Phil Plisky PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

My mission is to transform rehabilitation and performance through education and inspiration. I believe in optimizing human performance through a systematic approach.  In order to tap into the true potential of others, I use an approach founded on systematically determining the problem, intervening appropriately, and using tests to measure progress.

I believe in empowering and equipping rehabilitation and performance professionals with the tools necessary to optimize the health and wellness of their clients so that together we create more resilient athletes.

I feel my diverse professional background as a clinician, researcher, and teacher can provide a unique perspective––I’m an Associate Professor in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Director of Residency Programs, and consultant. In the course of wearing many hats, I have learned some things that led to the development of some unique perspectives concerning designing performance systems including prevention of injuries, discharge testing, and the annual musculoskeletal exam.

Over the years, my research has focused 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 (a comprehensive system designed to determine an individual’s musculoskeletal status). As a result, my fieldwork has allowed collaboration with researchers and grants totaling over 3 million dollars.

For me, a great deal of joy comes from working with others. That’s why I also a co-founder of the Professional Rebellion, teach continuing education courses and consult for collegiate and professional teams, military, and school systems to identify injury risk and offer prevention options.

I keep myself actively involved in research by conducting original studies, writing peer-review articles for scientific journals and serving as a manuscript reviewer for several journals. I regularly present nationally and internationally on the subjects of return to sport testing, injury prevention, and field expedient movement testing.

Finally, my credentials: I hold a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville and a Doctor of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. I am a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. I am also a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

If you want to learn more about me as a person, my info is here.