Kristen Barta graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science and then completed her M.S. in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2002. Kristen has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and the ICU. During clinical practice her primary focus was the neurologically involved population and individuals with amputations.
In 2008 she completed her Doctor in Physical Therapy from Boston University with a focus on education for her final comprehensive project. Since completion of her DPT, she has become Board Certified in Neurological Physical Therapy and successfully completed her certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation through Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association. Currently she is working on her PhD in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Her area of research will focus on balance, mobility and quality of life in the geriatric population.
Additional areas of research include gait training in combination with music therapy for persons with Parkinson’s disease and Cerebral Palsy. She is currently collaborating with a music therapist for the intervention phase of this project.
Kristen is part of the neuro faculty teaching Neuromuscular I and III and Research III.