Lisa Hoglund PT, PhD, OCS, Cert. MDT

Lisa Hoglund PT, PhD, OCS, Cert. MDT

Director, BTE Technologies Rehabilitation Research Laboratory

Coordinator, Musculoskeletal Track of Physical Therapy Curriculum

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy


BS, University of Michigan

Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Michigan

PhD, Temple University

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the knees and hips in persons with knee osteoarthritis and patellofemoral pain
  • Exercise and manual therapy interventions in persons with osteoarthritis
  • Conservative interventions for patellofemoral pain
  • Academic technology to improve learner outcomes


Dr. Hoglund coordinates and teaches in the musculoskeletal track of the physical therapy curriculum. In addition, she teaches differential diagnosis and physical therapy examination. Dr. Hoglund is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist as well as a specialist in the McKenzie method of physical therapy. Her research interests are in the area of biomechanics and function of the lower extremities in persons with patellofemoral pain syndrome and osteoarthritis of the knee. She is a member of the orthopaedic, education and research sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. Dr. Hoglund received the Educational Bright Idea Award from University of the Sciences in 2014 and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Research Award in 2003. She has been nominated for the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and was a finalist for the Educational Bright Idea Award in 2013.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Hoglund LT, Lockard MA, Barbe MF, Hillstrom HJ, Song J, Reinus WR, Barr-Gillespie AE. Physical performance measurement in persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis; a pilot study. J Back Musculoskeletal Rehabil. In press.

Hoglund LT, Wong ALK, Rickards C. The impact of sagittal plane hip position on maximal isometric force of hip external rotator and internal rotator muscles in healthy young adults. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 9(1): 58-67.

Hoglund LT, Hillstrom HJ, Barr-Gillespie AE, Lockard MA, Barbe MF, Song J. Frontal plane knee and hip kinematics during sit-to-stand and proximal lower extremity strength in persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a pilot study. J Appl Biomech. 2014 Feb;30(1):82-94. doi: 10.1123/jab.2012-0244. Epub 2013 Jul 22.

Hoglund LT, Scott BW. Automobilization intervention and exercise for temporomandibular joint open lock. J Man Manip Ther. 2012; 20(4): 182-191.

Hoglund LT, O’Mara R, Clegg A, Stepney A, Nagle J, Shah N, Tran D. Males with patellofemoral pain syndrome have hip external rotator muscle weakness. Br J Sports Med. 2014; 48(6):e1.

Hoglund LT, Kelly JD, Carey JL, Hand R, Linton S, Pontiggia L. A hip- and trunk-strengthening program improves pain, function, and quality of life in a person with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44(1): A148-A149.

O’Mara RA, Clegg A, Stepney AL, Hoglund LT. Hip muscle weakness and reduced function in young adult males with patellofemoral pain: a pilot study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 43(1): A40.

Hoglund LT, Lockard MA, Barbe MF, Song J. Patellofemoral osteoarthritis in middle-aged adults: what are the best measures of physical performance and pain for use in the clinic and in research? Arthritis Rheum. 2010; 62(10) Suppl, S943.

Hoglund LT, Barbe MF, Barr AE, Hillstrom HJ, Lockard MA, Song J, Reinus WR, Heilman BP. Persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis exhibit increased hip and knee moments during a sit-to-stand task. Arthritis Rheum. 2009; 60(10) Suppl, S80.

Hoglund L, Folkins E. Using iPads to promote learning, psychomotor skill development and experiential learning. Campus Technology 2013, Boston, MA, platform presentation, Aug. 1, 2013.

Professional Information

ABPTS Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist; Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine by the McKenzie Institute, USA

Contact Information

Office location: Glasser Hall Room 106
Mailing address: Box 39
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8541
Office Fax: 215.895.3121

l [dot] hoglund [at] usciences [dot] edu