TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Neeraj Kumar PT Ph.D.

Assistant Professor School of Allied Health Science, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

EDUCATION

1996 Bachelor of Physiotherapy: Manipal Academy of Higher Education - India

1998 Master of Sports Physiotherapy: Guru Nanak Dev University - India

2009 Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science: - State University of New York, University at Buffalo - Buffalo, New York

BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE

  • Licensed Physical Therapist: New York (2005); Texas (pending)
  • Post-Graduate Advanced Certifications: Graduate Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology. Department of Rehabilitation Science, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. June, 2005

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Balance and Falls
  • Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation
  • Efficacy of Home-based exercise programs
  • Use of technology in rehabilitation

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Machiko R. Tomita, Bin-Min Tsai, Nadine M. Fisher, Neeraj A Kumar, Gregory E. Wilding, Bruce J. Naughton. Improving Adherence to Exercise in Patients with Heart Failure Through Internet-Based Self Management. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2008; 56 (10):1981-1983.

Machiko R. Tomita, Bin-Min Tsai, Nadine M. Fisher, Neeraj A Kumar, Gregory E. Wilding, Kathy Stanton, Bruce J. Naughton. Effects of multidisciplinary Internet-based program on management of heart failure. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2009; 2: 13-21.

Diane M. Wrisley & Neeraj A. Kumar (in-press). Functional gait assessment: Concurrent, Discriminative and Predictive Validity in community dwelling older adults. Physical Therapy.

SCIENTIFIC and PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Kumar, NA, McNerney, K.M. & Wrisley, DM. The Effects of Age-Related Sensory and Motor Changes on Balance Performance. Poster Presentation, Neural Control of Movement. 18th Annual Meeting. Naples, FL. May 2008.

Abbott, S, Klinck, S, Shi, XW, Wong, SL, Kumar, NA, Stephens, MJ, Wrisley, DM.  Use of Sensory Information for Balance Differs Between Young and Middle Aged Adults. Perry Day, SUNY, University at Buffalo, NY. November 2007.

Kumar, NA, Stephens, MJ, Wrisley, DM. Otolith-Somatosensory Interaction Revealed through Multi-Directional Sway-Referencing in Healthy Young Adults. (Updated poster with data from more subjects). Neuroscience Research Day, SUNY, University at Buffalo, NY. October 2007

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