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Board of Directors

President: Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT*

  Infinity Rehab
Belleville, IL

Patricia L. Scheets, PT, MHS, DPT, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist is the Director of Quality and Clinical Outcomes for Infinity Rehab.  She received her professional and post-professional degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and is a board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy.  She has worked extensively with patients with stroke, neurological disorders, and balance and vestibular disorders.  She has developed a set of movement system impairment diagnoses that is used to guide the therapist’s clinical examination and treatment selection for patients with neuromuscular conditions.  Her professional experience has always been focused on implementing standards of physical therapy care which reduce variability and improve patient outcome.

* Dr. Scheets is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist.

Vice-President: Dennis Fell, PT, MD

Dennis Fell University of South Alabama
Dept of Physical Therapy
Mobile, AL

Dennis Fell, MD, PT is Professor and Chair of the Department ofn Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Dennis is a licensed physical therapist with a background and degree in medicine. His career has focused on individuals with neuromuscular pathology. Dennis has 23 years of clinical PT practice, pro bono physical therapy services for individuals with stroke, brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases, Neurorehabilitation curriculum and consultation, international PT education, international collaboration, consultant to develop new PT curriculum for Taibah University (Saudi Arabia), served on numerous dissertation committees, numerous legal consultations, invited session chairperson for WCPT conferences, numerous continuing education courses nationally and internationally, including invited course in neurology at the WCPT World Congress in Amsterdam.

Secretary: Kate Kugler, PT, DPT*

Katherine Kugler

Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Kate Kugler, PT, DPT, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist is an Assistant Professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, teaching primarily in an Integrated Lab setting and on the clinical education team. Her primary area of expertise and practice is in acute care, working primarily on a neuroscience unit. Kate completed her professional degree as well as her neurologic physical therapy residency at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and her primary areas of expertise and interest in practice are working with patients with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, functional movement disorders, and balance and fall prevention in the older adult.

Dr. Kugler is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist.

Treasurer: Nora Riley, PT, PhD*

Nora Riley St. Ambrose University
Program in Physical Therapy
Davenport, IA

Nora Riley, PT, PhD is Professor at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. Nora's current scholarly activity is related the development of examination and intervention guidelines for neurologic physical therapy in line with the Human Movement system, as well as studying evidence-based profiles of PT students and their clinical instructors. She is responsible for teaching all the neurologic content in her DPT program. In addition, she provides continuing education in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Dr. Riley is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist.

Director of Communications:  Timothy Nordahl, PT

Timothy Nordahl Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation
Parkinson Disease Program
Boston, MA

Timothy (Tim) Nordahl is a clinical research physical therapist at the Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation. There, he provides physical therapy services for people with neurologic disorders, primarily Parkinson disease; and assists in the conducting of research studies investigating physical therapy and PD. He has previously worked in a hospital outpatient rehabilitation setting for people with vestibular disorders, impaired balance, and a variety of other conditions.

Director of Education:  Sue Perry, PT, DPT, MS

Sue Perry Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Susan Perry, PT, DPT, MS is a Chatham University associate professor of physical therapy.  She has over 30 years of clinical experience and 20 years as a educator/clinician.  A researcher in neurologic rehabilitation and fall/fracture prevention, Dr. Perry has had multiple publications and presentations at the national level.  In addition she is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Perry received her BS in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her Advanced Master of Science Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham College.

Director of Knowledge Synthesis: George Hornby, PT, PhD

George Hornby Indiana University
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Indianapolis, IN

T. George Hornby, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University. His research activities focus on physical and pharmacological interventions to facilitate improvements in walking function in patients with spinal cord injury and Stroke.

Director of Practice: Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, PhD,*

Wendy Romney Sacred Heart University
Assistant Professor
Fairfield, CT

Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, PhD, Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science at Sacred Heart University. She teaches physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with neurological disease and dysfunction and medically complex issues.  Her research is focused on knowledge translation and improving the use of outcome measures in physical therapy practice. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy and continues to practice at the Center of Excellence for Neurological Health at Sacred Heart University.

Dr. Romney is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist.

Director of Research: Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Patrick Sparto University of Pittsburgh
Co-Director and Associate Professor, DPT-PhD in Bio-Engineering Program
Pittsburgh, PA

Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and founding co-director of the DPT-PhD in Bioengineering program at the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is graduate faculty in the SHRS PhD program in Rehabilitation Science. His current areas of research include the investigation of postural control in older adults, with an emphasis on studying neural and biomechanical control of step initiation. 

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