Kelly Larkin-Kaiser

Dr. Kelly Larkin-Kaiser, PhD

Pronouns: She/Her


Associate Director, RESTORE Network

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Assistant Professor (Research)

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

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Educational Background

BSc Honours Human Kinetics, University of Guelph,

Diploma Sports Injury Medicine, Sheridan College,

MSc Human Performance, University of Florida,

PhD Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida,


Areas of Research

Neuroscience and Rehabilitation

My research background can be classified under the umbrella of neuroscience, applied muscle physiology, pediatrics, and rehabilitation. My research spans multiple dimensional scales ranging from whole-body, to tissue level structure and function, and includes basic, applied, and translational approaches. The breadth of my research utilizes neuromuscular physiology approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and technology for neurorehabilitation (i.e., electrical stimulation, robotic exoskeletons, virtual reality etc.). Furthermore, my research focuses on investigating the dosimetry, therapeutic effectiveness and proper application of interventions to enhance neural, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular function in people with neurological diseases/disorders (i.e., Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke etc.). 


Course number Course title Semester
KNES 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2013-2019
KNES 260 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2013-2019
KNES 460 Human Anatomy Practicum Spring/Summer 2014
KNES 371 Scientific Basis of Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Winter 2015