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George Fulk

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George Fulk, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair
Clarkson University
PO Box 5880
Potsdam, NY 13699-5880

Office phone: 315-268-7622


B.A., Brandeis University - Political Science (1986)
M.S., University of Massachusetts at Lowell - Physical Therapy (1994)
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University - Physical Therapy (2005)

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Fulk primary teaching areas are neurologic physical therapy, neuroscience, motor learning, and research. He teaches these topics throughout the DPT Problem Based Learning curriculum. His primary teaching responsibilities are in PT 508, PT 528, PT 605 PT 608.

Research Interests:

Dr. Fulk’s research projects have primarily focused on measuring and improving locomotor capability in people with stroke and other neurological disorders.  Specifically, his research has looked at methods of measuring walking ability and overall participation in people with stroke, interventions to improve walking ability in people with stroke and other neurological conditions, and the development and use of rehabilitation engineering technologies to enhance recovery in people with neurological disorders.  He has collaborated with engineering faculty to develop novel technologies that monitor walking activity and ambulatory assistive devices.

Recent Publications:

O’Sullivan S, Schmitz T, and Fulk GD, eds. Physical Rehabilitation Assessment and Treatment.

6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. 2013. 

Middleton A, Fulk GD, Beets MW, Herter TM, Fritz SL. Self-selected and maximal walking

speeds provide greater insight into fall status than walking speed reserve among community-

dwelling older adults. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. In press, January 2016.

Middleton A, Fulk GD, Beets MW, Herter TM, Fritz SL. Self-selected walking speed is

predictive of daily ambulatory activity in older adults. J Aging Phys Activity. In press, August


Fulk GD, Combs SA, Danks KA, Nirider CD, Raja B, Reisman DS. Accuracy of Two Activity

Monitors in Detecting Steps in People with Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. Phys Ther.


Fite K, Hoover C, Fulk GD. Stair Ascent with a Powered Transfemoral Prosthesis under

Myoelectric Control. IEEE/ASME Trans Mechatronics. 2013;18:1191-1200.


George Fulk