HEATHER A HAYES, PhD portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Summary

Heather's research includes the use of eccentric training in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis; novel practice paradigms in gait training for individuals with stroke; intensive training paradigms for functional improvement in stroke; and novel learning paradigms in individuals with Parkinson's Disease.

Education

  • PhD, Exercise and Sports Science, University of Utah. Project: Effect of Age, Parkinson Disease, and Dopamine on Acquisition Performance and Retention Learning of a Standing Implicit Motor Sequence Task.
  • DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
  • Bachelor of Arts, TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA

Biography

Heather is an assistant (clinical) professor within the Department of Physical Therapy. She works as a physical therapist in the University Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic specializing in neurological rehabilitation, with a subspecialty in stroke. She is the director of the Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Heather’s research interest focuses on motor learning difficulties in individuals with varying neurologic deficits.