Lauren Erickson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy within the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky, and leads the Runner’s Clinic in the BioMotion Laboratory. She is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Most recently, she completed her dissertation entitled, “Effect of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Functional and Self-Reported Outcomes in Female Runners with Patellofemoral Pain,” and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky.
- PhD, University of Kentucky, 2021
- SCS, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017
- DPT, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, 2016
- BS, Northern Arizona University, 2013
- Running-related injuries
- Lower extremity biomechanics
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
- Bone stress injuries
- Patellofemoral pain
- Blood flow restriction training
For more about Dr. Erickson’s and the BioMotion Laboratory’s research, visit the BioMotion Laboratory’s website.
- Functional anatomy
- Kinematics and kinetics
- Walking and running mechanics
- Evidence informed practice
Lauren enjoys running, hiking, rock climbing and pretty much any other outdoor adventure. You can usually spot her riding her bike throughout town.