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Robert English, PT, PhD
Office Location: 

Room 204S Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0834
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-6003
Position Title: 
Department Chair

Tony has been a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky since 1992 and currently is a full professor. He received a BS in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1978 and a MS in Education from the University of Kentucky in 1990. Tony completed his dissertation titled "Clinical functional testing in people 30-60 years old: Expected performance values and correlations to muscle fitness and activity level," and received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2008.

Research / Scholarship

  • Multimedia educational material production
  • Use of multimedia in the classroom and in distance learning
  • Educational program outcomes and admissions analysis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: muscle strength and functional examination
  • Clinical functional tests with middle aged and older adults; comparing norms to clinical outcomes 

Educational Focus
Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Posture and Gait
  • Pathomechanics
  • Mechanics of Motor Control
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Complex Patient
  • Research: Analysis and Outcomes

Clinical Work
Outpatient general practice emphasizing general orthopedic conditions

Research interests

The use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation as an exercise intervention, the study of pulmonary responses and strength in people with ALS, educational outcomes related to multimedia technology and distance learning, and clinical outcomes related to dynamic balance, trunk stability and activity level.