University Home | Hospital | Pulse Employment | Contact Us | Search | News 
Thomas Jefferson University Search Jefferson
Jefferson Medical College Jefferson College of Graduate Studies Jefferson College of Health Professions
Menu
Thomas Jefferson University - Susan V. Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT.
Susan V. Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT.

JSHP : Physical Therapy
Thomas Jefferson University
Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Professor
Appointed: 2006

Secondary Appointment: Occupational Therapy
Neuroscience Faculty Member
Mailing Address
130 S. 9th St., Suite 830
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Contact Information
Phone: 215-503-1644
Fax: 215-503-3499
susan.duff@jefferson.edu
Qualifications
EDUCATION
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004-5. Motor Control - Motor Lateralization, Kinesiology Department, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Post-doc Advisor: Robert L. Sainburg, PhD

EdD, Fall 2001. Movement Science, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY. Dissertation: Learning of Anticipatory Control in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Advisor: Andrew M. Gordon, PhD

Predoctoral Research Fellowship, 1999-2000. Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA. Sponsor: Randall Betz, MD

MA, 1996. Motor Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY. Thesis: Promoting Skill Acquisition Within the Rehabilitation Team.

MPT, Physical Therapy, Hahnemann (Drexel) University, Philadelphia, PA

BS, Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

HONORS
Patricia Leahy Lectureship for 2007. Lecture entitled "Exploration of Methods to Enhance Reach, Grasp, and Manipulation Across the Lifespan".

ERRIS Workshop attendee. Charlottesville, VA.

Nomination for The Richmond Cerebral Palsy Award. Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Co-author Andrew M. Gordon, PhD.

Honors for Academic Achievement, Hahnemann (Drexel) University, Physical Therapy Program

Phi Kappa Phi, American Occupational Therapy Association

Mortar Board / Stoic Society, Eastern Michigan University

BOARDS
Editorial Board for the Journal of Hand Therapy -appointed 2008.

