Jacob McPherson

PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Jacob I McPherson.

Jacob McPherson

PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Jacob McPherson

PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Research Topics

Multiple Sclerosis; neurotrophic factors involved in mild-TBI; clinical evaluation and management of individuals with concussion

Teaching Research Service

Summary

Jacob I. McPherson, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS is an APTA Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a fellowship-trained Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Specialist. His research focuses on neurotrophic factors involved in mild-TBI as well as the clinical evaluation and management of individuals with concussion.

McPherson joined the faculty after 10 years of clinical practice in outpatient neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation and he continues to treat patients on a limited basis. His teaching focuses on restoring function in individuals with neurologic impairment, neuromuscular pathology, and critical analysis of patient care.

Courses Taught

  • Critical Analysis in Patient Care (PT 703)
  • Neuromuscular PT II, Vestibular/Concussion module (PT 604)

Education

  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University at Buffalo (2011)
    • Capstone: “Can the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale and Timed Up and Go be used to predict discharge destination for patients with acute stroke?”
  • PhD (ABD), Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo (expected 2021)
    • Dissertation: “Expression of the BDNF/TrkB/p75 axis within the brainstem and other brain regions with comparison to functional outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury.”