Rachel Rolfe, PhD
- Ph.D., University of Virginia
- M.Ed., University of Virginia
- B.A., Illinois State University
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-245-8047
Dr. Rachel Koldenhoven Rolfe is an assistant professor in Athletic Training in the Department of Health and Human Performance. Prior to arriving at Texas State University, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in pediatric orthopaedics while conducting work for her doctoral degree. Dr. Koldenhoven Rolfe’s research interests focus on adaptations in gait and functional movements in individuals with chronic ankle instability and providing treatment through impairment-based rehabilitation strategies. She also studies gait biomechanics in a variety of populations using traditional laboratory equipment as well as wearable sensors.
Recent peer-reviewed publications:
Gregory C, Koldenhoven RM, Higgins M, Hertel J. External ankle supports alter running biomechanics: a field-based study using wearable sensors. Physiol Meas. 2019;40(4):044003.
Hollis C, Koldenhoven RM, Resch JE, Hertel J. Gait Mechanics as Measured by a Wearable Sensor During Running at Two Speeds on Different Surfaces. Sports Biomechanics. 2019.
Koldenhoven RM, Hertel J. Validation of a Wearable Sensor for Measuring Running Biomechanics. Digital Biomarkers. 2018;2.
Koldenhoven RM, Feger MA, Fraser JJ, Hertel J. Variability in Center of Pressure Position and Muscle Activation During Walking with Chronic Ankle Instability. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2018;38:155-161.
Koldenhoven RM, Feger MA, Fraser JJ, Saliba S, Hertel J. Surface Electromyography and Plantar Pressure During Walking in Young Adults with Chronic Ankle Instability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016:24(4):1060-70.