Jenna Sawdon-Bea

Contact Information

Department of Physical Therapy

California State University, Fresno
2345 E San Ramon Ave 
M/S MH29 
Fresno, Ca 93740-8031

Office Location:
McLane Hall Room 276B

jsbea@csufresno.edu

Phone: (559) 278-6376
Fax: (559) 278-3635

 

Jenna Sawdon-Bea, Ph.D., P.T.

Assistant 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

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

Scholarly Activities

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sadowsky HS, Sawdon JM, Scheiner ME, Sticklin AM. Eight week moderate intensity Exercise intervention elicits body composition change in adolescents. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 1999;2: 38-44.

Sawdon JM. Documentation Requirements. In: Curtis KA (Ed.). The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care. Thorofare, NJ. Slack, Inc. 1999. 187-208.

Peer Reviewed Professional Presentations (Poster):

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.

Sawdon-Bea J, Powell C, Weaver B. Swimming: Does it Really Do a Body Good? (A Look into Swimmers Shoulder). 2011 California Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA. September 22-23, 2011

Sawdon-Bea J, Fortel J, Gordon B. Home Exercise Program Improves Strength and Balance in Postmenopausal Women With Low Bone Mass. 2011 Annual California Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA. September 22-23, 2011

Sawdon-Bea, J. Effects of a 10-Week Exercise Intervention on Thoracic Kyphosis, Pulmonary Function, 6-Minute Walk, Back Extensor Strength, and Quality of Life in Women with Osteoporosis. 9th International Osteoporosis Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. May 19 & 20, 2011

Sawdon- Bea J, Fortel J, Gordon B. The Relationship Between Thoracic Kyphosis, Strength, and Balance in Postmenopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. 2010 California Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Oakland, CA. October 1. 2010

Sawdon-Bea J, Smith S. Thoracic kyphosis, pulmonary function, and endurance in a woman with Osteoporosis: A Clinical Case Report Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association,San Diego, CA. February 19. 2010

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).

Recent Peer Reviewed Scientific & Professional Publications/Presentations

 

Professional Interests/Activities

Research

 

Services (Recent)

  • College: Member (Secretary, 2012) , Executive Committee
  • College: Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Honors Program
  • Department: Chair, Curriculum Committee
  • Department: Chair, Student Affairs Committee
  • Department: Member, Committee for Academic Affairs
  • Department: Member, Space and Equipment Committee
  • 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