Member of International Task Force. Group designed the "Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP)". The tool is designed to assess upper limb/hand neural recovery and function following spinal cord injury.
Expertise and Research Interests
Prehension Development and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Neural Regeneration/Reorganization, Motor Learning and Motor Control, Efficacy of Rehabilitation Strategies
Keywords
Prehension; Efficacy; Rehabilitation; Neural Regeneration; Neural Reorganization; Adaptability; Anticipatory Control; Motor Learning; Motor Control; Infants; Children
Publications
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • Duff SV. (2010). Clinical assessment of dynamic hand control in pediatrics. Dev Med Child Neurol 52(19):888-9.
  • Dawson AM, Buxbaum LJ, Duff SV. (2010). The impact of left hemisphere stroke on force control with familiar and novel objects: neuroanatomic substrates and relationship to apraxia. Brain Res. 1317:124-36.
  • Duff SV, Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR. (2008). Adaptation in sensorimotor control after restoration of grip and pinch in children with spinal cord injury. Topics Spinal Cord Injury Rehab 13(4):54-71.
  • Duff SV, Dayanidhi S, Kozin SH. (2007). Asymmetrical shoulder kinematics in children with brachial plexus birth palsy. Clin Biomech 22:630-38
  • Duff SV, Sainburg RL. (2007). Lateralization of motor adaptation reveals independence in trajectory and steady state position. Exp Brain Res 179(4):551-61.
  • Sainburg RL, Duff SV. (2006). Does motor lateralization have implications for stroke rehabilitation? J Rehab Res Dev 43(3):311-322. Review.
  • Dayanidhi S, Orlin M, Kozin S, Duff S, Karduna A. (2005). Scapular kinematics during humeral elevation in adults and children. Clin Biomech 20(6):600-6.
  • Duff SV. (2005). Impact of peripheral nerve injury on sensorimotor control. J Hand Ther 18(2):277-81. Review.
  • Duff SV, Charles J. (2004). Enhancing prehension in infants and children: fostering neuromotor strategies. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 24(1-2):129-72. Review.
  • Duff SV, Gordon AM. (2003). Learning of grasp control in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 45:746-757.
  • Gordon AM, Lewis SR, Eliasson A-C, Duff SV. (2003). Object release under varying task constraints in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 45(4):240-8.
  • Lewis S, Duff SV, Gordon AM. (2002). Manual asymmetry during object release under varying task constraints. Am J Occup Ther 56(4):391-401.
  • Gordon AM, Charles J, Duff SV. (1999). Fingertip forces during object manipulation in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy II: Bilateral coordination. Dev Med Child Neurol 41:176-185.
  • Gordon AM, Duff SV. (1999). Fingertip forces during object manipulation in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy I: Anticipatory scaling. Dev Med Child Neurol 41:166-175.
  • Gordon AM, Duff SV. (1999). Relation between clinical measures and fine manipulative control in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 41(9):586-591.
  • CHAPTERS
  • Duff SV, Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH. (2011). Clinical management of reach, grasp and manipulation disorders. In Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH (Eds.), Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications, 4th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Duff SV. (In Press). Prehension. In Cech D, Martin S. (Eds.), Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders.
  • Duff SV, Estilow T. (2011). Therapist's management of peripheral nerve injuries. In Skirven T, Osterman AL, Fedorcyzk J, Amadio P. (Eds.), Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Duff SV, Humpl D. (2011). Therapist's management of tendon transfers. In Skirven T, Osterman AL, Fedorcyzk J, Amadio P. (Eds.), Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Duff SV, Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH. (2007). Clinical management of reach, grasp and manipulation disorders. In Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH (Eds.), Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications, 3rd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Duff SV. (2004). Pathomechanics of MSDs. In Sanders MJ. (Ed.), Ergonomics and the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2nd ed, (pp. 63-88). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Duff SV. (2004). Treatment of MSDs and Related Conditions. In Sanders MJ (Ed.), Ergonomics and the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2nd Ed (pp. 89-131). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Duff SV. (2002). Prehension. In Cech D, Martin S. (Eds.), Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders.
  • Duff SV, Quinn L. (2002). Motor learning and skill acquisition. In Cech D, Martin S. (Eds.), Functional Movement Development across the Life Span, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders.
  • Duff SV, Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH. (2001). Clinical management of reach, grasp and manipulation disorders (pp. 517-560). In Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott MH (Eds.), Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Duff SV. (1997). Tendinitis, entrapment neuropathies and related conditions. In Sanders MJ (Ed.), Cumulative Trauma: A Call to Action (pp. 41-103). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Duff SV. (1995). Prehension. In Cech D, Martin S. (Eds.), Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span (pp. 313-353). Philadelphia: WB Saunders.
  • ABSTRACTS
  • Duff SV, Besser MP, DeLiso, M, Kimbel A, Humpl D, Finkel R. (June, 2010). Biceps recovery and reach-to-grasp control after Brachial Plexus Injury. International Society of Elecrophysiology and Kinesiology. Aalborg, Denmark.
