Rogers Bosch, PT, DPT, PhDAssociate
Bosch is a pediatric and neurorehabilitation physical therapist who is
passionate about the strong
inverse relationship between exercise capacity and all-cause mortality. With
the goals of reducing comorbidities and improving function and quality of life
for individuals living with chronic neurological conditions, Dr. Bosch pursues
studies that address the following broad themes:
of intensive exercise interventions on physiological and functional outcomes
and quality of life in adults with chronic neurological conditions.
in energy expenditure and functional outcomes as a result of improved fitness
in adults with chronic neurological deficits.
responses to early mobilization in critically ill patients.
relationship between the metabolic response (whole-body oxygen consumption) and
heart rate response in individuals with chronic neurological deficits.
Still University, Mesa, AZ. DPT
State University, Tempe, AZ. PhD in Exercise Physiology
State University, Tempe, AZ. MS in Exercise Physiology
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. BS, with a
certificate in Physical Therapy
Bosch PR, Poloni J, Thornton A, Lynskey
JV. The Heart Rate Response to Nintendo
Wii Boxing in Young Adults. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Physical
Therapy. 2012; 23(2):13-18.
Wing MK, Lynskey JV, Bosch
PR. Walking Speed in Stroke
Survivors: Considerations for Clinical
Practice. Topics in Geriatric
Bosch PR, Snyder AR, Scherr T, and Varga M.
Differences in Shoulder Muscle Activation Patterns During Proprioceptive
Neuromuscular Facilitation Using Manual and Theraband Resistance. Athletic
Training and Sports Health Care. 2011;
Bosch, PR, Traustadottir, T, Howard, P, Matt KS. Functional and
Effects of Yoga
in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A
Pilot Study. Alternative
Health and Medicine. 2009; 15:24-31.
Wing K, Lynskey JV, and Bosch
PR. Whole-body Intensive Rehabilitation is Feasible and Effective in
Chronic Stroke Survivors: A Retrospective Data Analysis. Topics in Stroke
Rehabilitation. 2008; 15(3):247-255.
Tompkins J, Bosch PR,
Chenowith R, Tiede JL, and Swain J. Changes in Functional Walking Distance and
Health-Related Quality of Life after Gastric Bypass Surgery. Physical Therapy
Journal. 2008; 88(8):928-935.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Holly Carroll was appointed Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Clinical Professor for NAU’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus in June 2012. She received her BS in Health and Sport Sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. She received her MPT from A.T. Still University in 2000, and her transitional DPT from A.T. Still in 2005.
She spent some time in outpatient and rehab, before settling in on the acute care setting. For the past 7 years she worked in acute care and was the Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education for Scottsdale Healthcare. Her passion for students and clinical education is what lead her to make the career change to academia.
Holly’s favorite pastimes are playing tennis, watching her daughter dance, and watching her son play baseball.
Kathleen Ganley, PhD,
PT Associate Professor, Director of the Physical Therapy Program at the
Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
Dr. Ganley has over 20 years of clinical experience
primarily in the areas of adult and pediatric neurologic rehabilitation.
Current teaching responsibilities include: neuroscience, normal and abnormal
gait, and pediatric rehabilitation. Current research interests include the
sensorimotor profile of children with cerebral palsy across levels of function.
Dr. Ganley is core faculty on The University of Arizona LEND (AZLEND) Maternal
and Child Health Training Program (http://azlend.peds.arizona.edu),
and a volunteer physical therapist at The Painted Turtle Camp (http://www.thepaintedturtle.org/).
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2004-2006. .Post-Doctoral
Research Fellowship, Harrington Center for Bioengineering
- University of California, San Francisco CA, 2003. Post-Doctoral
Research Fellowship, Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience.
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California,
1997-2003. Doctor of Philosophy, Biokinesiology, 2003.
- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1994-1996. Master
of Arts, Physical Education, 1996.
- Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona, 1984-1988. Bachelor
of Science, Physical Therapy, 1988.
