Patricia Teran Wodzinski C-1684-2014

Patricia Teran Wodzinski, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa FL 33612

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  • PhD, Physical Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa, 2013
  • MA, Health Promotion, University of Northern Iowa, 2006
  • BS, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Universidad Particular de Chiclayo, 1995

Research Interests

  • Dr. Teran Wodzinski’s research focuses on the influence of gait biomechanics on the development of knee osteoarthritis. Her research interest is the investigation of the effectiveness of gait retraining on influencing the course of osteoarthritic changes in women with knee hyperextension. The projects associated with her work incorporate 3D motion analysis and off-site monitoring of knee kinematics to provide feedback and monitor outcomes. Dr. Teran Wodzinski’s research has been presented at multiple national and international peer-reviewed conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.


  • APTA Research Section (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • APTA Orthopedic Section (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American Society of Biomechanics (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • Gait Clinical Movement Analysis Society (Member, 2009 - Present)
  • Peruvian Physical Therapy Association (CTMP 2226, 1996 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Teran-Yengle P, Cole KJ, Yack HJ. Short and long-term effects of gait retraining using real-time biofeedback to reduce knee hyperextension pattern in young women. Gait & posture. 50: 185-189, 2016.
  • Segal NA, Glass NA, Teran-Yengle P, Singh B, Wallace RB, Yack HJ. Intensive Gait Training for Older Adults with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 94(10 Suppl 1) : 848-58, 2015.
  • Segal NA, Boyer ER, Teran-Yengle P, Glass NA, Hillstrom HJ, Yack HJ. Pregnancy leads to lasting changes in foot structure. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 92(3) : 232-40, 2013.
  • Teran-Yengle P, Birkhofer R, Weber MA, Patton K, Thatcher E, Yack HJ. Efficacy of gait training with real-time biofeedback in correcting knee hyperextension patterns in young women. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. 41(12) : 948-52, 2011.
  • Zeman C, Beltz L, Linda M, Maddux J, Depken D, Orr J, Teran-Yengle P. New questions and insights into nitrate/nitrite and human health effects: a retrospective cohort study of private well users' immunological and wellness status. J Environ Health. 4(74) : 8-18, 2011.

Positions Held

  • Instructor/Guess Lecturer (Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Iowa 2008 - 2013)
  • Research Assistant (Orthopaedic Gait Analysis Laboratory, University of Iowa 2008 - 2013)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Iowa 2008 - 2013)
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center, University of Northern Iowa 2004 - 2007)
  • Physical Therapist (In-home Physical Therapy, ESSALUD Hospital 1999 - 2003)
  • Physical Therapist (Psychomotricity Department, Navy Hospital 1997 - 1999)
  • Physical Therapist (Community Service, Ministery of Health 1996 - 1997)
  • Physical Therapist (Early Stimulation, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion 1995 - 1996)


  • Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper (Association of Academic Physiatrist Excellence in Research Writing Award: “Pregnancy leads to lastin - 2014)
  • Outstanding performance during clinical practice placement test (Universidad Particular de Chiclayo - 1994)