  • Duff SV. Assessment of muscle function and prehensile skill in atypical infants. (June 24-25, 2010) Platform presentation at the International Federation of Hand Therapists (IFSHT) 8th Triennial Congress, Orlando, Florida.
  • Duff SV, Gringlas M, Shah K, Aldridge H, Desai S, Adeniyi-Jones S. (May, 2010). Neural recovery in neonates treated with head cooling: early motor skills and developmental assessment at 12 months. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, CA.
  • Gringlas M, Duff SV, Aldridge H, Adeniyi-Jones S, Desai S (May, 2010). Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Neonates Treated with Head Cooling: Early Post Natal Variables and Developmental Outcome at 12-36 months. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, CA.
  • Duff SV, Besser MP, DeLiso, M, Humpl D, Finkel R. (April, 2010). Reach to Grasp Control in Infants with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Platform presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Orlando, FL.
  • Duff SV, Gringlas M, Shah K, Aldridge H, Adeniyi-Jones S, Desai S (March, 2010). Neural recovery in neonates treated with head cooling: early motor skills and developmental assessment at 12 months. Platform presentation at the Eastern Society of Pediatric Research. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Duff SV, Besser MP, DeLiso, M, Igbinison O, Freshman D, Humpl D, Finkel R. (March, 2010) Recovery of Biceps Function and Reach-to-grasp control after Brachial Plexus Injury. Poster presentation at the Biannual Conference of the International Society of Infant Studies. Baltimore, MD.
  • Duff SV, Besser MP, DeLiso, M, Cooper L, Rawool N, Humpl D, Finkel R. (Oct. 2009). Emergence of reach to grasp control following neonatal brachial plexus injury. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Ill.
  • Duff SV, DeLiso, M, Besser MP, Cooper L, Rawool N, Humpl D, Finkel R. (Aug. 2009). Reach-to-grasp control in infants with neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury. Section on Research, APTA, Seminar on Force Generation. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Duff SV, Morris C, Stanley CS, Adeniyi-Jones S, Gringlas M, Damle V, Desai S. (March, 2008). Early sensorimotor development following neonatal brain cooling in infants who sustained perinatal asphyxia. Poster Presentation at the XVI International Conference on Infant Studies. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Duff SV, Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR, Keating C. (December, 2007). Enhancing Grasp Control in Children with Tetraplegia. Poster Presentation at the Neural Regeneration Conference. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Dawson AM, Duff SV, Buxbaum LJ. (November, 2007). Anticipatory force scaling during lifts of familiar objects following unilateral stroke. Soc Neuroscienc Abstracts. San Diego, CA.
  • Duff SV, Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR. Regaining Grasp Control Following Spinal Cord Injury in Children. (June, 2007). Poster presentation as part of the 33rd Annual American Spinal Cord Injury Association. Tampa, FL.
  • Duff SV, Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR. (June, 2007). Retention of Control Strategies During Lifts of Familiar Objects in Children with Spinal Cord Injury. Poster presentation as part of the 33rd Annual American Spinal Cord Injury Association. Tampa, FL.
  • Desai S, Stanley C, Adeniyi-Jones S, Duff SV, Damle V, Greenspan J. (May, 2007). Neonatal Course and Early Outcome of Infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Treated with Selective Brain Cooling. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Co-sponsored by the Society for Pediatric Research, Toronto, Canada.
  • Dayahindi S, Duff SV, Kozin S. (Sept., 2006). Scapular Mobility in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Platform presentation as part of the 29th Annual American Society of Biomechanics. Richmond, Virginia.
  • Duff SV, Sainburg RL. (Nov., 2005). Interlimb Asymmetries During Adaptation to a Novel Inertial Load. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.
  • Duff, SV, Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR. (Oct. 2004). Temporal and Force Coordination During Grasping in Children with Spinal Cord Injury. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.
  • Duff SV, Bhat A, Heathcock J, Galloway JC. (May, 2004). Movement Training in Infants with Erb's Palsy. International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago.
  • Dayanidhi S, Orlin M, Duff S, Kozin S, Karduna A. (2003). Scapular kinematics in adults and children American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Toledo.
  • Duff SV, Gordon AM. (Sept., 1998). Learning of anticipatory force scaling in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Abstracts.
  • Duff SV, Flanagan JR. (Nov., 1995). Coupling between release and anticipated object size. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.
  • NEWSLETTER ARTICLES
  • Duff SV. (Dec. 1994). Promoting skill acquisition within the rehabilitation team. Developmental Disabilities Newsletter of The American Occupational Therapy Assoc.
  • Duff SV. (1995). Anatomy and kinesiology of the upper limb. American Society of Hand Therapists. Review manual in preparation for the CHT exam.

Individual Expertise profile of Susan V. Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT., Copyright © Susan V. Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT..
Last Updated by Susan Duff, PT, OT, EdD, CHT. : Friday, February 25, 2011 6:50:41 AM



 Printable Version

Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University