Jeffrey M. Hoder

Jeffrey M. Hoder

Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

External Address: 
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
DUMC 1040002, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Hoder is a clinician, an educator and mentor in the DPT program. His specific area of expertise is in adult neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Hoder brings his expertise to Neurological Patient Management I in the second year of the DPT curriculum, to the gait assessment component of Movement Science in the first year of the DPT curriculum and throughout the curriculum for content areas related to the examination and management of Adults with Neurological deficits. His teaching philosophy is to train compassionate and critical physical therapy clinical scientists to competently and comprehensively evaluate and manage individuals with complex neurological disorders. He strives to teach students to self assess, self correct and self direct, becoming lifelong independent learners; to guide students to become critical appraisers of medical information, research and technology; to train students to treat individuals with the utmost respect and dignity, as a clinician and as an educator. His clinical areas focus on the management of adults with movement disorders, central vestibular dysfunction and coordinating interdisciplinary education of the DPT students within the Emergency Department. He specializes in the evaluation and management of gait and balance issues for individuals with movement disorders. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Parkinson’s disease and central vestibular dysfunction.  Dr. Hoder’s research interests lie in determining best clinical practice for the evaluation and management of individuals with movement disorders, particularly those with Parkinson’s disease and freezing of gait. He collaborates with other clinical researchers across the country and has presented nationally on the topic.

Education & Training

  • D.P.T., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2004

Christy, J. B., and Jeffrey Hoder. “Intervention for Involuntary Contractions and Movement.” LIFESPAN NEUROREHABILITATION A Patient-Centered Approach from Examination to Interventions and Outcomes, F.A. Davis, 2018.

Herdman, S. J., and J. M. Hoder. “The diagnosis and management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.” Vestibular Rehabilitation, edited by S. J. Herdman and R. A. Clendaniel, F.A. Davis, 2014, pp. 324–54.

Hoder, J. M. “Progressive disorders of the Brain and Spinal Cord.” The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook, F.A. Davis, 2012, pp. 371–402.

Tally, Zachary, et al. “The efficacy of treadmill training on balance dysfunction in individuals with chronic stroke: a systematic review.Top Stroke Rehabil, vol. 24, no. 7, Oct. 2017, pp. 539–46. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/10749357.2017.1345445. Full Text

Koter, Ryan, et al. “Clinical Outcome Measures for Lateropulsion Poststroke: An Updated Systematic Review.J Neurol Phys Ther, vol. 41, no. 3, July 2017, pp. 145–55. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/NPT.0000000000000194. Full Text

Kegelmeyer, Deborah, et al. “Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Parkinson Disease Quality of Life Measure (39- and 8-item versions) in Individuals With Parkinson Disease.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 96, no. 8, Elsevier BV, Aug. 2015, pp. 1551–52. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.02.022. Full Text

Kegelmeyer, D., et al. “Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Mini BESTest in Individuals With Parkinson Disease.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 96, no. 7, July 2015, pp. 1367–68. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.02.021. Full Text