Professional Bio

Education
  • Ph.D., Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Iowa, 1985
  • B.S., Zoology, Colorado State University, 1976

 

Certifications and Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Neuroscience
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Partner
  • APTA Neurology Section, Partner
  • Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)
  • Rocky Mountain Neuroscience Group

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Treatments for chronic stroke rehabilitation of the upper extremity
  • Practice patterns of treadmill training for individuals with mild-moderate Parkinson's disease

Recent Presentations

Smith MB, Barnes C, Wahab J, Bailey P, Blankespoor E, Buessing T, Miesbauer K, Patis C, Prewitt C, and Rauert C.  Does dual task treadmill walking activate spinal circuitry in people with Parkinson’s disease? American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (Neurology). San Antonio, TX.  Poster presentation. February 14-17, 2017.

Barnes C, Tschoepe B, Smith MB, Littmann A, Brossart R, Brown J, Ellefson S, Fred J, McFadden R, Tschoepe J.  High Intensity Backward Walking Treadmill Training for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Indianapolis, IN:  Poster. February, 2015.

Awards & Recognition

  • Student Research, Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC) Grant, Regis University, $500, 2011
  • Student Research, Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC) Grant, Regis University, $500, 2009