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Portrait of Jennifer Earl-Boehm

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

  • Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director, Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology

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

Ericksen, H. M., Reckelberg, R., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. The Injury Risk Profile of an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Population: A Preliminary Descriptive Study. Physical Therapy in Sport.
Lally, E., Ericksen, H., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2022, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Measurement Properties of Clinically Accessible Movement Analysis Tools for Analyzing Single-Leg Squats and Step-Downs: A Systematic Review. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 6, 1-14.
Lally, E., Ericksen, H., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2022, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Measurement Properties of Clinically Accessible Movement Analysis Tools for Analyzing Jump Landings: A Systematic Review. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 6, 1-11.
Thorpe, J., Oblak, P., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2021, December). Hip and Knee Joint Kinematics During Front and Lateral Single Leg Stepdowns. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 13(4), e212-e220.
Sigmund, K., Hoeger Bement, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2021, August). Exploring the pain in patellofemoral pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis examining signs of central sensitization. Journal of Athletic Training, 56(8), 887-901.
Barton, C., DeOliveira Silva, D., Morton, S., Collins, N., Rathleff, M., Vicenzino, B., van Middelkoop, M., Crossley, K., Callaghan, M., Selfe, J., Holden, S., Lack, S., Macri, E., Bazett-Jones, D., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Riel, H., Powers, C., Davis, I., & Morrissey, D. (2021, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). REPORT-PFP: a consensus from the International Patellofemoral Research Network to improve REPORTing of quantitative PatelloFemoral Pain studies. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(20), 1135-1143.
Seneli, R., Beschorner, K., O'Connor, K., Keenan, K., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Cobb, S. (2021, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Foot Joint Coupling Variability Differences Between Habitual Rearfoot and Forefoot Runners Prior to and Following an Exhaustive Run. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 57, 102514.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Maresh, N., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2020, February). Functional Outcomes and Psychological Benefits of Active Video Gaming in the Rehabilitation of Lateral Ankle Sprains: A Case Report. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 29(2), 213-224.
Sigmund, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Force and EMG Comparison between a weight-bearing clinical assessment of hip strength assessment and non-weightbearing tasks. Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, 6(2), Article 4.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Poel, D., Ebersole, K., & Zalewski, K. R. (2020, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). The Effects of Military Style Ruck Marching on Lower Extremity Loading and Muscular, Physiological and Perceived Exertion in ROTC cadets. Ergonomics, 63(5), 629-638.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Bolgla, L. A., Emory, C., Hamstra-Wright, K. L., Tarima, S., & Ferber, R. (2018, June). Treatment Success of Hip and Core or Knee Strengthening for Patellofemoral Pain: Development of Clinical Prediction Rules. Journal of Athletic Training, 53(6), 545-552.
Bazett-Jones, D. M., Huddleston, W., Cobb, S., O'Connor, K., & 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.
Hamstra-Wright, K. L., Aydemir, B., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Bolgla, L., Emery, C., & Ferber, R. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Lasting Improvement of Patient-Reported Outcomes 6 Months After Patellofemoral Pain Rehabilitation. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 26(4), 223-233.
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. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(6), 411-4.

Presentations

Thorpe, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Bazett-Jones, D., Dey, P., Huddleston, W. E., , & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2022). Injury Characteristics & Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Perceptions of Pain and Function in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain. 73rd NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Sigmund, K., & Hoger-Bement, M. (June 2022). Psychosocial factors differ between women with patellofemoral pain who display central sensitization vs. typical pain regulation. 73rd NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
Mach, M., Ericksen, H. M., Lally, E., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2022). Reliability and Construct Validity of the Single-Leg Landing Error Scoring System (SL-LESS) in Physically Active Females. American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA.
Ericksen, H., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Lally, E. (March 2022). Investigating the effect of external focus instruction versus internal focus instruction and a control on jump-landing biomechanics in healthy females.. 2022 GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium, Wheeling, IL.
Lally, E., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Ericksen, H. M. (June 2021). Systematic Review of Common Lower Extremity Movement Assessment Rubrics. National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting, Virtual.
Lally, E., Ericksen, H. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2021). Systematic Review of Common Lower Extremity Movement Assessment Rubrics.. UWM Partners for Health Research Symposium, Virtual.
Cornell, D. J., Ebersole, K. T., Zalewski, K. R., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Alt, C. (July 2020). Influence of an online-delivered corrective exercise program on the functional movement quality of male career firefighters. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV (Virtual).
Sigmund, K., Hoger Bement, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2020). Central Sensitization in Patellofemoral Pain: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. 71st Virtual NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Virtual.
Earl-Boehm, J. E. (January 2020). The Marjory A. King Research to Reality Lecture: Proximal muscle function, dynamic malalignment and patellofemoral pain.. 72nd Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Mashantucket, CT.
Sigmund, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2019). Does the Evidence Support Pain Sensitization in Patellofemoral Pain?: A Systematic Review. 6th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Milwaukee, WI.
Sigmund, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2019). EMG and force analysis of a weightbearing squat‐hold position compared to traditional hip strength assessment positions. 6th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Milwaukee, WI.
Thorpe, J., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2019). The Prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain in the Community. 6th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Milwaukee, WI.
Ildefonso, K., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2019). Collegiate student-athletes’ perceptions of social support. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR, USA.
Koshewa, L., Ebersole, K., Huddleston, W. E., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2019). Does Restricting Anterior Movement of the Knees During a Barbell Back Squat Alter Lower Extremity Biomechanics?. 70th NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Ericksen, H. M., Reckelberg, R., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2019). Evaluation of Landing Error Scoring System and High School Sport Participation in Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. 70th NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.

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

UWM Partners for Health Research Symposium Student Awards (2021, May) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Rachel Oats Leadership Award (2021, March) NATA Research and Education Foundation.
Volunteer Service Award (2020, June) NATA Research and Education Foundation.
Leadership Award (2018, May 11) College of Health Sciences.
Best Original Research Manuscript (2017) American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Physical Therapy Section.
Fellow Status (2014) National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Outstanding Service Award (2014) National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Outstanding Educator Award (2012) Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association.
UWM Graduate School Research Fellow (2010, March) UWM Graduate School.

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