The vision and the inspiration discussed on this website can only take us so far. The right clinician drives everything we hope to accomplish. We knew finding that person would not be an easy task.
We needed an ambitious Doctor of Physical Therapy with experience in neurologic recovery. Someone who has worked with spinal cord injuries and the intricacies and complications, from spasticity to blood pressure variances, that come with it.
We needed someone passionate about activity based recovery, with an understanding that aggressive exercise after injury promotes neuroplasticity and long-term health.
We needed someone that recognized the need for continued rehabilitation, and who was willing to take a chance with a start-up non-profit with a vision.
We found her!
I have rehabbed with more therapists than I can count throughout my recovery. Some have different areas of expertise than others, and some have better skill sets than others. There is nothing more important than a clinician’s quality of care and we are thrilled to have Nora leading the way for NeuroHope as we begin raising funds to open our doors!
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Nora shares the NeuroHope vision of creating Indiana’s first extended rehabilitative and wellness facility, and she is excited to provide future clients with the aggressive, activity based therapy and exercise they need.
Nora is a graduate of Bethel College (IN) and earned her Doctorate degree (DPT) from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis.
During her graduate studies, Nora became passionate about working with the neurologic population. She began her clinical career working at an inpatient rehabilitation facility specializing in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), and has also spent time at both skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics, and has attended courses in SCI, clinical education and wheelchair positioning.
She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a certified Clinical Instructor, and has helped create a SCI support group in the Indianapolis area. Her research activities include a published study in the NeuroRehabilitation journal on community-based group exercise for persons with Parkinson’s disease.
Nora married her husband Brent in 2013. They enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and are active campers and kayakers.