Charles Hazle, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

After first serving as an adjunct faculty member while still a practicing clinician, Dr. Hazle was appointed to a full-time faculty position in 2003. He has a history of clinical practice largely based in the out-patient setting having established and been Director at Physical Therapy Winchester for nine years. He has other institutional experience serving as Director of Physical Therapy at Central Baptist Hospital. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association, completing two terms as Treasurer.

He has a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University in Environmental Health and a Bachelor's and an advanced clinical Master's Degree from the University of Kentucky in Physical Therapy. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences studying the performance of students and clinicians with manual therapy skills.

He is co-author of the 2008 text Imaging in Rehabilitation and has presented locally, regionally and nationally on imaging for physical therapists. He has also published on an alternate diagnostic category for sacroiliac disorders.

Research / Scholarship

  • Evaluation and treatment of spinal and peripheral joint disorders
  • Manual therapy education
  • Industrial injury reduction

Educational Focus

Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Normal Functional Anatomy
  • Pathomechanics
  • Peripheral Joint Dysfunction
  • Vertebral Joint Dysfunction
  • Advanced Manual Interventions (Spinal Manipulation)
  • Diagnostic Imaging, Screening, and Instrumentation
  • Research: Analysis and Outcomes
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Diagnosis & Screening
  • Advanced Elective: Spinal Manipulation


Away from the academic setting, he has multiple interests including cooking, fitness, music and travel with his wife.

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Charles Hazle

Charles Hazle, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

UK Center for Rural Health
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