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Rebecca Martin

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  • Manager, Clinical Education and Training, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Activity-based restorative therapy; neurological pathology; meuromuscular electrical stimulation


Rebecca Martin, M.D., joined Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2005 as a senior occupational therapist in the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI). Since 2010, Dr. Martin has served as the manager of clinical education and training at ICSCI and is responsible for program development, staff training, and oversight of the clinical research program.  

Dr. Martin speaks nationally on topics related to activity-based rehabilitation. She has taught many continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, and research. She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator for grants from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation and Department of Defense to develop, promote, and disseminate an activity-based restorative therapy training program and curriculum. more


  • Manager, Clinical Education and Training, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (Utah) (2008)
  • B.S., Boston University (Massachusetts) (2001)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Bosques G, Martin R, McGee L, Sadowsky C. Does therapeutic electrical stimulation improve function in children with disabilities? A comprehensive literature review. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2016 May 31;9(2):83-99. doi: 10.3233/PRM-160375. PMID: 27285801

Dolbow DR, Gorgey AS, Recio AC, Stiens SA, Curry AC, Sadowsky CL, Gater DR, Martin R, McDonald JW. Activity-Based Restorative Therapies after Spinal Cord Injury: Inter-institutional conceptions and perceptions. Aging Dis. 2015 Aug 1;6(4):254-61. doi: 10.14336/AD.2014.1105. eCollection 2015 Aug. Review. PMID: 26236547

Martin R, Johnston K, Sadowsky C. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation-assisted grasp training and restoration of function in the tetraplegic hand: a case series. Am J Occup Ther. 2012 Jul-Aug;66(4):471-7. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.003004. PMID: 22742696

Martin R, Sadowsky C, Obst K, Meyer B, McDonald J. Functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury:: from theory to practice. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2012 Winter;18(1):28-33. doi: 10.1310/sci1801-28. PMID: 23459150

Contact for Research Inquiries

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-923-7972

Activities & Honors


  • Leader in Spinal Cord Injury Care Award, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Professional Activities

  • Committee Chair, Annual Contemporary Trends in Spinal Cord Injury Management Symposium, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, 2011
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