Dr. Kedar K.V. Mate is a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic in the United States and is affiliated with McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. He completed his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, at McGill University. He is a trained neuro-physiotherapist and specializes in the rehabilitation of pediatric neurological conditions. He is passionate about neuroscience and recovery potential following insult to brain and spinal cord. His doctoral research focused on what an individual can do and what an individual actually does, linking information obtained from outcomes such as patient-reported outcomes (PROs), performance-based outcomes (PerfOs) and technological outcomes (TechOs) among people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.
Kedar’s interest to work in the field of Neuro-physiotherapy stemmed from the realization that there is a need to move research into clinical practice. He is a certified neurodevelopmental therapist and has over 10 years of experience in working with kids and their families. His research background provides him with the tools to move evidence into clinical practice.
Kedar actively presents his research work at various regional, national and international conferences and is supported by various provincial and federal funding agencies for his research work. He has strong ties to community organizations and is regularly invited to present on various topics related to neuro-physiotherapy.