Jason Woollard, PhD, MPT

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Associate Professor
Eastside - 214

Hometown:  Toledo, OH

Joined Chatham:  2010


Predictors of outcome in rotator cuff surgery and subacromial impingement, Reliability of shoulder examination measurements, Factors that affect knee cartilage loss in individuals with knee osteoarthritis, Improving mobility in older adults


Playing and watching sports, traveling, mountain biking, reading about many different topics, trying to become a better distance runner, and enjoying time with my family


I am a 1997 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where I received a BA in Pre-professional Zoology. I received my Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia,PA. I have been a practicing physical therapist for the past 15 years and completed my PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. My current research examines the prognostic accuracy of factors that affect the outcome of rotator cuff surgery. I have two children, Antonio and Gabriela.

  • Ph.D University of Pittsburgh
  • Masters of Physical Therapy Hahnemann University
  • BA Pre-professional Zoology Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Licensed Pennsylvania Physical Therapist
  • Woollard JD, McMahon JP, Francis K, Prasad A, Ridge T, Irrgang JJ. A Comparison of Shoulder Motion, Torque, Pain and Self-Reported Function in Senior Olympic Athletes with and without Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Abstract and platform presentation: 2012 APTA Combined Sections Meeting
  • Woollard JD, Rodosky MW, Fitzgerald GK, Piva SR, Bost J, Irrgang JJ. Preoperative Predictors of Surgical Outcome in Patients Undergoing Subacromial Decompression With or Without Rotator Cuff Repair Abstract and e-poster presentation: 2011 Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Woollard JD, Gil AB, Irrgang JJ. Are impairments of range of motion and strength about the knee associated with functional ability in patients with knee pathology? Abstract and Poster Presentation: 2008 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Gil AB, Sparto PJ. Chambers A, Cham R, Woollard JD, Fitzgerald GK. Association between lower limb stiffness during gait and physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Abstract and poster presentation for the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research’s IRR Day 2008.