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Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida
Box 100154, UFHSC
Gainesville, Florida, United States

Claudia Senesac is currently working as Clinical Associate Professor at department of physical therapy, University of Florida. Her primary teaching responsibilities in the entry-level program include Functional Anatomy I and II and Pediatrics in Physical Therapy. She has over 37 years of pediatric clinical experience. Dr. Senesac has been the owner and administrator of a pediatric physical therapy private practice and is a board certified clinical specialist in Pediatrics.

She has now focused her research attention in her area of expertise – motor learning and motor control in Pediatrics. Dr. Senesac serves as the overall project manager for an NIH multi-center funded grant investigating Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Biomarkers in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). One of her roles is to translate what we know from DMD research into clinical practice.

In 2014 she was awarded the Outstanding Pediatric Clinician Award by the Academy of Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.


Representative Publications:

Skeletal muscle magnetic resonance biomarkers correlate with function and sentinel events in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Magnetic resonance imaging of the proximal upper extremity musculature in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Multicenter prospective longitudinal study of magnetic resonance biomarkers in a large Duchenne muscular dystrophy cohort

Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy assessment of lower extremity skeletal muscles in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a multicenter cross sectional study

Examination of effects of corticosteroids on skeletal muscles of boys with DMD using MRI and MRS