Jenny Bagwell

Jenny Bagwell, PT, PhD, DPT
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

  • 2009 - 2015: PhD Biokinesiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, “Hip and pelvis kinematics and kinetics in persons with femoroacetabular impingement”
  • 2005 - 2007: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC               
  • 1998 - 2001: BS Biology and Psychology, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE      

2006 - present Physical Therapist, Nebraska State License. #2476

My career research objective is to enhance quality of life through the reduction of joint pathology and the promotion of joint health across the lifespan. I utilize a comprehensive approach to quantify biomechanics, muscle activation, muscle morphology, and clinical factors related to orthopedic pathologies. I am currently investigating factors associated with low back/pelvic girdle pain and urinary incontinence in pregnant and post-partum females. The long-term goal of this research is the development of prevention and treatment strategies to decrease disability and pain in this population.

  • 2003 - present: American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic, Research, and Women’s Health Sections, Nebraska/California Chapters
  • 2012 - present: International Society of Biomechanics
  • 2011 - present: American Society of Biomechanics
  • 2011 - present: American College of Sports Medicine

  • 2019: March of Dimes Novel Discovery Grant Reviewer
  • 2018: American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award Reviewer
  • 2018: Human Movement Variability Conference Abstract Reviewer and Judge
  • 2017-Present: American Physical Therapy Association Section on Research Nominating Committee Member
  • 2016-2019: Nebraska Foundation for Physical Therapy Board Member
  • 2016-2019: Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Education Committee Co-Chair
  • 2015-Present: American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer
  • 2013-2016: American Society of Biomechanics Diversity Task Force
  • 2013-2015: California Physical Therapy Association Research Council
  • 2014: World Congress of Biomechanics Meeting, Women in Science Breakfast Panelist
  • 2014: World Congress of Biomechanics Meeting Event Organizer: Student Mentoring Program, Student Night Out, and Diversity Luncheon
  • 2014: American Society of Biomechanics Graduate Student Grant-in-aid Reviewer
  • 2013-2014: American Society of Biomechanics Education Committee Member
  • 2013-2014: California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer
  • 2012-2014: American Society of Biomechanics Student Representative (Executive Board Position)
  • 2013: American Society of Biomechanics Meeting Event Organizer: Student Mentoring Program, Student Symposium, Student Night Out, Women in Science Breakfast, and Diversity Luncheon
  • Ad-hoc journal reviewer: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Journal, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, Gait, and Posture, Journal of Athletic Enhancement, PLoS ONE, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Annals of Biomedical Engineering

  • 2017: Achievement in Education Award, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • 2016: Educator of the Year Award, Department of Physical Therapy, Creighton University
  • 2014: Jacquelin Perry Scholarship, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
  • 2013: Most Outstanding Poster, Jacquelin Perry Research Day, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
  • 2013: Marilyn Gossman Graduate Student Research Seminar, Presentation Award
  • 2009 - 2011: Provost’s PhD Fellowship, University of Southern California
  • 2003 - 2004: Graduate Studies Scholarship, Alpha Omicron Pi

  1. Bagwell JJ, Powers CM. Persons with cam femoroacetabular impingement syndrome exhibit altered sagittal pelvifemoral coordination during weightbearing and non-weightbearing tasks. J Clin Biomech. 2019; 65:51-56.
  2. Grindstaff TL, Palimenio MR, Franco M, Anderson D, Bagwell JJ, Katsavelis D. Optimizing between session reliability for quadriceps peak torque and rate of torque development measures. J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Jul;33(7):1840-1847.
  3. White AK, Klemetson CJ, Egeland B, Katsavelis D, Bagwell JJ, Grindstaff TL. Clinical tests to evaluate the impact of fatigue on hip performance in healthy individuals. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2018;13(2):143-151.
  4. Gradoz MC, Bauer LE, Grindstaff TL, Bagwell JJ. Reliability of hip rotation range of motion in supine and seated positions. J Sport Rehabil. 2018; 24:1-17.
  5. Bagwell JJ, Powers CM. The influences of squat kinematics and cam morphology on acetabular stress. Arthroscopy. 2017; 33(10):1797-1803.   
  6. Bagwell JJ, Bauer L, Gradoz M, Grindstaff TL. The reliability of FABER test hip range of motion measurements. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016; 11(7):1101-1105.
  7. Bagwell JJ, Fukuda TY, Powers CM. Sagittal plane pelvis motion influences transverse plane motion of the femur: Kinematic coupling at the hip joint. Gait Posture. 2016; 43:120-124.
  8. Bagwell JJ, Snibbe J, Gerhardt, M, Powers CM. Hip and pelvis kinematics and kinetics during a deep squat in persons with cam femoroacetabular impingement. J Clin Biomech. 2016; 31:87-92.
  9. Lathan C, Myler, A, Bagwell JJ, Powers CM, Fisher B. Pressure-Controlled Treadmill Training in Chronic Stroke: A Case Study. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2015; 39(2):127-33.
  10. Khayambashi K, Fallah A, Movahedi A, Bagwell JJ, Powers CM. Posterolateral Hip Muscle Strengthening Verses Quadriceps Strengthening for Patellofemoral Pain: A Comparative Control Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014; 95(5):900-7.