Nicole K. Rendos, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Division of Physical Therapy


Nicole K. Rendos, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University. Dr. Rendos holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Athletic Training from West Virginia University and the University of Virginia, respectively, and PhD in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Biomechanics from the University of Miami. She completed her postdoctoral training at Florida International University and Emory University in motor unit physiology and gait biomechanics, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Rendos’s research goal is to elucidate biomechanical consequences that occur as a result of diabetes-mellitus related lower-limb amputation and develop novel rehabilitation strategies to minimize complications, improve walking function, improve quality of life, and decrease mortality post-amputation.  Some of the tools and techniques Dr. Rendos employs in her research include 3-dimensionl kinematic and kinetic analysis of human motion, electromyography, biofeedback, and clinical evaluation.


2015    Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
2010    M.Ed. Athletic Training, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2009    B.S. Athletic Training, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


Rendos NK, Zajac-Cox L, Thomas R, Sato S, Echoltz S, Kesar TM. Verbal Feedback Enhances Motor Learning During Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. Accepted. In Press.

Anz AW, Hubbard R, Rendos NK, Everts PA, Andrews JR, Hackel JG. Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate is Equivalent to Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis at 1 Year: A Prospective, Randomized Trial. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020; 8(2): 2325967119900958. doi: 10.1177/2325967119900958. PMID: 32118081.

Simpson JD, Rendos NK, Stewart EM, Turner AJ, Wilson SJ, Macias DM, Chander H, Knight AC. Bilateral Spatiotemporal Postural Control Impairments are Present in Participants with Chronic Ankle Instability. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2019; 39: 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.06.002. PMID: 31202142.

Simpson JD, Stewart EM, Rendos NK, Cosio-Lima L, Wilson SJ, Macias DM, Chander H, Knight AC. Anticipating Ankle Inversion Perturbations during a Single-Leg Drop Landing Alters Ankle Joint and Impact Kinetics. Human Movement Science. 2019; 66: 22-30. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2019.03.015. PMID: 30908960.

Hendawi TK, Rendos NK, Warrell CS, Hackel JG, Jordan SE, Andrews JR, Ostrander RV. Medial Elbow Stability Assessment after Ultrasound Guided Ulnar Collateral Ligament Transection in a Cadaveric Model: Ultrasound vs. Stress Radiography. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2019; 28(6): 1154-1158. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.11.060. PMID: 30770313.

Rendos NK, Harriell K, Qazi S, Regis RC, Alipio TC, Signorile JF. Variations in Verbal Encouragement Modify Isokinetic Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2019; 33(3): 708-716. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002998. PMID: 30589722.

Rendos NK, Jun H, Pickett NM, Lew Feirman K, Harriell K, Lee SY, Signorile JF. Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Balance in Persons with and without Chronic Ankle Instability. Research in Sports Medicine. 2017; 25(4): 391-407. doi: 10.1080/15438627.2017.1365299. PMID: 28799810.

Signorile JF, Rendos NK, Heredia Vargas HH, Alipio TC, Regis RC, Eltoukhy MM, Nargund RS, Romero MA. Differences in Muscle Activation and Kinematics between Cable-Based and Selectorized Weight Training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2017;31(2):313-322. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001493. PMID: 28129277.

Rendos NK, Heredia Vargas HM, Alipio TC, Regis RC, Romero MA, Signorile JF. Differences in Muscle Activity during Cable Resistance Training are Influenced by Variations in Handle Types. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2016; 30(7): 2001-2009. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001293. PMID: 26694502. 

Rendos NK, Musto A, Signorile JF. Interactive Effects of Body Position and Perceived Exertion during Spinning Exercises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2015; 29(3): 692-699. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000699. PMID: 25226336.

Rendos NK, Harrison B, Sauer L, Dicharry J, Hart JM. Sagittal plane kinematics during the transition run in triathletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2013; 16(3): 259-265. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.06.007. PMID: 22819075. 

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Awards and Honors

2018    Second Place. 13th Annual International Fixation Symposium Poster Abstract Competition. San Antonio, TX

2013    National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Women’s Award.

2013    Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.

2009    West Virginia Athletic Trainer’s Association Oral Presentation Winner