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Vanessa Burns, DPT

Vanessa Burns, DPT

Board Certified Physical Therapist

About


Dr. Vanessa Burns, a New Jersey native, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy.  Dr. Burns is one of the elite physical therapists in the area who holds this subspecialty certification.  She is a certified clinical instructor through the APTA and an Impact Trained post-concussion care provider.  Dr. Burns is formally trained in many advanced manual techniques including Maitland. She joined Total Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in 2010.

 

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Boston University 2006

BS Health Sciences, Boston University 2004

 

Research Practicum:          

“Comparative Analysis of iEMG Test Protocols and Signal Decomposition for Control and Astronaut Data”, 12/05

Motor Unit Laboratory

Boston University NeuroMuscular Research Center

Mentors: Alexander Adam, PhD and Serge Roy, ScD, PT

 

Internships:                           

Boston Medical Center 2006

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation 2005

Jersey Shore University Medical Center 2004

 

Awards and Scholarships:

Graduate Research Assistant Scholar, Boston University 2004-2005

Boston Consortium Student Excellence Award 2003

 

Publications – Refereed Articles:

Shemmell, J., Johansson, J., Portra, V., Gottlieb, G., Thomas, J., Corcos, D. (2007) Control of interjoint coordination during normal gait at different speeds. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation,4:10.

 

Presentations:

“The effect of walking speed on the linear synergy of gait.” American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 65thAnnual Assembly, Pheonix, Arizona, 10/8/04.

“Linear synergy during human locomotion: a principle component analysis study.” North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, St. Pete’s Beach, Florida, 6/9/05.

 

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