Saint Louis University

Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Doisy College of Health Sciences

Gretchen Salsich


Phone: (314) 977-8505

Allied Health Building
Room 1026
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Post- Doctoral Fellowship, Dept. of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
University of Southern California

Ph.D. in Movement Science
Washington University

Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Saint Louis University

Dr. Salsich teaches courses in kinesiology and gait analysis in the Program in Physical Therapy. Her clinical practice background is in the area of orthopaedics and sports physical therapy.

Research Interests
Dr. Salsich's research focuses on identifying biomechanical and movement factors that contribute to lower extremity musculoskeletal pain/pathology conditions, and testing the effects of rehabilitation strategies based on this knowledge. Data is obtained using 3-D motion analysis (joint angles and forces), digital video, electromyography (muscle activation), clinical measures of muscle strength and joint mobility, and self-reported measures of pain and function. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Physical Therapy Association, and disseminated internationally via peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopedic Section and Section on Research)
Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society