Dr. Rajiv Dalal has a diverse experience as a physical therapist with a primary focus in the outpatient orthopedic setting, but also working with patients in the ICU and neurological rehabilitation. Furthermore, he has a strong passion for education, working closely with students throughout his career in both the clinic and academia. Dr. Dalal's scholarly interests lay in the areas of orthopedics, pedagogy, and complementary and alternative medicine. He was selected as a Faculty Scholar through the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). He provides service to medically underserved areas in both Florida and his ancestral home in Gujarat, India. His current teaching responsibilities include Applied Anatomy, Musculoskeletal Practice and Integrated Case Studies courses. Dr. Dalal resides in the Florida panhandle with his wife and children and enjoys camping, hiking and astronomy.
ScD, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2012
MS, Physical Therapy, University of South Florida, 2005
BA, Biology, Northwestern University, 2001
Gray, K., Dalal, R., Weaver, JD., Randolph, S. (2021) Quantitative measurements of forward head in college-aged students: A conformational study of intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of a novel posture measuring device. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 26(4):233-237. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.12.008
Gray, K., Dalal, R., Brown, A., Shepherd, S. (2020) Quantitative measurements of forward head in college-aged students: A pilot study of intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of a novel posture measuring device. Journal of the National Society of Allied Health. 17(1):21-27.
Dalal, R. (2019). Effective physical therapy education through increased student engagement. In Cases on digital learning and teaching transformations in higher education (pp. 154-183). IGI Global doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9331-7.ch009.
Dalal, R., Gray, K. (2021) Using a webcam-based format for clinical education oversight at a premiere HBCU. Poster Presentation. National Society of Allied Health Conference. (Virtual)
Dalal, R. (2020) The role of the uncovertebral joint in the function of the cervical spine. Invited Lecture. Florida Physical Therapy Association Student Conclave. Tallahassee, FL.
Gray, K., Dalal, R. (2019) Clinical education oversight: A comparison of indirect, in-person and webcam approaches. Poster Presentation. Educational Leadership Conference (ELC). Bellevue, WA.
Dalal, R. (2018) The impact of wellness education utilizing physical therapy principles in minority high school students. Poster Presentation. Florida Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and Assembly of Representatives. Orlando, FL.
Dalal, R., Dalal, K. (2017) Management of neurodegenerative disorders with ayurveda and yoga: interdisciplinary considerations. Educational Session. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.