SCI-FIT Medical Advisory Board


We are putting together a team of amazing doctors and physical therapists to support our staff and clients at SCI-FIT.

Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PT, PhD

Dr. Anne Burleigh Jacobs earned her physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado and a doctorate in Neuroscience and Physiology from the Oregon Health Sciences University. For the past 25 years she has focused on the role of sensory and motor interactions for recovery of standing balance, ambulation and reaching movements post neurological injury. Dr. Jacobs specializes in post-stroke recovery through her private practice. She also provides research consultation to technology companies and teaches neuroscience and movement science courses in a variety of forums. She has lectured nationally and internationally on neuroscience recovery of sensory-motor function and motor learning. Dr. Jacobs has had over 12 publications including her book, Highs, Lows, and Plateaus (A path to recovery from Stroke).

Dr. David K. Padgett, D.O.

David K. Padgett, D.O. is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry). He received his specialty training through Stanford/Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in 1985 through 1988 and has been treating neurologically injured patients (Spinal Cord Injury, Brain injury, Stroke) ever since. Dr. Padgett has directed interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams at numerous Bay Area hospitals, both as a staff physiatrist and medical director. Dr. Padgett has also served as a Regional Medical Adviser for a national provider of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. In his private practice Dr. Padgett enjoys helping patients achieve their highest level of function despite their impairment, through education, strategic referrals, equipment optimization, and proven approaches to improve overall health.


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