Dr. Phil Plisky, UE assistant professor of physical therapy, was named Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ 2013 Outstanding Alumnus. The annual award was presented during the 2013 RMUoHP commencement exercises on August 3 at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah.
In addition to serving as an assistant professor in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Dr. Plisky is the residency director for ProRehab, as well as a practicing therapist at ProRehab. Dr. Plisky has a master’s in physical therapy from the University of Evansville and a Doctor of Science degree in orthopedic physical therapy from RMUoHP. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr. Plisky’s research focuses on comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes, military personnel and school-aged children – research that led to the development of the Y Balance Test and the Move2Perform software. Dr. Plisky’s fieldwork, moreover, has garnered research grants in collaboration with multiple universities totaling over $2 million dollars.
“Time and time again, Dr. Plisky has demonstrated his dedication to the protection of human subjects by drawing on his personal experience as a clinician and devoted parent,” said Darcy L. Hammer, IRB manager at RMUoHP. “He brings a sophisticated level of both clinical and research expertise to the injury prevention discussion.”
Dr. Plisky is also a successful commentator on injury prevention. His blog, “Phil Plisky: Passionately Leading the Injury Prevention Revolution,” focuses on discussions and information concerning return to sport and discharge testing, annual musculoskeletal examinations, injury prevention and pre-activity physicals.