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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

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Winter 2013-2014

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Continuing Education 2015

$10 Tuesday Schedule

For more detailed information on upcoming lectures and registration contact Rich Adamczak (adamc002@umn.edu)

Join Us for Information Night!

Are you interested in a career in physical therapy?  Join us for an informational session on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Click here for more details. 

Program in Rehabilitation Science

The University of Minnesota Program in Rehabilitation Science is an advanced training program designed for professionals pursuing academic careers in research training.

The Rehabilitation Science MS and PhD degrees are geared to occupational and physical therapists and students with related interests.

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Contact Us

Email Address:  ptquest@umn.edu
Phone:  612-624-2662

US Mail Address:
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
MMC 388
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Location/Deliveries Address:
Children's Rehabilitation Center
384 ChRC
426 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

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Welcome Dr. Wynn Legon

MEDPHYSTHER Faculty Wynn LegonDr. Wynn Legon has recently been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School, at the University of Minnesota and a MnDRIVE Brain Conditions Neuromodulation Scholar.

Dr. Legon completed a PhD in Kinesiology with a specialty in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada. Dr. Legon was a post-doctoral fellow in the Neurology department of Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada where he researched the effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and stroke location in spastic patients. After this, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute in Roanoke VA where he studied multiple non-invasive neuromodulation methods including TMS, transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation (tD/ACS), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in combination with electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this time he also pioneered the use of transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation (tFUS) for use in humans. This latter work culminated in a recent publication in Nature Neuroscience showing for the first time, the effect of tFUS on human brain activity and behaviour.

Dr. Legon brings his expertise in non-surgical neuromodulation techniques to the Program in Physical Therapy department where his research will continue to investigate ultrasound for use in humans in combination with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In addition, Dr. Legon will employ various non-surgical neuromodulation techniques to study sensory, motor and cognitive function in both healthy and disease states. Another important aspect of Dr. Legon's research explores how individual brain anatomy affects the efficacy of these techniques in the hope of improving their effect for both diagnostics and therapies. Dr. Legon will teach RSC 5841: Rehabilitation Science Instrumentation and Methodology as well as co-teach PT 6282 Scientific Foundations II: Neuromotor Control.



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