Research & Scholarship
Interventions that promote recovery of function in children and adults with neurological disorders.
Teaching clinical decision making
Hoffman, L. R. & Field-Fote, E. C. (2010). Functional and corticomotor changes in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury following either unimanual or bimanual massed practice training: a pilot study. Accepted for publication 9/10 in: Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy.
Hoffman, L. R. & Field-Fote, E. C. (2007). Cortical Reorganization Following Bimanual Training and Somatosensory Stimulation in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Physical Therapy, 57, 208-223
Hoffman, L, Footer, C., Winkler, P. and Smith M. (2011). Teaching Clinical Decision Making: A Module for Curriculum Development for the Examination and Evaluation of Clients with Neuromuscular Conditions. World Confederations of Physical Therapy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Footer, C.B., Hoffman, L., Smith, M.B., (June 12, 2011) Clinical Decision Making: A Module for Curriculum Development for the Selection and Progression of Interventions for Clients with Neuromuscular Conditions, World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Hoffman, L., Bondurant, D., Fournier, R., Harvey, J., Juarez, M., Lauren McCollough, Erin McGuinn, Sara Scalisi, (2011). The combination of somatosensory stimulation enhances the outcome of repetitive task practice on hand function in children with hemiplegia: a case series. Combined Sections National Physical Therapy Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hoffman, L. R., Case, E. D. , & Field-Fote, E. C. (2009, June). Practice-related plasticity: functional and cortical changes in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury following four different hand training interventions. APTA Annual Conference and Exposition, Baltimore, Maryland.
Hoffman, L., Case, E., Ferrington, A., Gutierrez, R., Reiter, J., Edelle Field-Fote, (2009, February). Increases in pinch grip strength and sensation in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury following three different vibratory or electrical stimulation interventions. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hoffman, L. R. & Field-Fote, E. C. (2008, November). Functional and cortical changes in individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injury: a comparison of uni- versus bimanual training and somatosensory versus muscle stimulation. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, District of Columbia.
Hoffman, L. R. & Field-Fote, E. C. (2007, February). Cortically evoked potentials from transcranial magnetic stimulation of muscles distal to the lesion are posteriorly shifted and of lower amplitude in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.