Laura A Prosser, PhD, MPT

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Seashore House, 208A
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2495
BS (Health Science, magna cum laude)
University of Scranton, 2000.
MPT (Physical Therapy)
University of Scranton, 2001.
PhD (Physical Therapy)
Temple University, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric neurological physical therapy

Description of Research Expertise

The development and rehabilitation of movement in children with neurological impairments. This includes the investigation of the development of impaired movement, the interaction between the processes of neuroplasticity and neuromaturation in sensorimotor systems, and the study of novel motor rehabilitation interventions in children with neurological conditions.

Selected Publications

Zarkou A, Hwang SJ, Prosser L, Jeka J, Lee SCK. : The effect of Stochastic Resonance Stimulation on Balance in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther 29: E7-43, 2017 Notes: Poster presentation at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2017, San Antonio TX.

Shivakumar SS, Loeb H, Bogen DK, Shofer F, Bryant P, Prosser L, Johnson MJ. : Stereo 3D Tracking of Infants in Natural Play. Accepted to IEEE Eng Med Biol 2017.

Goyal V, Torres W, Rai R, Shofer F, Bogen D, Bryant P, Prosser L, Johnson MJ. : Quantifying infant physical and cognitive interactions using sensorized toys in a natural play environment. Accepted to IEEE Eng Med Biol 2017.

McManus BM, Prosser LA, Gannotti ME: Which children are not getting their needs for therapy or mobility aids met? Data from the 2009-10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Phys Ther 96(2): 222-31, February 2016.

Zarkou A, Lee SCK, Prosser L, Hwang SJ, Jeka J. : The Role of Lower Extremities’ Somatosensory Ability on Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 58: 73-74, 2016 Notes: Platform presentation at American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Sept 2016, Hollywood FL.

Bush K, Cort J, Tubridy M, Prosser L. : Dynamic supported mobility training for infants and toddlers with cerebral palsy promotes more upright time than conventional therapy. Pediatr Phys Ther 28: E15-E16, 2016 Notes: Poster presentation at American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016, Anaheim CA.

Kouvel K, Prosser L: Commentary on “Clinical Feasibility of 2-Dimensional Video Analysis of Active Cervical Motion in Congenital Muscular Torticollis.” Pediatr Phys Ther 27(3): 284, Fall 2015.

Dholakia K, Migliore S, Prosser L: Commentary on “Effects of short-term daily community walk aide use on children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy.” Pediatr Phys Ther 26(3): 317, Fall 2014.

Damiano DL, Prosser LA, Curatalo LA, Alter KE: Muscle plasticity and ankle control after repetitive use of a functional electrical stimulation device for unilateral foot drop in children with cerebral palsy. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 27(3): 200-7, Mar-Apr 2013.

Prosser LA, Curatalo LA, Alter KE, Damiano DL: Acceptability and effectiveness of a foot drop stimulator in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy Dev Med Child Neurol 54(11): 1044-9, Nov 2012.

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Last updated: 07/21/2017
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