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Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Associate Professor, Athletic Training Education Program Director

Education

Ph D Kinesiology Pennsylvania State University 2002
MS Athletic Training University of Virginia 1998
BA Sports Medicine The College of Wooster 1997

Speaker Topics

  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Knee injuries
  • Running biomechanics
  • Athletic training

Interests & Expertise

Jennifer Earl-Boehm’s research interest is the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries in physically active individuals. Examples include Patellofemoral Pain, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, ACL injury, etc. Her expertise includes the functional alignment of the lower-extremity, and gait biomechanics during running. From the rehabilitation perspective, examining patient outcomes following rehabilitation interventions for Patellofemoral Pain is also an interest.

Earl-Boehm’s ongoing research projects include examining the role of the hip in controlling lower-extremity motion, and the development of rehabilitation exercises to improve the neuromuscular control of the hip during physical activity.

Selected Publications

Earl-Boehm, J. E., & A, H. Z. (In Press). A proximal strengthening program improves pain, function, and biomechanics in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome. American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Huddleston, W. E., Cobb, S. C., O’Connor, K. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2017, May). Acute Responses of Strength and Running Mechanics to Increasing and Decreasing Pain in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Athletic Training, 52(5), 411-421.
Gnacinski, S. L., Cornell, D. J., Meyer, B. B., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2016, December). Functional Movement Screen Factorial Validity and Measurement Invariance Across Sex Among Collegiate Student-Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(12), 3388-3395.
Witvrouw, E., Callaghan, M. J., Stefanik, J. J., Noehren, B., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Willson, J. D., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Davis, I. S., Powers, C. M., McConnell, J., & Crossley, K. M. (2014, March). Patellofemoral pain: consensus statement from the 3rd International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat held in Vancouver, September 2013. British journal of sports medicine, 48(6), 411-4.
Cobb, S. C., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., Earl, J. E., Cashin, S. E., & James, C. R. (2014). The relationship between select lower extremity and core strength variables, foot posture, and postural stability. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(2), 173-180.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., & Cobb, S. C. (2014). Differences in hip strength among individuals with low, typical, or high arches. Ath Training Sports Health Care, 6(2), 73-78.
Cobb, S. C., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., Cashin, S. E., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2014). The Relationship Among Foot Posture, Core and Lower Extremity Muscle Function, and Postural Stability. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(2), 173-180.
Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S., & O’Connor, K. M. (2014). Reduced hamstrings strength increases anterior cruciate ligament loading during anticipated sidestep cutting. Clinical Biomechanics.
Cobb, S. C., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Joshi, M. N., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & James, C. R. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The relationship among foot posture, core and lower extremity muscle function, and postural stability. Journal of athletic training, 49(2), 173-80.
Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., O’Connor, K. M., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., & Armstrong, B. S. (2013). Anticipatory effects on anterior cruciate ligament loading during sidestep cutting. Clinical Biomechanics, 28(6), 655-663.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., O’Connor, K. M., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013). Effect of patellofemoral pain on strength and mechanics after an exhaustive run. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(7), 1331-1339.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., Huddleston, W. E., O’Connor, K. M., Armstrong, B. S., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Effect of patellofemoral pain on strength and mechanics after an exhaustive run. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 45(7), 1331-9.
Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S., & O’Connor, K. M. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Anticipatory effects on anterior cruciate ligament loading during sidestep cutting. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 28(6), 655-63.
Cobb, S. C., Jones, M. N., Bazett-Jones, D. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2012, November). The effect of boundary shape and minima selection on single limb stance postural stability. J Appl Biomech, 28(5), 608-615.

