Dr. Christina Kelly joined Daemen College this fall as an assistant professor of physical therapy. She most recently was a physical therapist in an outpatient neurorehabilitation clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Kelly is a certified neurological specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She completed a neurological physical therapy residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Belmont University, where she gained experience and intensive mentoring in adult neurological rehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation.
Kelly’s research focuses on standard of care for individuals with Huntington’s disease. She also has an interest in working with individuals with brain injury and balance disorders, including peripheral nerve disorders and central vestibular disorders.
Kelly earned a doctor of physical therapy and a bachelor’s degree in natural science from Daemen. She also received a master’s in Christian ministry with a focus on leadership development from Liberty University, where she is currently pursuing a doctorate in education with a focus in curriculum development and instruction.