Dawn M Saracino

Senior Instructor

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Licensed Physical Therapist , Florida

Neurological Certified Specialist 1994, 2004, 2014

Education

Shenandoah University, Winchester Virginia
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy 

University of Florida, Gainesville Florida
Masters of Health Science 
Area of Study: Neuroscience track with emphasis in motor control
Thesis: The effect of limb loading and target position on preparatory postural adjustments

 

State University of New York, Syracuse New York
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 

Biography

Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association, member
Florida Physical Therapy Association, member
International Society of Gait and Posture Research, member
Neurology Section of APTA, member

 

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, PRN Physical Therapist
 

Publications & Presentations

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

 

Plummer- D’Amato P, Altmann, LJ, Saracino, D, Fox, E., Behrman, AL, Marsiske. Interactions between cognitive tasks and gait after stroke: a dual task study
Gait & Posture 2008 May; 27 (4): 683-8

 

Plummer-D’Amato P, Behrman AL, Duncan PW, Spigel P, Saracino D, Martin J, Fox, E, Thigpen M, Kautz SA. Effects of Stroke Severity and Training Duration on Locomotor Recovery after Stroke: A Pilot Study Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2007 March; 21 (2): 137-51

 

Plummer-D’Amato P, Behrman AL, Saracino D, Martin J, Fox E, Kautz SA, & Duncan PW. Functionally significant recovery of walking speed after stroke in patients with moderate and severe impairment Stroke 2007; 38(2):521

 

Marjama-Lyons J, Smith L, Mylar B, Nelson J, Holliday G, Saracino D Tai Chi and reduced rate of falling in Parkinson’s disease: a single blinded study. Movement Disorders 2002; 17(S5) S70-71.

 

Saracino D, Brunt, D, Light KE. Effect of limb loading and target position on preparatory postural adjustments. Neurology Report. 1994; 18(4): 29

 

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts and Presentations

 

Balasubramanian CK, Saracino DM, Robinson R, Boyette A, Wludyka P. Fall risk prediction in high-functioning community-dwelling older adults: Reconsideration of clinical balance measures. International Society for Gait and Posture Research, June 2014, Vancouver, Canada.


Balasubramanian CK, Saracino D, Fox EJ. Impairments contributing to gait variability in community–dwelling chronic stroke survivors. Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, February 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Balasubramanian CK, Saracino D. Community Balance and Mobility Scale alleviates the ceiling effects observed in the currently used assessment for the higher-functioning community dwelling elderly. International Society for Gait and Posture Research, June 2013, Akita, Japan.

 

Balasubramanian CK, Saracino D. Gait Adaptability in Persons with a Stroke: a pilot study. Brooks Rehabilitation Fourth Annual Research Day, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, October 2012, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Plummer-Damato P, Behrman AL, Saracino D, Martin J, Fox E, Kautz S, &. Duncan PW. Functionally significant recovery of walking speed after stroke in patients with moderate and severe impairment. International Stroke Conference, February 2007, San Francisco,, Calif.

 

Saracino D, Brunt, D, Light KE. Effect of limb loading and target position on preparatory postural adjustments. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 1994, Reno Nevada'

 

 

 

SaracinoContact Information

Building 39, Room 2056

(904) 620-1052

dsaracin@unf.edu