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Dr. Clendaniel is a clinical scientist, educator, clinician, and mentor in the DPT program. His training and scientific practice have made him a recognized expert in the rehabilitation of individuals with vestibular disorders.
He is an invited lecturer nationally and internationally on the evaluation and management of people with dizziness. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters on vestibular system plasticity and treatment. He is the co-editor of a major textbook on vestibular rehabilitation.
In addition to teaching and research, he maintains an active clinical practice treating individuals with dizziness and imbalance. In addition to his faculty position within the DPT program at Duke, he has an adjunct faculty appointment and teaches in the Doctor of Audiology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Postdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
PhD, Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991
MS, Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1982
BA, Biology, University of Vermont, 1978
PT 705: Neurological Patient Management I, course co-director
PT 614: Movement Sciences II (Motor Control / Motor Learning / Observational Gait Analysis), course director
Vestibular Rehabilitation Elective, course director
PT 612: Body and Brain II, lecturer
Evaluation and management of individuals with vestibular system disorders
Current lab research is designed to address questions about vestibular system physiology and plasticity as a model of motor learning as well as for its relevance to the management and rehabilitation of individuals with vestibular disorders. Projects are designed to:
Identify the mechanisms of recovery following unilateral vestibular loss
Identify the best treatment approach for patients with vestibular disorders, and
Determine the test metrics for currently used clinical evaluation tools
In addition, lab work is expanding to evaluate tests used in the analysis of individuals with cervical spine disorders, with a primary focus on cervico-genic dizziness.
Associate editor for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Associate editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
Board of Trustees member for the Foundation for Physical Therapy
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Therapy Alumni Leadership Award
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Health Profession, "Fab-40" Outstanding Alumni Award, 2009
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