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Ralph Garcia, PT, PhD

Research Coordinator, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Manhattan Campus

Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Department of Doctor of Physical Therapy

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Adult neurological rehabilitation: disability, rehabilitation and human performance research

Biography

Ralph Garcia is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Touro’s School of Health Sciences. He received a Master of Science in physical therapy (PT) from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science) and a Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Garcia specializes in adult neurological rehabilitation and research in disability, rehabilitation and human performance, and studied the effects of PT and occupational therapy on functional outcomes and quality of life in patients with end-stage renal disease. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Research and Neurology divisions of the New York Physical Therapy Association, Dr. Garcia has presented his studies at the APTA and the Renal Research Institute.

Education

  • MPT, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
  • PhD, New York University

Research

Comparison of functional outcomes and gait performance in various patient populations; developing of establishing of valid and reliable tests and measures related to balance and gait; Effects of physical and occupational therapy interventions on functional outcomes and quality of life in individuals with end-stage renal disease

Professional Service

  • Department of Minority Affairs - Mentoring Program

Memberships and Affiliations

 

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • New York Physical Therapy Association, Research Section, Neurology Section

 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • DPT 605 Research Methods and Design
  • DPT 615 Statistical Applications in Clinical Research
  • DPT 655 Research Project
  • DPT 665 Research Seminar