Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155,
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Susan Sigward, PT, ATC, PhD is an associate professor in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, the director of the Division’s Human Performance Laboratory and the director of the MS Sports Science emphasis. She has a BS in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) and an MS in Anatomy from Wright State University (Dayton, OH).
Dr. Sigward’s research aims to identify and ameliorate impaired mechanics that relate to lower extremity injury with a focus on knee injury and rehabilitation. Her work has contributed to the understanding of impaired mechanics following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), with a specific emphasis on early rehabilitation as well as how factors such as experience, age, training and sex influence the development of movement strategies that increase risk for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.
She is passionate about the translation of biomechanical assessments from the research laboratory to the clinic. Much of her current work aims to identify mechanisms that can simplify the process of using different technologies to identify movement impairment in the clinic.
Selected Publications (2015-2023)