• Ustinova_Ksenia_Headshot.jpgPosition: Professor
  • Department: School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1235
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Phone: 989-774-2699
  • Email: ustin1k@cmich.edu
  • Courses:
    PTH 690 - Motor Control and Learning in Rehabilitation
    PTH 745 - Patient Care III
    PTH 666 - PT Seminar II
    PTH 766 - PT Seminar IV

Other teaching:
NSC 496 - Directed Research in Neuroscience
Neuroscience Graduate Program  

Degrees and Universities

B.S. Physical Education/Physical Therapy - State University of Physical Education and Sport, Moscow, Russia
Ph.D. Education - State University of Physical Education and Sport, Moscow, Russia

Research Support

PI: National Science Foundation MRI: Acquisition of a Vicon system for multi-disciplinary research and education in rehabilitation engineering 2013-2016

PI: The US Department of Defense, Concept Award; 2010-2012; Design of Virtual Reality-Based Therapy to Restore the Whole Body Coordination Deficits following Deployment-Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury

PI: Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan, Research Grant; 2012-2013; Virtual reality game–based telerehabilitation in patients with traumatic brain injury

PI: The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions - Interdisciplinary Research Award; 2012-2013; Virtual reality game–based telerehabilitation in patients with traumatic brain injury



Ustinova KI, Chernikova LA, Dull A, Perkins J (2015) Physical therapy for correcting postural and coordin​ation deficits in patients with mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury. Physiother Theory Pract 31:1-7.

VanderHill MS, Wolf EE, Langenderfer JE, Ustinova KI (2014)The effect of actual and imaginary handgrip on postural stability during different balance conditions Gait Posture 40:652-657.

Ustinova KI, Perkins J, Leonard WA, Hausbeck C (2014). Virtual reality game–based therapy for treatment of postural and coordination abnormalities secondary to TBI: an efficacy study. Brain Inj 28: 486-95

Ustinova KI, Silkwood-Sherer D (2014). Gripping an External Object Stabilizes Upright Posture Perturbed by a Moving Virtual Environment in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury J Neurol Phys Ther 38:125-33.

Perkins J, Ustinova KI, Hausbeck C (2013). Case Series Illustrating the Use of Consistent Rehabilitation Outcome Measures in Traumatic Brain. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies 3 (177): 1-4

O'Neil R, Skeel RL, Ustinova KI (2013) Cognitive Ability Predicts Motor Learning on a Virtual Reality Game in Patients with TBI. NeuroRehabilitation 33:667-80

Paavola JM, Oliver KE, Ustinova KI (2013) Use of Xbox Kinect gaming console for rehabilitation of an individual with traumatic brain injury: a case report. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies 3: 129

Ustinova KI, Feldman AG, Levin MF (2013). Bilateral coupling facilitates restoration of rhythmical movement in the paretic arm after stroke. Exp Brain Res 227: 263-274.

Schafer AY, Ustinova KI (2013). Does Use of a Virtual Environment Facilitate Reaching while Standing in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury? J Neuroeng Rehabil, 10:76

Spreitzer L, Perkins J, Ustinova KI (2013). Challenging Stability Limits in Old and Young Individuals with a Functional Reaching Task. Am J Rehab Medicine 92: 36-44.

Koptelova PO, Perkins J, Ustinova KI (2013). Effect of optic flow speed on step initiation in older and younger individuals. Review of Psychology Frontier 2: 7-12

Ustinova KI, Langenderfer JE (2013). Postural Stabilization by Gripping a Stick with Different Force Levels. Gait & Posture 38: 97-103.

Ustinova KI, Leonard WA, Cassavaugh ND, Ingersoll CD (2011). Development of 3D immersive videogame to improve arm-postural coordination in patients with TBI. J Neuroeng Rehabil 31:8:61

Chernikova LA, Ioffe ME, Kurganskaya ME, Mokienko OA, Katsuba NA, Ustinova KI, Prokopenko RA, Frolov AA (2011). The use of the virtual reality technology for the restoration of movements of the paretic hand after stroke. Physiotherapy, Balneology and Rehabilitation 3:3-7.

Ustinova KI, Perkins, J (2011). Gaze and viewing angle influence visual stabilization of upright posture. Brain and Behavior 1:19-25.

Engler SA, Lilly KA, Perkins J, Ustinova KI (2011). A pointing task to improve the performance of the functional reach test in older adults. Am J Rehab Medicin, 90:217-225

Ustinova K, Chernikova L, Bilimenko A, Telenkov A, Epstein N (2011). Effect of robotic locomotor training in an individual with Parkinson's Disease: a case report. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 6:77-85.

Ustinova KI, Perkins J, Szostakowski L, Tamkei LS, Leonard WA (2010). Effect of viewing angle on arm reaching while standing in a virtual environment: potential for virtual rehabilitation. Acta Psychologica 133:180–190.

See more at: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=X2HGNycAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Areas

The mechanisms of motor control and learning and their disruption in patients with different neurological disease; the recovery and compensation of sensorimotor functions after neurological injury with the use of new rehabilitation techniques including virtual reality and biofeedback.