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Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic

A collaboration between

U of L Health AND U of L Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center


Susan Harkema, PhD
Susan Harkema, PhD


Andrea Behrman, PhD
Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT

Clinic Supervisor

Jamie Ochsner, PT, MBA
Jamie Ochsner, PT, MBA

The Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic at the Frazier Rehab Institute is an outpatient clinic department in which you can receive physical and occupational therapy. It is a collaboration between UofL Health and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Outpatient clinic services are an integral part of the translational research model. Building upon the strong foundation of scientific innovations from our KSCIRC research labs, our therapy team is able to translate research findings directly into new cutting-edge clinical therapies.

Research informs our understanding of how we can optimize the design of activity-based Interventions and the use of stimulation techniques such as Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, spinal cord Epidural Stimulation, and spinal cord Transcutaneous Stimulation to regain locomotor and upper extremity function while improving quality-of-life for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Clinical services are individualized, which allows our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and activity based technicians to design a rehabilitation program that is personalized in order to maximize functional improvement and increase the ability to perform needed daily tasks. Translating scientific findings to the clinic is central to our mission to support the continuum of care and the cure for paralysis.

Activity-based Intervention research enables the discovery of new treatments, improvement of current therapies, and refinement of policies that affect adults with impaired locomotor and upper extremity function. Research studies rely on volunteers with the specific medical conditions for which we seek advances. Volunteers like you enable our success and gives us all hope for a better future.

We maintain a database of those who are interested in participating in this activity-based therapy through the Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic.  Registering in the database is a simple process that will take approximately 20 minutes. Participate by clicking the button below:

Participate in Activity-based Therapy Clinic

The Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic News

As a vital part of Amos Martin’s road to recovery was his therapy performed at The Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic. He had to overcome a heart attack and subsequent infection, which left one leg almost immobile from a damaged nerve. It took five days a week of activity-based work and exercise using high-tech tools to help Martin get to where he is today – where he is mobile and no longer needs a walker.

Hear stories highlighting the partnership between Amos Martin and The Movement Performance and Locomotor Recovery Clinic and his road to recovery.

Former UofL and NFL player Amos Martin on the road to recovery after heart attack, infection

A heart attack and leg infection did what opposing teams couldn’t — knock former University of Louisville and NFL linebacker Amos Martin off his feet.Martin just beat one of the toughest opponents in his life.

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Amos Martin, who is also a well known Louisville homebuilder, survived a widow’s maker heart attack on March 9 of this year.


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