Dr. Kate Cavka is a clinician scientist with the Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center (BRCRC). She received her B.S. in Exercise Science at Florida State University in 2009 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of North Florida in 2012. She further pursued her interest in neurological physical therapy by completing a Neurological PT Residency with Brooks Rehabilitation in 2014 and became a board certified specialist in neurological physical therapy. She worked as a physical therapist treating patients with stroke and spinal cord injury in the inpatient setting and then transitioned to the Brooks Neuro Recovery Center treating individuals with neurological impairments and utilizing rehabilitation technology. In 2018 she began her role as a clinician scientist, where she assists with the development and implementation of studies within the neurological research program of the BRCRC.
B.S. in Exercise Science – Florida State University, 2009
Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of North Florida, 2012
Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency – Brooks Institute of Higher Learning, 2014
Dr. Cavka’s primary research involvement focuses on studies regarding respiratory function and locomotor recovery following spinal cord injury.