Scott K. Stackhouse

Adjunct Professor, Physical Therapy

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About Me

Scott K. Stackhouse, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Stackhouse completed his BA degree in Biology/Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College, a MSPT from Arcadia University, and Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware in 2003.  Dr. Stackhouse completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy.  His research has spanned from investigations of physiological sources of weakness in aging and cerebral palsy, the application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for enhancing muscle strength in children with cerebral palsy, combining strength and motor learning interventions for improvement of gait in youth with cerebral palsy, animal models of neurorehabilitation and stem cell transplantation after incomplete spinal cord injury, failure of voluntary muscle activation of the rotator cuff after fatigue and in people with subacromial pain, and investigations of pain sensitivity in people with chronic Achilles tendinopathy and their response to intervention.  Dr. Stackhouse’s research has been supported by grants from the Foundation for Physical Therapy funding (PODS I and a 2010 Research Grant), a Pediatric Section Doctoral Research Grant, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation (2005 Post-Doctoral Research Grant, 2010 Research Grant). Currently, Dr. Stackhouse is a co-investigator on two Orthopaedic Section Research Grants with colleagues at Arcadia.  Dr. Stackhouse is a member of the Research, Orthopaedic, and Neurology Sections of the APTA, a member of the Early Career Special Interest Group of the Section on Research (SOR), has previously served on the Finance Committee for the SOR, and is the current treasurer for the SOR.

Professional History

Research Summary