Publications and Funding

  • Publications: 

    • Pollard CD, Sigward SM, Powers CM. ACL Injury Prevention Training Results in Modification of Hip and Knee Mechanics During a Drop-landing Task, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine,Accepted
    • Pratt KA and Sigward SM. Knee Loading Deficits during Dynamic Tasks in Individuals following ACL Surgery. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. Accepted
    • Hashish R, Samarawickrame S, Sigward S, Azen S, Salem G.Lower-Limb Dynamics and Clinical Outcomes for Habitually Shod Runners who Transition to Barefoot Running, Physical Therapy in Sport, Accepted
    • Sigward SM, Chan M-S and Lin PE. Characterizing Knee Loading Asymmetry in Individuals Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Inertial Sensors. Gait and Posture, 49: 114-119, 2016
    • Cesar GM and Sigward SM. Predictors for Dynamic Stability during Running Gait Termination: A comparison between adults and children.  Human Movement Science, 48:37-43, 2016
    • Sigward SM, Lin PE, Pratt KA. Knee loading asymmetries during gait in early recovery are related to asymmetries in laterecoveryand during running following ACL reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics, 32:249-54;Feb 2016.
    • Lawrence EL, Cesar GM, Bromfield M, Peterson R,Valero-Cuevas FJ, Sigward SM. Strength, multi-joint coordination,and sensorimotor processing are independent contributors to overall balance ability. BioMed Research International, Nov 19; 2015
    • Cesar GM, Sigward SM. Dynamic stability during running gait termination: Differences in strategies between children and adults to control forward momentum. Human Movement Science,43:138-145, 2015
    • Havens KL and Sigward SM. Whole Body Postural Mechanics of Running Turn Maneuvers. Gait&Posture, 42(3):240-245, 2015
    • Havens KL and Sigward SM.  Joint and Segmental Mechanics of Running Turn Maneuvers. Gait&Posture, 41(1):33-38, 2015
    • Havens KL and Sigward SM.  Cutting Mechanics: Relationship to Performance and ACL Injury Risk, Medicine& Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(4): 818-824,2015.
    • Sigward SM, Guilherme GM, Havens KL. Predictors of Frontal Plane Moments During Side-step Cutting to 450 and 1100 in Men and Women:Implications for ACL Injury. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 25(6):529-534, 2015.
    • Roll SC, Rana M, Sigward SM, Yani MS, Kirages DJ, KutchJJ. Reliability of superficial male pelvic floor structural measurements using linear-array transperineal sonography. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 41:610-617, 2015
    • Ota S, Ueda M, Aimoto K, Suzuki Y, Sigward SM. Influence of restricted ankle dorsiflexion angle on knee joint mechanics during gait, The Knee, 21(3): 669-675, 2014
    • Diaz A and Sigward SM. Commentary on Performance of Functional Gait and Balance Measures in High School Adolescents. Pediatric Physical Therapy,26(2):200-01, 2014

     Funding: 

    • 2014-2015 – SC CTSI (NIH/NCATS; UL1TR000130), “Effects of Gait Training on Knee Loading Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”. Award amount $27,525
    • 2014-2015 – Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Pilot Project (NIH R24 HS05688), “Tools to quantify gait behaviors in individuals recovering from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction”. Award amount $30,000
    • 2014-2015 – California Physical Therapy Fund, “Does Early Gait Training Improve Lower Extremity Sagittal Plane Loading Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?”. Award amount $9,095
    • 2012-2013 – Zumberge Fund Individual Grant, “The Development of Postural Strategies in Children”. (Sigward, PI) Award amount $27,000
    • 2012-2013 – North American Society for the Psychology of Sports and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), Graduate Student Research Grant, “Development of Postural Strategies in Children during Deceleration of Running”. (Cesar, PI) Award amount $2,000.
    • 2011-2016 – Scholar (Sigward), NIH, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD), National Institutes of Health Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program, K12-HD055929 (Ottenbacher, PI)
    • 2005-2009 – National Institutes of Health, “Mechanics of non-contact ACL injuries in female athletes”, R01 AR053073-01A1 (Powers, PI) Award Amount: $1,002,379
    • 2002-2003 – National Athletic Trainer’s Foundation Grant, “Biomechanical and Neuromuscular aspects of non-contact ACL injuries: The influence of gender, experience, and training”, (Powers, PI) Award Amount $52,501