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Jeffrey Hoder

Jeffrey Hoder

Program Director, Rehabilitation and Wellness

Assistant Professor

LocaAssistant Professor

Location

Billy Reynolds Jr. Building
6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C
Richmond, Virginia 23230

(804) 662-9185 - clinical
(804) 662-5300 - academic

“Exercise can improve the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson's disease. My goal is to create an environment where people will be motivated to exercise without fear or injury. By coming to Physical Therapy to have your walking and balance evaluated, you will learn what type of program will best address your individual needs. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals with PD for the better part of the past decade, and I can honestly say I have never worked with a group of individuals so invested in change. I am honored to be a part of a center that is committed to not only the medical management, but the wellness of people with Parkinson's disease!"

Education

  • D.P.T. in Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

  • M.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • B.A. in Theater Arts and Economics, Rutgers University

Licenses

  • Virginia physical therapy license
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Neurology certification

Specialization

  • Movement disorders

Research interests

I am currently examining mechanisms of postural control with freezing of gait in clients with Parkinson’s disease, as well as physical therapist clinical decision making for the client who presents with dizziness and imbalance.

Professional affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association, section member: Neurology, Education

Recent professional achievements

  • PWR! Expert for people with Parkinson’s disease, 2011

  • “Crystal Apple” award for Excellence in Professional School Education, Emory University, 2009

  • LSVT BIG certified clinician for people with Parkinson’s disease, 2009

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Outstanding Alumnus, 2005

  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2003

Recent publications

  • Hoder J. Progressive disorders of the central nervous system. In: Roy SH, Wolf SL, Scalzitti D, eds. The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook, 4th edition. F.A. Davis, In press.

  • Krishnamoorthy V, Hoder J, Kristoff D, Laczak L, Lasky S, Maitland M, Thompson R (2011).  Anticipatory Postural Adjustments during Gait Initiation in Persons with Parkinsonism and Freezing of Gait.  Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.

  • Hoder J, DeWitt R, Moore B, Sager J, Goodrich J, Herdman S (2010).   Differential Diagnosis in Vestibular Rehabilitation Using the Vestibular Diagnostic Matrix.  Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA.

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