Kathleen Ganley, PT, PhD

Kathleen Ganley Associate Professor and Director of the Phoenix Program
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Phoenix Campus
Phone: 602-827-2424
Fax: 928-523-9289

Professional Interests

Dr. Ganley is the Director of the Program in Physical Therapy at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and the Director of the Scottsdale Healthcare/Northern Arizona University Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Dr. Ganley has over 20 years of clinical experience primarily in the areas of adult and pediatric neurologic rehabilitation. She collaborates with local clinicians and other professionals to explore patient-centered outcomes of therapeutic interventions for adults and children with neurologic dysfunction.

Education and Certifications

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Harrington Center for Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 2004-2006.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California San Francisco, 2003.
Doctor of Philosophy, Biokinesiology, University of Southern California, 2003.
Master of Arts, Physical Education, Northern Arizona University 1996.
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Northern Arizona University 1988.                            

Teaching area/ Courses Taught

PT 511     Normal Human Gait
PT 560     Neuroscience
PT 602     Life Cycle I
PT 611     Abnormal Human Gait
PT 685     Evidence Based Practice

Recent Publications/ Professional Presentations

Ganley K. Review of neurodevelopmental treatment. Dev Med Child Neurol 2014.

Ganley K, Miles C. Commentary on “Relationship between participation in leisure time physical activities and aerobic fitness in children with DCD”. Pediatr Phys Ther 2013;25(4).

Ganley KJ, Paterno MV, Miles C, et al. Health-related fitness in children and adolescents. Pediatr Phys Ther 2011;23(3):208-220.

Ganley KJ, Stock A, Herman RM, Santello M, Willis WT. Fuel oxidation at the walk-to-run-transition in humans. Metabolism 2011;60(5):609-616.

Downing AL, Ganley KJ, Fay DR, Abbas JJ. Temporal characteristics of lower extremity moment generation in children with cerebral palsy. Muscle Nerve 2009;39(6):800-809.

Ganley KJ, Herman RM, Willis WT. Muscle metabolism during overground walking in persons with poststroke hemiparesis. Top Stroke Rehabil 2008;15(3):218-226.

Cook JR, Warren M, Ganley KJ, Prefontaine P, Wylie JW. A comprehensive joint replacement program for total knee arthroplasty: a descriptive study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2008;9:154-161.

Ganley KJ, Willis WT, Carhart MR, He J, Herman RM. Epidural spinal cord stimulation improves locomotor performance in low ASIA C – wheelchair dependent spinal cord injured individuals: Insights from metabolic response. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2005;11(2):50-63.