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Sangeetha Madhavan Ph.D.: CV


Personal details

Surname: Madhavan
Forenames: Sangeetha 

Address:
Physiology and PM and R
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University
345 E Superior Street
60611 Chicago, IL, USA
Tel: 312-238-1404
E-mail: s-madhavan@northwestern.edu

Scientific education

Graduation Date: July 2007
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Emphasis: Neuromuscular, Mentor: Dr. Richard K Shields PhD, PT

Graduation Date: July 2003
MA in Physical Therapy
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Emphasis: Neuromuscular

Graduation Date: May 2000
Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy
SRM College of Physiotherapy
(Chennai, India)

Positions and Employment

2008 - current Post Doctoral Fellow – SMPP, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
2007 - 2008 Post Doctoral Fellow – Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Florida, FL.
2001 - 2007 Research Assistant - Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa
2001 - 2007 Teaching Assistant - Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa
2004 - 2006 Graduate Assistant, Tuberculosis Surveillance Program, Student Health Services, The University of Iowa
2002 - 2003 Research Assistant, Physiology and Biophysics, The University of Iowa
2001- 2002 Research Assistant, Psychology, The University of Iowa, IA 
2001- 2004 Clinical Exercise Therapist, Cardiac Rehabilitation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 
2000 - 2001 Physical Therapist, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Apollo Hospitals, India 
1997 - 2000 Physical Therapy Assistant, Chennai Orthopedic Institute, India 

Teaching Experiernce

2002-2007
Research Project Coordinator for Doctor of Physical Therapy students
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa.
Supervised and mentored around 20 DPT students with their research practicum)

2001-2006 (every Fall Semester)
Teaching Assistant. Principles of Motor Control and Applied Neuroscience
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa 
Course Instructor: Richard K. Shields, PhD, PT.

2001-2006 (every Spring Semester)
Teaching Assistant. Neuromuscular Therapeutics
Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa
Course Instructor: Melanie House PT

Honors and Awards

2001 Best Outgoing Student of the Year, SRM College, Chennai, India
2003 Third Place, James F Jakobsen Graduate Research Conference, The University of Iowa
2003 Distinguished Masters Thesis Award, The University of Iowa 
2004 Honorable Mention, James F Jakobsen Graduate Research Conference,The University of Iowa
2005 PhD Alumni Scholarship, Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa
2006 Outstanding Graduate Student as Mentor, The University of Iowa
2007 Sandra Barkan Mentor Award, The University of Iowa

Professional Licensure

2007 – present American Physical Therapy Assosciation
2000 – present Physical Therapy Licensure, India

Professional Memberships

2001 – present Indian Association of Physiotherapy
2001 – present Society for Neuroscience

Selected peer-reviewed publications

Shields RK, Madhavan S and Cole K. Proprioceptive Coordination of Movement Sequences. Clinical Neurophysiology, 2005. 2005 Jan;116(1):87-92.

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Influence of Age on Dynamic Position Sense: Evidence using a sequential movement task. Experimental Brain Research. 2005 July;164(1):18-28. 

Shields RK, Madhavan S, Gregg E, Leitch J, Petersen B, Salata S, Wallerich S Neuromuscular Control of the Knee during a Resisted Single Limb Squat Exercise. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005 Oct; 33(10):1520-6. Epub 2005 Jul 11.

Shields RK, Madhavan S, Cole K: Sustained Muscle Activity Minimally Influences Dynamic Position Sense of the Ankle. Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy. 2005 July;35(7):443-51.

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Invited Commentary -Sensory-Specific Balance Training in Older Adults: Effect on Position, Movement, and Velocity Sense at the Ankle. Physical Therapy July 2007.

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Weight Bearing Exercise Accuracy Influences Muscle Activation Strategies of the Knee.: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. February 2007

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Quadriceps long latency responses are increased in the elderly during a novel resistive weight bearing task" In Review: Experimental Brain Research.

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Practice and Visual Feedback influences Accuracy and Knee Muscle Co-activation during a Single leg weight-bearing task. Submitted: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction influences Performance Accuracy and Muscle Coactivation Patterns during A Single Leg Weight Bearing Task. Submitted: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction alters Quadriceps-Hamstrings Long Latency Responses during Knee Perturbation in Weight Bearing. In Preparation. (PhD dissertation)

Scientific Posters and Platforms

Madhavan, S., Cole, K., Shields, RK. Proprioceptive Coordination-Triggered Movement Sequences And Simple Reaction Time, Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, FL ( November 2002).

Madhavan S, Shields RK. Influence of Age on Dynamic Position Sense. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA. (November 2003).

Shields RK, Dudley-Javoroski S, Deshpande PJ, and Madhavan S. Long-Term Electrical Stimulation Training prevents Soleus Muscle Adaptation after Spinal Cord Injury. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA. (November 2003).

Madhavan S, Shields RK. Neuromuscular Control of the Knee during a Single Limb Squat Exercise. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (October 2004).

Dudley-Javoroski S, Shields RK, Deshpande PJ, and Madhavan S. Electrically-Induced Muscle Contractions attenuate Bone Loss after Spinal Cord Injury. American College of Sports Medicine, Nashville, TN. (June 2005).

Shields RK, Dudley-Javoroski S, Deshpande PJ, and Madhavan S. Minimal Dose of Electrical Stimulation Training adapts Skeletal Muscle after Spinal Cord Injury. American College of Sports Medicine, Nashville, TN (June 2005).

Iguchi M, Madhavan S and Shields RK. Influence of Hamstrings Fatigue on Neuromuscular Control of the Knee during a Weight Bearing Exercise. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego CA (February 2006)

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Influence of Age on Neuromuscular Control of the Knee during a Weight Bearing Exercise. Combined Section Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego CA (February 2006)

Madhavan S, Dye L, Humbert S, Muckler B, Rodemeyer T, Jennifer R, Littmann A and Shields RK. Practice Improves Accuracy and Alters Neuromuscular Activation Patterns during a Single Leg Weight Bearing Task in Females. Combined Section Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Boston MA (Feb 2007)

Madhavan S, Iguchi M, Littmann A and Shields RK. Expected perturbations alter Neuromuscular Activation Patterns during a Single Leg Weight-bearing Task in Females. Combined Section Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Boston MA (Feb 2007)

Madhavan S, Bowden M and Kautz SA. Abnormal Interlimb Coupling during Hemiparetic Walking. Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Jan 2008)

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Influences Performance Accuracy and Muscle Coactivation Patterns during a Single Limb Weight Bearing Task. Combined Section Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Nashville, TN (Feb 2008)

Madhavan S and Shields RK. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction alters Quadriceps Hamstrings Long Latency Responses during Knee Perturbations in Weight Bearing. Combined Section Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Nashville, TN (Feb 2008)

Littman A, Iguchi M, Madhavan S and Shields RK. Influence of Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Dynamic Position Sense: Evidence using a Sequential Movement Task. Combined Section Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Nashville, TN (Feb 2008)


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