Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Anat Lubetzky, an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at New York University, obtained her physical therapy training and an MSc in physical therapy from Tel Aviv university, Israel. She then received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2014 followed by a 1-year visiting position at the NYU Physical Therapy Department. In her dissertation research, Dr. Lubetzky investigated how young adults with and without history of repeated ankle sprains use sensory information for balance while standing on challenging surfaces of varying compliance. The purpose of this work was to investigate the mechanism of ‘proprioceptive training’ which is commonly used for orthopaedic balance rehabilitation.Her overall research goals are to: (1) understand underlying mechanisms leading to postural control and functional deficits and (2) promote specificity in fall prevention and orthopaedic rehabilitation using recent advancement in technology. For her research, she uses a combination of performance-based clinical outcomes as well as instrumented motion analysis tools including ground reaction force recordings, and surface electromyography.