Kurt Jackson

Contact Information

  • Email: Kurt Jackson
  • Phone: 937-229-5605
  • Location: Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 207E

Kurt Jackson

Associate Professor and Neurology Coordinator

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • DPT 818 Neuroscience
  • DPT 963 Clinical Pathology: Neurology
  • DPT 973 Clinical Skills Lab: Neurology
  • DPT 983 Clinical Issues Seminar: Neurology


  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, The Union Institute and University
  • M.P.T., Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University
  • B.S., Health Science, Loma Linda University

Licensures & Certifications

  • Licensed Ohio Physical Therapist
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association

Professional Activities

  • Consultant for rehabilitation product development, South Paw Enterprises and M.A.S.S. Rehab.
  • Clinical Advisory Committee for the Dayton Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Service Activities

  • Speaks at local multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and stroke groups
  • Provides home assessments for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Provides pro-bono services for multiple individuals with neurological disorders
  • Volunteers at annual walks for multiple sclerosis and arthritis
  • Writes a monthly column on senior health and exercise for "The Senior Chronicle"
  • Provides balance screenings at numerous senior health fairs
  • Serves on the Health Advisory Committee at Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church

Journal Articles

  • Trubee NW, Vanderburgh PM, Diestelkamp WS, Jackson KJ. Effects of heat stress and sex on pacing in marathon runners. J Strength Cond Res. Oct 2013 (Epub ahead of print).
  • Jackson KJ, Edginton-Bigelow K. Measures of balance performance are affected by a rested versus fatigued testing condition in people with multiple sclerosis. Phys Med Rehabil. November 2013;5(11): 949-946.
  • Long L, Jackson KJ, Laubach L. A Home-based Exercise Program for the Foot and Ankle to Improve Balance, Muscle Performance and Flexibility in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 2013, 1:3. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jpmr.1000120
  • Jackson KJ, Edginton-Bigelow K. Kickboxing: A creative approach to improving balance in patients with multiple sclerosis. Lower Extremity Review. March 2013: 14-18.
  • Jackson K, Edginton-Bigelow K, Cooper C, Merriman H. A group kickboxing program for balance, mobility, and quality of life in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2012;36(3):131-137.
  • Jackson KJ, Edginton-Bigelow K, Bowsheir C, Weston M, Grant E. Feasibility and effects of group kickboxing program for individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot report. J Body Mov Ther. 2012 Jan ;16(1):7-13
  • Merriman HL, Brahler CJ, Jackson K. Systematically controlling for the influence of age, sex, hertz and time post-whole-body vibration exposure on four measures of physical performance in community-dwelling older adults: a randomized cross-over study. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2011;2011:747094. Epub 2011 Sep 29.
  • Jackson KJ, Merriman HL, Campbell J. Use of an elliptical machine for improving functional walking capacity in individuals with chronic stroke: a case series. Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation. 2010 34: 168-174.
  • Jackson K, Merriman H. Whole body vibration: neuro-rehab applications. Lower Extremity Review. January 2010: 43-47.
  • Merriman HL, Jackson KJ. The use of whole-body vibration in aging adults: a systematic review. Journal of Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2009; 32:134-145.
  • Jackson, K.J., Merriman H.L., Vanderburgh P.M., Brahler C.J. Acute Effects of whole-body vibration on lower-extremity muscle performance in persons with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2008; 32:171-176.
  • Jackson KJ, Mulcare JA, Duncan RC. Effects of Seat-Tube Angle on the Metabolic Cost of the Cycle-Run Transition in Triathletes. JEPonline 2008; 11(1):45-52.
  • Jackson et al. Home balance training intervention for people with multiple sclerosis. Int J MS Care. 2007;9:111–117.
  • Jackson KJ, Mulcare JA, Petersen DR: Physiologic Responses During Un-weighted Ambulation of Patients With Below-Knee Amputation: A Pilot Study. Physical Therapy Case Reports, 2(3), pp. 99-103, May 1999.

Book Chapters

  • Jackson KJ. (2013) Multiple Sclerosis. In ACSM’s Guide to Exercise Testing and Prescription (9thEd). Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins.
  • Jackson K.J., Mulcare, J.A. (2009). Multiple sclerosis. In Durstine, J.L., Moore, G.E., eds.), ACSM’s Exercise management for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities (3rd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Jackson KJ, Mulcare JA. Multiple Sclerosis. In: Myers J, Nieman D, eds. ACSM's Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Neoplastic, Immunologic, and Hematologic Conditions (2nd Ed). Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins; 2009: 34-43.
  • Jackson, K.J. Mulcare, J.A. (2007). Neuromuscular diseases and exercise. In Kaminski, L.A. Editor (5th Ed). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • Jackson KJ, Mulcare JA, Neuromuscular Diseases. In ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (5th Ed).
  • Mulcare JA, Jackson KJ. Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise. In Clinical Exercise Physiology: Application and Principles, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004. ACSM’s resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (5th Ed). Human Kinetics, 2005.
  • Jackson KJ, Mulcare JA. Multiple Sclerosis. In ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities (2nd Ed), Human Kinetics, 2003.