David S. Logerstedt, PT, MPT, MA, PhD

David S. Logerstedt PT, MPT, MA, PhD

Director of the BTE Lab

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy


PhD, Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics, University of Delaware

MPT, Physical Therapy, East Carolina University

MA, Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina

BS, Exercise Science, University of Montana

Research Interests

  • Orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice guidelines of the knee
  • Implementation research of clinical practice guidelines
  • Acute and post-traumatic injuries of the knees


Dr. Logerstedt’s research focuses primarily on acute and post-traumatic knee injuries to advance the scientific evidence of the effects of rehabilitation and its long-term impact on joint health. His particular interests are on the development and implementation of translational knowledge to optimize function and reduce the incidence of long-term participation restrictions in physically active individuals with musculoskeletal injury. Dr. Logerstedt teaches in the musculoskeletal track of the physical therapy curriculum. In addition, he teaches physical therapy examination and interventions, and differential diagnosis. Dr. Logerstedt is a board-certified Sports Clinical Specialist. He is a member of the Sports, Orthopaedic, and Research Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Thoma, L. M., Grindem, H., Logerstedt, D., Axe, M., Engebretsen, L., Risberg, M. A., & Snyder-Mackler, L. Coper Classification Early After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture Changes With Progressive Neuromuscular and Strength Training and Is Associated With 2-Year Success: The Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohort Study. Am J of Sports Med. 2019. 47(4): 807–814. doi: 10.1177/0363546519825500. PMID: 30790527

Arundale A, Bizzini M, Giordano A, Hewett T, Logerstedt D, Mandelbaum B, Scalzitti D, Silvers-Granelli H, Snyder-Macker L, Godges J. Exercise-based knee injury prevention clinical practice guidelines. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018. 48(10):A1-A42. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.0303. PMID: 30170521

Nawasreh Z, Adams G, Pryzbylkowski O, Logerstedt D. Influence of Patient's Sex and Graft Types on Second ACL Injury in Ipsilateral vs Contralateral Knees: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2018. 13(4):561-574. doi: 10.26603/ijspt20180561. PMID: 30140550. PMCID: PMC6088133

Logerstedt DS, Scalzitti D, Risberg MA, Engebretsen L, Webster K, Feller J, Snyder-Mackler L, Axe MJ, McDonough CM. Knee Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Knee Ligament Sprain Revision 2017. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 47(11): A1-A47. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0303. PMID: 29089004

Nawasreh Z, Logerstedt D, Cummer K, Axe MJ, Risberg MA, Snyder-Mackler L. Functional Performance 6 Months after ACL reconstruction Can Predict Return to Participation in the Same Preinjury Activity Level 12 and 24 Months after ACL Reconstruction. Br J Sports Med. 2018. Mar. 52(6):375. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097095. PMID: 28954801. PMCID: PMC5834373.

Myer GD, Jayanthi N, Difiori JP, Faigebaum AD, Kiefer AW, Logerstedt D, Micheli LJ. Sports Specialization, Part II: Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes. Sports Health, 2016 Jan;8(1):65-73. doi: 10.1177/1941738115614811 2015 Oct 30. pii: 1941738115614811. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26517937. PMCID: PMC4702158. 2017 T. David Sisk Research Award for Best Review Paper in Sports Health

Logerstedt D, Arundale A, Lynch A, Snyder-Mackler L. A Conceptual framework for a Sports Knee Injury Performance Profile (SKIPP) and Return to Activity Criteria (RTAC). Brazilian J Phys Ther (special edition for Rio Summer Olympics), 2016 Jan;8(1):65-73. doi: 10.1177/1941738115614811. pii: S1413-35552015005040116. PMID: 26445422. PMCID: PMC4647146

Logerstedt D, Di Stasi SL, Lynch A, Grindem H, Eitzen I, Axe MJ, Engebretsen L, Risberg MA, Snyder-Mackler L. Self-reported knee function can identify athletes who fail return to activity criteria up to one year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 44:914-923, 2014. Epub 27 October 2014. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.4852. PMID: 25347228. PMCID: PMC4285556

Logerstedt D, Zeni J, Snyder-Mackler L. Sex differences in patients with different stages of knee osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 95:2376-2381, 2014.

Di Stasi SL, Logerstedt D, Gardinier ES, Snyder-Mackler L.  Differing Gait Patterns Between ACL-Reconstructed Athletes Who Do and Do Not Pass Return to Sport Criteria. Am J Sports Med. 41(6): 1310-1318, 2013 doi:10.1177/0363546513482718. PMID: 23562809

Logerstedt D, Lynch A, Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L.  Symmetry restoration and functional recovery before and after ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 21(4): 859-868, 2013. doi:10.1007/s00167-012-1929-2. PMID:22349604. PMCID: PMC3381049

Logerstedt D, Grindem H, Lynch A, Snyder-Mackler L, Risberg MA, Axe MJ, Engenbretsen L. Single-legged hop tests as predictors of self-reported knee function after ACL reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 40(10): 2348-2356, 2012. doi:10.1177/0363546512457551. PMID: 22825749. PMCID: PMC3462240

Adams D, Logerstedt D, Hunter-Giordano A, Snyder-Mackler L. Practice Guidelines for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation: A Criterion-Based Rehabilitation Progression. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 42(7):601-14, 2012. Epub 8 March 2012.

Professional Information

ABPTS Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist; Member, Knee Outcomes Workgroup, National Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Outcomes Database (NOPTOD); APTA representative, AAOS Performance Measures Osteoarthritis Function and Pain Assessment Work Group; APTA representative, APTA/AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Development Work Group for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Pre and Post-operative Physical Therapist Management for Adults with Osteoarthritis

Contact Information

Office location: Glasser Hall, Room 106
Mailing address: Box 39
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215-596-7303
Office Fax: 215-895-3121

d [dot] logerstedt [at] usciences [dot] edu