Undergraduate School
University of North Texas (1980)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992), Physical Therapy
Graduate School
Regis University (2006), Physical Therapy

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Bracing/Orthotics
  • Gait Abnormalities/Assessment
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Research Interest

    • Locomotor treadmill training and gait recovery after stroke
    • Role of orthoses on gait in persons with neurologic gait dysfunction


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Gait recovery in a girl with ischemic spinal cord stroke.
    McCain KJ, Farrar M, Smith PS Pediatr Phys Ther 2015 27 2 190-9
    Ankle foot orthosis selection to facilitate gait recovery in adults post stroke: a case series.
    McCain KJ, Smith PS, Querry R. JPO 2012 24 111-121
    Locomotor treadmill training with body-weight support prior to over-ground gait: promoting symmetrical gait in a subject with acute stroke.
    McCain KJ, Smith PS Top Stroke Rehabil 2007 Sep-Oct 14 5 18-27

    Honors & Awards

    • New Investigator Award
      For excellence in research, UTSW School of Health Professions (2013)
    • Leadership in Practice Award, Regis University, Denver, CO
      Awarded upon completion of Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2006)
    • Excellence in Allied Health Award
      Baylor Healthcare System (2004)
    • Member Alpha Eta Honor Society
      Allied Health honor society (1993)
    • Marge Barre Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement,
      UT Southwestern Physical Therapy Program (1992)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Physical Therapy Association