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Susan Sigward, PT, ATC, PhD


Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy


1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155,
Los Angeles, CA 90033


Dr. Susan Sigward is the director of the Biokinesiology MS and Sport Science Programs.  Her research, conducted in the Human Performance Laboratory, aims to identify and ameliorate impaired mechanics that relate to lower extremity injury with a focus on knee injury and rehabilitation. Her work is motivated by her clinical experience as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. Her research expands our knowledge of impaired mechanics following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with an emphasis on early rehabilitation. Additionally, her work has contributed to the understanding of the influence of 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 clinical and training settings. Much of her current work aims to identify mechanisms that can simplify the process of using available technologies to identify movement impairments following ACL reconstruction in the clinic.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biomechanics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004-2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biokinesiology, University of Southern California, 2004
  • Master of Science, Anatomy, Wright State University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Saint Louis University, 1990


See Susan Sigward’s curriculum vitae.