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Director of the UofSC Rehab Lab and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Physical Therapy program. Dr. Flach is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS) and Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Specialist (MSCS). She is also recognized as a Parkinson's Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Scholar. 
Research interests are focused on the role of physical activity in gait and balance for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.

Amy Reyner
Graduate Research Assistant
Pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Amy is a second-year DPT student interested in neurologic PT. Potential career interests involve working in an acute care setting. Amy loves working with people who have Parkinson's disease to form connections and hear more about each person's unique experience with the disease. 
Montana Swanson
Graduate Research Assistant
Pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Montana is a second-year DPT student interested in pediatric PT. Although not certain, Montana is considering working in an inpatient setting one day. When asked why she enjoys physical therapy, Montana stated that she likes to help patients be able to do the functional things they love. 
Emily Good
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Pursuing a B.S. in Public Health
Emily is a junior at the University of South Carolina who aspires to attend medical school and graduate with an M.D. Her goals are currently based on going into orthopedic surgery for her residency. Emily's favorite part about working in the lab is getting to interact and know participants better than when she first met them.
Ryan Long
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ryan Long is a junior at the University of South Carolina who is hoping to attend graduate school to become a physical therapist. Ryan's favorite part about working in the Rehab Lab is being able to meet participants and help them learn more about Parkinson's Disease through a series of tests. 

Emily Delaney
Graduate Research Assistant 
Emily is a second-year DPT student interested in Neurologic PT, specifically in an outpatient setting. When asked about why she likes working in the Rehab Lab, Emily said she enjoys helping people with Parkinson's Disease and their care partners to support them in the process and help them achieve their functional goals. 
UofSC Rehab Lab Alumni
Research Assistants
Rebecca Schmidt Student PT 2020-2021
Rachel Balzer PT, DPT 2019-2021
Jessica Fourspring PT, DPT 2019
Prentis Waters PT, DPT- 2018-2019


DPT Student Projects
1.    Alex Hartsell (2020-present). 5 Time Sit-to Stand and Sit-to-Stand Muscle Power in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
2.    Kristian Suarez (2020-present). 5 Time Sit-to Stand and Sit-to-Stand Muscle Power in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis. 
3.    Baylee Bridgers (2020-present). Determining the relationship between backwards walking speed and falls in people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
4.    Morgan Bookstaver (2020- present). Determining the relationship between backwards walking speed and falls in people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
5.    Elise Baron (2020- present). Determining the relationship between backwards walking speed and falls in people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
6.    Rachel Balzer (2019-2021) Determining Fallers and Non-Fallers in People Living with Multiple Sclerosis.
7.    Kiersten Addy (2019-2021)Determining Fallers and Non-Fallers in People Living with Multiple Sclerosis.
8.    Meghan Santaniello (2019-2021) Determining Fallers and Non-Fallers in People Living with Multiple Sclerosis.
9.    Jessica Fourspring (2018- 2020) A qualitative analysis of participant experience and perceived outcomes in the Rock Steady Boxing program for Parkinson’s Disease.
10.    Olivia Burnitz (2018- 2020) A qualitative analysis of participant experience and perceived outcomes in the Rock Steady Boxing program for Parkinson’s Disease.
11.    Lauren Sustar (2018- 2020) A qualitative analysis of participant experience and perceived outcomes in the Rock Steady Boxing program for Parkinson’s Disease.
12.    Jessica Russell (2018- 2019)- Evaluating the Participant Experience of the PWR!Moves program for those with Parkinson’s Disease. A Qualitative Study.
13.    William P. Waters (2018- 2019)- Evaluating the Participant Experience of the PWR!Moves program for those with Parkinson’s Disease. A Qualitative Study.
Undergraduate Student Projects
1.    Emily Good (2022-2023). Determining rate of functional decline in people living with Parkinson’s disease based on time since diagnosis. 
2.    Ryan Long (2022-2023). Differences in the 5 time Sit-to-Stand Test Between Tremor Dominant (TD) and Postural Instability/Gait Difficulty (PIGD) Parkinson’s Disease. South Carolina Honors College Thesis.
3.    Jessica Spurling (2019- 2020). Developing a Framework for Implementing Cognitive Behavior Strategies into Physical Therapy Sessions to Increase Physical Activity in Individuals Living with Chronic Neurologic Conditions. South Carolina Honors College Thesis. 
4.    Connor Wilson (2017-2018). Self-Reported Physical Activity Levels in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and Their Care Partners with Recent History of Falls and Time Since Diagnosis.
5.    Tara Suhs (2018). Research Assistant- Longitudinal Assessment of Motor and Non-motor Symptoms in PD.
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