• Education:Bachelor of Arts, American Studies, Dickinson College, 1995
    Master of Science, Athletic Training, Indiana State University, 1997
    Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Science, University of Toledo, 2010
  • Phone:617-353-7497

Health Matters Virtual Conference

Dr. Webster provides an overview of the Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Teaching Lab. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters.”

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Lower extremity functional rehabilitation
  • Relationship between gluteal activation in active populations with chronic ankle instability
  • Encouraging students to become life-long learners through evidence-based clinical education

Courses Taught

    • AT 510 Examination and Treatment I
    • AT 511 Examination and Treatment II
    • AT 512 Examination and Treatment III
    • HP 572 Evidence Based Practice
    • PT 520 Functional Anatomy
    • AT 625 Evidence to Practice
    • AT 633 Performance Enhancement in Sport

      Research Presentations: Invited Speaker

      • Guest lecture Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, SARAT405 Clinical Athletic Training II “Footwear Applications for Various Foot Types” February, 2013-2018.
      • Boston Marathon Educational Programing for Athletic Trainers. “Evidence-Based Rehabilitation for Ankle Instability”. April, 2013
      • Guest lecture Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, SARAT405 Clinical Athletic Training II “Functional Movement Screening” February, 2013, 2014
      • Guest lecture Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, SARAT405 Clinical Athletic Training II “Footwear Applications for Various Foot Types” February, 2013, 2014
      • Guest lecture Boston University School of Education, PE505 Sport Science. “Role of Athletic Trainers in Sports Psychology Interventions”, February, 2012.
      • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium Learning Lab Assistant. “New Approaches to Ankle Rehabilitation” New Orleans, June 2011.
      • The Female Athlete; Special Considerations. “Lower Extremity Injury Prevention” University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH. October 2009
      • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium Learning Lab Assistant. “Functional Balance and Outcome Assessments for the Lower Extremity” San Antonio, TX, June 2009
      • Guest lecturer for Introduction to Exercise Science. University of Toledo, Fall ’08, Spring ’09, Fall ’09
      • Guest lecturer for Clinical Interventions. University of Toledo, Spring 2009

