KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Catherine F. Siengsukon, PT, Ph.D., provides instruction in neuroscience in the physical therapy and rehabilitation science graduate programs. She is currently the course director for PTRS 852 Neurologic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation I.
The director of the Brain Behavior Laboratory, Siengsukon possesses a clinical background in outpatient physical therapy treating individuals with musculoskeletal and neurologic injury.
Siengsukon is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is currently serving on the research committee for the APTA Neurology Section, and she is past chair of the research committee for the Kansas Physical Therapy Association. She serves as a reviewer for several journals.
Siengsukon earned a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. She received her doctorate in rehabilitation science from the University of Kansas and is the first graduate from the medical center campus to receive the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation.
Siengsukon’s research interests are aimed at understanding how sleep impacts physical and cognitive function, learning, and recovery in adults with neurologic injury or disease (multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease). Her current research focuses on examining the use of interventions to improve sleep in people with multiple sclerosis.
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The research goals of the Brain Behavior Laboratory are to understand 1) how sleep impacts function and learning in adults, 2) the interrelationship between sleep and other factors such as fatigue and pain, and 3) how addressing sleep issues impacts outcomes.
Catherine F. Siengsukon, PT, PhD
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