HEATHER A HAYES, PhD portrait
  • Neurologic Clinical Specialist, ABPTS
  • Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist, American Stroke Association
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Summary

Heather's current research focuses on improving health rehabilitation services for individuals's post-stroke. Specifically this includes outcomes research, comparative and cost-effectiveness research. Prior research has focused on clinical trials related to exercise and learning interventions on populations including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease, and Stroke.

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
  • Completion, Vice President's Clinical and Translational Scholars Program, University of Utah

Biography

Heather Hayes, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is an Assistant (Clinical) Professor within the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. She works as a physical therapist in the University Balance and Mobility Clinic specializing in neurological rehabilitation, with a subspecialty in stroke. She is the director of the Utah Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She is a neurologic clinical specialist (NCS) and a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS).