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Siegel, Sondra, PT, PhD

Siegel, Sondra, PT, PhD

Siegel, Sondra, PT, PhD

Associate Professor School of Physical Therapy

Contact Information:

Husson University
339 O'Donnell Commons
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7049 Phone: Fax: 207.941.7883 Email: siegels@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Sondra received her physical therapy education at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Sondra's clinical experience has focused on neurological physical therapy, with an emphasis on treatment of patients with spinal cord injury. Her research interests include nervous system plasticity and spinal cord physiology. Her areas of teaching include treatment of the adult neurologically impaired patient and rehabilitation for other chronic conditions.

Research

Sondra Siegel

Sondra's research interests are focused on the examination of treatment techniques for the patients with neurological lesions including the efficacy of body weight support in improving gait in patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.

Recent Publications

Siegel, S., Nichols, T., & Cope, T. (1999). Reflex Activation Patterns in Relation to Multidirectional Ankle Torque in Decerebrate Cats. Motor Control, 3, 135-150

Sokoloff, A., Siegel, S., & Cope T. (1999). Recruitment order among motoneurons from different motor nuclei. Journal of Neurophysiology, 81:2485-92

Siegel, S., Patton, B., & English, A. (2000). Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor is required for motoneuron sprouting. Experimental Neurology, 166: 205-212

Recent Presentations

Siegel, S., Camire, A., Couture, K., & Knower, K. Body weight supported gait training in a person with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: Over ground vs. treadmill training. Presented at the Maine Chapter APTA spring meeting, educational program, Bangor, ME, May, 2006

Lumbra, K., Werner, R., Wysocki, T., & Siegel, S. An investigation of the effects of body weight supported treadmill training on gait in a person with chronic traumatic brain injury. Presented at the Maine Chapter APTA spring meeting, educational program, Bangor, ME, May, 2005

Reed, S., & Siegel, S. Complex regional pain syndrome: An attempt to link treatment rationale with etiology. Presented at the Maine Chapter APTA spring meeting, educational program, Bangor, ME, May, 2003

Siegel, S., Fregault R., & Stepney C. Improvements in gait following strengthening and stretching of the triceps surae muscles in a child with cerebral palsy. Presented at the APTA's Combined Sections Meeting, Tampa, FL, February, 2003.