Catherine F. Siengsukon, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Professional Background
Siengsukon teaches neuroscience in the DPT curriculum and medical imaging in the post-professional DPT curriculum. Her clinical background is in outpatient physical therapy treating individuals with musculoskeletal and neurologic injury.

Academic Background
Siengsukon began her academic career at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., where she earned both a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in physical therapy. In 2008, Siengsukon earned her doctorate in rehabilitation science from KU Medical Center.

Curriculum Vitae PDF document

Research Focus
Siengsukon is currently examining the role of sleep in motor skill learning in individuals with stroke. Siengsukon aims to understand the sleep characteristics of individuals with stroke and how these sleep characteristics influence overnight skill enhancement.

Lab Group Site

Brain Behavior Laboratory

Exploring the factors that influence motor skill learning, such as issues related to aging, damage to the brain, sleep and the type/amount of practice. Of particular interest is understanding how individuals with brain damage recover motor function and the underlying mechanisms that promote recovery.

Announcements and Updates
Catherine Siengsukon, PhDCatherine Siengsukon, PhD, a graduate of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, received the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. She is the first from KUMC to receive this award given annually. PRESS RELEASE

Last modified: Sep 25, 2015

Catherine F. Siengsukon


Catherine F. Siengsukon, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor

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