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Leadership Rehab Rounds: Dr. Kara Patterson
October 23, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
12:10 – 1PM
500 University Ave | Room 140
Dr. Kara Patterson, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, UofT, Scientist, Kite, UHN
Assistant Professor, Uoft Scientist, Toronto Rehab-UHN
Exploring The Potential Of Dance And Music In Neurorehabilitation
Dr. Patterson is a physiotherapist (Queen’s University), an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She practiced clinically in the neurological field in Canada and the US before returning to Canada to complete her PhD at the University of Toronto and postdoctoral training at McGill University. Dr. Patterson leads the RELEARN lab (http://www.relearnlab.ca/) which strives to advance neurorehabilitation practice in order to improve gait and mobility outcomes for individuals living with neurological conditions and in particular stroke. Her research interests include motor learning after neurologic injury and rehabilitation of gait using novel strategies including rhythm and dance. Dr. Patterson holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation Clinician Scientist award and her work is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Research Council and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Her work has also been recognized with the Innovation and Advancement Award from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.