2012 Symposium Guest Speakers
Teresa Kimberley , M.D.
Associate professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Teresa Kimberley is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program in Physical Therapy. She co-directs the Brain Plasticity Lab, which helped to pioneer the use of neuroimaging to inform and improve rehabilitation. Her training in physical therapy, rehabilitation and neuroscience has helped to refine neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques in populations with stroke and focal dystonias. Dr. Kimberleyâ€™s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Dystonia Coalition and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
Brief Summary of Presentation
Physical therapy as an adjunct to the medical management of spasmodic torticollis is not universally used and a clear consensus regarding the most effective techniques has not been reached. This talk will discuss current trends in the rehabilitation of spasmodic torticollis including the motor and non-motor benefits.