Naglaa Elskenidy, DSc, MS, PT3471 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Dr. Elskenidy joined the faculty of Rosalind Franklin University in 2020 as an assistant professor in the College of Health Professions.
Dr. Elskenidy received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Cairo University in Egypt. She completed her master’s in physical therapy with an emphasis in orthopedics at Finch University of Health Sciences(now Rosalind Franklin University). She earned her doctorate in clinical electrophysiology from Rocky Mountain University. Her dissertation focused on electromyography (EMG) for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients.
Dr. Elskenidy has been working in an outpatient clinical setting for 30 years. She treats mostly orthopedic and geriatric patients. For the last 15 years, she has been doing EMG studies; CTS, neuropathy and radiculopathy cases. She also specializes in vestibular rehab and treats numerous patients with cases such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease and balance disorders. She still practices in outpatient clinical settings. As a clinical director and supervisor, her responsibilities include evaluating patients and preparing a treatment plan to achieve the patient’s goals and allow them to return to their prior level of function.
In her role as a clinical insructor, she is responsible for teaching doctor of physical therapy students how to apply their academic coursework to a clinical setting, which includes how to assess a patient and form a plan of care. She has also previously taught courses in balance disorders and dizziness, gait training and fitness seminars, osteoarthritis and physical therapy seminars and introductory EMG courses.