Dr. Rebecca Craik

Dr. Rebecca Craik

Professor, Chair of Physical Therapy (CV)

Rebecca Craik, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is currently the Editor in Chief, Physical Therapy, the official publication of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her research interests are focused in the area of motor control, aging, and recovery following nervous system injury. Her research has been supported by over 25 grants from sources including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Foundation for Physical Therapy. She is the Recipient of the Mary McMillan Lecture Award in 2005 for outstanding contributions to the profession of physical therapy, 1997 Arcadia Professor of the Year, 1995 Fellow of the APTA plus 13 additional awards for achievement in education and research.

Recent Articles

  • Alley D, Hicks G, et al. Meaningful Improvement in Gait Speed in Hip Fracture Recovery. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 2011;59(9):1650-7.
  • Thrush A, Pennypacker M, Schmidt A. Validity of the StepWatch Step Activity Monitor: Preliminary Findings for Use in Persons with Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 2011;34:41-45.
  • Sullivan-Marx EM, Mangione K, Ackerson T, Sidirov I, Maislin G, Volpe S, Craik RL Exercise for LIFE” Program: Translating Science to Improve Health for Older African-American Women. The Gerontologist 2011;51(S1):373-381.
  • Goldstein MS, Scalzitti DA, Bohmert JA, Brennan GP, Craik RL, Delitto A, et al. Vitalizing Practice through Research and Research through Practice: The Outcomes of a Conference to Enhance Delivery of Care. Physical Therapy 2011; 91:1275-1284.

Recent Support

National Institutes of Health, Southeast Pennsylvania Area Health Care Center, Pennsylvania Department of Health CURE, Pennsylvania Department of Health, The Aaron Family Grant, Magistro Family Foundation.


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