Assistant Professor Laura Prosser
Laura Prosser, PT, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and faculty in the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her research focus is the development and rehabilitation of movement in children with neurological impairments, specifically from cerebral palsy and stroke. She is the principal investigator of several clinical trials testing novel motor control training interventions in the early months and years of life – a critical period for neuroplasticity in motor control centers. Dr. Prosser received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton, her PhD from Temple University in Philadelphia, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the US National Institutes of Health in Functional & Applied Biomechanics. Her research has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, the US National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the Academy for Pediatric Physical Therapy, and other local foundations. Dr. Prosser is the lead investigator of the Neuromotor Performance Laboratory in the Center for Rehabilitation at CHOP, and she also provides consultative physical therapy services in the Cerebral Palsy and Neonatal Follow-up Programs at CHOP.