School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Dustin Hardwick

Dustin Hardwick, PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC 077
Tamp FL 33612

Academic Email:

Academic Phone:(813) 974-6883


  • PhD, Movement Science, Washington University, 2010
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Washington University, 2005
  • BS, Kinesiology, University of Illinois, 2002

Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Upper Extremity Biomechanics


  • NSCA (Member, 2018 - Present)
  • FPTA (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • APTA (Member, 2002 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Hardwick D, Bryden A, Kubec G, Kilgore K. Factors associated with upper extremity contractures after cervical spinal cord injury: A pilot study. The journal of spinal cord medicine. : 1-10, 2017.
  • Hardwick DD, Lang CE. Scapular and humeral movement patterns of people with stroke during range-of-motion exercises. Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT. 35(1) : 18-25, 2011.
  • Hardwick DD, Lang CE. Scapula and humeral movement patterns and their relationship with pain: A preliminary investigation. International journal of therapy and rehabilitation. 18(4) : 210-220, 2011.
  • Bland MD, Beebe JA, Hardwick DD, Lang CE. Restricted active range of motion at the elbow, forearm, wrist, or fingers decreases hand function. Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists. 21(3) : 268-74; quiz 275, 2008.
  • Hardwick DH, Beebe JA, McDonnell MK, Lang CE. A comparison of serratus anterior muscle activation during a wall slide exercise and other traditional exercises. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. 36(12) : 903-10, 2006.


  • Steven J. Rose Research Award (Washington University - 2005)