Kshamata M. Shah

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Health Science Center 1 (215) 572-2865

About Me

Dr. Kshamata Shah received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in Mumbai, India and practiced in acute care and outpatient clinical settings prior to earning a PhD in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her post-doctoral training at Arcadia University with Dr. Phil McClure. Her doctoral and postdoctoral work focused on examining upper extremity impairments in people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and shoulder tendinopathy. Dr. Shah collaborates on a multi-site grant focused on examining the effects of pain and exercise on muscle neurophysiology in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy and funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a division of the NIH. She has also received funding from the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Her overarching research goal is to examine the mechanisms and predictors driving a patient’s recovery in those with rotator cuff diseases and metabolic disorders. In her role as Director: Education for International Physical Therapists at Arcadia University she plays a key role working with students and faculty in the post-professional programs to ensure that students have a quality learning experience while continuing to grow Arcadia's presence nationally and internationally.


Areas Of Focus

shoulder, biomechanics, muscle neurophysiology, ultrasound


Home Country

English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi

Education History

Washington University in St. Louis

PhD, Major in Movement Science

Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Major in Physical Therapy