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Sara V. Kraft D.P.T.

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Rank
  • Associate Professor
College
  • College of Health Professions
Department
  • Health Professions
Academic Focus
  • Neurology
  • Neurology Residency Director
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Biography

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina (2008)
  • Masters in Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina (1996)
  • BS Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina (1996)
  • BS Biology, College of Charleston (1990-1993)

Areas of Teaching

  • Neuromuscular Examination and Intervention
  • Clinical Reasoning
Certificatiions
  • Neurological Certified Specialist (NCS)
  • Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)

Recent Grants

  • R01HD095137 09/15/2018 – 05/51/2023                        

    NIH/NICHD $337,239 Annual Direct Costs

     Optimization of Walking Using Explosive Resistance: concurrent effects on Depression (POWER-D trial)

    The overall goal of this project is to help design treatments for people who have had a stroke that will help with many of the common consequences of stroke, including depression, muscle weakness and slow walking. Progress toward overcoming some of these issues would be incredibly valuable to any person who has had a stroke and their families. 

  •  An International, Multicentre, Prospective, Single-Arm Study to Assess the Effect on Voluntary Movements of AbobotulinumtoxinA 1500 U Administered in Both Upper and Lower Limbs in Conjunction with a Guided Self-Rehabilitation Contract in Adult Subjects with Spastic Hemiparesis (ENGAGE)

    This project is to evaluate Assess the Effect on Voluntary Movements of Dysport 1500 U Administered in Both Upper and Lower Limbs along with a Guided Self-Rehabilitation Contract in Adult Subjects with Spastic Hemiparesis

    Funding agent: Ipsen Pharma Inc.

    Funding period: 04/17-09/18

  •  July 2014 - July 2015  Principal Investigator

    "Evidence in Education and Practice ( CREATOR) Project"
    Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant Program
    $6,000
  • July 2013 - July 2014  Co-Principal Investigator
    "iPad Therefore I Can: Assessment of IPads technology at the CARES Therapy clinic"
    Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant Program
    $5,000

Recent Publications

  • Johnson E., Seif G, Kraft S, Coker-Bolt P.  Measuring Clinical Reasoning and Interprofessional Attitudes.  Journal of Student Run-Clinics.  May 3 2017.  Col 3(1).

  • Wager, K.A., Annan-Coultas, D., Coker-Bolt, P., Seif, G., and Kraft, S. (In press). Interprofessional Partnerships: Implementing an Electronic Health Record in a Student Run Free Clinic. The Journal of Health Administration Education. Winter 2015, 133-147.

  • Seif G., Kraft S., Boissonnault J., Bowden M.  Intra-rater Reliability of the ECHOWS Tool for Real-time Assessment of Physical Therapy Student Interviewing Skills: A Pilot Study. Journal of Health Professions Education.  May 2018.

  • DiPiro, N.D., Krause, J.S., Saunders, L.L., Brotherton, S., & Kraft, S. (2014). Pain and fatigue as mediators of the relationship between mobility aid usage and depressive symptomatology in ambulatory individuals with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 52, 316-321.

  • Seif GA, Coker-Bolt P, Kraft S, Gonsalves W, Simpson K, Johnson E. (2014). The development of clinical reasoning and interprofessional behaviors: service-learning at a student-run free clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2014.
  • Saunders, L.L., DiPiro, N., Krause, J.S., Brotherton, S., & Kraft, S. (2013). Risk of fall related injuries among ambulatory participants with spinal cord injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 19(4), 259-266.
  • Saunders LL, Krause JS, DiPiro ND, Kraft S, Brotherton S. (2013). Ambulation and secondary complications related to devices after spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.
  • Kraft SV, Wise HH, Jacques P, Burik J. (2013). Discharge Planning Simulation: Training the Interprofessional Team for the Future Workplace. Journal of Allied Health, 42(3), 175-181.

Recent Presentations

  • Kraft S, Seif G.  Reunited and It Feels So Good:  Combining Neurologic and Orthopedic Principles.  South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Spring Conference Education Session April 1 2017.

