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School of Rehabilitation Sciences

2152 Health Sciences Building
757- 683-4519

Steven Morrison, Ph.D., Chair

Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences  has opened a 3,800 square foot research facility with a large gait/movement assessment area, a room for virtual reality and rehabilitation studies, a multipurpose room for neurologic testing, and office space for faculty and graduate students. A primary research focus relates to neuromechanical basis of human movement under healthy and pathological conditions, with more clinically oriented studies on methods to improve gait and function in people with neurologic impairments. Lab Director, Dr. Steven Morrison, is a leading researcher in identifying risks for falling and testing interventions to prevent falls. This research laboratory is designed for multidisciplinary use by faculty and graduate students in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Human Movement Sciences, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Collaboration among disciplines and with the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASC) allows us to participate in exciting research projects exploring new technology in rehabilitation.

ODU Monarch Physical Therapy

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences, with support from the College of Health Sciences and Old Dominion University, operates a physical therapy clinic on the ODU campus. It is located at 1015 West 47th Street. To contact them, call (757) 683-7041. The clinic provides service to ODU faculty, staff and students as well as the neighboring community. It also serves as a site for students to learn to apply assessment, decision-making, and treatment skills. In addition, clinical research studies coordinated with the Center for Brain Research and Rehabilitation are conducted at the clinic.