Arcadia’s Physical Therapy Department hosted the fourth annual Fall Faculty Symposium, titled “Body Meets Brain: Applying Neurophysiology to Orthopaedic Rehabilitation,” on Nov. 2. The event welcomed more than 130 practicing clinicians, including several alumni, and was organized by Dr. Ryan...
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How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak, assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...
Dr. Kantak received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai University, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy with a specialization in Neurologic Physical Therapy from Mumbai University, and a PhD in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. After completion of his PhD, he completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Prior to joining Arcadia’s faculty, Dr. Kantak joined the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute as an institute scientist where he started the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory. As the current director of the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory, he conducts NIH-funded research to advance our understanding of the neural and behavioral basis of control and learning of movement skills with a long-term goal to enhance motor recovery in patients with neurological disorders through innovative application of behavioral and brain stimulation techniques.
Hometown Mumbai, India
Home Country India
Languages English, Hindi, Marathi
Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy), Master of Science (Physical Therapy), Major in Physical Therapy