Clinton Wutzke, PhD
Dr. Clinton Wutzke is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science. His primary research interest is in the dynamic control of balance in pathological populations including people with Parkinson’s Disease and people post stroke. Dr. Wutzke is also interested in the influence of sensation and fatigue on gait coordination and function. Clinton’s expertise in the clinical and laboratory assessment of gait and balance include the use of motion capture and electromyography to quantify locomotor performance. Prior to joining George Mason, Clinton completed his doctoral degree in Human Movement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC.
- Faculty Advisor, Rehabilitation Science Club, 2016-present
- Committee Member, CHHS Faculty Council, 2017-present
- Panelist, George Mason Faculty Orientation, 2017
- Invited Guest Lecturer, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research , Veterans Affairs Medical Center
PhD, Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS, Exercise Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha
BS, Kinesiology and Psychology, University of Lethbridge
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Dynamic balance
- Motion Capture
- Muscle Coordination
Wutzke, C.J., Chan, E., Breceda, E.Y., Sandbrink, F., Dromerick, A.W., Lunn, P., Mohapatra, S., Harris-Love, M.L., Transcallosal effects of chronic below-elbow amputation: A case series, PLOSone, Veterans Disability & Rehabilitation Research, (Submitted, in revision).
Lewek, M.D., Husted, C., Wutzke, C.J., Guiliani, C. (2017). The role of movement errors in modifying gait post-stroke: A randomized controlled trial, Clinical Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215517723056.
Wutzke, C.J., Faldowski, R.A., Lewek, M.D. (2015). Individuals poststroke do not perceive their spatiotemporal gait asymmetries as abnormal. Journal of Physical Therapy, 95(9), 1244-1253.
Lewek, M.D., Bradley, C.E., Wutzke, C.J., Zinder, S.M. (2014). The relationship between spatiotemporal gait asymmetry and balance in individuals with chronic stroke. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30(1), 31-36.
Wutzke, C.J., Mercer, V.S., Lewek, M.D. (2013). The influence of lower extremity sensory function on locomotor adaptation following stroke; A review. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(3), 233-240.
Wutzke, C.J., Sawicki, G.S., Lewek, M.D. (2012). The influence of a unilateral fixed ankle on metabolic and mechanical demands during walking in unimpaired young adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(14), 2405-2410.
Rhea, C.K., Wutzke, C.J., Lewek, M.D. (2012). Gait dynamics following variable and constant speed training in individuals with chronic stroke. Gait and Posture, 36(2), 332-334.
Barr, J.B., Wutzke, C.J., Threlkeld, A.J. (2012). Longitudinal gait analysis of a person with a transfemoral amputation using three different prosthetic knee/foot pairs. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(5), 407-411.
Lewek, M.D., Osborn, A.J., Wutzke, C.J. (2012). The Influence of mechanically and physiologically imposed stiff-knee gait patterns on the energy cost of walking. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(1), 123-128.
Honors & Awards
Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Fellow, 2014-2016, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Guest Lecturer, 2014, University of Lethbridge
Plasticity Symposium Scholar, 2013, University of Florida
Graduate Student Mentor Award, 2010, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Who’s Who Among Graduate Students in American Colleges and Universities, 2004, Who’s Who