Timothy L. Uhl, Ph.D., ATC, PT

Director of Musculoskeletal Laboratory
Professor, Athletic Training

Dr. Uhl has been practicing physical therapy and athletic training since 1985 in various sport medicine settings. Tim received his bachelors in health science from the University of Kentucky in physical therapy. After three years of clinical practice at the Lexington Sports Medicine Center he went on to receive his masters’ degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan. At Michigan he worked with the athletic programs and at MedSport their sports medicine outpatient center. He served both on the staff and as the director of outpatient physical therapy at the Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers in Columbus, GA. He completed his doctorate in sports medicine from the University of Virginia in 1998 where he studied shoulder proprioception and is presently a  professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Athletic Training at the University of Kentucky.

Scholarly Interest/Research

Upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries, clinical interventions of rehabilitation protocols for upper and lower extremity, and functional capacity assessment used in musculoskeletal assessment for return to work or sport.

Educational Focus

Musculoskeletal Evaluation and intervention of the upper extremity, Kinesiological Electromyographical Analysis and Applications, Teaching evidence based approach and critical appraisal of rehabilitation research.


Recent Publications


Love S, Aytar A, Bush H, Uhl TL, Descriptive analysis of pitch volume in Southeastern conference baseball pitchers. North American Journal of Sport Physical Therapy, 5(4):194-200, 2010.

Gaunt B, Uhl TL, McCluskey G. An Electromyographic Evaluation of Subdividing Active Assisted Shoulder Elevation Exercises. Sport Health 2(5): 424-432, 2010.

Mullineaux DR, Uhl TL. Coordination-variability and kinematics of misses versus swishes of basketball free throws. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(9):1017-1024, 2010

Dwyer M, Boudreau S, Mattacola CG, Uhl TL, Latterman C,  Comparison of Lower Extremity Kinematics and Hip Muscle Activation during Rehabilitation Tasks between Sexes. Journal of Athletic Training, 45(2):181-190, 2010

Uhl TL, Jacobs CA, Torque Measures of Common Therapies for the Treatment of Flexion Contractures. Journal of Arthroplasty, In Press, Epub 3/9/2010

Uhl TL, Muir T, Lawson L, Electromyographical Assessment of Active Assistive Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2(2):132-141, 2010

Bolgla L, Malone T, Umberger B, Uhl TL,. Reliability of Electromyographic Methods Used for Assessing Hip and Knee Neuromuscular Activity in Females diagnosed with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20, 142-147, 2010

Uhl TL, Kibler WB, Gecewich BD, Tripp BL. Evaluation of Clinical Assessment Methods for ScapularDyskinesis Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, 2009 Nov; Vol. 25 (11), pp. 1240-1248

Boudreau SN, Dwyer MK, Mattacola CG, Latterman C, Uhl TL, Medina McKeon J. Hip-Muscle Activation During the Lunge, Single-leg Squat, and Step-up-an-Over Exercises.Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 18(1):91-103, 2009

Jacobs CA, Lewis M, Bolgla LA, Christensen CP, Nitz AJ, Uhl TL. Electromyographic Analysis of Hip Abductor Exercises Performed by Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients. Journal of Arthroplasty, 24(7):1130-1136, 2009



Tim enjoys his spending his free time with his wife Christine, who is also an ATC. They enjoy all types of sports, both participating and observing; in particular they attempt to play golf when they can.

Timothy L. Uhl, Ph.D.

Timothy L. Uhl, Ph.D., ATC, PT
Director of Musculoskeletal Laboratory
Professor, Athletic Training


Room 210C Wethington Building
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
(859) 218-0858
Fax: (859) 323-6003