Dr. Keith Cole has been a faculty member of George Washington University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program since November of 2017 with the title of Assistant Professor. His primary teaching responsibilities include Movement Science I, and Foundations of Examinations. He serves on the Admissions Committee and the Awards and Graduation Committee, and sits on the Board of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association as Treasurer. Prior to joining GW, Dr. Cole practiced in the outpatient setting for nearly a decade, earning a board-certified orthopedic specialty (OCS).
Dr. Cole’s overall research goal is to improve movement dysfunction and community participation for those with falls risk and following neuromuscular compromise. He does this through investigating different afferent systems’ contributions to movement accuracy, and by using his engineering background to develop new software applications in order to improve monitoring dosage of therapeutic interventions. His current research looks at movement during a cognitive load (Dual-Tasking), vestibular dysfunction and exercise dosage, and dosage of vestibular rehabilitation interventions. He has published several scholarly articles in top tier journals, and has presented at annual meetings of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine and the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Cole is a member of the Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Research Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.