Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Jennifer Kahn, PT, DPT, NCS

Research Interests

Jennifer Kahn is a clinical educator with research interests related to recovery of locomotion and balance after spinal cord injury or stroke and use of outcome measures in these populations. Jennifer collaborates with Keith Gordon, PhD in the Human Agility Lab on projects related to enhancing locomotor maneuverability in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury. Additional interests include developing a physical therapist's clinical reasoning skills.

Current Projects

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Research Project (Synthesis Project)

Current Project: Novel Training Intervention to Improve Gait Stability in Spinal Cord Injury. The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of implementing a novel training paradigm using lateral movement amplification training during walking in individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Additionally, the purpose is to quantify changes in gait related balance outcomes and kinesmatics pre and post training. IRB # STU000204698

Clinical Neuroscience Research Registry

Jennifer serves as co-manager of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Registry, a collaboration between PTHMS and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. This research registry provides interested individuals who have had a stroke or spinal cord injury to be part of the database and be contacted about potential research opportunities. IRB # STU00013948

Key Publications

Additional Information

Jennifer Kahn serves as Co-Director of the Northwestern University & Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Neurologic Residency program. She teaches primarily in the neurologic course sequences at PTHMS and continues clinical practice at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Jennifer Kahn also serves as a member of the Specialty Council for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties who oversees board certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy.