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Matt Hoch, PhD, ATC
Office Location: 

Room 206B Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0576
Position Title: 
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Sports Medicine Research Institute

Dr. Matt Hoch joined the University of Kentucky in July 2017 as a faculty member in the Athletic Training program.  He is currently the Associate Director for the Sports Medicine Research Institute. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2006 from East Stroudsburg University and his Masters of Science degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2008.  In addition, he received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2011.  His research interests involve mitigating sensorimotor compromise and enhancing patient-centered care following traumatic lower extremity injuries to reduce the long-term consequences of these conditions over the lifespan. Dr. Hoch’s previous work has largely focused on identifying novel therapeutic intervention strategies for patients with chronic ankle instability.

Selected Publications:

  • Powden CP, Hoch JM, Hoch MC. The effectiveness of rehabilitation for improving health-related quality of life detriments in individuals with chronic ankle instability: Meta-analysis. Journal of Athletic Training. In Press.
  • Hoch JM, Perkins WO, Hartman J, Hoch MC. Somatosensory deficits in post-ACL reconstruction patients: a case-control study. Muscle & Nerve. 2017; 55(1): 5-8.
  • Gabriner ML, Houston MN† Kirby JL* Hoch MC. Contributing factors to Star Excursion Balance Test performance in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Gait & Posture. 2015; 41(4):912-916.
  • Hoch MC, Farwell KE, Gaven SL, Weinhandl JT. Weight-bearing dorsiflexion range of motion and landing biomechanics in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015;50(8):833-839.
  • Powell MP, Powden CP, Houston MN, Hoch MC. Plantar cutaneous sensitivity and balance in those with and without chronic ankle instability. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 24(6):490-496.
  • Hoch MC, Staton GS, McKeon JM, Mattacola CG, McKeon PO. Dorsiflexion and dynamic postural control deficits are present in those with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2012; 15(6):574-579.
  • Hoch MC, Mullineaux DR, Andreatta RD, McKeon JM, Mattacola CG, English R, McKeon PO. A 2-week joint mobilization intervention improves self-reported function, range of motion, and dynamic balance in those with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2012; 30(11):1798-1804.
  • Hoch MC, McKeon PO. Joint mobilization improves spatiotemporal postural control and range of motion in those with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2011; 29(3):326-32.