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Stephanie Combs-Miller, PT, PhD, NCS

Associate Professor & Director of Research College of Health Sciences

Krannert School of Physical Therapy University of Indianapolis

Track: Lightning Talk

Title: Serving a Powerful Punch: Brief Evidence Update about Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s disease


Stephanie Combs-Miller is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, educator, and researcher with interests in understanding how interventions that apply principles of motor learning influence movement and function in persons with neurologic disorders. Currently, Dr. Combs-Miller is investigating longitudinal changes in gait complexity in people with stroke and the effects of boxing training for persons with Parkinson disease. She has recently developed an ongoing community partnership between healthcare professionals and a community fitness program for persons with disability in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Combs-Miller has published over 20 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and over 60 presentations at national and international professional conferences related to rehabilitation science. She is Associate Professor in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy and Director of Research for the College of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis.