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Karen Goodman Karen Goodman
Assistant Professor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office Phone: 202-994-0705
Email: Email
Department: Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences



Dr. Goodman’s clinical background includes physical therapy management of individuals in both the acute care and outpatient environment, particularly individuals with neurologic disorders.  She is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Vestibular Specialist, and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Her primary areas of teaching include neuroscience, management of individuals with neuromotor dysfunction, and management of individuals with cardiopulmonary dysfunction. She is also the Academic Director for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/The George Washington University Neurologic Residency Program. Her research interests focus on neurologic practice, particularly the assessment and treatment of individuals with vestibular dysfunction. She also collaborates with fellow faculty members to promote engagement between the DC community and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program that meets the ongoing needs of the community partners, supports the development of engaged health professional students, and supports faculty research and education. She continues to maintain clinical practice in the outpatient setting, treating individuals with neurologic dysfunction.



Cole KR, Goodman K, Volland L. Reporting of exercise dose and dosage and outcome measures for gaze stabilization in the literature: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2022;12(2):e049560.

Schie, J, Goodman K. Treatment of Neonatal Extravasation Injuries Using Non-Contact, Low-Frequency Ultrasound: Development of a New Treatment Protocol. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews 2013;13: 42–47.

Schaubert K, Bohannon R. Reliability and Validity of Three Strength Measures Obtained from Community-Dwelling Elderly Persons. J Strength Cond Res 2005; 19:717-720.

Schaubert K, Bohannon R. Reliability of the sit-to-stand test over dispersed test sessions. Isokinet Exerc Sci 2005; 13:119-122.

Bohannon R, Schaubert K. Test-Retest Reliability of Grip-strength Measures Obtained over a 12 week Interval from Community-dwelling Elders. J Hand Ther 2005; 18:426-428.

Bohannon R, Schaubert K. Long Term Reliability of the Timed Up-and-Go Test among Community-Dwelling Elders. J Phys Ther Sci 2005; 17:93-96.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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