Timothy Faw, PT, DPT, NCS

Advisor: D. Michele Basso
Graduate Student

 

Research:

Spinal cord injury is a costly condition that affects approximately 273,000 people in the United States. It typically affects young adults and is characterized by impairments in sensorimotor function that frequently result in significant losses in mobility. As a physical therapist, it has always been my goal to maximize functional outcomes in patients following spinal cord injury. It was this interest that brought me to The Neuroscience Graduate Program at The Ohio State University and the lab of D. Michele Basso, PT, EdD.

Previous research produced by the Basso Laboratory has provided the scientific basis for continued study into the ability of the lumbar spinal cord to participate in motor relearning and recovery. It has also given valuable insight into the mechanisms and conditions under which the spinal cord learns most effectively in response to task specific activity-­based training. Our current focus is designed to examine the effects of cellular and physiological responses within the regions remote to the injury site in response to commonly delivered physical therapy interventions.

Awards:
 
2016 - Travel Award, Neuroscience Graduate Program
2016 - Promotion of Doctoral Studies Level II Scholarship, Foundation for Physical Therapy
2016 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health
2014 - Promotion of Doctoral Studies Level I Scholarship, Foundation for Physical Therapy
2013 - Florence P. Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship, Foundation for Physical Therapy
 
Publications:
 
Faw TD. (2014) Weight-­supported rehabilitation. ADVANCE for Phys Ther and Rehab Med 25(15):34.
 
Presentations:
 
Faw TD. Motor Learning-induced Myelin Plasticity Remote from CNS Trauma. Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery National Trainee Association Webinar Series; May 29, 2017.
 
Faw TD, Hansen CN, Worthen-Chaudhari LC, Fisher LC, Deibert RJ, Schmiedeler JP, Buford JA, Grau JW, Basso DM. Training persistent deficits improves locomotion after SCI. Abstract, IGP Life Sciences Symposium; May 23, 2017.
 
Faw TD, Hansen CN, Worthen-Chaudhari LC, Fisher LC, Deibert RJ, Schmiedeler JP, Buford JA, Grau JW, Basso DM. Eccentric training improves persistent locomotor deficits and enhances motor learning after SCI. Abstract, OSUWMC Trainee Research Day; Apr 13, 2017.
 
Faw TD. Remote Molecular Factors Impact Training Efficacy and Recovery from SCI. Creighton University Physical Therapy Invited Speaker Series, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; Apr 4, 2017.
 
Berry KJ, Thaxton TT, Faw TD, Norden DM, Deibert RJ, Fisher LC, Basso DM. The role of CCL2 chemoattractant in lumbar myeloid cell trafficking and locomotor recovery following thoracic spinal cord injury. Abstract, Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH; Mar 29, 2017.
 
Faw TD, Hansen CN, Worthen-Chaudhari LC, Fisher LC, Deibert RJ, Schmiedeler JP, Buford JA, Grau JW, Basso DM. Eccentric training mitigates persistent motor control deficits and improves spinal learning after spinal cord injury. Abstract, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; San Antonio, TX; Feb 18, 2017.
 
Faw TD, Norden DM, Deibert RJ, Fisher LC, Sheridan JF, Godbout JP, Basso DM. Region-specific inflammatory responses within remote central pattern generator networks early after spinal cord injury. Nanosymposium, Neuroscience 2016, Society for Neuroscience; Nov 15, 2016.
 
Faw TD. Myelin Plasticity During Motor Learning After Spinal Cord Injury. Brain Behaviour Lab and UBC MRI Research Centre, University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Oct 26, 2016.
 
Faw TD, Norden DM, Deibert RJ, Fisher LC, Basso DM. Region specific inflammatory responses remote to thoracic spinal cord injury. Abstract, IGP Life Sciences Symposium; May 19, 2016.
 

Faw TD, Kerr SD, Deibert RJ, Fisher LC, Basso DM. Atypical Sensorimotor Recovery in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Spinal Cord Injury. Abstract, The Ohio State University Life Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Symposium; Columbus, OH; May 27, 2015.

Faw TD, Kerr SD, Deibert RJ, Fisher LC, Basso DM. Atypical Sensorimotor Recovery in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Spinal Cord Injury. Abstract, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Trainee Research Day; Columbus, OH; Apr 15-16, 2015.

Faw TD, Hansen CN, Fisher LC, Kerr SD, Buford J, Basso DM. Cellular Changes Consistent with Spastiity Occur Within Lumbar Locomotor Networks Remote to Mid-thoracic Spinal Cord Injury. Abstract, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association; Indianapolis, IN; Feb 7, 2015.

Faw TD, Hansen CN, Fisher LC, Kerr SD, Buford J, Basso DM. Morphological Changes and Neuronal Hyperactivity in Lumbar Locomotor Networks Remote to Mid-­Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury. Abstract, Neuroscience 2014, Society for Neuroscience; Washington, DC; Nov 18, 2014.

OSUWMC Trainee Research Day, Columbus, OH; Mid-thoracic Spinal Cord Injury Results in Morphological Changes and Neuronal Hyperactivity in the Locomotor Networks of the Remote Lumbar Spinal Cord

APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV; Diaphragm Pacing and Respiratory Outcomes in Three Individuals with Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV; Use of a Body-Weight Support Treadmill in Conjunction with Progressive Overground Gait Training to Improve Gait Velocity and Endurance in a Patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders, & Gene Therapy
Education
  • BS in Exercise Science, Pfeiffer University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University
 

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Phone:
614-688-4589
N220 Wiseman Hall
400 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210