Dr. Eric J Hegedus has had a notable 24-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice and is founding Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. Dr Hegedus also is founder and director of Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM). TEAM is a community-based health and wellness program designed to improve athletic performance and prevent injury. In addition to his administrative duties, Professor Hegedus has directed and taught Musculoskeletal Practice Management courses where he has won the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section James a Gould teaching Award. He is also a four-time winner of the “Duke DPT Excellence in Teaching” award and a three-time nominee for Duke Medical Center’s prestigious Master Clinician Educator Award. In addition to his love for teaching, Dr. Hegedus is a lifelong student with a PhD from the University of Ulster, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Health Science degree from Duke University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University, a board specialty in orthopedic physical therapy, and a specialty certification in strength and conditioning. Finally, Dr. Hegedus is a productive scholar with more than 60 peer reviewed PubMed articles, several book chapters, and a textbook entitled, “Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach”, now in its second edition. He is a noted speaker with numerous national and international presentations.
Select Publications (Selected from 70 peer-reviewed publications)
1. Wright AA, Wassinger CA, Frank M, Michener LA, Hegedus EJ. Diagnostic accuracy of scapular physical examination tests for shoulder disorders: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med 2012 [epub ahead of print].
2. Hegedus EJ, Stern B, Reiman MP et al. A suggested model for physical examination and conservative treatment of Athletic Pubalgia. Physical Therapy in Sport 2012 [epub ahead of print]
3. Hegedus EJ, Goode AP, Cook CEet al. Which physical examination tests provide clinicians with the most value when examining the shoulder? Update of a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests. Br J Sports Med 2012 Nov;46(14):964-78.
4. Reiman MP, Goode AP, Hegedus EJ et al. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of the hip: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2012 [epub ahead of print].
5. Cook C, Mabry L, Reiman MP, Hegedus, EJ. Best tests/clinical findings for screening and diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review. Physiotherapy 2012;98(2):93-100
6. Hegedus EJ, Goode AP, Campbell S et al. Physical Examination Tests of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis of Individual Tests.Br J Sports Med 2008 Feb;42(2):80-92
7. Hegedus EJ, Goode A, Butler RJ, Slaven E. The neurological effects of a single session of spinal joint mobilization: does the effect last? JMMT 2011;19(3):143-151.
8. Hegedus EJ, Zavala J, Kissenberth M et al. Positive Outcomes with intra-articular glenohumeral injections are independent of accuracy. JSES 2010;19(6):795-801
10. Cook C, Hegedus EJ. An Investigation of the Relationship Between Measures of Pain Intensity, Pain Affect, and Disability, in Patients with Shoulder Dysfunction. JMMT 2011;19(2).