Rick Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Sabbatical, Duke University, Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, 2000
Mini-Sabbatical, Medical College of Virginia, Department of Physiology, 1988-89
PhD, The University of Virginia, 1979-84, Anatomy and Neuroscience
BS, The Ohio State University, 1972-76, Allied Health (Physical Therapy)
Areas of Teaching
Dr. Segal has over 25 years of experience carrying out rehabilitation oriented Neuroscience research on motor control and spinal circuits. His present work focuses on operant conditioning of TA reflexes in people with stroke to improve locomotion. Past work has included novel approaches examining muscle activity using MRI. He has mentored many professional students, pre-doctoral students, post-doctoral students and junior faculty members during his career including many in rehabilitation sciences. He has been a mentor for the past 11years for the ERRIS (now TIGRR) intensive grant writing workshops with numerous mentees successfully attaining extramural funding following the workshop. He is also involved in promoting Rehabilitation Engineering research and training.
Makihara, Y, Segal, RL, Wolpaw, JR, Thompson, AK: H-reflex modulation in the human medial and lateral gastrocnemii during standing and walking, Muscle and Nerve 45(2012) 16-25
Segal, R.L.: Preface to special issue: Spinal Circuits and the Musculoskeletal System: Translation of Basic Research into the Clinic. Cells, Tissues, Organs 193 (2011) 289.
Segal, R.L., Lewek, M.D., McCulloch, K., Mercer, V.S: Introduction: The Necessity for Effective Interaction Between Basic Scientists and Rehabilitation Clinicians. Cells, Tissues, Organs 193 (2011) 290-297.
Chen, XY, Chen, Y, Wang, Y, Thompson, A, Carp, JS, Segal, RL and Wolpaw, JR: Reflex conditioning: A new strategy for improving motor function after spinal cord injury, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2010 Jun;1198 Suppl 1:E12-21.
Giordano SB, Segal R L, Abelew TA: Differences in end-point force trajectories elicited by electrical stimulation of individual human calf muscles, Journal of Applied Biomechanics 25 (2009) 330-339
Segal, R.L.: Using imaging to assess normal and adaptive muscle function, Physical Therapy, 87(6):704-18, 2007
Giordano, SB and Segal, R.L.: Leg muscles differ in spatial activation patterns with differing levels of voluntary plantar flexion activity in humans, Cells, Tissues, Organs 184 (2006), 42-51.