Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, Ph.D., LAT

Associate Professor, Athletic Training Education Program Director

[Image] Portrait of Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, Ph.D., LAT

Pavilion, Room 367
Phone: (414) 229-3227
Fax: (414) 229-2619




  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • M.Ed., Athletic Training, The University of Virginia, 1998
  • B.A., Sports Medicine, The College of Wooster, 1997

Speaker Topics

  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Knee Injuries
  • Running Biomechanics
  • Athletic Training

Interests & Expertise

Dr. 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. 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. Ongoing studies 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.

Recent Publications

Weinhandl, J. T., Earl-Boehm, J. E., Ebersole, K. T., Huddleston, W. E., Armstrong, B. S. R., & O'Connor, K. M. (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., Huddleston, W., Armstrong, B., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013). The effect of patellofemoral pain on strength and lower extremity mechanics following an exhaustive run. Med Sci Sports Ex, 45(7), 1331-1339.

Cobb, S. C., Joshi, M. N., Bazett-Jones, D. M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2012). The effect of boundary shape and minima selection on single limb stance postural stability. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(5), 608-615.

McBeth, J. M., Earl, J. E., Cobb, S. C., & Huddleston, W. E. (2012). Hip muscle activity during three side-lying hip strengthening exercises in distance runners. Journal of Athletic Training, 47(1), 15-23.

Bazett-Jones, D., Cobb, S. C., Joshi, M., Cashin, S. C., & Earl, J. E. (2011). Normalizing Hip Muscle Strength: Establishing Body-Size-Independent Measurements. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(1), 76-82.

Earl, J. E., & Hoch, A. Z. (2011). A proximal strengthening program improves pain, function, and biomechanics in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(1), 154-163.

Geiser, C. F., Earl, J. E., & O’Connor, K. M. (2010). Hip fatigue alters frontal plane knee mechanics during unilateral tasks. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(3), 535-545.

Snyder, K. R., Earl, J. E., O’Connor, K. M., & Ebersole, K. T. (2009). Resistance training is accompanied by increases in hip strength and changes in lower extremity biomechanics during running. Clinical Biomechanics, 24, 26-34.

Earl, J. E., & Vetter, C. S. (2007). Patellofemoral Pain. In S. Dugan (Ed.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Gender Specific Medicine: The Physiatrist and Women's Health. Volume 18, Number 3. (pp. 439-458). Elsevier.

Earl, J. E., Monteiro, S. K., & Snyder, K. R. (2007). Differences in lower extremity kinematics between a bilateral drop-landing and a single leg stepdown. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 37(5), 243-250.


Earl-Boehm, J. E., Bazett-Jones, D., Bolgla, L., Emery, C. A., Hamstra-Wright, K. L., Joshi, M., & Ferber, R. (2013, September).  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.

Earl-Boehm, J., Bolgla, L., Emery, C. A., Hamstra-Wright, K. L., & Ferber, R. (2013, June). Strength changes following quadriceps or hip focused rehabilitation in patients with PFP: an outcome-based RCT study. National Athletic Trainers’ Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Las Vegas, NV.

Thorpe, J. L., Oblak, P. A., Bazett-Jones, D. M., Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013, March). Joint Kinematics at Peak Knee Flexion During Side- and Front-Single Leg Squats.  Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, Wheeling, IL.

Bazett-Jones, D. M., Cobb, S. C., O’Connor, K., Huddleston, W., Armstrong, B., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2013, March). Hip and Trunk Static Muscular Endurance in those with and without Patellofemoral Pain.  Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, Wheeling, IL.

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 Services

  • 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


  • 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