Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
James M Elliott, PT, PhD

James M Elliott, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

My research is focused on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following whiplash injury. Specifically, I utilize structural and advanced magnetic resonance imaging applications to quantify the temporal development of altered spinal cord physiology and muscle degeneration as potential cellular and molecular substrates of persistent pain-related disability. Broad applications of my work includes preventing, diagnosing, and treating w...[Read full text]My research is focused on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following whiplash injury. Specifically, I utilize structural and advanced magnetic resonance imaging applications to quantify the temporal development of altered spinal cord physiology and muscle degeneration as potential cellular and molecular substrates of persistent pain-related disability. Broad applications of my work includes preventing, diagnosing, and treating whiplash related pain and its sequelae. This research is based on my clinical and research experience and has expanded through interdisciplinary efforts involving the fields of magnetic resonance physics, radiology, biomedical engineering, speech language pathology, neurophysiology and physical therapy.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PT: Regis University, Physical Therapy (1998)
  • PhD: University of Queensland (2007)