Assoc. Dr. Gulcan Harput

Gülcan Harput graduated from Hacettepe University (HÜ), Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2009. In the same year, she started working as a research assistant at Hacettepe University Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department Athlete Health Unit. She received her specialist title in 2012 and her doctorate degree in 2015. In 2013, she worked as a researcher at the University of Kentucky, Department of Athletic Training for 7 months. During this time, she worked on a project on neuromuscular adaptations that occur in the lower extremities of athletes who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament surgery. In 2017, she worked as Dr. lecturer at HU FTR Faculty.

In 2017, she worked as a post-doc researcher at the University of Southern California, Department of Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology, on a project on squat biomechanics for 3 months. She became an associate professor in 2018. In 2018 and 2019, she taught as a short-term instructor in the physiotherapy departments of the University of Alabama and the University of Ghent within the scope of Erasmus faculty mobility.

Gülcan Harput has been continuing both clinical and academic activities in the field of athlete health and sports physiotherapy since 2009. She has many articles in international journals related to her field of study and has given many conferences and trainings in her field of expertise. In addition, she has been organizing trainings on superficial electromyography for a long time. She received training in manual therapy, taping, corrective exercise applications, kinesiological electromyography, sports injury prevention and pilates.

Gülcan Harput serves on the board of directors of the Sports Physiotherapists Association. In addition, she is a member of the Turkish Physiotherapists Association, TUSYAD and ESSKA associations. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Rehabilition.

Areas of interest; sports injuries and treatment, prevention of sports injuries, treatment of knee injuries, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries, corrective exercise, development of physical activity, exercise selection based on electromyography data, research planning and publication.