An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern students and faculty have combined their knowledge of engineering and physical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-cost communication devices to disabled kids living at a pair of orphanages in Ecuador.
There are two things that govern how we move: our brains and the muscles themselves. Every time we pick up a cup or wave to a friend, neurological stimuli must […]
Open-pit coalminers who drive heavy-duty vehicles face a unique brand of whole-body vibration caused by operating this equipment. Backed by a new grant from the Alpha Foundation, physical therapy professor Jack Dennerlein will explore its effect on the body.
New associate professor Shaw Bronner studies the biomechanics of dance movement—research with applications ranging from preventing dancers’ injuries to understanding the neural relationship between movement and memory.
Learning how to control a new pair of arms would be like learning how to drive a car, says Christopher Hasson, a sensorimotor control expert and a newly appointed assistant professor in the department of physical therapy.
Over a six-month span, fifth-year student Bryan Muñoz completed physical therapy co-ops in both the United States and Ecuador.
Mobile-phone users who send dozens — or even hundreds — of text messages per day may have begun to notice pain, tingling or numbness in their thumbs from excessive button […]
David Nolan, an associate clinical professor of physical therapy, says a South African sprinter should be allowed to compete in the Olympics wearing high-tech carbon-fiber prosthetic legs.
A new partnership between the university and military hospitals will give physical therapy students the opportunity to work in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Over the weekend I watched Night at the Museum 2 with my nephew. In it, Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt character says that the secret to happiness is diet and exercise. […]
Incoming freshman Linda Wiinberg chose Northeastern for its experiential-learning advantages and big-city life.