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Jenna Sawdon-Bea, PhD, PT

Associate Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D. Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University - Dallas, Texas 2010
M.P.T. Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, California 1998
B.S. Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, California 1996

 

Scholarship

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sawdon-Bea J & Benson J. The effects of a 6-week dry land exercise program for high school swimmers. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management. 2015: 2 (accepted for publication June 16, 2015).

Sawdon-Bea J & Sandino N. The effects of a static and dynamic balance-training program in female volleyball players. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 2015: 4 (accepted for publication May 7, 2015)

Peer Reviewed Professional Presentations (Poster):

Singh B, Sawdon-Bea J, Garcia E, Yack JH. Effect of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Fatigue on Walking and Jogging Biomechanics In Obese Children. 2015 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Annual National Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2015.

Sawdon-Bea J, Zarrinkhameh L, Fortel J. The Effects of a Home Exercise Program on Strength and Balance in Postmenopausal Women With Low Bone Mass. 2015 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February 5, 2015.

Sawdon-Bea J, Benson J. Getting to the Core of It: A 6-Week Dry Land Exercise Program for High School Swimmers. 2014 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV. February 4, 2014.

Sawdon-Bea, J, Sandino N. Setting for Stability: Balance Training Program for Female Volleyball Players. 2014 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV. February 6, 2014.

Sawdon-Bea J, Benson J, Gwin D, Sanchez M, Sparado S. Getting to the Core of It: A 6-Week Dry Land Exercise Program for High School Swimmers. 2013 California Physical Therapy Annual Conference Pasadena, CA. September 20-21, 2013.

Sawdon-Bea J, Sandino N. Setting for Stability: Balance Training Program for Female Volleyball Players. 2013 CPTA Annual Conference Pasadena, CA. September 20-21, 2013.

Sawdon-Bea J. Fish out of Water: Effects of a Dry Land Exercise Program for Swimmers. 2013 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA. January 22, 2013.

Sawdon-Bea J, Benson J. Fish out of Water: Effects of a Dry Land Exercise Program for Swimmers 2012 California Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Santa Clara, CA. September 28-29, 2012.

Recent Abstracts

Sawdon-Bea J, Weaver B, Powell C, Benson J, Tuala V, Boyd A. Fish out of water: Effects of a dry-land conditioning program on high school swimmers. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(1): (Abstract).

Sawdon-Bea J, Smith S. Thoracic Kyphosis, Pulmonary Function, and Endurance in a Woman With Osteoporosis: A Clinical Case Report. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy.
January/April 2010 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 24–31(Abstract).

Professional Interests/Activities

  • Community: President, Art of Life Cancer Foundation, Fresno, CA. (Non-profit Foundation) 
  • Professional: APTA Member (1995-Present), Orthopedic Section & Education Section
  • Professional: Member (Chair: 2011, 2012, 2014), Nominating Committee, San Joaquin Valley District CPTA

Honors and Awards (recent)

  • April 2010: 2010 College of Health and Human Services Faculty Recognition Award Recipient Department of Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno.
  • 2003: Best Platform Presentation, APTA The Section on Women's Health, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • 1999: Honorable Mention Best Platform Presentation, APTA Cardiopulmonary Section Platform Presenter Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Seattle

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PhTh 517 - Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy I
  • PhTh 518 - Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy II
  • PhTh 534 - Gait and Movement
  • PhTh 598 - Doctoral Project

Biography

Dr. Sawdon-Bea is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University (Fresno State) and has been a physical therapist for over 20 years. She received her PhD in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2009. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1998, and her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1996 from California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Sawdon-Bea joined the Fresno State faculty in 2008 and currently teaches the Orthopedic / Musculoskeletal courses during the 2nd and 3rd years of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Prior to joining Fresno State, Dr. Sawdon-Bea owned a private-outpatient clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation.

Dr. Sawdon-Bea’s research focuses on the adolescent athlete, as well as instrument-assisted manual therapy interventions. She has published on shoulder dysfunction in adolescent swimmers, as well as ankle injuries in the adolescent female athlete. Dr. Sawdon-Bea has also presented her research at State, National, and International Conferences. Currently, Dr. Sawdon-Bea is working with other members of the Orthopedic Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association, on revising the Ankle Sprain Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Dr. Sawdon-Bea remains active on campus, where she serves as a founding council-member of the College of Health and Human Services Honors Council. Dr. Sawdon-Bea is a member of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, as well as the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Sawdon-Bea gives back to the health-care community by serving as a panel member, and guest speaker, with the Doctors Academy through the UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER). Dr. Sawdon-Bea was the founding Board President of the Art of Life Cancer Foundation of Fresno.

In her free time, Dr. Sawdon-Bea relishes spending time with her 3 daughters and husband. Dr. Sawdon-Bea enjoys running, camping and being outdoors. 

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