Associate Professor

443 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-5490

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Instrument development and testing
  • Clinical trials
  • Noninvasive brain stimulation

Research Focus

Dr. Page’s team develops and tests approaches that increase function and independence after stroke and other neurologic diseases. He has held uninterrupted extramural funding to support his rehabilitative trials for over 15 years, and has produced many "firsts" in neurorehabilitation, developing and showing efficacy of mental practice, portable robotics, modified constraint-induced therapy, functional electrical stimulation, brain stimulation in moderately impaired individuals, and several other innovative strategies in people with acquired brain injuries. This includes 8 NIH grants and 5 grants from the American Heart Association, as well as funding from multiple private organizations and subcontracts. He has also published well over 100 peer reviewed articles, and has served as guest issue editor for 14 special issues of rehabilitative and neurological journals since 2001, including The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and a standing panel member on NIH's ​Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences Panel. 

While "translation" is a common buzzword in academic circles, very few clinician scientists make efforts to actually speak regularly with nonscientist audiences (such as clinicians and patients) about their findings. To accomplish such translation, Dr. Page has organized and chaired 8 regional, national, and international neurorehabilitation conferences, co-chaired the 2003 and 2004 international, joint meetings of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation/the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine as well as serving on the Board of Directors for these organizations. Locally, he created and co-direct the Ohio Neurorehabilitation Academy, which brings in national speakers to provide all day, "hands on" neurorehabilitation education to rehabilitation clinicians from across his region. He also take great joy in providing lunch and learns to area clinicians, and, outside of his region co-developed and co-implements the field's only stroke certification for physical and occupational therapists. This seminar-based program - called the "Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist" (CSRS) - is another way that he translates scientific information to clinicians. You can learn more about this opp​ortunity at:​​​ 

Finally, he has mentored well over 60 students, with almost all of them at least publishing a paper and/or presenting the results of their work at a professional meeting. His mentees have won multiple awards for their work, including 4 "Outstanding Poster" Awards in the past 2 years alone at the annual, international, meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and 4 capstone awards, won by my mentees in engineering over the past 4 consecutive years. In 2008 Dr. Page was co-awarded the "Outstanding Mentor" Award from Xavier University.

Recent Research

Page SJ, Levine P, Blazak B. "Reps" Aren't Enough: Augmenting Functional Electrical Stimulation With Behavioral Supports Significantly Reduces Impairment in Moderately Impaired Stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2016; 97(5):747-52. 5.

Peters HT, White SE, Page SJ. The NIH Stroke Scale Lacks Validity in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2015; 24 (10): 2207-2212.

Page SJ, Hade E, Persch A. Psychometrics of the Wrist Stability and Hand Mobility Subscales of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment in Moderately Impaired Stroke. Phys Ther 2015; 91 (1): 103-8

Recent Presentations

Peters HT, Hade EM, Pang J, Page SJ. Retention of the Spacing Effect With Mental Practice in Hemiparetic Stroke. Presented at annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Chicago, IL; April, 2016

Page SJ. Smaller-Faster-Stronger-Easier: An Overview of Clinically-Practical PostStroke Motor Interventions. Invited presentation at Braintree Neurorehabilitation Conference, Boston, MA; November, 2015

Tanksley H, Bockbrader M, Worthen-Chaudhari L, Page SJ. Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation in Stroke for Imaging and Function. Symposium presented at annual, international, meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dallas, TX; October, 2015

Courses Taught

  • OCCTHER 6150 Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy
  • HRS 7900 Evidence Based Practice
  • OCCTHER 6251 Physical Agent Modalities
  • OCCTHER 6210 Neuromuscular and Sensory Function
  • HRS 7883 Responsible Conduct of Research


  • Bachelor of Arts, The College of Wooster
  • Master’s of Science, Ball State University
  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, The University of Findlay
  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation
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