Christine M. Tyrell, PT, PhD, NCS
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-3499 fax
PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, 2013
DPT, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, 2002
MPT, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, 2001
BA, Mathematics, Colgate University, 1998
Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
APTA Vestibular Competency Certificate
APTA Clinical Instructor Certification
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
stroke, biomechanics of gait, motor learning, motor adaptation
American Physical Therapy Association
PT 601 Rehabilitation: Continuum of Care (Co-Instructor)
PT 616 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I (Course Director)
PT 716 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II (Course Director)
Tyrell CM, Reisman DS. Locomotor learning is slowed after stroke.
Poster presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 2012
Tyrell CM, Reisman DS. Locomotor interlimb coordination learning is slowed after stroke.
Platform presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
Tyrell CM, Reisman DS. Repeated exposure to split-belt treadmill walking reveals differences in learning between stroke survivors and healthy human adults.
Poster presentation, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California 2010
Malecka C, Reisman DS. Adaptation of forces and weight-bearing during walking in persons post-stroke.
Poster presentation, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois 2009
Malecka C, Rudolph KS, Reisman DS. Spatial and temporal gait parameters respond differently to increased walking speed in chronic stroke survivors.
Platform presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
Malecka C, Reisman DS. Split-belt treadmill locomotion: Adaptation of forces and weight-bearing during walking and standing.
Poster presentation, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, District of Columbia 2007
Malecka C. A review of the interdisciplinary approach required to optimize prosthetic and functional training with the C-leg in the inpatient rehabilitation setting.
Poster presentation, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana 2005
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- The presence of a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the BDNF gene affects the rate of locomotor adaptation after stroke
- Locomotor adaptation is influenced by the interaction between perturbation and baseline asymmetry after stroke
- Learning the spatial features of a locomotor task is slowed after stroke
- Age- and stroke-related skeletal muscle changes a review for the geriatric clinician
- Influence of systematic increases in treadmill walking speed on gait kinematics after stroke