Prior to obtaining advanced degrees, Dr. Stoykov had extensive experience as an occupational therapy clinician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now known as the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab). Her interests are in clinical research including neural priming, bimanual therapy, investigation of the underlying neural mechanisms associated with improvements in severe post-stroke hemiparesis, bimanual conflict, and Huntington's Disease. Dr. Stoykov was a fellow of the Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials (2014) sponsored by OBSSR at NIH and is currently working on an NIH funded clinical trial examining bilateral priming. She is a Research Scientist and High Intensity Lab Specialist in the Arms & Hands Lab
Post-stroke upper limb hemiparesis, bimanual conflict, neural mechanisms of upper limb recovery, movement disorders, and Huntington's Disease.
Shirley Ryan Abilitylab
355 East Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Education & Training
Honors & Awards
Travel AwardAPTA Combined Sections Annual Conference, Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy , 2018
Warren Palmer Award for Outstanding PhD StudentUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Bilateral Priming plus Task Specific Training for Severe HemiparesisNorthwestern University
, 2017 - 2022
Functional Connectivity in the Upper Limb for Individuals Post StrokeNIH, Medical University of South Carolina, Center for Neuromodulation , 2021
American Society of Neurorehabilitation
American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational Therapy Leader's and Legacy Society