Phillip Gribble, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA

Associate Professor, Division of Athletic Training

Phillip Gribble, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Athletic Training. Before coming to UK, Dr. Gribble served as the Director of the CAATE-accredited Post-Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program for 10 years at the University of Toledo. 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 was recently asked to assume the role of Co-Director of the International Ankle Consortium (IAC). In his career, Dr. Gribble has over 50 published and/or in-press peer-reviewed manuscripts in scientific journals and has presented over 150 abstracts at international, national and regional scientific meetings. 

Selected Publications

1. 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, doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.0303.  PMID:23902805;  2) British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 Nov 19. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093175; PMID: 24255768;   3) Journal of Athletic Training 2014 Jan-Feb;49(1):121-7. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.1.14.  PMID: 24377963 

2. Gribble PA, Kelly SE, Refshauge KM, Hiller CE.  Interrater reliability of the star excursion balance test. J Athl Train. 2013 Sep-Oct;48(5):621-6. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.3.03. PMID: 24067151 

3. Terada M, Pfile KR, Pietrosimone BG, Gribble PA.  Effects of chronic ankle instability on energy dissipation in the lower extremity.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Nov;45(11):2120-8. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31829a3d0b. PMID: 23660591 

4. Pietrosimone BG, Gribble PA.  Chronic ankle instability and corticomotor excitability of the fibularis longus muscle.J Athl Train. 2012 Nov-Dec;47(6):621-6. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-47.6.11. PMID: 23182009 

5. 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. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-47.3.08. PMID:22892416 

6. Gribble PA, Brigle J, Pietrosimone BG, Pfile KR, Webster KA. Intrarater reliability of the functional movement screen. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Apr;27(4):978-81. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31825c32a8. PMID: 22592177 

7. Gribble PA, Mitterholzer J, Myers AN.  Normalizing considerations for time to stabilization assessment. J Sci Med Sport. 2012 Mar;15(2):159-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2011.07.012. PMID: 21968403



Phillip Gribble, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA
Associate Professor, Athletic Training

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Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
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