M Ann Reinthal (Ann Reinthal), PT, PhD
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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
 Blog: http://csumotionanalysislab.wordpress.com/
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 122, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Motor learning, Motor control, Exercise dosage, Video gaming, Balance training, Motor training post stroke, Harness systems, Spasticity, Rehabilitation technology
 
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 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. Her work includes using various commercial video gaming technologies to improve upper extremity function as well as balance. She is also investigating the use of harness systems in balance training and moving this training out of the lab and into a community garden.
 
Research Interests:
Integrating technology into rehabilitation
Using video gaming to mass motor practice
Using harness systems in balance training
Understanding exercise dosage
Rehabilitation treatment efficacy post neurologic insult, especially related to balance and upper extremity function
Stiffness and spasticity post stroke
 
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:
Funded external grants

Reinthal A (PI), Espy D (co-PI), Van Den Bogert A (Co-PI). Balance training post stroke: Intense harnessed multidirectional training as compared to reactive and conventional protocols. American Heart Association Innovative Project Award. $195,444. July 2018-June 2020.

Schearer E (PI), Reinthal A (Co-PI). NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Engineering and Computing in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology. $391,824 for 3 years. Awarded November 2016.

Goodman G (PI), Zhao W (Co-PI)., Espy D (Co-PI)., Reinthal A (Co-PI)., Ekelman B (Co-PI)., Niederriter J (Co-PI).. Safe Patient Handling among STNA¿s in Nursing Homes: Compliance, Monitoring, and Continuous Quality Improvement of Best Practices. Ohio Bureau of Workmen¿s Compensation. $243,948. Co-PII. May 2015-May 2017.