Hamid Bateni, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Physical Therapy
Office Location: Health/Wellness 1126
Office Phone: 815-753-8514
Office Fax: 815-753-0720
Email: hbateni@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • AHPT 609: Physical Therapy Research II
  • AHPT 703: Physical Therapy Management of Complex Patients II
  • UHHS 460: Introduction to Research in Health and Human Sciences


  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Maryland 2004
  • Ph.D., McGill University, Physical and Occupational Therapy 2003
  • M.Sc., Queen's University, Rehabilitation Therapy  1996
  • B.Sc., School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Prosthetics Orthotics 1992

Professional Experience

2007-present: Associate Professor
Physical Therapy Program
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
College of Health and Human Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

2004-2006: Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee

2000-2003: Research Engineer
Center for Studies in Aging
Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Center
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2007-present: Board Certified Orthotist Prosthetist 

Research Interests

  • Human balance-fall prediction and prevention
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Amputation

Selected Publications

Bateni, H. and B. E. Maki (2005) Canes and walkers: benefits and adverse consequences of use. Rehab and Community Care Medicine, 2005: 14 (1): 22-24.

Bateni, H. and B. E. Maki (2005). “Assistive devices for balance and mobility: benefits, demands, and adverse consequences”. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 86(1): 134-145.

Bateni, H. and S. J. Olney (2004). ”Effect of the weight of prosthetic components on the gait of below-knee amputees”. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 16(4): 113-120.

Bateni, H., A. Zecevic, W.E. McIlroy, and B.E. Maki, (2004). “Resolving conflicts in task demands during balance recovery: does holding an object inhibit compensatory grasping?” Experimental Brain Research 157(1): 49-58.

Bateni, H., E. Heung, J.L. Zettel, W.E. McIlroy, and B.E. Maki, (2004). “Can use of walking frames or canes impede lateral compensatory stepping movements? Gait and Posture 20:74-83.

Bateni, H. and S. J. Olney (2002). "Kinematic and kinetic variations of below-knee amputee gait." Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 14(1): 1-7.

Maki, B. E., A. Zecevic, H. Bateni, N. Kirshemnbaum and W. W. McIlroy (2001). "Cognitive demands of executing postural reactions: does aging impede attention switching?" NeuroReport 12(16): 3583-7.

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