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Larry W Forrester
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Larry W Forrester Ph.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Secondary Appointments: Neurology
lforrester@som.umaryland.edu
Location: AHB 240H
Phone: 410.706.5212
Fax: 410.706.6387
Lab: AHB Rm 102 (6-0856), VA Lab 410.605.7000 x4321

Personal History:

Larry W. Forrester, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Neurology as well as a Research Fellow in Geriatric Rehabilitation, specializing in Motor Control. Dr. Forrester also serves as the Department's Research Lab Director. Dr. Forrester's teaching experience includes courses in motor learning and control, motor development, a seminar in neurological physical therapy, and numerous laboratory sections in biomechanics and motor behavior.

Research Interests:

Dr. Forrester's current research focuses on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess CNS plasticity in chronic stroke patients who undergo treadmill training. This work is aligned with his interests in gait biomechanics and the neuromuscular mechanisms of interlimb coordination. He is also funded through VA Rehabilitation Research and Development to investigate the development modular lower extremity robotic units, in collaboration with MIT, for use with stroke patients during task-oriented treadmill training.