Kelly Westlake, PT, PhD, is currently an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore Department of Physical Therapy where she conducts research and teaches content related to adult neurologic rehabilitation. Dr. Westlake is actively researching ways in which physical therapy interventions may be individualized and improved for individuals with stroke and older adults at risk of falling. Her research has been supported through the American Heart Association and NIH and she has published in Physical Therapy, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Motor Behavior, Gait and Posture, Journal of Neurophysiology, among others. She believes that teaching DPT students should include a lived perspective from patients to encourage students to integrate evidence based practice with everyday patient experiences.
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