Timothy Hewett, PhD
Director, OSU Sports Health & Performance Institute
Director of Research, OSU Sports Medicine
Professor, Departments of Physiology & Cell Biology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering
Topics in This Podcast
1. Recent trends in ACL injury
2. How the NBA utilized Dr. Hewitt
3. Biomechanical casues of ACL injuries
4. Post injury factors
5. Screening for risk factors
6. The best exericers for reducing ACL injuries
7. Prevention and training... one in the same
8. When to starting training to prevent ACL injuries
9. Why education is the most important aspect of prevention
10. How soon is too soon to come back from an ACL injury
11. Why reinjuries happen
12. The emotional toll from an ACL injury
13. Information about the ACL Workshop:
Education and Background
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology, Department of Pharmacology & Cell
Biophysics, University of Cincinnati 1993
Experience & Interests
As Director of Research, Dr. Hewett is responsible for the oversight and coordination of a multi-disciplinary research program, as well as the development of strategic OSU Sports Medicine priorities.
Hewett joined Ohio State in 2010 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he served as director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. He is nationally recognized for his work in the area of knee injury prevention in female athletes.
Hewett, who also serves as a tenured professor in Ohio State’s department of physiology and cell biology, completed a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.
Hewett is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, over 15,000 citations and an h-index of 70. He has authored a book and multiple book chapters.
He is a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section and is on the Editorial board for several medical journals. He is an international expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of ACL injuries. Dr. Hewett has received several prestigious awards, including the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. He has been a Keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. His work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. Dr. Hewett is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.
I am a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Cell Biology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Family Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, as well as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. I have a doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics and post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular Biology and Biomechanics. I am an international leading expert in the field of injury prevention, with a special focus on ACL risk factor and prevention research. Thus far I have published over 220 peer-reviewed articles with over 15,000 citations in the medical literature, an h-index over 65 and have also authored a book and several book chapters. A permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section, I also serve on the Editorial board for several medical journals. My awards include the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. My work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. My professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and I am a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Understanding and Preventing Non-Contact ACL Injury. Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics, January 2007.
12th Annual ACL Workshop
State of the Art Prevention and Rehabilitation Program
Saturday, October 11, 2014
from 8 am - 5:30 pm
Medical Education and
Resource Center (MERC)*
619 Oak Street
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Maps and directions may
be downloaded from
*This is NOT held at the Main Hospital.
This workshop is designed for physicians, athletic trainers, physician assistants, nurses, occupational or physical therapists, students, researchers, strength and conditioning specialists, sports medicine and orthopedic health care professionals.
The ACL workshop is a day dedicated to the prevention, training, and rehabilitation of athletes who are at risk for ACL injuries. The world renowned team at the Human Performance Laboratory in the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center will detail the latest prevention programs for female athletes. We will utilize state-of-the-art 3D motion analysis to teach athlete screening techniques. We will also teach neuromuscular training methods that focus on proper core and knee control and landing techniques.