Fitness & Health
Robert S Gailey, PhD, PT is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, where he has taught, practiced clinically and conducted research for the past 20 years. He has a joint position with Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a health science researcher. He has authored over 50 publications and has continued research efforts directed toward: amputee rehabilitation, the biomechanics and metabolic cost of prosthetic gait, functional assessment and athletic pursuits of the amputee as well as other athletes with disabilities across the life span.
A talented physical therapist and a thought-provoking educator, Bob is a mover and a shaker in the field of amputee rehabilitation. He remains active with many organizations including the Amputee Coalition of America and the American Physical Therapy Association. He also participated as a member of the United States Disabled Sports Medial Team in several World Championships and Paralympic Games and continues to work with some of the most elite athletes with disabilities from around the world.
“Whether you are a new amputee getting your first prosthesis, or somebody who has been an amputee for some time, remember that the next time you go to get a new prosthesis you should be entitled to receive some physiotherapy. Technology is changing and improving rapidly – get some physical therapy to help you make the most of it.”