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Leah Nof, PT, MS, PhD, C/NDT, CEEAA

Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1276 nofl@nova.edu

Education

Degree: PhD at Florida State University (1994)

Major: Program Development and International Education

 

Degree: MS at University of Wisconsin, Madison (1978)

Major: Behavioral Disabilities and Rehabilitation

 

Degree: Physical Therapy at Physical Therapy School, Wingate Institute Israel (now part of Tel-Aviv University) (1973)

Major: Physical Therapy

Certifications

Neuro Developmental Treatment (C/NDT) certified (1983 – present)

Credentialed Clinical Instructor (2008)

APTA Exercise Expert for Aging Adults certification (CEEAA) (2011)

 

Teaching

Dr. Nof teaches in the Neuromuscular Systems (I and II), Clinical Skills (I and II), Gender (Pelvic floor), and P&O courses, as well as Bioethics course to PhD PT students. 

Scholarly Activities and Research Interests

Dr. Nof’s primary research interests are neuromuscular treatments (including gait and balance for patients with stroke or MS), and learning effect as demonstrated by transfer of knowledge from classroom to clinic and employment.

Service

The following activities included students’ supervision and are repeated each year:

  • Interdisciplinary health assessment at the Dade County Partnership with MLEC, Health Foundation (supervise students performing high school students’ health assessment) (October)
  • Experiential Learning (ExEL) Early Immersion Event for the NSU Undergraduate (interdisciplinary event) (October)
  • North-East Focal Point (supervise students performing seniors’ balance assessment), (November)

Areas of Practice 

Dr. Nof runs a Boot Camp at the end of Neuromuscular II class, where every 2-3 students are assigned a volunteer patient for a 5 days evaluation and treatment, under faculty supervision.

Volunteer patients are invited to Neuromuscular II classes for students to practice evaluation and treatment.

Professional Activity

Dr. Nof is on the Editorial Board of the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice (IJAHSP) (2018 - present), and a reviewer for the Physiotherapy Theory and Practice journal, (2017 – present), and the Research in Sports Medicine Journal. (2011 – Present).

Dr. Nof was an Item Writer for Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2015).

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