Assistant Professor - Dept. of Physical Therapy
California State University, Fresno
Dr. Nupur Hajela, PT, DPT, PhD is a licensed physical therapist and a neuroscientist. She is currently an assistant professor in the dept. of physical therapy at California state university, Fresno. She also is an active clinician. Dr. Hajela conducts her translational research in the neurological patient population at Gait Balance and Mobility Education and Research center at Fresno state which she also manages as a Co- Director of this community clinic.In addition, she is the Director of Rehabilitation technology and outcomes research at Central California sports science institute. Her goal is to bring the best and the latest cutting edge technology for concussion evaluation and management to help athletes, veterans and people of the central valley with concussion. Her current research interest lies in tele-rehabilitation.
Dr. Hajela received her bachelor’s of physiotherapy degree from Baba Farid University of Medicine and Science, India. She then moved to the United States to pursue her PhD in Rehabilitation Science with emphasis - neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neurorehabilitation at the Sensory Motor Performance Program at prestigious Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (new name: Ability lab) affiliated to Northwestern University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, where she incorporated novel brain stimulation technique such as transcranial magnetic stimulation to understand the cortical and spinal mechanisms underlying neuroplastic changes after injury and rehabilitation in neurological patient population especially spinal cord injuries. She also has a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago IL.