Regina T. Harbourne, PT, PhD, PCS
Physical Therapy Department
985450 NE Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Phone: (402) 559-5067
Reggie Harbourne, PT, PhD, PCS is Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI). She directs research in the Infant Development Laboratory, which focuses on the emergence of early learning of motor skills and the relationship of movement ability to cognitive skills. She has taught courses nationally and internationally on intervention for infants and children with movement disorders. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Mentorship Award from the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Mary Clyde Singleton Award for Excellence in the Art and Science of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina. She is co-investigator of several federally funded grants investigating intervention and development in infants and children with movement disorders.
PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2009
MS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1988
BS, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1977
UNMC PHYT 612 Pediatric Physical Therapy
Research Interests and Projects:
- Bioengineering a Medical Device for the Evaluation of Sitting Posture in Infants with a Motor Disability. Nebraska Research Initiative, $453,863. 2/15/09-2/15/11. Role: Consultant
- Does Early Postural Intervention Effect Sitting Balance or Reaching in Infants Born Preterm. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics Planning Grant. No Number. PI: S. Dusing; Co-PI: R. Harbourne, N. Stergiou, C. Galloway 1/1/09-6/30/10 $30,000
- Investigation of Interventions for Sitting Postural Control in Young Children with Moderate to Severe Cerebral Palsy (H133G080023), 10/01/08-9/30/11, $600,000, Role: Co-PI
- Nonlinear Analysis of Postural Function in Infants. National Institute of Health 1K25 HD 047194-01A1, 8/01/05-8/01/10, $577,182 Direct cost, $692,618 Role: Co-PI
- Investigation of the dynamics of sitting posture control in infants with cerebral palsy, U.S. Department of Education, Field Initiated Program 84.133G-1. 12/01/04 - 12/01/07, $450,000 Direct cost, $540,000 Total cost, Role: Co-PI
Selected Publications: (last 5 years)
- Kyvelidou, A, Harbourne, RT,Stergiou, N. (2010) Severity and characteristics of developmental delay can be assessed using variability measures of sitting posture. Pediatric Physical Therapy, In Press.
- Deffeyes, JE, Harbourne, RT, DeJong, SL, Kyvelidou, A, Stuberg, WA, Stergiou, N. Use of information entropy measures of sitting postural sway to quantify developmental delay in infants. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 2009, Vol. 6: 34-
- Deffeyes, J., Harbourne, R. T.,Kyvelidou, A., Stergiou, N. Nonlinear analysis of sitting postural sway indicates developmental delay in infants. Clinical Biomechanics, online publication 2 June, 2009.
- Harbourne, R. T.,Stergiou, N. Movement variability and the use of nonlinear tools: principles to guide physical therapist practice. Physical Therapy, 89: 267-282, 2009.
- Harbourne, R. T., Deffeyes, J., Kyvelidou, A., Stergiou, N. Complexity of postural control in infants: linear and nonlinear features developed by principal component analysis. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences, 13; 123-144, 2009.
- Kyvelidou, A., Harbourne, RT, Stuberg, W., Stergiou, N. Reliability of center of pressure measures for assessing the development of sitting postural control. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, 2009; 1176-1184.
- Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, WA, Harbourne, RT, Deffeyes, JE, Blanke, D, Stergiou, N. (2009) Development of Upper Body Coordination during Sitting in Typical Infants. Pediatric Research, 65; 553-558.
- Harbourne, RT. Cerebral Palsy. In Sullivan, K and Ryerson, S, Neurologic Physical Therapy, in press.
- American Physical Therapy Association
- North American Sports PE and Sports Psychology Association
- International Society of Infant Studies