  • Coker-Bolt, P., & Giles, A. K., Seif, G., Kraft S., & Velozo, C. (2017, October). How to start and sustain a successful interprofessional student-run free clinic: Linking the classroom to clinical practice. Short course presented at the Collaborating Across Borders Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

  •  Bowden M, Monsch E, Kraft S, Hammond S. Systematic Collection of Objective Progressive Exercise (SCOPE). Poster Presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. February 21-24, 2018.

  •  Kraft S, Seif G.  Forever and Ever We Will Never Part; Ortho and Neuro together. South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Spring Conference Education Session April  2018

  •  Kraft S, Tichenor C, Dewitt J, Zafereo J.  Bridging the Gap:Innovative Leadership Training in Residency/Fellowship Education. American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference Education Session Jacksonville FL, October 11-13, 2018.

  •  Kraft S, Black J, Sinnott M, Dunleavy K.   Growing and Blending Leadership Skills in Interprofessional Education through Interprofessional Pro Bono Clinics and Community Engagement. American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference Education Session Jacksonville FL, October 11-13, 2018.

  • Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Dean J, Giles A, Woodbury M. "Translating Evidence Into Practice: An Effective Educational Model." Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • Kraft S, Bowden M. "Strength training after Stroke." South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Spring Conference, May 2015. Greenville, SC.
  • Kraft S, Wager K, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Annan-Coultas D. "The assessment and implementation of an electronic health record in an interprofessional student-run free clinic." Association of Schools for Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference, Oct 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Kraft S; Coker-Bolt P. “Early Power Mobility for Children With Neuromuscular Disorders.” Poster presentation. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Next Conference, June 2014. Charlotte, NC.
  • Seif, G., Kraft, S., Coker-Bolt, P., Gonsalves, W., Simpson, K. (2014, May) "Participation in a student run free clinic impacts student clinical reasoning as measured by the self-assessment of clinical reflection and reasoning (SACRR). Institutes of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Kraft, S., Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Gonsalves, W., Johnson, E. Simpson, K. "The economic impact of a student run free clinic as a safety new provider for uninsured patients." Institutes of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Simpson K, Johnson E, Gonsalves W. "The Economic Impact Of A Student-Run Free Clinic As A Safety Net Provider For Uninsured Patients." 2013 Annual Association of Schools for Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference, Oct 2013. Orlando, FL.
  • Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Simpson K, Johnson E, Gonsalves W. "The Development of Clinical Reasoning and Interprofessional Behaviors: Service-Learning at a Student-Run Free Clinic." 2013 ASAHP Conference, Oct 2013. Orlando, FL.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Gonsalves, W., Simpson, K., Kraft, S., Seif, G., and Johnson, E. “Changes in interprofessional attitudes and clinical reasoning following participation in a student-run free medical clinic.” Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference: Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice, June 2013 Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Simpson K, Johnson E, Gonsalves W. "Innovative Health Care Delivery: How a Student-Run Free Clinic Improved Interprofessionalism, Enhanced Clinical Reasoning, and Saved the Community $800,000 Through Service Learning." American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Annual Conference, June 2013. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Simpson K, Johnson E, Gonsalves W. “Participation in an interprofessional service learning course and a student run free clinic impacts student clinical reasoning as measured by the Self-Assessment of Clinical Reflection and Reasoning (SACRR).” Poster presentation. APTA Annual Conference, June 2013. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Saunders L, Krause J, DiPiro N, Brotherton S, Kraft S. "Ambulation and complications related to devices after spinal cord injury." APTA Annual Conference, June 2013. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Gonsalves, W., Kraft, S., Seif, G., & Simpson, K. “Measurement of Student learning and Economic Impact of a Student Run Free Medical Clinic.” American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference and Exposition, Apr 2013. San Diego, CA.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • Commission on Higher Education Commendation of Excellence in Service Learning, 2015
  • College of Health Professions Service Award Nominee, 2015
  • College of Health Professions Service Award Nominee, 2014
  • MUSC Foundations Teacher of the Year Award - Educator-Lecturer Award, 2013
  • APTA Neurology Section Excellence in Neurological Education Award, 2013
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Award, 2012