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Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS

Karen McCain Instructor Bio:
Karen McCain, PT, DPT, NCS, is a licensed physical therapist, board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and educator with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and is former senior physical therapist at the renowned Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation located in Dallas, Texas. Her clinical and research interests are centered around Stroke recovery, Gait and Balance rehabilitation and Multi-Disciplinary Neurological Care.

As lead investigator for the Locomotor Treadmill Training (LTT) study at Baylor Institute, Dr. McCain has helped make significant strides in gait and balance recovery in patients with stroke as well as improving outcomes in all stroke related impairments and is currently working on a third manuscript for LTT. In addition to teaching, she maintains a clinical practice and is actively involved in research with subjects with acute stroke.



Dr. McCain received her physical therapy degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her DPT from Regis University. She is an active member of the APTA and holds a specialty certification in neurology as well as a degree in Speech/Language Pathology. She has earned both the Leadership in Practice Award and the Excellence in Allied Health Award.

Karen McCain's Continuing Education Courses

Pathologic Gait Review and Principles of Bracing in the Neurologic Population

Pathologic Gait Review and Principles of Bracing in the Neurologic Population

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the Observational Gait Analysis (OGA) system, including typical and pathologic gait. The phases of gait will be reviewed as will the pathologic mechanisms involved in gait abnormalities… Read Morearrow_right

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Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Gait Recovery After Stroke

Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Gait Recovery After Stroke

This course is designed to review basic principles of motor control and motor learning with emphasis on the application of these principles in the neurologic population. We will cover task analysis, a cornerstone skill for physical and… Read Morearrow_right

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Acute Care for Management of Stroke

Acute Care for Management of Stroke

This course is part of our NCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge NCS Prep-Program.

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