ph.D., PT
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Jerome Higgs, Ph.D., DPT Student

Valdeci C. Dionisio, Ph.D., PT
Visiting Scholar from Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

Ender Ayvat, PT
Visiting Scholar from Hocettepe University, Turkey

RECENT ALUMNI

Carmen Capo-Lugo, Ph.D., PT

Jing Nong Liang, Ph.D., PT

Christopher Mullens, Ph.D.