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Kerry K. Gilbert Sc. D. PT COMT

Assistant Professor and Program Director

Department: Rehabilitation Sciences
Program: Physical Therapy


  • Neurodynamic testing and treatment- Cadaver studies
  • Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain during lower extremity movement
  • Fluid dynamics of nerve tissue


  • Effects of neural mobilization on the fluid dynamics of nerve tissue
  • Cervical and Thoracic nerve root displacement and strain during upper extremity movement

AVAILABLE RESOURCES (e.g. equipment, lab space, computers, etc.)

Within the Clinical Anatomy Research Lab of the Center for Rehabilitation Research,

  • Materials Tester (strain, compression, bending)
  • Cadaveric specimens
  • A to D converters/ transducers
  • Electron microscope
  • 3D optical motion analysis system
  • Force platforms
  • Surface electromyography
  • Foot pressure insole system
  • Force platform treadmill
  • Electric goniometers
  • Accelerometers
  • Isokinetic/ Dynamic strength measuring system
  • Photoelectric timing sensors
  • Matlab software
  • Multiple computer workstations for data reduction and analysis