Presentations

Cornell, D., Ebersole, K., Azen, R., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Zalewski, K. R., & Alt, C. (February 2017). Criterion Validity of the Fusionetics Movement Efficiency Test In Reference to the Functional Movement Screen Among Active-Duty Firefighters. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX.
O’Connor, M. L., O’Connor, K. M., Ebersole, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2016). The development of the single-leg landing error scoring system (SL-LESS) for lower extremity movement screening. National Athletic Training Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., O’Connor, K. M., Thorpe, J., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (June 2016). Functional and psychological benefits of active video gaming in chronic ankle instability. National Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposia and Convention, Baltimore, MD.
Seneli, R. M., Beschorner, K. E., Keenan, K., Earl-Boehm, J. E., O’Connor, K. M., & Cobb, S. C. (May 2016). Foot joint coupling variability in rearfoot and forefoot runners after an exhaustive run. 63rd Annual ACSM Meeting, .
Ford, J., Emmer, G., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (February 2016). Conceptualizing grit: A preliminary investigation with collegiate student-athletes. The AASP Regional Conference and 26th Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, .
Poel, D., Cornell, D., Gnacinski, S., Hess, C., Kelley, K., O’Connor, M., Zander, R., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Truebenbach, C., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (December 2014). Identifying sport and gender differences in the lower extremity functional test (LEFT): the Panther-PEP study. College of Health Sciences (CHS) Fall 2014 Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Kelley, K., Cornell, D., Gnacinski, S., Hess, C., O’Connor, M., Poel, D., Zander, R., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Truebenbach, C., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (December 2014). Relationship among hip strength and dynamic balance performance: the Panther-PEP study. College of Health Sciences (CHS) Fall 2014 Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Earl, J. E., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Kundrat, S. M., & Ochsenwald, J. C. (August 2014). Performance Enhancement Program. Student-Athlete Physical Testing protocol with Nutrition and Psychosocial screening, research baseline development with as needed with Inter-professional Intervention. , .
Harycki, K. J., Oblak, P. A., Ochsenwald, J. C., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2014). Comparing the Effectiveness of a Foam-rolling Technique to Stretching for Iliotibial Band Extensibility. National Athletic Trainers’ Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.
Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2014). Evidence Based Hip Strengthening Exercises. National Athletic Trainers’ Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.
Wang, W., Ebersole, K., O’Connor, K. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2014). The Effects of Static Stretching Versus Dynamic Stretching on Lower Extremity Joint Range of Motion and Dynamic Balance. National Athletic Trainers’ Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.
Maresh, N., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Ebersole, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2014). Effects of active video games on the rehabilitation of ankle sprains. College of Health Sciences (CHS) Spring 2014 Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Harycki, K. J., Oblak, P. A., Ochsenwald, J. C., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (April 2014). Comparing the Effectiveness of a Foam-rolling Technique to Stretching for Iliotibial Band Extensibility. University of Wisconsin System Undergraduate Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Bolgla, L., Emery, C. A., Hamstra-Wright, K. L., Joshi, M., & Ferber, R. (September 2013). Changes in lower extremity biomechanics following knee of hip focused rehabilitation in patients with PFP: an RCT study. 3rd International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Bolgla, L., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Emery, C., Hamstra-Wright, K., Akinwuntan, A., & Ferber, R. (September 2013). Development of a Preliminary Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Males with Patellofemoral Pain Likely to Benefit from a Core- and Hip-Biased Rehabilitation Program. 3rd International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Recent Funded Grants

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation – 2009-2013

Title: Optimal rehabilitation protocols for the rehabilitation of patellofemoral pain syndrome: an outcome-based RCT study

Research Partners

  • UWM Department of Athletics
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Orthopaedics, Pediatric Sports Medicine Program
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Georgia Regents University
  • University of Calgary

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association

Professional Service

  • NATA Research and Education Foundation, Research Committee 2010-present
    • Free Communications Sub-Committee, Chair 2011-present
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association. August 2002 – present
    • Board of Directors, Secretary 2010-2014

Honors & Awards

Fellow Status (2014) National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Outstanding Service Award (2014) National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Outstanding Educator Award (2012) Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association.

Positions

Medical College of Wisconsin, March 2006 – present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Courses Taught

  • KIN 413: Therapeutic modalities in athletic training
  • KIN 461: Principles of motor learning
  • KIN 521: Pathoetiology of musculoskeletal injuries