Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Robert S. Gailey, Jr., PhD, PT

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School Of Medicine, Professor

Secondary Appointment:
Director: Functional Outcomes and Research Evaluation Center
Research Department, Miami VA Medical Center
Department of Music Engineering, University of Miami

PhD Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

MSEd Education, University of Miami

BSEd Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Miami

University of Miami Hurricane Challenge Miami, FL (1988- present)
Project Medishare Board of Directors (2011-present)
Celebrity Amputee Golf Tournament (Co-founder) (2004-2016)
Junior Orange Bowl Sports Ability Games Miami, FL (1986-2016)

Audience with Pope Frances for Work with Haitians with limb loss Vatican City, Italy 2015
American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics Researcher Award, 2015
American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics Honorary Member 2011Clifford E. Brubaker Distinguished Lecturer. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, 2011
Blatchford Lecturer ISPO, Newcastle, England 2010
Henry O. Florence & P. Kendall Practice Award. American Physical Therapy Association 2009
Burgess Award, Amputee Coalition of America, 2003
Marilyn J. Anderson Distinguished Lecturer, Baylor-Army Medical Center, 2003
America Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics Thranhardt Lecture winner 2009, 2007, 2003, 2001
The International Society of Prosthetic and Orthotics Forcheimer Prize for Research 1995

Dr. Gailey been involved in developing nine outcome measures, including the Amputee Mobility Predictor and Comprehensive High-Activity Mobility Predictor and continues his research efforts directed toward amputee rehabilitation, prosthetic gait, functional assessment and amputee athletics. He has also developed amputee rehabilitation techniques that are used worldwide. His methods are designed to improve mobility, gait and improve prosthetic performance.

Amputee Rehabilitation
Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation
Recreational Activities for the Disabled

Funded Research:
Agency: NCCA and Department of Defense
Title: NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE)
Principal Investigator: Luis Feigenbaum, DPT, ATC
Role: Co-investigator

Agency: Department of Defense – Veterans Affairs Care Sharing Incentive Fund
Title: DoD-VA Mobile Device Outcome-based Rehabilitation Program (MDORP)
Principal Investigator: Ignacio Gaunaurd, PhD, Paul Pasquina, MD
Role: Co-investigator

Agency: Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Grant
Title: Motion Profiles for Enhancing Performance and Reducing Risk of Injuries in Athletes.
Principal Investigator: Vibhor Agrawal, PhD
Role: Co-investigator

Agency: Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program: Sub-award
Title: Rapid Prosthetic Training (RPT) Program: Powered Prosthetic Knee Systems versus Passive
Microprocessor Prosthetic Knee Systems
Role: Consultant

Agency: American Orthotic Prosthetic Association
Title: Determining Efficacy of Dynamic Response Prosthetic Feet in K-Level 3 Unilateral Amputees Using Self
report, Biomechanical and Physiological Outcome Measures
Principal Investigator: Vibhor Agrawal, PhD
Role: Co-investigator

Selected Publications:
Hafner BJ, Gaunaurd IA, Morgan SJ, Amtmann D, Salem R, Gailey RS. Construct Validity of the Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) in Adults with Lower Limb Amputation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 98:277-85, 2017.

Gailey R, Gaunaurd I, Laferrier J. Physical Therapy Management of Adult Lower-Limb Amputees. In: Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies: Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 4th edition 597-620, 2016.

Hafner BJ, Spaulding SE, Salem R, Morgan SJ, Gaunaurd IA, Gailey R. Prosthetists perceptions and use of outcome measures in clinical practice: long term effects of focused continuing education. Prosthet Orthot Int (ahead press) 2016.

Feigenbaum L, Kaplan L, Musto T, Gaunaurd I, Gailey R, Kelley W, Alemi T, Espinosa B, Mandler E, Scavo V, West D. A Multidisciplinary Approach in the Rehabilitation of a Collegiate Football Players Following an Ankle Fracture: Case Report. Int J Sports Phys Ther 11(3) 436-449, 2016.

Kim K J, Agrawal V, Gaunaurd I, Gailey R, Bennett C L CL, Missing Sample Recovery for Wireless Sensor-Based Gait Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Neural System Rehabil Eng. 2015 (accepted in press)

Feigenbaum L, Gaunaurd I, Raya M, Gailey R. Return to Sport of a Division I College Football Player Following Surgical Repair of the Lateral Collateral Ligament and Distal Biceps Femoris Tendon: A Case Report, J Ortho Sports Phys Ther 2015

Agrawal V, Gailey R, Gaunaurd I, O’Toole C, Finnieston A, Tolchin R. Comparison of Four Different Categories of Prosthetic Feet During Ramp Ambulation in Unilateral Amputees. Posthet Orthot Int. 39(5)380-389, 2015.

Agrawal V,O’Toole C, Gaunaurd I, Gailey R. Analysis of Weight Distribution Strategies in Unilateral Transtibial Amputees during Stand-to-Sit Activities. Ergonomics. 28:121-9, 2015.

Yim E, Kirsner RS, Gailey RS, Mandel DW, Chen SC, Tomic-Canic M. Effect of Physical Therapy on Wound Healing and Quality of Life in Patients with Venous Leg Ulcers: A Systematic Review. JAMA Derm 151(3):320-7, 2015.

Gaunaurd I, Spaulding S, Amtmann D, Salem R, Gailey R, Morgan S, Hafner B. Use of and Confidence Administering Outcome Measures among Clinical Prosthetists: Results from a National Survey and Mixed-Methods Training Program. Prosthet Orthot Int. 39(4):341-2, 2015.

Gailey R, Scoville C, Gaunaurd IA, Raya, MA, Linberg, A, Stoneman P, Campbell SM, Roach, KE. Construct Validity of the Comprehensive High-level Activity Mobility Predictor (CHAMP) for Service Members with Traumatic Lower Limb Loss. J Rehabil Res Dev 50(7):919-930, 2013.

Gailey R, Gaunaurd IA, Raya, MA, Roach, KE, Linberg, A, Campbell SM, Jayne, DM, Scoville C, The Development and Reliability Testing of the Comprehensive High-level Activity Mobility Predictor (CHAMP) in Service Members with Traumatic Lower Limb Loss. J Rehabil Res Dev 50(7):905-918, 2013.

Gailey R, Gaunaurd IA, Agrawal V, O’Toole C, Tolchin R. Application of Self-Report and Performance-Based Outcome Measures to Determine Functional Differences between Four Categories of Prosthetic Feet. J Rehabil Res Dev 49(4):597-612, 2012.

Gailey R, McFarland L, Cooper R, Czerniecki J, Gamble, J. Unilateral Lower Limb Loss: Prosthetic Device Use and Functional Outcomes in Veterans and Service Members from the Vietnam and OIF/OEF Conflicts. J Rehabil Res Dev 47(4):317-332, 2010.

Gailey R, Springer, B. Scherer M. Rehabilitation of the Combat Amputee. Chapter 8 Rehabilitation of the Lower Limb Amputee/Limb Salvage Patient Borden Institute Textbooks of Military Medicine Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Washington DC 2010

Raya M, Gailey R, Fiebert I, Roach K. Impairment variables predicting activity limitation in individuals with lower limb amputations. Prosthet Orthot Int 34(1):73-82, 2010.

Gailey R, Harsch P. Introduction for the Lower Limb Amputee Triathlete. Prosthet Orthot Int. 33(3):242-255, 2009.

Gailey R, Allen K, Castles J, Kucharik J,and Roeder M, Secondary Physical Conditions Associated with Lower Limb Amputation and Long Term Prosthetic Use. J Rehabil Res Dev 45(1):15-30, 2008.

*Gailey RS, *Clark CR, and Gaunaurd I., Rehabilitation of the Diabetic Amputee, In: The Diabetic Foot, JH Bowker and MA Pfeifer, Eds., (7th ed.), Mosby Company, 2007.

Gailey RS, Predictive Outcome Measures Versus Functional Outcome Measures in the Lower Limb Amputee. J Prosthet Orthot 18(1s):61-60, 2006.

Gailey, R.S., and Clark, C. R., Physical Therapy Management of Adult Lower-Limb Amputees, In: Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlas of Prosthetics: Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles. D Smith, JH Bowker, and JW Micheal (Eds.), Mosby Company, 589-619, 2004.

Gailey, R.S. , Sport and Recreation Activities for the Lower Limb Amputee, In: Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlas of Prosthetics: Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles. D Smith, JH Bowker, and JW Micheal (Eds), Mosby Company, 641-660, 2004.

Gailey, R, Roach, K, Applegate, B, and Nash, M. The Amputee Mobility Predictor (AMP): An Instrument to Assess Determinants of the Lower Limb Amputee’s Ability to Ambulate. Arch Phys Med Rehab 83(5): 613-627, 2002.

Courses Taught:
PTS 727 Prosthetics and Orthotics
PTS 744 Integrated Sports & Leisure