Associate Professor and Director of the Phoenix Program
Northern Arizona University
Physical Therapy, Phoenix Campus
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
Master of Arts, Physical Education, Northern Arizona
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Northern Arizona
Teaching area/ Courses Taught
PT 511 Normal Human
PT 560 Neuroscience
PT 602 Life Cycle I
PT 611 Abnormal
PT 685 Evidence
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
Ganley KJ, Paterno MV, Miles
C, et al. Health-related fitness in children and adolescents. Pediatr Phys Ther
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