Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Steven A Gard, PhD

Steven A Gard, PhD

Executive Director, Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC)

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and McCormick School of Engineering

Focus of Work


I am interested in human movement, particularly those that pertain to rehabilitation. Many of the projects that I’m involved with focus on the biomechanics of able-bodied and pathological gait. Our goal is to better understand normal gait, and to use that knowledge to evaluate and improve the gait of persons who walk with prosthetic or orthotic devices. Results from our work may enable us to develop more functional lower-extremity prosthetic and orthotic components.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Northwestern University (1995)



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