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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

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 held in Vancouver, September 2013. 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. Ath Training 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.
McBeth, J. M., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Cobb, S. C., & Huddleston, W. E. (2012, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Hip muscle activity during 3 side-lying hip-strengthening exercises in distance runners. Journal of athletic training, 47(1), 15-23.

Presentations

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 College of Health Sciences Fall 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 College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
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.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Thorpe, J., Bolgla, L., Emery, C., Hamstra-Wright, K., & Ferber, R. (July 2017). Relationships amount patient reported, demographic, and clinical baseline measurements in patellofemoral pain patients.. 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia.
Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2017). Proximal muscle function, dynamic malalignment, and lower extremity overuse injury: does the evidence support what we practice? (Evidence Based Practice Presentation). 69th NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Houston, TX.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Thorpe, J., Bolgla, L., Emery, C., Hamstra-Wright, K., & Ferber, R. (June 2017). Relationships amount patient reported, demographic, and clinical baseline measurements in patellofemoral pain patients.. 69th NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Houston, TX.
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.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Walker, S. (February 2017). Grant Development. 2017 NATA Education Research Forum, Dallas, 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.
Emmer, G., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2016). An investigation into role of personality in collegiate athletes’ readiness to engage in psychological skills training.. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Earl-Boehm, J. E., Ferber, R., & Bolgla, L. (June 2016). Patellofemoral Pain: Advances in management/rehabilitation and long term outcomes.. National Athletic Trainers Associaion Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Ildefonso, K., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (June 2016). Physical predictors of perceived susceptibility to sport injury among collegiate athletes: an exploratory investigation. National Athletic Trainers Associaion Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Sigmund, K., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2016). A prospective investigation into injury occurrence and college athletes’ perceptions of susceptibility to sports-related injury.. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
Thorpe, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (June 2016). Does hip strength predict performance on the landing error scoring system in collegiate athletes?. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD.

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) 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