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Barb Hoogenboom

Barb Hoogenboom

Barb Hoogenboom PT, EdD, SCS, ATC

  • Barb Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, SCS, ATC
  • Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Physical Therapist, GRSportsCenter, Advent Rehabilitation, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Instructor, Evidence in Motion
Barb was the first Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in West Michigan, she has since been recertified twice by the ABPTS, most recently in 2013. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1988. Barb enjoys teaching about all aspects of physical therapy, intervention, and movement to entry-level DPT students, practicing clinicians, and sports residents, in her varied roles as an educator. Barb maintains a clinical practice, treating athletes and clients of all ages and abilities. Hallmarks of Barb’s practice include high level diagnostics/differential diagnosis, innovative applications of therapeutic exercise, based upon functional movement assessment and treatment approaches, and application of dry needling, functional musculoskeletal ultrasound, and biomechanical analysis.


Barb enjoys clinical research, and has authored many research and clinical commentary articles on the female athlete, nutrition, functional movement, and other sports physical therapy topics, and has contributed to14 textbooks and 7 Home Study Courses on various topics. Her most recent research interest includes electromyographic and 3-dimensional motion analysis of fundamental movements. She is the lead editor of the therapeutic exercise textbook entitled “Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Intervention, 3rd edition” published in 2014. She is also the Senior Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.



  • Bachelors of Science, Biology, 1983, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1985, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • Athletic Trainer Certification, 1988
  • Masters in Health Sciences, 1997, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, 2005, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsalanti, MI

Past Professional Appointments:

  • Clinical Specialist in Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Professionals (formerly Saint Mary’s Rehabilitation Services), Grand Rapids, MI
  • Lecturer, Saint Mary’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Lecturer, Graduate Program in Athletic Training, Western Michigan University

Professional Organizations:

  • APTA, Sports Physical Therapy Section
  • The Female Athlete Triad Coalition
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The ICCUS Society

Professional Activities and Services:

  • Senior Associate Editor, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
  • Educational Chairperson, The Female Athlete Triad Coaliton
  • Reviewer, SportsHealth
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Past Secretary, Sports Physical Therapy Section (two terms)
  • Past SPTS Combined Sections Program Chairperson (6 years)
  • SPTS Marketing Chairperson
  • SPTS Awards Committee Member

Professional Awards:

  • SPTS Turner A. Blackburn Lifetime Achievement Award
  • SPTS Ron Peyton Award,
  • SPTS Academic Education Award
  • SPTS Outstanding Service Award
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Outstanding Physical Therapist Award

Additional Activities:

  • Consultant for innovative chair design project, IzzyPlus, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Patent pending.