Dr. Paul Canavan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Athletic Training Education at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been a practicing physical therapist, athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist for over 20 years. He is the editor and contributor to a book entitled “Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine: a comprehensive guide”.
Paul has published many in many peer reviewed journals including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Journal and Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He has established an interdisciplinary working relationship between the Physical Therapy and Mechanical Engineering Departments resulting in several publications related to the lower extremity. Along with his research production, Paul has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. Recently he presented at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Conference held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in June of 2007 and at the International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People Conference in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2006. He has also presented at many sports medicine, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning conferences.Paul has also worked with a wide variety of patients of different ages as well as athletes from recreational, Olympic, and professional athletes.
Previously, Paul was the Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for the Center for Sports Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Paul brings his hands on experience and integrates evidence to bring to life and provide utility to the material that he teaches. He has lectured in a variety of courses with topics related to gait including Kinesiology, Motor Control, Therapeutic Exercise, and Strength and Conditioning. Along with his research and teaching, Paul has served as Chair of the Bouve College Research Committee in 2006-7, several physical therapy department committees, and served as Chair on the Bouve College Faculty Council 2008-9.
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