Lori Bolgla

Kellett Chair of Allied Health Sciences

Lori Bolgla

Kellett Chair of Allied Health Sciences

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

The Graduate School

  • (706) 721-1517
  • (706) 721-3209
  • EC 1334

Education

  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science University of Kentucky, 2005

  • MS, Physical Therapy/Therapist Medical College of Georgia, 1998

  • BS, Physical Therapy/Therapist Medical College of Georgia, 1993

  • MACC, Accounting University of Georgia, 1985

  • BBA, Accounting University of Georgia, 1984

Certifications

  • Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers 2020

  • Georgia Board of Physical Therapy Georgia Secretary of State, 1993

  • PTL Georgia Secretary of State, 1993

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 Augusta University Boundless Teaching Award 2020

  • International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Achievement of Distinction – Outstanding Research Manuscript Excellence Award APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, 2017

  • “Excellence in Research” award finalist, Sports Physical Therapy Section Research Committee APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, 2017

  • Georgia Regents University Faculty Development Fellowship-Teaching Scholars Track 2015

  • CAHS Faculty Research Award 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HONR 4000H

    Honors Thesis
  • PTHP 7202

    Research II
  • PTHP 8305

    Research V
  • PTHP 7101

    Evi Based Prac-Research
  • PTHP 7121

    Gen Concepts Pt Mgmt I
  • PTHP 9171

    Integrated Patient Management
  • PTHP 8204

    Research IV
  • CAHS 9010

    Seminar - Research HealthCare: Doctoral Seminar
  • PTHP 7303

    Research III
  • PTHP 9106

    Research VI

Teaching Interests

Biomechanics Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Comparison of Patella Alignment and Cartilage Biomarkers in Young Adult Females with and without Patellofemoral Pain: A pilot study, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Gender Differences in Core Strength and Lower Extremity Function during Static and Dynamic Single-Leg Squat Tests, 2018
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
  • Gender Issues in ACL Injury, 2018
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
  • Hip Strength and Kinematics in Patellofemoral Syndrome, 2018
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Management of Individuals With Patellofemoral Pain, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Management of Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain Kinesiological Applications of Electromyography Etiology of Patellofemoral Joint Osteoarthritis

Department Service

  • Student Affairs Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty Search Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Faculty Council 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CAHS Research Council 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Augusta University Pre-Physical Therapy Honors Program 2014 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • College of Allied Health Sciences Alumni Association Board 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Council Faculty Appointment Subcommittee 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • CAHS Representative to Graduate School Faculty Council 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • IPRC Oversight Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • College of Graduate Studies Alumni Association Board 2010 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • 6th International Patellofemoral Research Retreat 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • University of Kentucky Active Women’s Health Initiative 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Physical Therapy Reviews 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Gait and Posture 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article