Scholarly Activities and Interests
Manella’s research is focused on measurement of abnormal lower limb reflex activity and operant conditioning interventions for people with spinal cord injury and stroke. She has developed a smart phone video based clinical tool for ankle clonus measurement.
Professional Activity Summary
Manella is an active member of the FPTA and a 45-year member of the APTA. She is a member of the APTA Academies of Neurology, Pediatrics, Education, and Research, as well as a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT). Manella has extensive clinical experience in orthopedic and neurorehabilitation of pediatric and adult individuals.