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Laura Baehr, PT, DPT, PhD

Laura Baehr, PT, DPT

Laura Baehr is a graduate of the Health and Rehabilitation Science PhD program in Drexel University's Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She is passionate about reimagining how individuals with disabilities access and experience movement in their daily lives and in exercise settings. Her career goal is to enhance physical activity engagement of individuals with chronic health conditions through education, research and policy reform.


Dissertation Title:
Determinants and Behavior in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Mixed Methods Study

Education History:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
    Temple University
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BA/BS Dual Degree) in Dance and Neuroscience
    Muhlenberg College

Research Interests:

  • Impact of physical activity on social participation, quality of life, and secondary disease management for individuals with chronic neurological conditions
  • Enhancing accessibility of physical activity programs through novel delivery methods
  • Mixed methodology


  • Cell2Society, Student Pilot Funding July 2020 for her project: Move2Be Program: Measuring workplace resilience in long term care

Faculty Mentor:
Margaret Finley, PT, PhD