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Office Location: 

Room 206C Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0885
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-6003
Position Title: 
Department Chair

Phillip Gribble, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, as well as the Program Director for the CAATE-accredited post-professional master's program in Athletic Training. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his doctoral training at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests have focused on understanding the neuromuscular consequences of ankle and knee injuries and developing intervention strategies to alleviate the health care burden from these injuries. Dr. Gribble has established an international reputation as an expert in the area of ankle instability and serves as the Co-Director of the International Ankle Consortium (IAC). In his career, Dr. Gribble has over 130 published and/or in-press peer-reviewed manuscripts in scientific journals and has presented over 260 abstracts at international, national and regional scientific meetings. He has expertise in neuromuscular control laboratory measures, including postural control, motion analysis, strength, and corticospinal excitability; as well as clinical research outcomes using functional testing to improve injury prediction and prevention. Dr. Gribble has been awarded as a University of Kentucky Research Professor and is the 2020 recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Foundation Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research. He is currently funded by the Department of Defense to examine interventions for ankle sprain management. 

Selected Publications

1. Delahunt E, Gribble PA. Structured clinical assessment: a brake to stop the ankle joint “rolling”.  British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018 (Epub). PMID: 29886436.

2.  Delahunt E, Bleakley CM, Bossard DS, Caulfield BM, Docherty CL, Doherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DT, Hertel J, Hiller CE, Kaminski TW, McKeon PO, Refshauge KM, Remus A, Verhagen EA, Vicenzino BT, Wikstrom EA, Gribble PA. Clinical assessment of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries: consensus statement and recommendations of the International Ankle Consortium. British Journal of Sports Medicine.  2018 (Epub). PMID: 29886432.

3.  Kosik K, McCann R, Terada M, Gribble PA. Therapeutic interventions for improving self-reported function in patients with chronic ankle instability: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017; 51(2): 105-112. PMID: 27806951.

4.  Gribble PA, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong D, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Verhagen E, Vincenzino B, Wikstrom E, Delahunt E. 2016 Consensus Statement of the International Ankle Consortium: Prevalence, Impact and Long-term Consequences of Lateral Ankle Sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016; 50(24): 1493-1495. PMID: 27259750

5.  Gribble PA, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong D, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Verhagen E, Vincenzino B, Wikstrom E, Delahunt E. Evidence Review for the 2016 International Ankle Consortium Consensus Statement on the Prevalence, Impact and Long-term Consequences of Lateral Ankle Sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016; 50(24): 1496-1505. PMID: 27259753

6.  Gribble PA, Terada M, Beard MQ, Kosik KB, McCann RS, Pietrosimone BG, Thomas AC. Prediction of lateral ankle sprains in football players using clinical test and BMI. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016; 44(2): 460-467. PMID: 26646517

7.  Bowker S, Terada M, Thomas AC, Pietrosimone BG, Hiller CE, Gribble PA. Neural excitability and joint laxity in perceived ankle instability, coper, and control groups. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(4): 336-343. PMID: 27065189

8.  Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong D, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vincenzino B, Wikstrom E.  Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium.  Concomitant publications: 1) Journal of Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy.  2013; 43(8):585-591.  PMID:23902805;  2) British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 Nov 19. PMID: 24255768;   3) Journal of Athletic Training 2014 Jan-Feb;49(1):121-7. PMID: 24377963

9.  Gribble PA, Hertel J, Plisky P.  Using the Star Excursion Balance Test to assess dynamic postural-control deficits and outcomes in lower extremity injury: a literature and systematic review. J Athl Train. 2012 May-Jun;47(3):339-57.  PMID:22892416


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