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Marshall Hagins, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS

Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., New York University
M.S., New York University
Ph.D., New York University
TDPT., University of St. Augustine


Biomechanics, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Dance Medicine, Yoga



  • Hagins, M., Pappas, E.: “Biomechanics of the foot and ankle” in M. Nordin, V. Frankel “Basic biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, 4th ed”, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012, pages 224-253.
  • Hagins, M (ed.)  Dance Medicine Resource Guide, 2nd Edition. Michael Ryan Pub, Andover N.J., 2001
  • Hagins, M (ed.)  Dance Medicine Resource Guide, 1st  Edition. Michael Ryan Pub, Andover N.J., 1999

Journal Articles (peer reviewed only)

  • Pappas, E., Orishimo, F., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Hagins, M., The effects of floor incline on lower extremity biomechanics during unilateral landing from a jump in dancers. (In Press) Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • Hagins, M. The use of stabilization exercises and movement re-education to manage pain and improve function in a dancer with focal degenerative joint disease of the spine. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science,  2011, 15(3), 136-152.
  • Pappas E., Kremenic I., Liederbach M., Orishimo K., Hagins M., “Time to stability differences between male and female dancers after landing from a jump on flat and inclined floors”, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2011, 21(4), 325-329.
  • Spierer DK, Hagins M, Pappas E, Rundle AG. A Comparison of Energy Expenditure Estimates from the Actiheart and Actical Physical Activity Monitors during low intensity activities, walking, and jogging, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Apr. 111(4) 659-67, 2011.
  • Hagins, M.,  Lamberg, E., Individuals with low back pain breathe differently than healthy individuals during a lifting task. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 41 (3) 141-148, 2011.
  • Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Liederbach, M.  Comparison of landing biomechanics between male and female professional dancers.  The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37 (11) 2009 .
  • E. Pappas, Hagins M, Sheikhzadeh A, Nordin M, Rose D: “Peak biomechanical variables during bilateral drop landings: Comparisons between sex (female/male) and fatigue (pre-fatigue/post fatigue). North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Vol. 4, (2), 2009: 83-91.
  • M Hagins, E Pappas, I Kremenic, K Orishimo, A Rundle: “The effect of an inclined landing surface on biomechanical variables during a jumping task,” Clinical Biomechanics, 2007, 22(9), 1030-1036.
  • Pappas E., Sheikhzadeh A., Hagins M., Nordin M., Rose D.: “Biomechanical Differences between Unilateral and Bilateral Landings from a Jump: Gender Differences,” Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2007, 17(4), 263-268.
  • Pappas E., Sheikhzadeh A., Hagins M., Nordin M.: “The Effect of Gender and Fatigue on the Biomechanics of Bilateral Landings from a Jump: Peak Values,” Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2007, 6(1), 77-84.
  • Lamberg, E, Hagins M., Breath control during manual free-style lifting of a maximally tolerated load. Ergonomics 53(3), 2010; 385-392.
  • Pappas E., Hagins M.: The effect of raked stages on standing posture in dancers.  Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 2008, 12 (2), 54-58
  • Hagins M, Moore W, Rundle A. Does practicing hatha yoga satisfy recommendations for intensity of physical activity which improves and maintains health and cardiovascular fitness? BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Nov 30;7(1):40
  • Rundle A, Hagins M, Orjuela M, Mooney L, Kim M, Perera F. Traditional physical activity indexes derived from the Harvard alumni activity survey have low construct validity in a lower income, urban population. J Urban Health. 2007 Sep;84(5):722-32. Epub 2007 Jul 27.
  • Hagins M, Pietrek M, Sheikhzadeh A, Nordin M. The effects of breath control on maximum force and IAP during a maximum isometric lifting task. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2006 Oct;21(8):775-80.
  • Hagins, M., Lamberg, E. Natural breath control during lifting tasks: Effects of Load, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Mar; 96(4):453-8. 2006
  • Gamboa, J., Hagins, M.,  Manal T.J. An Analysis to Define the Clinical Practice of Physical Therapy for Performing Artists.  Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, Vol. 9, (2), 41-55, 2005
  • Hagins, M., Pietrek, M., Sheikhzadeh, A., Nordin, M., Axen, K.,  The Effects of Breath Control on Intra-abdominal Pressure during Lifting Tasks, Spine, 2004; 29(4): 464-9.
  • Hagins, M., Adler K, Cash M, Daughtery J, Mitrani G.  Effects of Practice on the Ability to Perform Lumbar Stabilization Exercises.  Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 29(9):546-555., 1999
  • Hagins, M., Brown M., Cook C., Gstalder K, Kam M, Kominer G, Strimbeck K,  Intratester and Intertester Reliability of the Palpation Meter (PALM) in  Measuring Pelvic Position, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Vol.6, (3), 1998
  • Hagins, M.  The Relationship Between Weight-Bearing and Non-Weight-Bearing Measurements of Ankle Dorsiflexion in Dancers.  Impulse  2(3):165-175, 1994


2005 Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association
2007 Certified Manual Therapist, from the University of St. Augustine, 2007

Grants Received:

2010-2013 Effectiveness of Yoga on Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Patients with Pre- and Stage I Hypertension.  National Institute of Health,Minority Biomedical Research Support (1SC3GM088049-01A1). Principal Investigator: Marshall Hagins. Total Direct Costs: $225,000

2003-2006 Cancers in Older Minority Populations: Caribbean-American Emphasis: National Cancer Institute/NIHU54 (CA101598-01); Research Project: Assessment, Development, and Validation of a Physical Activity Questionnaire in Three Ethnic Groups. Research Project Co-Principal Investigators: Marshall Hagins and Andrew Rundle. Total Direct Costs: $749,903.

2006-2008 Breath Control during Lifting Tasks. National Institute of General Medical Sciences: Minority Biomedical Research Support; Support of Continuous Research Excellence. (5 S06 GM074923-03) Principal Investigator: Marshall Hagins Ph.D., P.T. Total Direct Costs: $100,000

2005 Initial examination of “raked” stages in theatrical productions: The effect on biomechanical variables during a jumping task: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health: Universities Occupational Health and Safety Education Research Center: Pilot Project Program. Co-Principal Investigators: Marshall Hagins, Ph.D., P.T.; Evangelos Pappas, P.T., M.S.; Investigator: Andrew Rundle, Ph.D. 1/1/05-1/1/06, Total Direct Costs: $10,000