Robert A. "Tony" English


Division Director, Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Tony has been a faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky since 1992 and currently is an associate 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.  Recently, 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.

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
  • Introduction to Physical Therapy Administration
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Complex Patient
  • Research: Analysis and Outcomes
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Complex Patient


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.

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Tony English

Robert A. "Tony" English, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

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