Co-Director, MSPO Program, Coordinator of Orthotics
School of Applied Physiology
Prosthetics and Orthotics
555 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0356
Phone: (404)894-2895 (office)
- Ph.D. candidate, Applied Physiology, Georgia Tech, in progress
- M.S. Allied Health, University of Connecticut, 1998
- B.S. Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Washington, 1991
- B.S. Exercise Technology, University of New Mexico, 1987
- Interests in research are currently focused on examining the motor control of persons in response to orthotic constraint of the lower limb motion during walking. The long term goal of the research is to formulate new strategies in which the use of an orthosis to control motion may be used for persons with neuromuscular abnormalities as a tool for motor learning during locomotor rehabilitation.
- Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (#1340), American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics
- Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist (#33), Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
- Rehabilitation Health and Fitness Instructor (#2284), American College of Sports Medicine
- Fellowship, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Member, Georgia State Science and Engineering Fair Tier I Judges (Medicine and Health)
- Member, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Member, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Member, Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Member, American College of Sports Medicine
- Member, Presidential Scholars
- Member, Amputee Coalition of America
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Clinical Content Committee, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Commissioner Board Member, National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
- Convening Committee Member, Prosthetic and Orthotic Educators Meeting, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden
- Advisory Board Member, The O&P Edge Magazine
- Hovorka CF, Kogler GF. “Orthotics in Rehabilitation” in Roy SH, Wolf SA, Scalzitti DA, Rolthstein JM (eds.). The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook. 4th ed. Philadelphia: FA Davis Company; (in press, publication release anticipated fall, 2012).
- Sawers A, Parsons S, Geil M, Hovorka C. Positive model temperature and its effect on stiffness and percent crystallinity of polypropylene. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Vol. 19, No. 3:75-83, July 2007.
- Hovorka CF, Geil MD, Lusardi MM. Chapter 7: Biomechanical Principles of Orthotic and Prosthetic Design” Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann, 2007.
- Ford N, Helmbring A, Hodge MC, Hovorka CF, Kogler G, Lilja M, Raschke S. Prosthetic & Orthotic Educators Meeting, Developing Strategies for the Future of P&O University Education. Post Meeting Book. Jönköping, Sweden: Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University Press; January 2003.
- Hovorka CF, Geil M. Letter to the Editor. O&P Business News. July 15, 2002; 11(4):12-15.
- Faghri PD, Hovorka CF, Trombower RT. Reducing edema in the lower extremity of hemiplegic stroke patients: a non-pharmacological approach. Journal of Clinical Kinesiology. 2002; 16(8):878-885.
- Hovorka CF, Shurr DS, Bozik DS. The concept of an entry level interdisciplinary graduate degree preparing orthotists for the new millennium Part 1: History of orthotic and prosthetic education. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vol. 14, No. 2:51-58, June 2002.
- Hovorka CF, Shurr DS, Bozik DS. The concept of an entry level interdisciplinary graduate degree preparing orthotists for the new millennium Part 2: Master of Orthotic Science. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Vol. 14, No. 2:59-70, June 2002.
- Hovorka CF. A multidisciplinary approach to prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 10, No. 5: 36-40, May, 2001.
- Faghri PD, Votto JJ, and Hovorka CF. Venous hemodynamic responses to electrical stimulation. Journal of Phelebology Digest Vol. 4:19-21, 1999.
- Faghri PD, Votto JJ, and Hovorka CF. Venous hemodynamics of the lower extremities in response to electrical stimulation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol. 79: 842-848, July, 1998.
- Supan TJ and Hovorka CF. A review of thermoplastic ankle foot orthoses adjustments/replacements in young cerebral palsy and spina bifida patients. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vol. 7, No. 1: 15-22, Winter, 1995. Text