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Dana Judd, PT, DPT, PhD

Core Faculty

Assistant Professor

(303) 724-8814

Professional Qualifications


University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Ph.D. Clinical Science, 2014

University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2005

University of Colorado, Denver, CO, M.S. Physical Therapy, 2003

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, B.A. Kinesiology, 1999

Licensure Information/Registration Number

Colorado State Physical Therapy Board License No. 8385, Issued July 2003

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Responsibilities

​Summer Semester

DPTR 5201: Examination & Evaluation I
DPTR 5211: Foundations of Intervention I

Fall Semester

DPTR 5202: Examination & Evaluation II
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III
DPTR 5212: Foundations of Intervention II
DPTR 5621: Evidence Based Practice
DPTR 6612: Clinical Reasoning II
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III

Spring Semester

DPTR 5631: Clinical Reasoning I
DPTR 6633: Clinical Reasoning III​

 Research and Scholarship Interests

Judd DL, Trainee, Schwartz Multi-Component Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty. 5/01/12-07/14. The major goal of this project is to determine the effectiveness of a multi-component rehabilitation intervention following total hip arthroplasty. Award amount: $22,700/year.
Judd DL, PI Orthopedic Section Clinical Research Grant Program. American Physical Therapy Association 6/2012-12/2014 Multi-Component Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty. The overall goal of this project is to investigate the effects of a comprehensive, multi-component rehabilitation program after total hip arthroplasty on muscle strength, neuromuscular control and functional performance as well as support the feasibility and safety the program. Award amount: $15,000.
Judd DL, American College of Rheumatology REF/Abbot Health Professional Graduate Student Research Preceptorship Award 7/2010-7/2011. Strength and Function Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. The overall goal of this longitudinal study is to determine whether adults who have undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA) for end-stage osteoarthritis have post-operative deficits in strength of the surgical lower extremity, postural control, and functional performance compared to healthy, age-matched counterparts. Award amount: $3500.
Dana L. Judd, PT, PhD, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD, Cory Christensen, PT, PhD. Examination of outcomes following total hip arthroplasty (Grant Funded).
Dana L. Judd, PT, PhD, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD, Roger Paxton, PhD. Examination of muscle imaging outcomes and their relationship to function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (Grant Funded (JSL)).

 Publications (within the last five years)

Thompson KG, Judd DL, Myers CA, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Davidson BS. Video-Based quantification of the Trendelenburg Test in candidates for total hip arthroplasty. Gait Posture. In Review.

Judd DL*, Winters JD*, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christensen CL. Effects of Neuromuscular Reeducation on Hip Mechanics and Functional Performance in Patients after Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Series. Clinical Biomechanics. In Press. 2016. *Co-First Authors

Judd DL, Dennis DA, Winters JD, Miner TM, Dayton MR, Davidson BS, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Rehabilitation Emphasizing Neuromuscular Reeducation After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Rehabil. In Review.

Dayton MR, Judd DL, Hogan CA, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Performance Based versus Self-Reported Outcomes Using the HOOS Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Thomas AC, Judd DL, Davidson BS, Eckhoff DG, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Quadriceps/Hamstrings Co-Activation Increases Early After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Knee. 2014 Dec;21(6):1115-9

Davidson BS, Judd DL, Mizner RL, Eckhoff DG, Stevens-Lapsley. EMG Normalization in Patients with Muscle Activation Deficits: Comparison and Interpretation of Two Methods. Muscle Nerve. In review.

Judd DL, Thomas AC, Dayton MR, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Strength and Functional Deficits in Individuals with Hip Osteoarthritis Compared to Healthy, Older Adults. Disabil Rehabil. 2014;36(4):307-12.

Judd DL, Dennis DA, Thomas AC, Wolfe P, Dayton MR, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Muscle Strength and Functional Recovery During the First Year Following THA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb;472(2):654-64

Davidson BS, Judd DL, Thomas AC, Mizner RL, Eckhoff DG, Stevens-Lapsley JE Muscle activation and coactivation during five-time-sit-to-stand movement in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2013 Dec;23(6):1485-93.

Judd DL, Eckhoff DG, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Muscle Strength Loss in the Lower Extremity Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Mar;91(3):220-6; quiz 227-30.

Christiansen CL, Bade MJ, Judd DL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Weight-bearing asymmetry during sit-stand transitions related to impairment and functional mobility after total knee arthroplasty. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Oct;92(10):1624-9.


 Honors and Awards

Outstanding Research Poster Award - Multi-Component Rehabilitation Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Controlled Trial - American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section - 2015​
Adopt-A-Doc award - American Physical Therapy Association Section on Geriatrics - 2013
Adopt-A-Doc award - American Physical Therapy Association Section on Geriatrics - 2012
Outstanding PhD Student Award, Clinical Investigation Track - Clinical Science Program  - 2010