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Areas of Expertise

Physical therapy with clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation and specializing in acquired brain injury; community reintegration for neurological patients; integration of complementary techniques such as yoga and collaboration with alternative medicine practitioners to maximize patient outcomes; mentorship of clinical students.

Courses Taught

  • DPT 6020 Clinical Neuroscience
  • DPT 6150 PT Management of the Nervous System I 
  • DPT 6151  PT Management of the Nervous System II
  • DPT6190 Critical Analysis of Complex Patient Management
  • DPT6100 Foundational Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice
  • DPT6140 Electrotherapeutic Modalities in Physical Therapy 
  • DPT6230 Independent Study
  • DPT6310/DPT6320 Clinical Grand Rounds

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that everyone is a student and we are all constantly learning from each other. I encourage students to always "be a sponge" because there is something to be learned from every experience and every person they meet. I also feel that it is incredibly valuable to bring real-life experience into the classroom to make didactic learning more accessible. 

Selected Publications

Ziaks, L., Tucker, J., Koc, T., Hanson, K., Puxted, F.*. (2022) ”Measurement of improvement in exercise intolerance testing for suspected dysautonomia in protracted concussion recovery: A Retrospective Pilot Study”. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice.  doi: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2121949

Tucker, J., Marshall, T., Beitscher, l., Mueller, K.*, Colucio, E.*, Koc Jr., T. (2022) “The Effect of Self-Reported Balance Confidence on Community Integration after Brain Injury: An Observational Study”. Brain Impairment, 1-10. doi:10.1017/BrImp.2022.9

Ziaks, L., Tucker, J., Koc, T., Schaefer, A.*, Hanson, K. (2022). “Identifying Trends of Dysautonomia Signs and Symptoms Associated with Protracted Concussion Recovery during the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test: A Retrospective Study”. Brain Impairment, 1-10. doi:10.1017/BrImp.2022.5

Enriquez, C., Tucker, J., Marshall, T., Gentile, J., Lee, J., McIntyre, K.*, Jeanty, S.*. (2022). “Targeted Scapular and Core Stabilization Exercises for Exercise-Induced Transient Abdominal Pain (ETAP). A Case Report”. Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Cases. (2)1: 26-31. doi:10.2519/josptcases.2022.10497   

Koc Jr, T., Tucker, J., Durante, C., Gotthold, S.*, Hasanovic, R.*, Marshall, T. Management of a Patient with Cavernous Malformation Surgical Repair at C7-T3: A Case Report. (2021). Rehabilitation Science. (6)4: 53-59. doi: 10.11648/

Markowski, A., Sanford, S., Pikowski,J., Fauvell, D., Cimino, D., Caplan, S. (2014).  A Pilot Study Analyzing the Effects of Chinese Cupping as an Adjunct Treatment for Patients with Subacute Low Back Pain on Relieving Pain, Improving Range of Motion, and Improving Function. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine . 2013. 18: 1-5

Tucker, Jenna, Beitscher I., Koc, T., Fama, G.*, Patel, J.*, Friedman, H.* (2020). “Creative Therapeutic Interventions for Clinicians to Promote Physical Activity in Older Adults with a History of Brain Injury: A Viewpoint”. Physical Therapy Reviews. DOI: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1850164

Koc Jr., Thomas A., Marshall, T., Fama, G.*, Patel, J.*, Tucker, J. (2020). “Management of a Patient with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome, A New Perspective for the Physical Therapist: A Case Report”. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. (7)1: 1-4.   


  • Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist