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Kristin J. Krosschell, DPT

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The Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Suite 1100
645 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Kristin J. Krosschell, DPT is the Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University – The Feinberg School of Medicine. Her primary research is focused on clinical outcome measures in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and surrogate outcomes for clinical trials, and exercise and participation in SMA. Dr. Krosschell leads the Northwestern PT GoBabyGo! Program, examining early mobility adaptations and use in young children.

Academic Focus:

Evolving the field of physical therapy education at all levels of training, with a specific focus on pediatric physical therapy, neurology and neuromuscular diseases. National and international collaborative education efforts focused on clinical trial readiness in spinal muscular atrophy and outcomes training.


Representative Publications:

Natural History of 10-Meter Walk/Run Test Performance in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Longitudinal Analysis

Essential Competencies for Physical Therapist Managing Individuals With Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Delphi Study

Filling the Gaps in Knowledge Translation: Physical Therapy Recommendations for Individuals With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Compared to Standard of Care Guidelines

Stander Use in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Results From a Large Natural History Database

Motor Function Test Reliability During the NeuroNEXT Spinal Muscular Atrophy Infant Biomarker Study

Natural History of Infantile-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy



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