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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


  • BS, University of Connecticut, 2003
  • MS, University of Connecticut, 2004
  • DPT, Marymount University, 2009


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 including treatment of individuals with vestibular dysfunction and pain neuroscience. She continues to maintain clinical practice in the outpatient setting treating individuals with neurologic dysfunction and persistent pain.  


  • Physical Therapy


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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