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Wendy Herbert, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Education

Department of Physical Therapy
Elon University

Phone: (336) 278-6435

Lead Mentor
K. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR

Research Areas

Investigating mechanisms of recovery and optimal treatment approaches and interventions for individuals with moderate to severe upper extremity motor deficits following stroke.


  • 1988 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, BS, Physical Therapy
  • 2005 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, MS, Physical Therapy
  • 2008 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Current Research Funding


Recent Publications

Herbert WJ, Powell K, Buford JA. Evidence for a role of the reticulospinal system in recovery of skilled reaching after cortical stroke: initial results from a model of ischemic cortical injury. Exp Brain Res. 2015 Nov;233(11):3231-51.

Montgomery LR, Herbert WJ, Buford JA. Recruitment of ipsilateral and contralateral upper limb muscles following stimulation of the cortical motor areas in the monkey. Exp Brain Res. 2013 Oct;230(2):153-64. PMCID: PMC3778999.

Herbert WJ, Davidson AG, Buford JA. Measuring the motor output of the pontomedullary reticular formation in the monkey: do stimulus-triggered averaging and stimulus trains produce comparable results in the upper limbs? Exp Brain Res. 2010 Jun;203(2):271-83. PMCID: PMC2923487.

Herbert WJ, Heiss DG, Basso DM. Influence of feedback schedule in motor performance and learning of a lumbar multifidus muscle task using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: a randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2008 Feb;88(2):261-9.

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