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

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