- Ganley KJ,
Paterno MV, Miles C, Stout J, Brawner L, Girolami G, Warren M. Health
related fitness in children and adults. Pediatric Physical Therapy 2011
- Ganley KJ, Stock
A, Herman RM, Santello M, Willis WT. Fuel oxidation at the walk-to-run
transition in humans. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 2011 May;60(5):609-16.
- Downing AL,
Ganley KJ, Fay DR, Abbas JJ. Temporal characteristics of lower extremity
force generation in children with cerebral palsy. Muscle and Nerve
- Ganley KJ,
Herman RM, Willis WT. Muscle metabolism during overground walking in
persons with post-stroke hemiparesis. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
- Fowler EG,
Kolobe TH, Damiano DL, Thorpe DE, Morgan DW, et al. Promotion of physical
fitness & prevention of secondary conditions for children with
cerebral palsy: section on pediatrics research summit proceedings.
Physical Therapy 2007;87(11): 1-11.
- Ganley KJ,
Powers CM. Intersegmental dynamics during the swing phase of gait: A
comparison of knee kinetics between 7 year-old children and adults. Gait
and Posture 2006;23(4): 499-504.
- 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.
- Huang H, Ingalls
T, Olson L, Ganley KJ, Rikakis T, He J. Interactive multimodal biofeedback
for task-oriented neural rehabilitation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc
- Willis WT,
Ganley KJ, Herman RM. Fuel oxidation during human walking. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 2005;54:793-799.
- Ganley KJ, Powers CM. Gait kinematics and kinetics of 7
year-old children: A comparison to adults using age-specific
anthropometric data. Gait and
Posture 2005;21(2): 141-145.
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Angela Merlo, PT,
DPT, PhdAssistant Professor
Dr. Merlo graduated from the University of South Carolina
with an interest in neurorehabilitation.
Her interests include intervention strategies for chronic neurologic
conditions, including dosage and timing of therapeutic interventions, as well
as patient/participant perceptions of intervention strategies. Most recently Dr. Merlo has explored individual
perceptions of the feasibility and benefits of participation in an intensive
therapy for individuals with chronic stroke.
- University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. PhD in Exercise Science Emphasis: Motor
Control and Rehabilitation.
- University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. DPT in Physical Therapy
- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA.
MS in Exercise Science Emphasis: Exercise Science and Health Promotion.
- University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. BS in
- Fritz SL, Peters DM, Merlo AR and Donley J. Active Video Gaming Effects on Balance in
Individuals with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial. Submitted to Topics in Stroke Rehab, June
2012. In Review.
AR, Fritz SL, Jay M, McClenaghan B and Goodman A. Participants’
perspectives on the feasibility of an intensive, task-specific intervention for
chronic stroke: A qualitative analysis. Accepted to Physical Therapy, In
SL, Merlo AR, Rivers ED, Peters D, et al. An intensive mobility intervention to
improve gait, balance and mobility in individuals with chronic incomplete
spinal cord injury: A pilot study of activity tolerance and benefits. Archives
of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011; 92(11): 1776-1784.
SL, Merlo A, Rivers, ED, Brandenburg B, Sweet J, Donley J, Mathews H, deBode S,
McClenghan B. Intensive mobility training as an intervention for
improving gait, balance and mobility in persons with chronic neurological
conditions: A case series. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy,
2011; 35(3): 141-7.
SL, Rivers ED, Merlo AM, Reed AD, Mathern GW and De Bode, S. Intensive
mobility training postcerebral hemispherectomy: early surgery shows best
functional improvements. European Journal of Rehabilitation, 2011; 47.
- Yancey, AK,
McCarthy, WJ, Taylor, WC, Merlo, A, Gewa, C, Weber, MD, Fielding, JE.
Angeles Lift Off: a sociocultural environmental change intervention to
integrate physical activity into the workplace.
Preventive medicine, 2004;38(6):848-56