Susan Middaugh, Ph.D., PT
Susan received her degree in Physical Therapy in 1965 and her doctorate in experimental physiology in 1971. She is a professor in the departments of rehabilitation medicine and anesthesia at the medical university of South Carolina and director of its clinical biofeedback program. She also directs the department of rehabilitation medicine’s chronic pain rehabilitation program. Her primary research effort has been directed toward investigating methods for applying basic learning principles in the treatment of patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diagnoses. Treatment procedures using electromyographic feedback, based on this rationale, have proven to be effective in patient treatment. The present research program is directed toward controlled clinical study, development of experimental models, testing of theoretical assumptions, and gathering of basic information concerning the nature and extent of feedback-related gains areas of interest to rehabilitation professionals including neuromuscular re-education following CNS or PNS damage, musculoskeletal pain including work-related overuse syndromes, and fecal and urinary incontinence. She has a long history of grant support for her research and has published widely in her field with over 100 articles and abstracts in recognized journals.