Joaquin Barrios, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Joaquin Alberto Barrios, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


  • Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Science, University of Delaware
  • D.P.T. in Physical Therapy, Duke University
  • B.S. in Exercise Science, Creighton University

Licensures & Certifications

  • Licensed Ohio Physical Therapist
  • Certified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Heartsaver AED, American Heart Association

Professional Activities

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Selected Publications

Barrios JA, Willson JD (2016).  Minimum detectable change in medial tibiofemoral contact force parameters: derivation and application to a load-altering intervention. J Appl Biomech (in press).

Werner D, Willson J, Willy R, Barrios J.  Validity, reliability and normative values for clinically-assessed frontal tibial orientation as a measure of varus-valgus knee alignment.  Int J Athl Ther Train (in press).

Bjelopetrovich A, Barrios JA (2016).  Effects of incremental ambulatory-range loading on arch height index parameters. J Biomech 49:3555-3558.

Rodrigues C, Jackson K, Barrios J, Laubach L, Edginton-Bigelow K (2016). Task-oriented ankle and foot training for improving gait, balance, and strength in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. JEMonline 1:1-13.

Barrios JA, Heitkamp CA, Smith BP, Sturgeon MM, Suckow DW, Sutton SC (2016). Three-dimensional hip and knee kinematics during walking, running and single-limb drop landing in females with and without genu valgum. Clin Biomech 31:7-11.

Tipnis RA, Anloague PA, Laubach LL, Barrios JA (2014). The dose-response relationship between lateral foot wedging and the reduction of knee adduction moment. Clin Biomech29:984-989.

Barrios JA, Strotman DE (2014).  A sex comparison of ambulatory mechanics relevant to osteoarthritis in individuals with and without asymptomatic varus knee alignment.  J Appl Biomech 30:632-636.

Petit DJ, Willson JD, Barrios JA (2014).  Comparison of stance phase knee joint angles and moments using two different surface marker representations of the proximal shank in walkers and runners.  J Appl Biomech 30:173-178.

Caldwell LK, Laubach LL, Barrios JA (2013).  Effect of specific gait modifications on medial knee loading, metabolic cost and perception of task difficulty.  Clin Biomech 28:649-654.

Barrios JA, Butler RJ, Crenshaw JR, Royer TD, Davis IS (2013).  Mechanical effectiveness of lateral foot wedging in medial knee osteoarthritis after one year of wear. J Orthop Res31:659-664.

Boldt AR, Willson JD, Barrios JA, Kernozek RW (2013).  Effects of medially wedged foot orthoses on knee and hip running mechanics in females with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome.  J Appl Biomech 29:68-77.

Barrios JA, Royer TD, Davis IS (2012).  Dynamic versus radiographic alignment in relation to medial knee loading in symptomatic osteoarthritis.  J Appl Biomech 28:551-559.

Butler RJ, Barrios JA, Royer TD, Davis IS (2011).  Frontal plane gait mechanics differ between medial and lateral knee osteoarthritis.  Phys Ther 91:1235-1243.

Barrios JA, Crossley KM, Davis IS (2010).  Gait retraining to reduce the knee adduction moment through real-time visual feedback of dynamic knee alignment.  J Biomech 43:2208-2213.

Barrios JA, Higginson JS, Royer TD, Davis IS, (2009). Static and dynamic correlates of the knee adduction moment in healthy knees ranging from normal to varus-aligned.  Clin Biomech24:850-854.

Barrios JA, Davis IS, Higginson JS, Royer TD (2009).  Lower extremity walking mechanics of young individuals with asymptomatic varus knee alignment.  J Orthop Res 27:1414-1419.

Butler RJ, Barrios JA, Royer TD, Davis IS (2009). Effect of laterally wedged foot orthoses on rearfoot and hip mechanics in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis.  Prosthet Orthot Int33:107-116.

Barrios JA, Crenshaw JR, Royer TD, Davis IS (2009). Walking shoes and laterally wedged orthoses in the clinical management of medial tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: a one-year prospective controlled trial.  Knee 16:136-142.