I wear two hats at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation. In my clinical practice, I treat patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, as well as people with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and brachial plexus injuries. In my research, I investigate how neurological injuries affect motor skills in the upper extremities.
These focuses complement each other—my research improves treatments for my patients, and treating my patients inspires new research questions. For example, I often help people regain the use of the hand on the side of the body affected by stroke. This fuels my research work into how stroke affects hand and finger function, which subsequently allows me to improve treatment for my patients.
I also specialize in rehabilitation for people who have musculoskeletal problems in their upper extremities. This may include hand or arm pain resulting from overuse. My work often involves helping people relearn how to move, because hand and arm motor skills are influenced by the way other supporting body parts are activated.
Conditions and Treatments
- Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- American Board of PM&R (Brain Injury Medicine), 2014
- American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2013
Education and Training
- Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Rehab Medicine, 2002
Locations and Appointments
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
301 East 17th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Learn more about my research at the Motor Recovery Research Laboratory.
Quantifying feed forward control: A linear scaling model for fingertip forces and object weight
Lu, Y; Bilaloglu, S; Aluru, V; Raghavan, P
Journal of neurophysiology. 2015 01 Jul 2015. 114 (1): A30
Quantifying feedforward control: a linear scaling model for fingertip forces and object weight
Lu, Ying; Bilaloglu, Seda; Aluru, Viswanath; Raghavan, Preeti
Journal of neurophysiology. 2015 Jul. 114 (1): 411-418
Differentiation of hand posture to object shape in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy
Wolff, Aviva L; Raghavan, Preeti; Kaminski, Terry; Hillstrom, Howard J; Gordon, Andrew M
Research in developmental disabilities. 2015 Jul. ?-?