M Ann Reinthal (Ann Reinthal), PT, PhD, NCS
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 122
 Phone: 216-687-3576
 Fax: 216-687-9316
 Email: A.KARAS@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 122, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Kent State University, 2006
M.A., Motor Behavior, Kent State University, 1987
Certificate, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, 1978
B.A., Psychobiology, Oberlin College, 1977
 
Brief Bio:
Ann Reinthal, PT, PhD, NCS has a PhD in neuroscience and practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings before taking a faculty position at Cleveland State University in 1997, where she is currently an Associate Professor.  Her research interests are in the areas of motor control and learning, especially as these relate to developing clinical methods to facilitate more effective and cost-efficient motor practice.  She is especially interested in integrating the use of technology into rehabilitation for neurologically impaired populations. She has done previous work using various commercial video gaming technologies to improve upper extremity function as well as balance.
 
Research Interests:
Integrating technology into rehabilitation
Using video gaming to mass motor practice
Understanding exercise dosage
Rehabilitation treatment efficacy post neurologic insult
Bracing interventions post neurologic insult
Stiffness and spasticity post stroke
Trunk muscle activity post neurologic insult
Gait and movement analysis
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Therapy Association -- Neurology, Geriatrics, and Research Sections.
International Society of Posture and Gait Research
 
Professional Experience:
Associate Professor (tenured), Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2004 to present

Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2001 to present

Director, Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2006 to Jan 2011

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 1997 to 2004

Private Practice, Neurologic Physical Therapy, Adult and Pediatrics, outpatient, home and school settings, 1986 to 1999

Instructor (part-time, non-tenure-track), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1995 to 1997

Instructor (part-time, non-tenure-track) and Guest Lecturer, Program in Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 1986 to 1997

PRN Staff Physical Therapist (part-time), Visiting Nurse Association, Cleveland, OH, 1986 to 1994

Staff Physical Therapist (part-time), rehab, outpatient and consultant, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH 1984 to 1987

Senior Physical Therapist, rehab, inpatient and outpatient, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH, 1980 to 1984

Staff Physical Therapist, acute and rehab, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH, 1980

Staff Physical Therapist, acute, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH, and 1978 to 1980
 
Research Grants:
CSU Summer Undergraduate Research Grant. Reinthal A, Espy D, Sridhar N. $11,190. Utilization of feedback from inertial vs. Kinect sensors in improving exercise accuracy. 5/15-14-8/15/14.

CSU Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Grant. Reinthal A, Sridhar N. Initial feasibility testing of a system to provide home exercise guidance. 5/15/13-8/15/13.

CSU Faculty Research Development Grant. Espy D (PI), Reinthal A, Zhao W, Sridhar N. $18,236. Development of the Technology for Exercise Tutor: a System for Proxy Exercise Guidance. 7/1/12-12/31/13.

CSU Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Grant. Zhao W, Reinthal A, Sridhar N. A low cost motion analysis system based on the Kinect.5/15/12-8/15/12.

CSU Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Grant. Espy D, Reinthal A, Walsh J. Development and Validation of Methods to Rate Components of a  Balance Training Program. 5/15/11-8/15/11.

CSU Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Grant. Reinthal, A. Motion Analysis of Individuals Post Stroke Who Are Participating in the Video Gaming Multi-Site Study. 5/15/2010-8/15/2010.

CSU Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Grant. Patterson S, Reinthal A, Sparks K. Assessing Balance Improvement in Post-Stroke Adults Using the Panasonic Core Trainer. 5/15/2010-8/15/2010.

CSU Faculty Research Development Grant. Reinthal, A. Use of computer gaming as an adjunct during outpatient stroke rehabilitation to obtain task specific upper extremity practice repetitions. 7/1/2009-6/30/2010.

CSU Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Grant.  Reinthal, A, Linder S. Use of computer gaming to obtain task specific upper extremity practice in individuals with stroke who have completed traditional rehabilitation. 5/15/2009-8/15/2009.

CSU Established Full-Time Research Development Grant. Reinthal, A. Posture Control Walker for the Community Ambulator. 1/1/2000-12/31/2001.