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Brian Noehren, PT, PhD, FACSM
Office Location: 

Room 204D Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0581
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-6003
Position Title: 
Associate Professor

Dr. Noehren is an associate professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky. He received a MS degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 from the University of Connecticut. After several years of clinical practice Dr. Noehren returned to pursue his Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of Delaware. He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science in 2009.


  • Running injury mechanics
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (ACLR)
  • Biomechanics
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Patellofemoral pain and mechanics

More more about Dr. Noehren’s research, visit his laboratory site, the Integrative Musculoskeletal Movement Laboratory.

Educational Focus

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Normal Functional Anatomy
  • Basic Clinical Skills
  • Pathomechanics
  • Motor control theory and intervention

Dr. Noehren is married with two wonderful children; enjoys running, hiking, backpacking and other outdoor pursuits when not engaged in research and teaching.

Recent Publications
Noehren, B. W., Pohl, M. B., Cunningham, T., Sanchez, Z., Lattermann, C. (2011). Hip and foot kinematics in runners with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Clinical Biomechanics
Noehren, B. W., Pohl, M. B., Barrance, P. B., Davis, I. S. (2011). Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral alignment during a single leg squat: an MRI study. The Knee.
Noehren, B. W., Scholz, J., Davis, I. (2011). The Effect of Real-time Gait Retraining on Hip Kinematics, Pain and Function in Subjects with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(9):691-6.