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Rachel Rolfe

R. Rolfe

Rachel Rolfe, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia
  • B.A., Illinois State University

Contact: 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 Rolfeā€™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.