Robert S. Phillips
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurologic Content Coordinator
BIOGRAPHYRobert S. Philips' CV
- BA, Baldwin Wallace College, ’07
- DPT, Wheeling Jesuit University, ’09
- DPT, Kent State University, ’14
- Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, ’16.
- Motor Control Across the Lifespan, Neurological Clinical Management
- Multi-Systems, Research Projects
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Outcome Measures in Neurologic Clinical Care\Concussion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
When not working, Dr. Phillips can be found at home with his two boys, his husband, and their beagle. The family enjoys hiking, traveling, LEGO’s, theatre, music (all types), and time with their extended families. Dr. Phillips is also a member of USA Track and Field with whom he is a master’s level official. He participates in ½ marathons and other running races of shorter distance, as well as triathlons. He enjoys cooking, training, and reading a variety of non-fiction topics. He reserves his fictional reading and watching for the Star Wars, Disney, and Marvel worlds.
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Ohio Physical Therapy Association
- Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy
- Academy of Physical Therapy Education
- Academy of Physical Therapy Leadership and Innovation
- Academy of Physical Therapy Research
- American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
- Annual Combined Section Meeting
- ANPT Annual Conference
- Education and Learning Conference
- Ohio Scientific Symposium
- Advocacy Day in conjunction with the Ohio Annual PT Conference\
- World Parkinson’s Congress
- American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference.
- ANPT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee - Chair, Curriculum committee, AZ -Chair
I believe that education is a journey, and I am a guide. There are many ways to arrive at a solution and my job is to guide students along their path to knowledge. The way I approach problems is logical and transparent but sometimes that path doesn’t work for everyone. In my classroom, I use a Problem-Based/Case-Based Learning approach to education. In this model, students find information after an introduction to a case study and then come to class ready to work through the information together. I provide my insights, but no path to the correct answer is superior to another. I am excited to embark on this journey of physical therapy exploration year after year.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Outstanding Doctoral Student in Exercise Physiology
- Best Platform Presentation Abstract
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Parkinson disease, Concussion, Stroke, and Outcome measures related to Neurological PT practice. See attached CV for details.
- Twitter: @DPTneuroprof
- APTA Webpage - https://www.apta.org
- ANPT Committee Page - https://www.neuropt.org/about-us/leadership/committees
- ANPT DEI Page - https://www.neuropt.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
- OPTA DEI Page - https://www.ohiopt.org/page/DEI