Sangeetha Madhavan, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
The primary goal of our lab is to better understand
cortical control of human movement, and to identify optimal procedures to
enhance neuromuscular plasticity. We are interested in developing movement and stimulation based techniques to maximize functional recovery after neuromuscular system injury. We are currently testing non-invasive brain stimulation paradigms as candidate adjuvants to gait therapy to enhance walking capacity in stroke survivors.
- Madhavan S, Weber II KA, and Stinear JW. Non-invasive brain
stimulation enhances fine motor control of the hemiparetic ankle:
Implications for rehabilitation. Experimental Brain Research. 2011. 209(1):9-17. PMID: 21170708.
- Madhavan S, Rogers L and Stinear JW. A paradox: after stroke
the non-lesioned lower limb motor cortex may be maladaptive. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2010. 32: 1032-39. Featured Article. PMID: 20722719.
- Madhavan S, Krishnan C. Jayaraman A, Rymer Z and Stinear JW.
Corticospinal tract integrity correlates with knee extensor weakness in chronic stroke survivors. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2011. 122(8):1588-94. PMID: 21333591.