Dustin Hardwick, PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dustin Hardwick joined the UIW Physical Therapy Faculty in 2022. Dr. Hardwick has eight years of experience teaching in entry-level DPT education and has teaching expertise in biomechanics, kinesiology, motor control, motor learning and evidence-based practice. Dr. Hardwick received his DPT (2005) and PhD in Movement Science (2010) from Washington University in St. Louis before completing his postdoctoral training at the Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center FES Center of Excellence. He has published and presented research related to shoulder biomechanics, low back pain, motor learning in developmental disorders, patient-centered outcome measures, and ethics and professionalism in PT.

  • Foundational Sciences I
  • Foundational Sciences II

School of Physical Therapy

  • Admissions Committee
  • Instructional Technology Committee
  • Foundational Sciences Thread Committee
  • Academic Year 1 Committee

Profession and Community

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) member
  • Reviewer for several journals
  • APTA Clinical Practice Guidelines reviewer
  • UIW Community Clinic
  • San Antonio Food Bank

Publications (Last 5 years)

  • Holloway JM, Tomlinson SM, Hardwick DD. Strategies to Support Learning of Gross Motor Tasks in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Scoping Review. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2023;43(1):17-33.
  • Ditwiler RE, Swisher LL, Hardwick DD. Doing things you never imagined: Professional and ethical issues in the U.S. outpatient physical therapy setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2022;62:102684.
  • Haladay DE, Ditwiler RE, Klein AB, Ditwiler RE, Lazinkski M, Swisher LL, Beckstead J, Wolfwon W, Hardwick DD. Goal Attainment Scaling in Outpatient Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022;11(3):e32457. Published 2022 Mar 7.
  • Haladay D, Swisher L, Hardwick DD. Goal attainment scaling for patients with low back pain in rehabilitation: A systematic review. Health Sci Rep. 2021;4(3):e378.
  • Ditwiler RE, Swisher LL, Hardwick DD. Professional and Ethical Issues in United States Acute Care Physical Therapists Treating Patients With COVID-19: Stress, Walls, and Uncertainty. Phys Ther. 2021;101(8):pzab122
  • Hardwick DD, Becker M, Essick K, Lalime N, Stanuilyte R, Haladay DE. Definition Variability of Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain in Physical Therapy: A Scoping Review of the Literature. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. 2019;31(4) 199-205.
  • Haladay DE, Miro RM, Hardwick DD, Swisher LL, Klein AB. Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Perceptions of Near-Peer Teaching in an Anatomy Educational Experience, JOPTE. 2020;34(1) 67-75.
  • Lane C, Hardwick DD, Janus, T, Chen H, Yuanyuan L, Mayer JM. Comparison of the Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test to Weight Lifting Exercises using Electromyography. Work. 2019;62 459-467
  • Baumgarten A, Robison J, Mayer J, Hardwick DD, Patel T. Analysis of Surgeon Biometrics During Open and Robotic Radical Cystectomy with Electromyography and Motion Capture Analysis. Int Braz J Urol. 2019;46(1).
  • Hardwick DD, Bryden AM, Kubec GL, Kilgore KL. Factors associated with upper extremity contractures after cervical spinal cord injury: A pilot study. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018;41(3) 337-346

Book Chapters

  • Ditwiler R, Stagliano A, Hardwick DD. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Shoulder. In: Skirven T,Fedorczyk J, Fesdsher S, Osterman AL, Amadio P, Shin E, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 7th edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. 2020.
  • Hardwick DD, Carey S, Lazinkski M, Lee S. Measuring the performer and performance. In: Lee S, Scholarly Research for Musicians. Routledge, New York. 2017.