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Physical Therapy Program - Faculty

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Laurie Seckel, PT, DPT, NCS

e-mail: laurie.seckel@downstate.edu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Seckel received her transitional DPT degree from Stony Brook University in 2007, her entry-level physical therapy education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the New School for Social Research. She is an expert in neurologic physical therapy and is recognized as a board-certified clinical specialist in Neurology by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Dr. Seckel joined the program in the fall of 1993 as an adjunct instructor and in January 1997 became Lecturer (part-time appointment). Her primary teaching responsibilities include Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise. Dr. Seckel maintains a private practice in home care with adults with chronic disabilities, in which she has over 20 years' experience. Her research interests are in the areas of motor control and motor learning. She has been an adjunct instructor in various physical therapy programs in the metropolitan area, and a former Assistant Chief Physical Therapist at New York Hospital.


Academic Responsibilities:

Patient/Client Management II, Motor Control and Motor Learning I and II, and Professional Development II.