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Brian Noehren, PT, PhD, FACSM
Office Location: 

Room 204J Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0581
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-6003

Brian Noehren is the director of the Human Performance and Biomotion Laboratories. Brian received his physical therapy training at the University of Connecticut. Following practicing in a busy clinic for four and half years he returned to receive his Ph.D. at the University of Delaware. Since starting at the University of Kentucky in 2009 he has worked closely with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery to develop a focused research program on lower extremity injuries.  His work is focused on combining biomechanics with measures of muscle function and pain response to better understand mechanisms of injury to ultimately improve patient outcomes.  Brian is a passionate runner and hiker who loves to be outdoors. He is married with two children who love to go on adventures exploring Kentucky and beyond.


  • 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.