Judy L. Foxworth, PT, Ph.D., OCS

Associate Professor


Department: Physical Therapy
Office Location: 342 FL Atkins Building
Phone: 336-750-2197
Fax: 336-750-2192
Email:  foxworthj@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Foxworth has over 20 years of clinical experience working in a variety of physical therapy settings (in-patient, outpatient, sports medicine and home health) primarily  treating patients with orthopedic dysfunctions.  Dr. Foxworth is the director of the Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University Human Performance and Biodynamics laboratory.  This unique partnership between public and private institutions is a first in the state of North Carolina. In this laboratory, physical therapy students are regularly exposed to cutting edge research often working with other health care practitioners.

Dr. Foxworth has been a WSSU faculty member for over 10 years and has received several School of Health Sciences teaching and research awards.  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recognized her as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 1994 and 2004.  She has been an active member of APTA on the local, state and national level.  She has published 7 manuscripts, received grant funding from the National Institute on Health (NIH), Foundation funding and internal grant funding opportunities.  She has presented her work at a variety of state, national and international conferences on the topic of Treatment for Osteoarthritis and health disparities.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • M.S., Physical Therapy/Motor Learning, Temple University
  • Ph.D., Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • Dr. Foxworth’s primary research interest is in the area of lower extremity biomechanics. She has studied the effects of shock absorbing insoles on alleviating knee pain in those with Osteoarthritis, hip forces during a golf swing and effects of hypertension on gait and balance in African-American elders. She has expertise in administering NIH grants and is a manuscript reviewer for several journals with expertise in lower extremity biomechanics and motion capture. She is also a member of a multidisciplinary, multisite grant team investigating the causes of low back dysfunction and movement dysfunction of working military dogs.

  • Additional Information:

    Clinical Biomechanics - DPT 6101
    Kinesiology - DPT 6202
    Musculoskeletal I, II and III - DPT 6203, 6204, 7200, 7201, 7304
    Research II and III -  DPT 7207, DPT 8205

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