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Pediatrics: Join Our Team »

ACTIVITY-BASED TECHNICIANS

Activity-based Technicians (ABTs) are integral members of the Locomotor Training Team and valuable to the success of the team’s efforts. ABTs have a four-year college degree with varied backgrounds though many have degrees in Exercise Science, Applied Kinesiology, or Physiology. Individuals who enjoy being part of a team, like advancing people toward their goals, have keen observation skills, and are eager to make a difference are sought for such positions. Newly hired techs receive on-the-job training, as well as attend a course on locomotor training specific to pediatrics. Working with children requires additional skills to foster the engagement of children in appropriate activities. Our pediatric experts provide guidance and direction for the training session and team to best advance the child.

Refer to the University of Louisville or Frazier Rehab Institute/Kentucky One Health for position availability and hiring information.

THERAPISTS

Physical Therapists conduct comprehensive and age-appropriate evaluations to understand the impact of injury/disease on impairment, activity, and participation by the child. Therapists specializing in pediatrics are critical to providing therapeutic interventions that not only target neuromuscular recovery, but also continuously design and re-design the therapeutic environment and activity to meet the specific demands and needs of the child. We optimize the therapeutic benefit by taking advantage of the child’s desire to play and engage the child in activities that directly support their drive and the therapeutic goals simultaneously.

Locomotor training is a “team” intervention in which the therapist and activity-based technicians work together to train on the treadmill and integrate new abilities into daily activities with each child. Leadership, communication, and value for the role and contribution of each member are paramount. Specific training is provided for therapists by attendance in a pediatric course in locomotor training as well as close mentorship by our team of expert pediatric clinicians.

With our core mission to fast-track scientific evidence into clinical practice, every therapist participates in our research and contributes to scientific inquiry by sharing their experience, observations, and questions developed out of the direct and daily clinical context.

This is a unique environment and position for therapists interested in adding to our knowledge base and contributing to a changing landscape and horizon for pediatric rehabilitation for children with neurologic impairments that is focused solely on recovery.

Refer to the University of Louisville or Frazier Rehab Institute/Kentucky One Health for position availability and hiring information.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH

The Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery has a core objective to train healthcare professionals and researchers targeting recovery in children who have suffered neurologic insult resulting in paralysis, paresis, and other impairments.

Our commitment is to develop the scientific basis for therapeutic interventions and to address the many issues facing children who are growing up with a spinal cord injury. We are focused on the recovery as well as health and well-being of the child across multiple physiological systems, e.g., muscle, bone, bladder, respiratory. Due to the impact of injury on growth and development, we are committed to conducting research specific to the needs of children and altering the trajectory of outcomes for children, e.g., prevention of scoliosis, prevention of hip dislocation.

We will be extending our patient population from spinal cord injury to cerebral palsy and other populations.

We are a translational team extending from basic scientists to clinical scientists to clinicians working at the bench, bedside, playground, and back to bench. We are part of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) as well with a rich history of dedication to developing and translating interventions for spinal cord injury care and cure. If interested in joining a dynamic, focused, and passionate team of scientists and clinicians, consider applying or contact us and let’s discuss possibilities.

Individuals with doctoral level training in areas of pediatrics, neuroscience, physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology, qualitative research, rehabilitation or other relevant fields are welcome to apply.

Please refer to the University of Louisville, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Society for Neuroscience websites for up-to-date postings of positions and visit the KSCIRC.

RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

The Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery has a core objective to conduct research targeting recovery in children who have suffered neurologic insult resulting in paralysis, paresis, and other impairments to advance our interventions to improve outcomes and quality of life.

Our commitment is to develop the scientific basis for therapeutic interventions and to address the many issues facing children who are growing up with a spinal cord injury. We are focused on the recovery as well as health and well-being of the child across multiple physiological systems, e.g., muscle, bone, bladder, respiratory. Due to the impact of injury on growth and development, we are committed to conducting research specific to the needs of children and altering the trajectory of outcomes for children, e.g., prevention of scoliosis, prevention of hip dislocation.

We will be extending our patient population from spinal cord injury to cerebral palsy and other populations.

We are a translational team extending from basic scientists to clinical scientists to clinicians working at the bench, bedside, playground, and back to bench. We are part of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) as well with a rich history of dedication to developing and translating interventions for spinal cord injury care and cure. If interested in joining a dynamic, focused, and passionate team of scientists and clinicians, consider applying or contact us and let’s discuss possibilities.

Individuals with post-doctoral experience in pediatrics, neuroscience, physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology, qualitative research, rehabilitation or other relevant fields are welcome to apply.

Please refer to the University of Louisville, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Society for Neuroscience websites for up-to-date postings of positions and visit the KSCIRC.

OTHER POSITIONS

From time-to-time, we have the need for project coordinators, research technicians, or other support personnel for the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery.

These positions will be posted on the University of Louisville website.