Dr. Susan B. O’Sullivan is Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is co-editor and contributing author of Physical Rehabilitation, Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation, and Therapy Ed’s National Physical Therapy Examination Review and Study Guide. She holds an EdD in Human Development from the School of Education and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Sargent College at Boston University. Dr. O’Sullivan’s research, teaching, and clinical experience is in the area of adult neurological rehabilitation. She has also held academic appointments at Boston University. In 2012 the APTA Neurology Section honored Dr. O’Sullivan with the Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education. She is also the recipient of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Award for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Thomas J. Schmitz is Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy, Long Island University. He is co-editor and contributing author of Physical Rehabilitation and Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation. He holds a PhD from New York University, a Master of Science degree from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY at Buffalo. His primary clinical experience is in the area of adult neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Schmitz is the recipient of Long Island University’s David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement. He has also held academic appointments at Boston University, Sargent College, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. George D. Fulk is Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy Education in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is co-editor and contributing author of Physical Rehabilitation, and contributing author of Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation. He received his entry-level physical therapy degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and his PhD from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Fulk’s research, teaching, and clinical expertise are in the areas of enhancing motor recovery and quality of life in people with neurological health conditions. He has also held faculty appointments at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Dr. Fulk’s research has focused on measuring and improving locomotor capability in people with stroke. He has authored numerous journal articles, conference papers, and textbook chapters in these areas. He is also the Digital Media Editor and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, and serves as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals.