IMPACT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ON HUMAN MOVEMENT
Speaker: Dr. Joseph A. Roche, BPT, Dip. Rehab. PT, PhD
-Moving the body
-Moving materials around the body
-Decoding the genetics of movement
The overarching goal of the course is to empower PTs that, being a movement specialist is not trivial because all physiological systems in the body work in concert to promote human movement. The role of every PT is not just to promote movement, but to promote optimal whole body physiology and promote healthier societies through movement.
Dr. Joseph A. Roche, BPT, Dip. Rehab. PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Roche received a BPT degree from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, in 1998, after which, he went on the receive a post-professional Diploma in Rehabilitation from the All India Institute of PMR, Mumbai. After working as a PT Clinician and Instructor in India for several years, Dr. Roche enrolled in a rigorous PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. After receiving is PhD in 2008, Dr. Roche went o the complete six years of post-doctoral training in Muscle Biology.
Through competitive worldwide application processes, Dr. Roche secured visiting scholar awards to receive training in regenerative muscle biology at prestigious Harvard and Stanford Universities. Dr. Roche’s research in Regenerative Muscle Biology has been funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Jain Foundation, Inc. Dr. Roche has published over 25 papers in peer reviewed journals including a primer on COVID-19 pathophysiology and pharmacology that was published in the flagship journal of the flagship journal of the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology.