Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Lindsay Slater is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her PhD in sports medicine from the University of Virginia where she evaluated biomechanical and strength adaptations following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction before and after high-intensity exercise. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Slater worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in the Center for Bionic Medicine. In her postdoctoral training, Dr. Slater predominantly worked to correlate lower limb strength with walking economy in individuals with unilateral transfemoral amputation.
Dr. Slater also serves as the Sports Sciences Manager for United States Figure Skating, where she works with an interdisciplinary team (MD, DO, DC, CSCS, coaches, and athletes) to support peak athletic performance and return to skating plans following injury.
Dr. Slater's passion is to keep people active and healthy, whether an Olympic athlete or a weekend warrior with a limb amputation. Currently, she is investigating the effects of ischemic conditioning on strength and ambulation following lower limb amputation in individuals with peripheral artery disease and knee osteoarthritis. Dr. Slater is also currently working with UIC baseball to use IMUs to monitor pitch counts and fatigue during training.