Kristin Vamvas Day

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

HSC Remote (Cincinnati, OH) 1 (215) 572-2163

About Me

Kristin V. Day, PhD, PT, NCS is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where she teaches neurorehabilitation and neuroscience-focused content. Dr. Day earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Physical Therapy from Ohio University as well as a PhD in Rehabilitation Science with emphasis in neuromuscular plasticity and motor control from University of Florida. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Disorders of Consciousness/severe TBI rehabilitation at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Philadelphia. As a board-certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy, she has practiced in level one trauma hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation centers treating patients with catastrophic injuries and has developed and directed a specialized inpatient rehabilitation program for persons with severe brain injuries. Dr. Day’s research interests involve understanding the mechanisms and trajectories of recovery from neurologic injuries as well as developing interventions to promote recovery in the sensorimotor and/or cognitive domains. Her work has ranged from rehabilitation of walking dysfunction after spinal cord injury to electrophysiologic and behavioral analyses of consciousness after severe brain injury. She is an active member of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary SIG (DoC Task Force).

Areas Of Focus

Neurorehabilitation, Recovery after Brain Injury/Disorders of Consciousness

Hometown
Cincinnati, OH

Education History

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Florida 2010

PhD, Major in Rehabilitation Science

Ohio University 2002

MPT, Major in Physical Therapy

Ohio University 2000

BS, Major in Biological Sciences