Clare C. Bassile, EdD, PT

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Faculty member since 1995

Education
EdD  Movement Science (Motor Control and Learning), Teachers College,Columbia UniversityMA & EdM Movement Science (Motor Control and Learning), Teacher’s College, Columbia University BS Physical Therapy, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.
Professional Expertise
Adult neurorehabilitation with emphasis on individuals with stroke and demyelinating diseases. Involved in a multidisciplinary study as part of CU’s Clinical Translational Science Award grant to implement an acute stroke recovery program. Two anticipated outcomes of this study are diminishing barriers to rehabilitation and enhancing recovery in a multiethnic population.Consultant and Clinician: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Honors and Awards
American Heart Association Clinical Research Demonstration Project Award; Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Columbia University; Robert S. Salant Award for Excellence in Research, NY State Chapter APTA; American Physical Therapy Association Doctoral Dissertation Award, Foundation of Physical Therapy.

Research Interests
Emphasis on recovery of function following neurological injury, especially stroke and demyelinating diseases.

Teaching Responsibilities
Movement Science (with Dr. Ashwini Rao) PT Management of the Adult with Neurological Conditions, I, II & III (with Drs. Martha Sliwinski and Ashwini Rao) Advanced Topics in Adult Neurorehabilitation Capstone Project advisement in the adult neurorehabilitation aspect of physical therapy


Scholarly Productivity
Recent Publications
Bassile CC. (in press) Central & Peripheral Demyelinating Diseases. In McCollough K (Ed): Topics in Physical Therapy: Neurology, APTA, Alexandria, VA.

Bassile CC, Hayes S (2010) “Gait Awareness”. In Gillen G (Ed): Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function Based Approach 3rd Ed., Elsevier Sciences UK.

Bassile CC, Lennon S (2008) Guiding principles for neurological physiotherapy. In Lennon S, Stokes M (Eds)” Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy”. Elsevier Sciences, Oxford UK.

Bassile CC, Curtis CL, Hardesty D (2005) Physical activity performance and quality of life in individuals wwith early stage Parkinson’s Disease and their partners. Movement Disorders. 20(S10):130.

Bassile CC, PC Montgomery, BH Connolly (2004). Clinical applications for motor control. Physical Therapy. 84(3):290-291.

Bassile CC, Dean C, Boden-Albala B, Sacco R. (2003). Obstacle training program for individuals post stroke: Feasibility study. Clinical Rehabilitation. 17(2):130-136.

Sandow E, Bronner S, Spriggs J, Bassile CC, Rao AK, Brownstein B. (2003). A kinematic comparison of a dance movement in expert dancers and novices. J Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy. 33(2): A-25.

Bassile CC. (2002). Meeting the Challenge of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, PK Coyle & J Halper, Physical Therapy. 82(4):415–416.

Bear-Lehman J, Bassile CC, Gillen G. (2002) How patients on a rehabilitation unit spend their day: A look at behavioral mapping. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 20(1):17-27.

Curtis, CL, Post HC, Koehler DL, Murray LA, Thomas SL, Bassile CC, Chiarello CM. (2002). Assessment of physical activity performance in individuals with Parkinson Disease: Identifying a survey tool. Physical Therapy. 26(4):207-208.

Sandow E, Bronner S, Spriggs J, Bassile CC, Rao AK, Brownstein B. (2002). Coordination of a skilled dance movement, the passe’, in professional female dancers and non-dancers. International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.

Curtis CL, Bassile CC, Cote LJ, Gentile AM. (2001). Exercise program for individuals with Parkinson Disease: Effects of functional ability and quality of life. Neurology Report.25(1):2-11.

Bassile CC, Dean C, Boden-Albala B, Sacco R. (2000). Obstacle training program for individuals post stroke: Feasibility Study. Neurology Report, 24(5):201.

Book Chapters
Lennon S, Bassile CC (in press) Key principles of neurological physiotherapy. In Lennon S, Stokes M (EDS) “Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy”. Elsevier Sciences, Oxford UK.

Bassile CC. (2002). Central & Peripheral Demyelinating Diseases. In L. Riolo (Ed): Topics in Physical Therapy: Neurology, APTA, Alexandria, VA, pp.8-1 to 8-30.

Bassile CC, (2001). Task & Movement Analysis Section: CVA Lab- Bed Mobility and Transfers, In Gill-Body, K & Schenkman M (Eds) “Compendium for Teaching Entry-Level Neurologic Content”, Neurology Section APTA, Virginia pp.69-71.

Bassile CC, (2001). Patient Management Section: CVA Lab- UE and Sitting Activities. In Gill-Body, K & Schenkman M (Eds) “ Compendium for Teaching Entry-Level Neurologic Content”, Neurology Section APTA, Virginia pp.99-101.

Bassile CC, (2001). Patient Management Section: Parkinson’s Disease Lab. In Gill-Body, K & Schenkman M (Eds) “ Compendium for Teaching Entry-Level Neurologic Content”, Neurology Section APTA, Virginia pp.106-108.