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Chris Gregory

Chris Gregory, PT, PhD

Chris Gregory, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences and Research
77 President Street, MSC 700

Charleston, SC 29425

Office: C308

Phone: 843-792-1078
Fax: 843-792-1358


  • MS Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University (2003) 
  • Ph.D. University of Georgia, Exercise Physiology (2002)
  • BS Exercise Science, University of Georgia (1996)

Areas of Teaching

  • Applied Physiology
  • Research Seminar: The SCIENCE of Exercise

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  • JP Trinastic, SA Kautz, K McGregor, CM Gregory, M Bowden, M Benjamin, JA Kleim, E Kleim, M Kurtzman, YL Chang, T Conway & B Crosson. An fMRI study examining differences in brain activity during active ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. Behavioural Brain Research:  4(2):121-31, 2010.
  • Sharma N, Stegath K, CM Gregory, Dixon WE. Nonlinear neuromuscular electrical stimulation tracking control of a human limb. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng: 17(6):576-84, 2009.
  • CM Gregory, CS Bickel, N Sharma & WE Dixon. Comparing the force- and excursion-frequency relationship in human skeletal muscle. Muscle & Nerve: 38(6):1627-9, 2008.
  • SE Borst, CF Conover, CS Carter, CM Gregory, C Leeuwenburgh, E Marzetti, K Vandenborne & TJ Wronski. Anabolic effects of testosterone are preserved during inhibition of 5-alpha reductase. American Journal of Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism: 293(2): E507-14, 2007.
  • CM Gregory, W Dixon and CS Bickel. Impact of varying pulse frequency and duration on muscle torque production and fatigue.  Muscle & Nerve: 35(4): 504-9, 2007.
  • CM Gregory, M Bowden, A Jayaraman, P Shah, A Behrman, S Kautz & K Vandenborne.  Resistance training and locomotor recovery after incomplete SCI: A case series. Spinal Cord: 45(7): 522-30, 2007.
  • A Jayaraman, CM Gregory, M Bowden, J Stevens, P Shah, AL Behrman & K Vandenborne. Skeletal muscle function in persons after incomplete SCI. Spinal Cord; 44(11); 680-7, 2006.
  • CM Gregory and CS Bickel.  Recruitment patterns in human skeletal muscle during electrical stimulation.  Physical Therapy: 85(4); 358-64, 2005.

Selected Grants

  • Skeletal muscle properties and the metabolic cost of walking post-stroke. VA Rehabilitation R&D Service (B6341-W: 8/1/08 - 9/30/12)
    The goal of this proposal is to combine state-of-the-art biomechanical analyses with advanced magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques to examine the roles that altered coordination as well as peripheral muscle adaptations have in contributing to the increased metabolic demand of hemiparetic walking.
  • Development of a rehabilitation research program to study the biomechanics of walking following incomplete SCI.  South Carolina Spinal Injury Research Fund (SCIRF 10-004: 12/1/10-11/30/13)
    Our long-term goal is aimed at designing rehabilitation interventions that maximize functional recovery in persons following incomplete SCI. The immediate goals of this proposal are to 1) develop database describing the biomechanics of walking; 2) determine the physiological and biomechanical predictors of impaired walking; and 3) perform pilot studies on adaptations to strategically chosen interventions, in persons following incomplete SCI.

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