Elizabeth Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Assistant Professor

Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC: 2016-present

PhD: Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, 2016
DPT: Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 2009
BS: UNMC, 2009
OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist): American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2015-present
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 740, Critical Inquiry II (course coordinator)

Scholarly Activity:
Research Interests: Biomechanical and functional outcomes analysis in a sports population with knee injuries, with a primary interest in the influence of these factors on the secondary development of osteoarthritis
Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy

Publications: (last 5 years)
Grindem H, Wellsandt E, Failla M, Snyder-Mackler L, Risberg MA. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury-Who Succeeds Without Reconstructive Surgery? The Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohort Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 May 23;6(5):2325967118774255.

Wellsandt E, Zeni JA, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L. Hip joint biomechanics in those with and without post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament injury. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Dec;50:63-69. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2017.10.001. Pubmed link>>

Wellsandt E. The Fading Athlete with an Old Knee: Investigation of Factors and Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Related to the Development of Knee Osteoarthritis. 2016; ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 10156488

Wellsandt E, Khandha A, Manal K, Axe MJ, Buchanan TS, Snyder-Mackler L. Predictors of knee joint loading after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Orthop Res Epub ahead of print, Oct 17, 2016, doi: 10.1002/jor.23408.

Khandha A, Manal K, Wellsandt E, Capin J, Snyder-Mackler L, Buchanan T. Gait Mechanics in Those With/Without Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis Five Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Orthop Res. Epub Ahead of Print Apr 15, 2016. doi: 10.1002/jor.23261.

Wellsandt E, Gardinier ES, Manal K, Axe MJ, Buchanan TS, Snyder-Mackler L. Decreased Knee Joint Loading Associated With Early Knee Osteoarthritis after ACL Injury. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan; 44(1):143-41. doi: 10.1177/0363546515608475. Epub 2015 Oct 22.

Member, American Physical Therapy Association, 2006-present
Member, Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2011-present
Member, Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2013-present
Member, Knee Special Interest group of the Sports Section, 2013-present
Member, Research Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2015-present
Member, Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2016-present
Member, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association 2006-xxx, 2016-present

Clinical Experience:
Outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation with an emphasis on knee injuries.

2015 Excellence in Research Award, Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association