T. George Hornby, PhD has a background in neurophysiology, exercise science, and physical therapy, and is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Directory of the Locomotor Recovery Laboratory.
The goals of his lab is to develop and test strategies that can optimize delivery of rehabilitation interventions to maximize locomotor a function in patients post-stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, and brain injury. One research agenda to identify the appropriate training parameters (or dose) of exercise interventions that maximize improvements in neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary health and function.
The belief is these physiological changes will result in improvement in performance of functional tasks, and ultimately result in increased community integration and participation.
Additional goals include the assessment of pharmacological or other exogenous stimuli on locomotor function and training efficacy. Researchers utilize kinematic, kinetic and electrophysiological measures of motor function in intact individuals and those with neurological disease, and examine altered motor output to mechanical or electrical stimuli, pharmacological interventions, or exercise conditions. ?
He is also currently Director of Research for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and has authored numerous manuscripts in neurophysiology and physical rehabilitation.
Titles & Appointments
- Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Human Sciences