Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

DPT, University of Delaware
PhD, University of Delaware

Lou is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, an Associate Faculty Member of Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and a Research Faculty Member of the Stroke Institute at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. His research has spanned the translation continuum and has included studies focused on discovery and evaluation of novel interventions and wearable rehabilitative technology designed to restore neuromotor function after stroke. He is director of Boston University’s Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory (NRL). Research in the NRL is focused on the development and testing of theory-inspired and hypothesis-driven gait interventions. Multi-modal evaluations of poststroke walking spanning the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological domains inform our work. A principal goal for the NRL is to support innovation in rehabilitative technologies and to leverage these advances to better the science and art of neurorehabilitation.

Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory

Associate Faculty Member
Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Bioinspired Robotics Platform

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  1. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA. Identifying candidates for targeted gait rehabilitation after stroke: better prediction through biomechanics-informed characterization. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2016 Sep 23; 13(1):84. PMID: 27663199.
  2. Hsiao H, Awad LN, Palmer JA, Higginson JS, Binder-Macleod SA. Contribution of Paretic and Nonparetic Limb Peak Propulsive Forces to Changes in Walking Speed in Individuals Poststroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 Sep; 30(8):743-52. PMID: 26721869; PMCID: PMC4930429.
  3. Kesar TM, Reisman DS, Higginson JS, Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA. Changes in Post-Stroke Gait Biomechanics Induced by One Session of Gait Training. Phys Med Rehabil Int. 2015; 2(10). PMID: 27819067.
  4. Palmer JA, Hsiao H, Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA. Symmetry of corticomotor input to plantarflexors influences the propulsive strategy used to increase walking speed post-stroke. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Mar; 127(3):1837-44. PMID: 26724913; PMCID: PMC4753089.
  5. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA. Reducing The Cost of Transport and Increasing Walking Distance After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Fast Locomotor Training Combined With Functional Electrical Stimulation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 Aug; 30(7):661-70. PMID: 26621366; PMCID: PMC4885807.
  6. Awad LN, Binder-Macleod SA, Pohlig RT, Reisman DS. Paretic Propulsion and Trailing Limb Angle Are Key Determinants of Long-Distance Walking Function After Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jul; 29(6):499-508. PMID: 25385764; PMCID: PMC4426250.
  7. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Wright TR, Roos MA, Binder-Macleod SA. Maximum walking speed is a key determinant of long distance walking function after stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2014 Nov-Dec; 21(6):502-9. PMID: 25467398; PMCID: PMC4382083.
  8. Awad LN, Palmer JA, Pohlig RT, Binder-Macleod SA, Reisman DS. Walking speed and step length asymmetry modify the energy cost of walking after stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Jun; 29(5):416-23. PMID: 25288581; PMCID: PMC4385745.
  9. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Binder-Macleod SA. Do improvements in balance relate to improvements in long-distance walking function after stroke? Stroke Res Treat. 2014; 2014:646230. PMID: 25120939; PMCID: PMC4121191.
  10. Awad LN, Reisman DS, Kesar TM, Binder-Macleod SA. Targeting paretic propulsion to improve poststroke walking function: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May; 95(5):840-8. PMID: 24378803; PMCID: PMC4160043.
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