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Gretchen Salsich, Ph.D., PT

Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


  • 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

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 Experience

Professional Organizations and Associations

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