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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., 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.
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., 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.
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. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 6(2), 73-78.
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.
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.
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.
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

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?. 71st NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Sigmund, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2019). EMG and Force Analysis of a Weightbearing Squat-Hold Position Compared to Traditional Hip Strength Assessment Positions. 71st 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. 71st NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Atkielski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Reckelberg, R., & Ericksen, H. M. (June 2019). Functional Movement Screen Improvement over a 3 Month Period in Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. 71st NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Hocking, A., Ericksen, H. M., O’Connor, K. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2019). Investigating Hip and Trunk Kinematics and Strength Differences Between Those With a History of Exertional Medial Tibial Pain and Healthy Controls. 71st NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Reckelberg, R., & Ericksen, H. M. (June 2019). Risk Classification of Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Based on FMS and Y-balance Performance Testing. 71st NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Thorpe, J., Dey, P., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2019). The Prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain in the Community. 71st NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV.
Nehls, D., Pearson, A., Scaffidi, G., Sustachek, A., Sustachek, K., Wohkittel, N., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Huddleston, W. E. (May 2018). Testing the Sensitivity of the Standardized Observational Analysis of Running in Healthy Adults. Partners in Health Spring Research Symposium, UW-Milwaukee.
Koshewa, L., Huddleston, W. E., Ebersole, K., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2018). Does restricting anterior movement of the knees during a barball back squat alter lower extremity biomechanics?. UWM Partners for Health Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Hocking, A., Ericksen, H. M., O’Connor, K. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2018). Investigating hip and trunk kinematic and strength differences between those with a history of exertional medial tibial pain and healthy controls.. UWM Partners for Health Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Thorpe, J., Dey, P., Selfe, J., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (April 2018). Using SNAPPS to Determine the Prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain in Southeastern Wisconsin. UWM Partners for Health Spring Research Symposium, .
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Poel, D., Zalewski, K. R., & Ebersole, K. (March 2018). The effects of military style ruck marching on lower extremity loading and exertion.. Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Wheeling, IL.
Jones, M., Ford, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2017). The influence of personality and previous injury history on athletes’ perceived susceptibility to sport injury. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.
Ildefonso, K., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2017). The relationship between athletes’ perceptions of sport injury susceptibility, mental toughness, and sport injury occurrence: A prospective study. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.
Ford, J., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2017). The relationship between grit and life stressors in collegiate student-athletes: a preliminary investigation. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.

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

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