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Carolyn Kelley

Carolyn Da Silva, PT, DSc, NCS

Professional Program (Entry-Level DPT) Coordinator - Houston

Phone: 713-794-2087
Email: or
Location: 7039 Institute of Health Sciences - Houston
Mailing Address: School of Physical Therapy
Texas Woman’s University
6700 Fannin St.,
Houston, TX 77030
Department: School of Physical Therapy

Professional Interests:  

I teach primarily in the neurological rehabilitation sequence in the entry-level/professional and post-professional programs. My research interests are in strength and functional measures of individuals with post-polio syndrome, falling and fear of falling in stroke and polio survivors and whole body vibration effects on adults with neurological conditions. My clinical practice is as a consultant in the post-polio clinic at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research and in the in-patient rehab unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Please see my curriculum vitae for more details.

I was recently awarded a $25,000 grant as principal investigator (PI) from Post-Polio Health International (PHI) for my study, Effects of Whole Body Vibration on People with Post-Polio Syndrome.  Whole body vibration has shown early promising results with frail elders and people with various neurologic conditions in pain reduction, strengthening and bone density improvement.


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