M Ann Reinthal (Ann Karas 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

Rehabilitation treatment efficacy post neurologic insult

Bracing interventions post neurologic insult

Stiffness and spasticity post stroke

Trunk muscle activity post neurologic insult

Gait analysis
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Therapy Association -- Neurology, Pediatrics, Education, and Research Sections.

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society