      Recent Presentations

      • Webster K, Hoch M. Role of intrinsic foot muscle in prevention and rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries”, Learning Lab, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, Houston, TX. June 2017.
      • Mace K, Webster KA. “Fostering communication skills in athletic training students”. Model Practice Showcase, Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, Grapevine, TX. February 2017.
      • Webster KA, Liu K, Kaminski TW. “The correlation of frontal plane ankle joint laxity to frontal plane time-to-stabilization measures in healthy and ankle-injured patients” Free communications presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, Baltimore, MD, June 2016. Reprinted in J Athl Train. 2016.
      • Webster KA, Mace KD. “Advanced Airway Management: an essential part of your emergency skills” Workshop presentation at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Boston, MA, January 2016.
      • Webster KA, Vincent LR, Docherty CL. “Peak plantar pressures during walking in chronic ankle instability and healthy patients” Poster presentation International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, October 2015. Reprinted in British Journal of Sports Medicine: 2015;49:Suppl 1 A22-A23 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095573.56.
      • Webster KA. “Evidence-based Approach to Ankle Rehabilitation: Hip Check” Special Topics Presentation National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, St. Louis, MO, June 2012.
      • Webster KA, Pietrosimone BG, Armstrong CW, Gribble PA. “Plantar Pressures in Those With and Without Chronic Ankle Instability While Landing a Lateral Hop” Podium presentation National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, New Orleans, LA, June 2011. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46(3)S-101.
      • McClelland, RI, Laursen, RM, Webster, KA. “Successful Management of Bilateral Scapular Dyskinesis: A Clinical Case Report” Poster presentation National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, New Orleans, LA, June 2011. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46(3):S-152.
      • Webster KA, Pietrosimone BG, Armstrong CW, Gribble PA. “Preparatory Muscle Activation during a Lateral Hop Before and After Fatigue in Those With and Without Chronic Ankle Instability” Presented at International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Symposium for podium presentation, Seattle, WA, September 2010.
      • Webster KA, Cuson MJ, Brigle JR, Wieczorkowski MP, Gribble PA. “Sport-Level and Sex Comparisons of Functional Movement Screen Scores” Accepted to National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium for poster presentation, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training.2010;45(3):S119.
      • Pollock KM, Sato A, Webster KA, Shinohara J, Aminaka N, Pietrosimone BG, Jackson KR, Gribble PA. “The Star Excursion Balance Test As A Predictor Of Lower Extremity Injury In High School Football Players” Accepted to National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium for podium presentation, June 2010. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training.2010;45(3)S51.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. “A Comparison of Hip Muscle Activation During Functional Exercises in Those With & Without Chronic Ankle Instability” Podium presentation at the International Ankle Symposium, Sydney, Australia, July 2009. Reprinted in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.2009;9(10):A11.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. “A Comparison of Hip Muscle Activation During Four Closed-Kinetic Chain Exercises in Those With and Without Chronic Ankle Instability” Poster presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, San Antonio, TX, June 2009. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training. 2009;44(3):S111.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. “A Comparison of Hip Muscle Activation During Functional Exercises in Those With & Without Chronic Ankle Instability” Podium presentation at University of Toledo Department of Kinesiology Research Symposium, May 2009.
      • Webster KA, Siler, ME, Gribble PA. “Hip Torque as a Predictor of Time to Stabilization in Division I Female Athletes” Podium presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, St. Louis, MO June 2008. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training.2008;43:S24.
      • Rupp KA, Aminaka N, Webster KA, Siler, ME, Gribble PA. “Comparison of knee flexion and extension torque in Division I volleyball and soccer players” Poster presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, St. Louis, MO June 2008. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training 2008;43:S24.
      • Trumbull M, Webster KA, Aminaka N, Siler, ME, Gribble PA. “Comparison of hip flexion and extension torque in Division I volleyball and soccer players” Poster presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, St. Louis, MO June 2008.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. “Time to stabilization comparison of ACL-repaired versus healthy knees in Division I female athletes” Poster presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, Anaheim, CA June 2007. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training. 2007;42:S89.
      • Webster KA, Yartym C, Reynolds C, Sandrey MA, Ingersoll CD. “Comparison of PNF and static stretching techniques with superficial application of thermal modalities on hip extension range of motion” Poster presentation at National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, Baltimore, MD June 1998. Reprinted in Journal of Athletic Training. 1998;33:S67.

      Recent Publications

      • Vesci AS, Webster KA, Sich M, Marinko LN. Resistance training in youth improves athletic performance: a systematic review. Athl Train and Sports Health Care. 2017;9(4):184-192.
      • Webster KA, Pietrosimone BG, Gribble PA. Lower extremity muscle activation during a lateral hop before and after fatigue in those with and without chronic ankle instability. Journal of Athletic Training, in press.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. A comparison of electromyography of gluteus medius and maximus in subjects with and without chronic ankle instability. Physical Therapy in Sport: 2013;14(1):17-22.
      • Gribble PA, Brigle J, Pietrosimone BG, Pfile KJ, Webster KA. Intrarater reliability of the Functional Movement Screen. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.2013;27(4):978-981.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. Time to stabilization comparison of ACL-repaired versus healthy knees in Division I female athletes. Journal of Athletic Training.2010;45(6):580-585.
      • Webster KA, Gribble PA. Functional rehabilitation in those with chronic ankle instability: a systematic review. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.2010;19(1):98-114.

      Professional Activities

      • Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association member (1997-1999, 2010-present)
      • BOC item writer (May 2011-2017)
      • Boston Marathon (April 2014-2017) – Treated injured patients in Medical Tent A and B
      • Jimmy Fund Walk (September 2011) – Supervised students in medical tent and medical volunteer in treating participants.
      • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (1997-present) Member # 963551
      • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (1997-2010)
      • Ohio Athletic Trainers Association (2006-2010) License # AT.002706
      • Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (1999-2007)

      Awards and Honors

      • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology, University of Toledo, May 2010
      • National Athletic Trainers’ Research Education Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, June 2008
      • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology, University of Toledo, May 2008

      Licenses and Certifications

      • NATABOC #089702630
      • Approved Clinical Instructor 2002-present
      • MA Athletic Training Licensure 2010-present #2133
      • OH Athletic Training Licensure 2006-2010 #002706
      • IL Athletic Training Licensure 1999-2007#096-001292
      • CPR for the professional rescuer- most recent completion 9/22/10

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